A perfect spot for little kids who love boats, dogs, climbing and rushing about in tight circles. The Rushcutters Bay Kiosk is set in a large flat, grassy park with good visibility for frazzled parents wanting an adult catch up. Chat with friends and keep one eye on playing kids whilst you drink robust coffee, eat simple but tasty sandwich combos and take in the sun. Or listen to the gentle sounds of sailing boats bobbing against each other on the harbour and wander with the children to peer for passing stingrays in the water.
A pretty, idyllic location which has become a standard meet up place for the frazzled yummy mummys of the eastern suburbs between manicures. The kiosk is child and dog friendly with a strategic water bowl in place for thirsty pooches. Kids who need a lot of stimulation can flitter from distraction to distraction. There’s a coin operated, polka dot rocking horse, a brightly coloured gob stopper dispenser and a well kept council playground on tap with plenty of shade, childproof gates and lots of climbing opportunities, not to mention the rows of Morton Bay Fig trees to explore.
There is a little bit of awning available when it rains but this is a cafe that is exposed to the elements. In winter there is an outdoor heater available but the cafe catches the sun all day so it probably isn’t essential.
The food is simple and inexpensive with biscuits, snacks, vegetarian options and a kids’ menu featuring toasties, sausage rolls, vegemite and the usual staples. For older the kids the steak sandwich is messy, ketchupy, moist and good, as is the pumpkin and feta sandwich option on turkish bread.
The cafe is busy all year round but even when it’s heaving there is a whole park available to set up camp and have an impromptu picnic.