Welcome, this is my go-to guide for some seriously good coffee alongside playgrounds, parks & spaces that are kid/family friendly!
A relatively local guide if you’re a Northern Beaches local (Karrinyup, Scarborough, Trigg. Etc) with a few out-of-area cafés added into the mix, for a change of scenery on the days you’re feeling a little more ‘brave heart’.
PLACES WITH PLAY
A collection of cafes that either have a play area or a playground
Right in front of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre Playground, perfect for letting the kids roam and explore within sight. QR codes on the tables, make for easy ordering. Grab yourself a drink, sit back and relax. Special mention, great kids menu!
Located in the heart of Scarborough, this fully fenced nature playground is a popular little spot! With activities for bubba’s through to older kiddo’s. This cafe is sure to suit a mixed-age catch-up! Delicious coffee is a bonus!
FOLK & MERCHANT
A family-run business, this café thrives on being a welcoming space for the whole fam, fur babies included! You will find all the good things here, locally sourced food, coffee, gifts & crafts.
Find a spot in the sunny courtyard & let the kids play!
PLAY DATES KIDS CAFÉ
Full of fun and unique spaces to explore, there’s something for everyone! Opening in Winter 2023, located inside Karrinyup Shopping Centre allowing for easy parking, no concern of weather & a grocery stop after play. Perfect!
KARRINYUP WATERS CAFÉ
A great spot to visit for a catch-up with friends, or somewhere to take the kids to burn off some energy (while you have coffee of course). There is also a little “dog house” where you can tie up your furry friend in the shade whilst they play!
The ultimate family beachside hub with a choice of dine-in restaurant or kiosk where you can grab something to enjoy in the picnic area & playground or take it down to the beach. The Kid’s menu starts from $5!
A collection of cafes that are within walking distance of parks, playgrounds or skate parks
C BREEZE KIOSK
C Breeze Kiosk Scarborough is the perfect spot to enjoy a beachside coffee on a sprawling grass area. The whole family can enjoy some quality time here taking in the breathtaking views of Scarborough Beach.
Owned by a young family & located opposite Disbrey Park, this fun spot serves great coffee, delicious pizza bread toasties & sourdough cinnamon scrolls! Your kids will love their school holiday pizza-making classes!
Located opposite the Snake Pit & Whale Park. Cleopatra is an Egyptian styled restaurant serving great coffee & Insta worthy dishes. Hop across the road once finished & let the kids burn off their energy!
Part of the Scarborough pool complex, this quirky little spot caters to the kiddie’s pool plus the beautiful grass patch outside. Sit on a bean bag or grab some takeaway & stroll down to the beach.
MARY STREET BAKERY
Located in City Beach opposite the huge Beecroft Park, Mary Street has a huge assortment of incredible treats! Bring a picnic blanket & ball, then head across to the playground to enjoy!
Canteen Trigg is a rocking northern suburbs beachside cafe that has been heaving since its opening in 2016. With its wholefoods focused tray menu along with espresso, juices, smoothie bowls, raw treats and snacks.
A collection of cafe’s that are worth the morning drive…
A historic farm, renovated to perfection. Prepare to be wooed by the view & food! For the kids, aside from the large area of grass, they will discover a mini cafe, balancing beams, and a well-stocked toy box. Get in early, tables fill fast!
Hidden in Kings Park, Biara Cafe is a great spot to meet Grand Parents & friends. From most of the seating, you can keep an eye on the kids while they play. A gated playground offers a sense of security whilst you enjoy your treats.
Located at the lovely Leighton Beach, this spot is the ultimate for families on a beautiful sunny Perth day. Offering an extensive kids menu, you can opt to stay & laze on the lawn or take away to enjoy the beach. BONUS; this is a dog beach also!
Located on the outside of the Roselea Shopping Centre in Stirling, this is a great place for kid-friendly coffee catch-ups. Complete with a kids menu, playground & colouring in, this little local ticks all of the boxes.
THE GROUND CAFÉ
A beautiful & lush family-friendly cafe with a garden dining area that features a big fenced kids outdoor play area. This Gnangara hidden gem will have you returning time & time again!
LITTLE OLIVE LEAF
This quirky Willagee cafe has a secret back garden that the kids will love exploring! Sit & enjoy the leafy green alfresco dining whilst the kiddos keep busy investigating the abundance of plants & flowers. Spot a small play area too!
With many clients, friends & family members who love catching up over coffee but need something to keep their little bee’s busy. And as a step mum myself, I get it; coffee is sanity in a cup, particularly if the kids are happily playing & active. I hope this guide helps!
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