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A fabulous family-friendly find, off the beaten track in groovy Brunswick. There's 5 senses coffee, fantastic food, home baked treats and a play-room out the back for little ones.
The Paddock Cafe
On a sunny day, the outdoor garden complete with sandpit keeps the little ones entertained whilst bigger eats are well catered for with a glorious display of local and homemade produce.
Curlys on the Corner
The courtyard is a parent’s paradise with a fantastic toy corner, plenty of room for prams and a change table!
Not only is there a stunning view from the back deck and a gated stress free play corner the menu has the whole family covered.
Daylesford Play Cafe
Enjoy your coffee in peace whilst the little ones have a ball at this fabulous kid friendly cafe and play centre
Family Retreat Mini Play Cafe
The Family Retreat Play Cafe in Sommerville is the place of dreams for parents with young children. Not only is the coffee amazing but they have 2 dedicated play areas for children of different ages.
A happy cafe in a serene location. Situated across from the pretty Landcox Park with a playground, Cafe bliss is, well… bliss for everyone: Children, pets, parents, grandparents, everyone.
Little Tommy Tucker
A yummy inventive menu, super-friendly & welcoming people and a bucket of toys. Sometimes it’s just the simple things that make for a kid-friendly cafe. On top of this Little Tommy Tucker is bright & clean with a modern fresh decor.
A simple unpretentious cafe with wholesome food offerings and space for the young, old and in everyone in between.
Huff Bagelry Mentone
With enough place to swing a few prams, delicious FAST fresh food and coffee and right near the beach this cafe is perfect for us with Little Eaters.
Situated in the middle of the gorgeous Eden Garden's nursery. The kid-welcoming staff, child's menu and cute kid's play area in the gardens combine to make it an absolute pleasure to eat out with a kid or two in tow.
A vibrant and unique experience, located on the Esplanade in Mornington opposite Fisherman's Beach.
Great food, excellent coffee and welcoming service puts you instantly at ease as you tuck into creative breakfasts, warming lunches and a glass of vino if the time of day is right.
The Pint of Milk
A great spot for foodie families to do brunch (as opposed to a mum's & bub's group catch-up). The park across the road is a bonus too, as are the house made baked treats and old-school lolly bags.
A simple no-frills spot where the pastries and bread are king, breakfasts and lunches are super affordable, and coffee's, babycino's and baked treats can be enjoyed by all.
Annie’s Provedore & Produce Store
If you are staying in Barwon Heads for the weekend and can’t be bothered cooking tea, then Annie’s is a sweet little place on the main street for a gourmet pizza and a glass of wine. There are highchairs for the little ones, a cute and cosy environment and a special children’s pizza menu.
Great coffee, gourmet food (with smaller serves on offer for the little ones) and a gorgeous kids book shop right next door.
Rowena Corner Store
A homely, relaxed local cafe come milkbar with great coffee and food, friendly staff and a vintage vibe. Head there for breakkie or lunch with the fam or for a quick coffee, free baby-cino and a treat.
Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird
Coffee lovers, food lovers and families alike will enjoy this industrial cafe and the fantastic coffee that is roasted on site.
A trendy Hawthorn cafe, that seems to be popular with young couples and small families. It is a bit dark, a bit glam, and more suited to smaller babies ie: less needs and will stay sleeping in the pram.
Laurent East Melbourne
French bakery full of Yummy Mummy's and their bebe's doing coffees and baby-cino's (and a cheeky pastry!). Also good for a nice, quick baguette or quiche for lunch.
A relaxing family-friendly spot, in a beautiful, cultural and historical environment. Treat the little ones to a babycino and sweet treat, while you enjoy an organic coffee and freshly baked pastry, and just chill out, enjoy and soak up the atmosphere.
Highchairs, room for prams, a park and playground down the road, babycino's and gingerbread men for the little ones. And for the mamma's? Great food, de-caff coffee that is ground to order and some serious eye-candy to look at.
Cafe Vue at Heide
Part of Shannon Bennett's expanding Vue empire, this more relaxed, yet still chic venue caters to the wee ones as well.
A relaxed local cafe come milkbar with very good food and coffee that especially caters for the kids. Highchairs, a kid’s play area, toys, kid’s menu, spiders, milkshakes, babycino’s ... and of course, the famous old school lolly counter.
Hawk & Hunter
Good food and coffee with a cool vibe and a comfortable, spacious cafe to take the little ones. If you're near by, it's a great place to check out!
Fress brings a great menu to the area, yummy coffee and of course welcomes the little tackers too.
Hip and happening busy Brunswick cafe with good coffee, delicious food, toys for the kids, a change table and even high-chairs. Fun for the kiddies and a god-send for the parents.
Red Door Corner Store
A lovely cafe come corner shop tucked away in residential Northcote. A popular spot with local Mums for a coffee, babycino and a treat - perhaps an old-school honey joy or even a chocolate crackle?
Foodie family’s rejoice! This uber cool new East Brunswick cafe offers the best of both worlds - inspired, quality food from super chef Matt Wilkinson (ex Circa) and a kid-friendly environment too.
True Melbourne cafe culture, quality service, food and coffee, with all family friendly ticks, served up in an industrial-chic building in hip and happening Brusnwick.
Good food, coffee and wine at this casual family friendly cafe which is a “home away from home” for many bayside locals. Little ones are welcomed here with highchairs, a kids menu, books, games, and crayons.
A modern day Charlie and the Chocolate Factory meets warehouse industrial chic in hip Brunswick... watch the chocolate being made by hand, eat some chocolatey treats, drink one of their famous hot chocolates
An excellent choice in cafe for north side families on the hunt for quality coffee, top notch food, a hip cafe vibe, and a warm, quirky and unique environment.
Brown Cow Cafe
A perfect cafe down south for families, with good food, good coffee and all the kid-friendly ticks.
Fairfield Park Boathouse and Tea Gardens
A touch of history and fun for the whole family set on the banks of the Yarra in picturesque surrounds. Hop in a boat, feed the duckies, ride the vintage coin rides, play in the park then spoil them with a spider, banana split or traditional Devonshire tea.
Crafternoon is onto a winning formula – quality coffee, homely food and craft are all on the menu. It is a place for special memories to be created with your little one. Imagine a kinder room mixed with hipster cool!
Brunswick Flour Mill
A spacious, noisy, family-friendly option on vibrant Sydney Rd. Highchairs, room to move the pram, kid’s menus and even a change table. Organic coffee and artisan bread complete this cosy, casual breakfast and lunch spot.
Jack & Daisy
Parents is this growth suburb were crying out for a fun and groovy cafe just like this. And even better, this one was specially designed with little people in mind. A fun play corner, highchairs, changing facilities, "Ginger Ninja's" and so much more.
Auction Rooms Cafe
A groovy cafe where the uber-cool young thangs and trendy families can exist together in harmony over a superb cup of coffee and delicious meal.
Bean Counter Cafe
A local Fairfield family favourite with all the Little Eats ticks of approval. The little ones are very well catered for here, the staff are welcoming, the atmosphere is relaxed and kid-friendly, and the parents can also enjoy good food and coffee too.
Unique location on the banks of the Yarra and the perfect spot to refuel after a bike ride or walk along the river. Good coffee, yummy food and highchairs too.
Kew Nursery and Cafe
A very kid-friendly cafe with all the trimmings of good food, highchairs, change table, kid’s menu, toys and more. Set in the tranquil surrounds of a beautiful plant nursery.
Martin St Cafe & Providore
A cosy cafe and providore that is popular with local bayside Mamma’s. There’s a sheltered courtyard complete with ramp for prams, huge blackboard, toys, highchairs, babycinos and lots of yummy sweet treats.
A cool and cosy brunch spot for hip, local parents and little ones. You can eat in and enjoy the vibe, or grab some takeaway lattes and treats and head to the park and playground out the back.
Studley Park Boathouse
Meet your Mother’s Group here for a mid-week coffee catch-up, enjoy a weekend picnic or BBQ, grab a coffee and a treat from the kiosk, indulge in the "Rower's breakfast" or enjoy a special occasion Sunday lunch or Devonshire Tea in the cafe.
Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder
High quality food in a classic and mature (and a tad conservative) environment... family friendly to some extent as they do provide highchairs and a change table. They also make a mean baby-cino.
Duchess of Spotswood
Duchess of Spotswood is a trendy, retro-cool café with a cute British twist. Little ones will like their homemade lemonade, iced ginger cup cakes, basket of toys and train watching from the table out front.
APTE (A Place To Eat)
APTE is THE place to eat at the moment. Lots of kid-friendly ticks, delicious food and great atmosphere.... but the secret is out, so get in quick.
Queen’s Terrace Cafe
Friendly staff that are happy to help while the kids are entertained with colouring & crayons.
A relaxed back-street corner cafe with hipster staff, good coffee and a great vibe, that attracts an eclectic mix of local young thangs and brunching families.
The Monkey Bar Cafe
Monkey Bar Cafe really does have the perfect location for a relaxed eating out experience with kiddies.
A relaxed and trendy local spot with excellent coffee, great food and friendly staff. It’s a nice place to catch up for brunch with ample room for prams inside and outside when the weather’s fine.
A perfect pit stop for a refuel and a rest for tired kiddies after using the park, tennis courts and playground. Also a great store and café for local residents. Love the quality healthy and organic options.
The Last Piece
Happily nestled within Waverly Park's historic grand stand is The Last Piece. This restaurant cafe celebrates a new, young and fresh vibe with wholesome food, amazing coffee and cool service.
Light, bright, casual and relaxed Toorak Road cafe that is truly a family affair. The food is good, the single-origin coffee is great and the staff are super welcoming.
A casual little cafe come bakery in chilled out Barwon Heads. A popular breakfast spot, or just drop past for a coffee and a slice of cake and a free babycino for the little one or a loaf of freshly baked Sourdough.
The Portarlington Bakehouse
A charming old school bakery by the seaside with all your favourite cakes, breads and pastries. Play equipment out the back.
Located on the Ocean Grove surf beach, The Dunes is a very casual, family friendly beach-side cafe and restaurant, slightly reminiscent of the Summer Bay surf club
Playshed Cafe is an interactive and safe indoor play centre, designed to cater to younger children aged 0 -7 years, with a great cafe to give the carers some much deserved relax time.
Kardinia Play Cafe
More like a small play centre, tables are positioned in the centre of all the play equipment so the kids can run wild around you.
The Little Village Play Cafe
The Little Village Play Cafe is a absolute sanctuary for parents providing fresh, healthy food and exceptional coffee in an environment designed specifically for young families.
It's a family affair here at this cool cubbyhouse. This cafe is serving it up "little people" style to the whole neighbourhood.
The Butcher’s Den (was Birdie Num Nums)
Good food. Great coffee. Baby-cino's. Cool sandpit. Special Kid's menu. Lots of families. What more could you want?
Happy River Cafe
A very cute, very family friendly cafe with lots of outdoor space, toys, books and fun play things. Definitely made with kids in mind. It makes for happy little ones and happier parents.
A very kid-friendly cafe oozing old school milk bar charm. Playground and park right next door, highchairs, super friendly staff, lolly bags, babycinos and excellent food and coffee.
Brighton School House
What's on offer for the little ones at this nostalgic Brighton café are above and beyond. Grab the kids and go, just go!
A lifeless corner of a building in Caulfield South has been turned into a cosy cafe with a modern cabin-like feel. It's fun, open & airy and casual & welcoming enough to keep the whole family happy.
A trendy cafe wine bar in Mordialloc who welcome kids, dogs, prams, mothers groups etc. Serving great breakfasts with outstanding coffee.
A pretty lakeside spot for brekky, lunch and just coffee and cake after a lap of the lake with the family. Bring the kids, bring the pram, bring the scooter, hey, you can even bring the dog!
Oliver’s Garden Cafe at Queen’s Park
A fun spot to visit in an awesome lake-side location when you all need to re-fuel or a hit of caffeine, and the little ones need to burn some energy, run wild and spend some time playing in the playground.
The Farm Cafe
A fun family day out where your children can get up close and personal with real farm animals.
Rodney’s Garden Cafe
Looking for a great mothers group meeting place then this cafe has you covered.
Soul Food Community Cafe
A community focussed cafe with a fabulous kids play area. Perfect for mothers groups.
Brasserie Bread has been making its famous artisan sourdough for many years and you may have seen it at cafes across Sydney.
Carss Park Cafe and Grill
Locals families love this cafe because of its idilic location and facilities for children.
Good food, coffee and friendly service with the bonus of a gated play area for young children.
Kiss the Barista
The food and coffee is great and there is plenty of room for prams whilst youngsters will love playing on the sand.
North Cronulla Kiosk
A family and dog friendly eatery with lovely views offering typical beachside burger and chips, ice creams and coffees.
The décor and location is inviting to all visitors and although it may not be as obvious, this is a lovely family friendly café.
The Teahouse Camellia Gardens
Little ones have plenty to do with two playgrounds, mini bush walks, duck feeding or just finding a little spot to read.
D to D Cafe
This well established café is open for lunch and dinner with friendly staff and reasonable prices
All Good Things Eatery
Delicious food, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a great central play space that will make it a popular choice for families.
Cooks River Canteen
Set in the beautifully appointed Gough Whitlam Park, Cooks River Canteen is a great take away eatery!
Blackfish Cafe and Grill
Nestled within the Como Pleasure Grounds, Blackfish is the perfect cafe to grab a take away coffee and explore the beautiful grounds
A wonderful outdoor dining section that is perched perfectly over the parklands and sand pit.
Bunnings Warehouse Cafe Balgowlah
The food and coffee is excellent and they are located next to the great soft play area, separated via a glass wall.
Flying Fox Cafe
This café was made for children. The name says it all and is taken from the fabulous flying fox in the adjoining children’s playground.
Little Manly Beach Kiosk
This little hole-in-the-wall kiosk is a little gem with amazing views of the ocean and plenty of room for the little ones to have a ball
Roseberry St Cafe
Roseberry St have room inside and out for prams, friendly staff, great food and activities to keep little hands busy.
The Boatshed Cafe & Bar
A serene atmosphere on Narrabeen lake, gaggles of geese for little ones to feed, two nearby playgrounds, great coffee and fantastic food.
Great Vietnamese menu with a kids corner to keep them busy while you slurp a delicious Pho.
Courtyard Cafe da Capo
Nestled within historic Sydney Hospital, the courtyard seating and beautiful architecture make it the perfect dining destination for families. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Italian inspired menu and fantastic Lavazza coffee.
Sandbar is a consistently excellent cafe for families. Enjoy the friendly service, the delicious food and the AllPress coffee.
Fika Swedish Kitchen
A great little cafe on Market Place in Manly (just off the Corso) which serves authentic Swedish food in a relaxed homestyle atmosphere. Little ones will love the food and playing in the safe courtyard area.
Penny Lane Cafe
Little ones will love the gated grass areas to run and play and the toy corner inside.
Cinque Cucina e Caffe’
A short stroll to Mona Vale beach – this is a great friendly café to go to if you’re going to have a beach day or on any day really!
Showbox Coffee Brewers
Showbox café in Manly showcases a variety of Australian specialty coffee roasters along with a delicious menu with a healthy skew.
The Beach Shed I Dee Why
A cool beach vibe emanates from this little cafe overlooking south Dee Why beach.
On Shore Cafe & Brasserie
Hiding at the back is a great area for families with a separate seating area, boxes of toys and books.
Armory Wharf Cafe
It offers prime position next to one of Sydney’s best playground, Blaxland Riverside Park playspace. 3 hectares of fun for little ones.
The outdoor seating area is perfect for families as it is relaxed and situated next to the adventure playground.
Waterview in Bicentennial Park
The perfect meeting and refreshment place for all, and definitely suited to large groups of mums and kids of all ages or large families.
Botanica Garden Cafe
Happiness and love emanates from the fantastic space which offers something for everyone. Little ones love the fenced play area on the terrace.