Baby Lets Cruz is a lovely little cafe and children’s boutique in Mt Evelyn (The Yarra Valley) and it is great. It has been set up specifically to welcome parents with little ones with amazing kid friendly facilities.
It is light and open, with a great kid’s play area set up at the back that can be seen from all of the tables. The play area has bean bags, a table and chairs, a tv/dvd running, toys and blocks. There are plenty of IKEA style high chairs and room for prams at the tables as well. The bathroom has a change table (with wipes) and the toilet has a kid’s seat as well. The tables are white and furnished with a bright, colourful mix of chairs.
The menu is simple and caters well for littlies, with kids sized servings of cereal, sandwiches, rolls or soup available. Parents can choose from frittata, rolls, soup or for breakfast there is bircher muesli, baked eggs and toast.
For those who are really feeling the need for a coffee fix, there is the $5 ‘epidural’ – a bowl of coffee to take away all your pain! Next time I go (because I will be back!) I’m going to try out their fabulous looking muffins or one of their other yummy looking baked goods. An added bonus, there is a room that can be booked for two hour periods that is perfect for groups and seems quite popular with mum’s groups. It has a big table for the parents and toys for the little ones. The only proviso on its use is that you order food and drinks at the cafe. It is advisable to book, as it is quite popular on certain days.
Baby Lets Cruz is in a great spot – not only is it part of its own boutique store, where they stock beautiful children’s and babies clothes, soft toys and items for mums, it is opposite the local library. Further up the road is a great shop, Pip Squeakz Recycle, which has a huge range of second hand children’s clothes, toys, furniture, car seats and prams. If you are feeling active, the cafe is very close to the Warburton Rail Trail, a lovely trail for cycling or walking. With such happy service and a great set up where kids are welcomed, we will definitely become regular customers!