There is no reason why your café dwelling life has to be over when you have kids. In fact, it can often be enhanced as long as you find the right place to visit.
We know visiting cafés with children can often be stressful, but if you visit a café which is kid-friendly and includes things like a dedicated kids menu, playground, high chairs and toilets, you may just find yourself, and your little ones spending quite a lot of time there.
To get you started we have listed our Top 10 child-friendly café’s in and around Brisbane which we think are well worth visiting.
As an added bonus, we have included detailed reviews of each café from our group of wonderful Brisbane Kids writers, who love nothing more than visiting kid-friendly cafes with their families.
Top 10 Child-Friendly Cafes in Brisbane (in no particular order)
1. White Horse Ranch
Location: 31-33 Ferguson Road, Albany Creek QLD 4035
If you are looking for a family-friendly cafe serving great food and offering a place for the kids to play then you will want to check out White Horse Ranch at Albany Creek. While you won’t find horses you will find a spacious cafe serving delicious breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. The kids will be entertained exploring the play area while the adults relax and chat over a bite to eat. You can even bring your friendly dog along for the fun!
Read our in-person, detailed review of White Horse Ranch.
2. Cafe Kalina
Location: 66 Kingfisher Street, Springfield QLD 4300
Stop in for something yummy to eat while the kids play at Cafe Kalina in Springwood. Not only do they serve scrumptious meals and snacks, the cafe overlooks a park and playground area perfect for families to enjoy at anytime of the year. Even your furry friend (the dog) is welcome (have they tried a doggie treat or puppycino yet?)
Read our in-person, detailed review of Cafe Kalina.
3. Coffee n Bricks
Location: 44 Bay Terrace, Wynnum 4178
LEGO lovers will love visiting this cosy café where you can build, create and play while having a coffee or cold drink. For a small fee you can select which LEGO or Duplo set you want to build and have fun constructing while having a snack. While you are in the area take a stroll to the Wynnum Foreshore and explore the Wynnum Whale Park.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Coffee n Bricks.
4. Café Lagarto
Location: 225 Mount Glorious Road, Samford Valley 4520
Nestled in the picturesque Samford Valley, Café Lagarto is the place to be. Visitors can enjoy a taste of rural life by having a meal, doing a spot of shopping and letting the kids play. Perhaps the biggest attraction is the cute and friendly farm animals which you check out after you have had something to eat. The café is even dog and horse friendly!
Read our in-person, detailed review of Café Lagarto.
5. Victoria Park Bistro
Location: 309 Herston Road, Herston 4006
Victoria Park Bistro, set on the grounds of the old Victoria Park Golf Course, offers so much more than just a good kids meal and the opportunity to challenge the family to a round of putt putt. It features an amazing playground, complete with re-purposed farm tractor, rowboat and giant wooden cubby house, and a giant games area. Kids can enjoy the rock-climbing wall and imaginative play areas as well giant lawn games.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Victoria Park Bistro.
6. EVO Espresso
Location: 100 School Road, Yeronga QLD 4105
If you are looking for a cafe with a fully fenced play area offering an extensive menu coupled with great coffee, then EVO Espresso is for you. Perfectly situated near Yeronga State School, and a firm favourite among local families, EVO Espresso serves yummy treats for adults and kids and has a great play area. Your pup is welcome too 🙂
Read our in-person, detailed review of EVO Espresso.
7. Jugar: Eat, Play, Drink
Location: 71 Jane Street, West End 4101
The name says it all – Jugar is all about eating, drinking and playing. Children will want to head straight for the custom-built playroom (for a small fee) to explore the fun equipment and toys, while the adults will be happy to relax and enjoy the food and drink from the extensive menu. Party rooms are also available for your child’s next birthday.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Jugar, Eat, Play, Drink
8. Birds and Bees Café
Location: 1 – 5 Queens Road, Everton Hills 4053
Locals on the north side of Brisbane flock to this spacious café at Everton Hills to devour yummy food, delicious drinks and relax. Children can enjoy playing in the designated play area which is visible from the dining area. It includes blocks, toys, a large wall chalkboard and paper for drawing. And the best bit it is fully enclosed with a small fence.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Birds and Bees Café .
9. Everton Park Hotel and Café
Location: 101 Flockton Street, Everton Park 4053
Yes, this is a hotel, but it also has a café and the most epic kids’ playground just waiting for you and your little ones to discover. The kids won’t want to leave when they see what’s available in the fully fenced play area – swings, slides, games, a drawing station, PlayStation room, movie room and a very cool carousel!
Read our in-person, detailed review of Everton Park Hotel and Café.
10. Creekside Café
Location: 793 Oakey Flat Road, Morayfield 4506
Based on the Carmichael College grounds, the Creekside Café is a favourite among local families who are looking for tasty meals, special treats, and a fully fenced playground for the kids to explore. With ample room for prams, a relaxed atmosphere, special events and delicious food, there has never been a better reason to visit Creekside Café on Brisbane’s northside.
Read our in-person, detailed review of Creekside Café.
If that’s all just too hard and you don’t want to get out of the car, you can always visit one of the many Brisbane’s drive-thru coffee places.
If you know of another awesome child friendly cafe in Brisbane let us know in the comments below, so other parents can enjoy it too.