Cowderoys Dairy combines kid-friendliness with a playground adjacent to Jacoby Reserve! Drop in for a bite to eat and have a run around afterwards.

cowderoy dairy st kilda cafe

This quaint old school cafe serves up some of the best homemade food (and milkshakes) in Port Phillip. While tinies romp around the small outdoor playground or scooter round the little grassy reserve or even play a game of table tennis (bring your own bat/ball), mamas can sip on a cup of Allpress coffee. The playground is only partly fenced so you'll need to watch them like a hawk (like you do anyway!).

The cafe is quite smallish inside (pokey to manoever a pram and if you've got a double pram forget it) with a few tables and chairs and large shared table - perfect for Mum's group catch up. There's also a little decked area overlooking the playground (again you'll need to get a up a couple of steps first) if you want to bask in the sunshine on a warm day or the heaters will keep you toasty when there's a chill in the air.

The food is delish here - everything from toasties, cakes, paninis, quiches, boiled eggs and soldiers, cooked breakie, treats and some gluten free options. You can order half sizes for the kids too. The cafe also doubles as a general store so if you've run out of milk you can dash here to pick some up and the newspaper.

Bambino needs a nappy change? There's a change table in the the toilet. There's also blankets to take the chill off and borrow for a picnic.

Cowderoy Dairy is also where we held our first Little Melbourne/Kiddie Create Pop Up Fun Day which Fi Mims Photography captured beautifully!

Where: 14 Cowderoy Street, St Kilda West VIC 3182


Cowderoys Dairy Facebook Page