Blend Cafe in the Dougherty Centre at Chatswood offers a great space for parents and children. The Dougherty Centre is a multi-purpose venue for community and corporate events and the café is run by volunteers. The cafe is the ideal location for mother’s groups as there is plenty of seating and space and a dedicated corner for children with lots of toys and activities. There is a little table set up for toddlers too. There is free 2 hour parking on site (however this is mainly for volunteers) or at Westfield across the road.
The clientele was a mix of the elderly and young families. Blend have a sustainable food policy and recycle all their packaging. Food is served in takeaway containers, which is great for a quick getaway with little ones or to take leftovers home.
The core menu is sandwiches, turkish rolls, banana bread, cakes, fruit salad and yoghurt – all reasonably priced. Check out their daily specials on the blackboard. All meals are home made and fresh daily. Children can choose a sandwich or snack from the display cabinet or staff are happy to make special requests.
Blend Cafe offers a safe, fun and relaxed environment for parents and children. It is away from the hussle and bussle of the Chatswood shopping area and is perfect for a relaxed lunch or catch up with friends.