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Jenkins Hall Cafe

Lane Cove National Park

Overview

At Jenkins Hall Cafe you can grab a coffee, tasty breakfast or leisurely lunch while exploring Lane Cove National Park, near Chatswood. There's also a playground for the kids.

Type
Cafes and kiosks
Where
Lane Cove National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Opening times

Open Friday to Sunday, 9.30am–5pm. Also open on public holidays.

Set against the leafy surrounds of Lane Cove National Park and overlooking Lane Cove River, Jenkins Hall Cafe is the ideal place to stop and refuel when exploring the park.

The cafe has a low-key vibe and offers a variety of tasty snacks, light meals and refreshments. Whether you're a nature enthusiast dropping in for a quick bite or enjoying a family day out—Jenkins Hall Cafe has something for everyone.

The covered playground is sure to keep the kids entertained for hours. Watch them play while you sip on a coffee and if the weather is less than perfect, take shelter in the peaceful alfresco dining area.

If you're planning a picnic but don't feel like self-catering, grab a coffee and one of the cafe's picnic platters. Once you've polished off your lunch you can hit the nearby Riverside walking track or take on a section of the multi-day Great North walk.

Conveniently located footsteps from the tranquil Lane Cove River, it's the perfect stopover before launching a boat or kayak from The Boatshed.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Chatswood office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Jenkins Hall Cafe, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: John Spencer