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......
Stir, chop, and blend your way to a good time with the latest edition of the all new Little Kitchen Around the World by Sabrina Parrini.
Created with the mini home chef in mind, this book will take you on a culinary trip around the world and you don't even need to leave home to do it. Team this with 36 recipes from Italy, Greece, Morocco, Mexico, Australia and others, you'll soon be whipping up fresh, healthy-inspired family meals or for sweet tooths there's French Creme Caramel, Mum's Lemon Biscotti or Crispy coconut bananas to name a few treats. If edamame is as close to Tokyo as your cooking usually gets, there's a glossary to familiarise you with common ingredients. Don't have Mirin, Girello or Vialone Nano Rice in your pantry? You'll soon get worldly in no time.
If your family is always 'on the go' and you're always in search of a coffee (like us) and the kids want a playground break mixed with a babycino/milkshake or treat stop, we've un-covered lots of cafe spots with parks or playgrounds within reach.
Spring-Clean your Park and Coffee Routine.
The smell of freshly cut grass is in the air. Colourful blooms fill garden beds and the kids are desperate to get outside to play in the golden sunbeams.
Yes it’s spring time, when the days are filled with sunshine and warm breezes and there is absolutely NO excuse not to leave the house.
So if you’re a parent who loves to combine your love of take-away coffee with a visit to the park, then you’ve come to the right place to check out Melbourne’s best cafes located near parks.