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Saturday, 25 June 2022

teatime_kid_friendly_cafesOnce upon a time, you could enjoy a leisurely latte and read the newspaper in peace at your local cafe or enjoy a restaurant spulge whenever you felt like it without worrying about pram access or the proximity to the nearest changing table.

But these days you can’t remember the last meal out that didn’t come with crayons. With two children under 2.5 years, boy do we understand this! We scour the 'Kid-Friendly', 'Family Friendly' and Grown-up Melbourne dining scene to uncover tasty spots that really are kid-friendly and foodie worthy, then bring you our favourites. We're not reviewers by any means but we do love Melbourne's cool cafe scene and eat out a lot so I think it's only natural that we share a few of them with you - we really are spoilt for choice in Melbourne.

Sprinkled throughout the cafe and restaurant 'reviews' are tips for dining out with mini royalty, like beat the dinner rush with a late-afternoon seating at one of our fav's and locals, Mr. Wolf.

We're interested in eating where children are welcome and where us adults actually WANT to go. If there’s a kid’s menu, great. If not, we’ll work with what they've got.

So we bring you our family’s experiences eating out in Melbourne! Let the fun begin......

14 October 2010

If you're heading to Docklands the kids will want to check out the Monkey Mania play centre!monkey_mania_play_centre_docklands

Monkey Mania Centre's combine state of the art play equipment for ages 1-12, with uniquely themed party rooms, cafe, friendly mature staff, convenient locations with easy parking.
Monkey Mania’s Drop ‘n Shop service is available for parents who want to drop their children off while they shop.They also cater for children's parties. Too easy!

 

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11 October 2010

the_farm_cafe_collingwood_farmAfter you have worn the kids out at the Collingwood Children's Farm, stop for some hearty breakfast, brunch or lunch at The Farm Cafe. It's taken 10 months but The Farm Cafe has re-opened for business and it won't disappoint!

The Farm Cafe caters for big and little people! The food is fresh and delicious.

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18 September 2010

birdie-num-nums-menuThe front of the cafe is warm and welcoming, wooden floors, vintage bric-a-brac strewn about but head out back into the huge courtyard and you'll soon see why it's hugely popular with families!

The few times we've visited, mainly to catch up with good friends, the place has been swarming with kids (and rightly so!).

This family-friendly eatery is located in a heritage-listed building that was once a 19th-century old butcher shop, converted into a cafe.

 

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