Kid Friendly Cafes
Once 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......
Brighton Schoolhouse Cafe is right on trend and ticks all the boxes for a kid-friendly eatery. Let's start with a play area - tick! A fully fenced outdoor play area with old school swing and newer slide/swing combo sits nestled under big trees while you look on from the paved courtyard that's decked out with coloured stools and wooden tables and bench seating. The sprawling space has loads of room for a pram and would suit any mother's group catch-up.
On your Bike! :: Cafes near Bike Paths
I want to ride my bicycle, l want to ride my bike, l want to ride it where l like! Dust off those two wheeled beauties and take the family day tripping round the town.
Kanteen - South Yarra :: Bike Path :: High Chairs :: Change Table :: Kids Eats
Boat House Cafe - Moonee Ponds :: Bike Path :: Play Ground :: Kids Menu :: High Chairs
Happy River Café – Footscray :: Bike Path :: High Chair :: Toys :: Mini Milk Shakes
Madeline’s at Jells Park – Wheelers Hill :: Bike Path :: High Chairs :: Kids Menu :: Change Table