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Tuesday, 9 August 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......

29 May 2015

jerrys milkbar elwood milkshakeSkip indoors of this cafe and head out back to the courtyard. There's a little play area with toys and a plastic house.

Food is homely, milkshakes are more-ish and the coffee and baked goods are spot on.

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08 May 2015

Need a safe haven for your little ones and one that involves food and coffee? Of course you do!

We've scoured Melbourne and found some kid-friendly gems.


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13 April 2015

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

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!).

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