Bitton Oatley, what a lovely spot for Sydney families.
If you live in the St George area, you will know this fantastic cafe that opened in 2016 in Oatley. The name might sound familiar to you too, as Bitton Oatley is the second Café & Bistro, the first being the iconic Alexandria eatery.
If you don’t, then read below to find all the reasons it’s worth a drive to visit, especially on a beautiful day.
Bitton Oatley offers the same French-inspired menus that have been enjoyed by Bitton Alexandria customers since the very beginning.
I must confess that we hardly go out for breakfast, unless we are on holidays and so, the cafe is literally inside the hotel. Getting ready the kids in the morning is too much hassle. However, the staff of Bitton Oatley was so patient with my three active daughters that never stay still…we will definitively go back! Plus, the food was really yummy!
Bitton Oatley is a super family-friendly cafe. Here’s our review of this great place to eat with kids.
Bitton Oatley, the cafe where kids can be kids
Address: 119a Mulga Rd, Oatley NSW 2223
Phone:02 9570 5777
Web page: https://www.bittongourmet.com.au/oatley
Open: 6 days a week (closed on Mondays)
By Mireia Garriga Seguranyes
Thanks to the vision of David Oatley (Owner and Managing Director of The Bitton Group), the Café & Bistro has managed “to provide people with a feeling of coming home, of being able to relax and enjoy their meal in the company of good friends”.
The French accent of some staff members adds a touch of glamour. Sometimes, glamour can lead to a distant manner. But, at Bitton Oatley is totally the opposite. The waiters and waitresses are approachable, friendly, and helpful. They understand that kids are kids. And, the food is simply delicious without being pretentious.
There is no doubt that Bitton menu was created with love. “As a child, David’s mother would welcome and cook for large numbers of people. Not for a special occasion, instead for the company and enjoyment that comes with the preparing and eating of seasonal produce with friends and family”. Bitton Oatley has definitively captured this spirit.
For all these reasons, Bitton Oatley is also great place for a celebration such a birthday or christening. It is perfect for families that are looking for good quality food in a nice venue that looks after every single detail.
In a nutshell, we loved:
- The French inspired tasty menu blending modern Australian cuisine
- The kid-friendly fully fenced backyard with synthetic grass, a little cubby house and a big connect four game
- The fact that colouring packs are available
- The spacious back of the restaurant, very cosy with plenty of light and lots of high chairs
- The great visibility even you sit inside: you can watch the kids while you enjoy your meal
- The kind, patient and well-trained staff
- The breakfast menu is available until 4pm at the weekends
The French inspired menu
Bitton Oatley is open for Breakfast and Lunch every day and Dinner from Wednesday to Saturday. The menu provides a good range of choices, including some seasonal dishes. Throughout the winter months, the Café & Bistro offers a delicious Sunday roast available in addition to the regular a la carte menus.
Click out the menu here.
The Bitton Oatley has several menus. There is a menu for breakfast, another one for lunch and a third one, for dinner. And, of course, there is the kids menu, too.
The lunch menu is well priced. Per example, it includes “Grass Fed Beef Burger”, “Club Sandwich”or “Bitton Croque Monsieur”, all of them under $20. Each dish comes up with a glass of wine, which has been carefully selected. Note: Wine is not included in the price, you need to pay extra.
From the dinner menu, it attracted my attention the “Pot au Feu” which is braised beef and “the Navarin of Monkfish”, because you usually don’t see it in the Australian cuisine.
The lunch / dinner menu for the kids is especially healthy. Per example, steak and fries has a side dish of salad, as well as the chicken burger.
For breakfast, I tried the “One Pan Bacon and Eggs, Wood-fired Sourdough, with the sides of Avocado, Mushrooms and Potato Rosti”. This was excellent. I could see the French influence in the way that Bitton Oatley cooked the mushrooms, as it is the same way that I do it at home. I am originally from Figueres, which is very close to the French Border.
For my daughters, I ordered her favourite: bacon and eggs, which appears under the name of “Baby Bitton” in the menu. The dish of Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Bacon and Toast was very generous.
If my husband had managed to join us (too sad, he had to work), he would have ordered the “Chilli Scrambled Eggs: Toast, Bitton Spicy Vegetable Pickle” or the “Bitton Eggs Benedict: Bacon or Salmon, Spinach, Poached Eggs, Potato Rosti, Hollandaise Sauce”.
Drinks include freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, milkshakes, Ovvio organic teas and coffees by Grinders. By the way, my cappuccino was fantastic.
The complementary cream brûlée at the end was a delicious surprise. It is very similar to the traditional “crema catalana” from Catalonia that my mum makes. Oatley Bitton normally offers it after lunch / dinner, not for breakfast. (Thank you very much!)
Now, that I am checking all the dishes for writing this review, I realised that Bitton Oatley has “Tarte Tatin”. Next time, I have to order it! Tarta Tatin is my favourite!
Pram-friendly and baby-friendly: Yes, there is plenty of room and toilets have a changing table.
Menu: Café-bistro style menu, French influenced
Parking: Street parking in front of the cafe is time restricted. I recommend to park on the site streets.
Toilets: Yes, inside the cafe.
Children’s menu: Yes.
Nearest station: Oatley, T4 Illawarra Line
Bus stop nearby: Route 955, stops in front of the café. This local bus route connects with the train stations of Oatley, Mortdale and Hurstville.
Mum’s report: If you are looking for a great place to eat with kids in Oatley, do check out Bitton. Bitton Oatley welcomes kids and aims to make sure they are kept happy. Bitton Oatley is spacious, good for families that have little children, as it has a great play area for kids at the backyard. And, it has a terrific menu packed with delicious dishes, too. Well done!
- Nearby is the excellent Jubilee Park Adventure Playground, great for kids of all ages
- Stevens Reserve (116B Gungah Bay Rd) is a little park with a playground for pre-school and school aged children, which is around the corner from Bitton Oatley.
- Go to explore Oatley Park. My daughters enjoyed exploring the little castle!
- A bit of a short drive from Oatley, you can spend the rest of the day at Como Pleasure Grounds (read our review here). By train, it is only next stop after Oatley.
- Keemagh Beach, Baths and playground at Brighton-Le-Sands are not too far away. Click on here to find out the details.
- Or if you don’t mind to drive a little bit, Cronulla is a fantastic destination to spend the rest of the day. Shelly beach playground is a good one. Read all the info here.
Bitton Oatley, Oh là là, Ç’est Magnifique!
The food was delicious. Plus, my daughters had a great time at the backyard.
Can you recommend your own favourite spot to have brunch with kids?
We were fully hosted by Bitton Oatley, thank you very much for your hospitality!