We all love a lazy morning in our favourite café, but this little luxury becomes a whole lot harder once you have a bubba. We here at The Urban List think that all you hard-working mums and dads deserve to reclaim your quality café time.
We have scoured all of the best Brisbane cafes and compiled a comprehensive list of the best places to take your young 'uns with you and actually be able to enjoy yourself.
Nana & Da’s
Nana & Da’s is as adorable as its name, with a welcoming Kangaroo at the door, bright and beautiful walls, and cute touches all the way down to the puppy-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The food is amazing, and there is a bucket full of toys for your youngsters to bury themselves in on arrival.
Brace yourselves for the cutest little playroom in Brisbane. Out the back of Home Café is an adorable little kids room for them to play in, accessed via a tiny little door to enter the fun-sized room, plastered with drawings and well stocked with toys. The room has a glass wall, so you will be able to keep constant supervision as you sip on a brew and enjoy your plate of breakfast nachos. Call your bub out of their private play area for a babycino served in the cutest little cup imaginable, or a mini milkshake served in a plastic jar to start them early on the hipster journey.
Brown Dog Café
Clad in 'Where The Wild Things Are' wall art, Brown Dog Café is sure to catch the eye of any child passing by. Come inside and you’ll find a trendy little café serving up brekky and lunch. With weekly specials that will blow your socks off, Brown Dog Café also serves up a quality babycino in its own matching espresso cup and saucer, and only for the most distinguished of mini customers.
This astroturfed, open plan café welcomes adults, kids, and dogs to enjoy their hospitality. With killer all-day breakfasts as well as a few lunch favourites, Arthur's Green has plenty to keep the whole fam happy. They even have a kid’s corner boasting toys galore, and $5 kids meals for the little ones!
Birds And Bees Café
This Latin American-inspired café is known for their gorgeous cakes, divine food, and welcoming vibe. The Columbian cuisine and tunes add character to this colourful café, but their kid’s area is what puts them on this list. Birds and Bees have a penned play area for the kiddies, complete with a chalkboard wall for your little ones to create their masterpieces, as well as mini tables and chairs for sipping babycinos and chatting about the weather – cute!
The Soul Pantry
I’m calling it, The Soul Pantry is the most grammable café in Brisbane (exhibit A). Not far north of Brisbane, The Soul Pantry is a café, workshop, greenhouse, and fairy garden all in one, and is the ideal spot to chill out with your little one. Soak in the tranquillity as you immerse yourself in lush greenery and terrariums, with added aesthetic #goals courtesy of some old-fashioned toys. Oh and babycinos. God forbid we forget the babycinos.
This gorgeous café in Paddington has great food, killer views, amazing coffee, and can be found in a beautiful historic building. As if that weren’t enough for us to fall in love with the place, it also goes above and beyond to cater for the whole family. Chapter IV have a playroom specifically for kids, stocked full of toys to keep your terrors busy while you enjoy a cuppa. This as well as a full kids menu, including drinks, will make for the cutest mum and bub outing ever.
Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen
Going to café’s with your child makes for a lovely outing, but the sugar crash that follows that milkshake they begged for is less than fun. The best thing about Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen is that the food is so good, the kids won't even know it’s good for them! Their Baby Bliss menu and play table will have them nourishing their bodies and minds while you enjoy a guilt-free healthy treat yourself, win-win!
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