Maybe your children are angels. Maybe they sit quietly at a table and let you eat and drink without interruption whenever you feel like going out. But chances are, you need a bit of entertainment for your kids so that you can enjoy just one minute of silence while you knock back that triple shot coffee. Sound about right? Then it’s time to check out some of Perth’s best kid friendly cafes.
Places where you can get seriously good coffee and delicious food that keeps you going, alongside playgrounds or toys that will stop your kids asking to leave before you’ve even put in your order. Here are 11 of Perth’s best kid-friendly cafes so you can drink your coffee in relative peace.
If you want to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine while the kids run around and drain some of that never ending energy, Orange Box is the place to go. With a huge grassed area, it’s the perfect place for the kids to kick a ball, practice their cartwheels or run around in circles if that’s their jam. If your kids prefer to stay close to you, grab one of the many boxes of building blocks to keep them entertained while you knock back your third coffee of the day.
Ootong And Lincoln
Kids or not, Ootong and Lincoln is always a good idea whether you’re looking for coffee, breakfast, or a delicious sweet treat. There’s a play area with toys and a toddler-sized table so the little ones can enjoy their babycinos like grown ups, and you can save yourself from being covered in frothy milk for the rest of the day. Before you go, grab something from the cabinet for lunch so you don’t have to think about what you’re going to feed yourself or your mini later in the day. That’s what we call a win-win.
Great coffee. Tick. Excellent eats. Tick. Enclosed playground. Tick, tick tick. There’s not much more you could ask for from a kid-friendly cafe but 115 Collective continues to deliver with one of the cutest babycinos in Perth—think 100s and 1000s, chocolate, and marshmallows. Did we mention it’s dog-friendly too?
Whether you’re after a delicious coffee, a little snack, or a hearty meal, Little T’s will deliver, all while keeping your kids busy so you can enjoy it in peace. Order up and then let the kids run wild on the playground outside. They’ll have a ball on the slide while you can slurp the foam off your cappuccino without any sticky fingers getting in the way.
Hobart St Deli
While Hobart St Deli is kid-friendly enough, the real drawcard seems to be the fully enclosed park across the road, and considering it’s one of Perth’s best cafes in its own right, we thought it was worth a mention. It gets pretty busy but the wait for food and drinks is never too long so grab some takeaway and then let your kids run wild.
We have long heralded Slate Cafe as one of the best dog friendly cafes in Perth, but it’s also one of Perth’s best child friendly cafes thanks to not one but two playgrounds—one indoor playground with rock climbing and one outdoor nature playground. They also have a large grassed picnic area where kids can run about. And if your kids are unsure about dogs never fear, the dog’s playground is enclosed so they can look without touching.
This isn’t the first time we’ve raved about Little Banksia’s buttermilk pancakes and it won’t be the last, but did you know you can enjoy them without being pestered by your (beautiful, darling, angelic) children? Grab the big table in the playroom and you can keep an eye on your kids while you eat.
While Laika doesn’t have toys for the littlies, it does have a huge outdoor area and a basketball hoop out the back which is perfect for bigger kids to let off some steam. It’s also nice and spacious—plenty of room for prams—so pack some toys for the little ones and let the bigger kids run around while you enjoy one of Perth’s best coffees.
Mums and dads of Perth know that Stickybeaks in Kings Park used to do the best coffee next to the best enclosed playground, but they might have missed that it has finally re-opened and is now Koorak Cafe. The Ivey Watson playground was designed with kids under six in mind and it’s probably one of the best playgrounds in Perth for little kids, so both you and your tiny tot will be happy after a morning spent here.
Someday Coffee Co
If you’re a sucker for pastel pink and a good coffee, Someday Coffee Co will be right up your alley. We all know they do excellent coffee and eats, but did you know the courtyard has a kids’ picnic table and plenty of toys? Set the kids up at the toy kitchen and let them whip you up something special, all while the crew in the kitchen are whipping you up something you’ll actually want to eat.
Little Olive Leaf
With a dedicated children's play area and stunning outdoor garden, plus an amazing playground across the road, your big and little kids will never want to leave Little Olive Leaf in Willagee. Which is lucky because you probably won’t want to either. The garden at this little cafe, with greenery all around and grape vines up above, is the kind of place we dream of spending long afternoons with a cup of coffee or two. It’s also a top choice if you’re looking for gluten-free or vegan options.
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Image credit: Supplied, Orange Box, Ootong and Lincoln, 115 Collective, Little Ts, Hobart St Deli, Slate Cafe, Little Banksia, Laika, Koorak Cafe, Someday Coffee Co, Elle Borgward