Best Kid-Friendly Cafes In Sydney

By Ellie Schneider
5th May 2014

From highchairs to toy boxes, there's plenty to consider when dining out with the tots. To make things a bit easier we've rounded up 9 of the best kid-friendly cafes in Sydney.

The Grounds Of Alexandria | Alexandria

With a large, outdoor sanctuary for kids to explore, The Grounds of Alexandria is a must on our hit list of the best kid-friendly cafes in Sydney. Eat in or order from the takeout menu, and enjoy within the beautiful garden surrounds. The menu keeps patrons flocking here, perfectly brewed coffee, and wholesome food created with seasonal, sustainable ingredients. There's even a resident pig, Kevin Bacon.

Gather On The Green | Camperdown

This laid-back local café is located opposite Camperdown Oval, and serves up excellent coffee with beans by Mecca Espresso. With lovely kid-friendly touches, including colouring pencils, books and highchairs, kids are kept well occupied. You can even choose to take a picnic rug and sit out on the oval.

The Local Press | Lilyfield

This gorgeous café and roastery in leafy Lilyfield serves up delicious breakfast, lunch and coffee, which it roasts on site. The kids will instantly dart towards the fabulous adjoining playground, but don't fret; the café offers outdoor seating for mummas and papas to keep watch. Order the buckwheat crepes with spiced ricotta and fresh mango. A lovely child-friendly café for the Inner West folk of Sydney.

Sprout Wholefood Cafe & Grocer | Crows Nest

A wholefood, family-friendly café located in Crows Nest, Sprout offers a plethora of dietary-friendly goodies, think paleo, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free—this is also a sugar-free haven, no hyperactivity threat here. Instead you'll find dairy-free gelato, soldiers with soft-boiled egg and hearty buckwheat pancakes. Fun!

Meadow Café | Surry Hills

This is not your average pool kiosk! With delicacies such as black sticky rice, crispy zucchini flowers and a barramundi burger, there's plenty to feed hungry swimmers. Featuring outdoor seating overlooking the playground, it's the perfect spot for adventurous little ones.

The Shed | Queens Park

Backing onto Queens Park, this family-friendly café serves excellent coffee and healthy snacks, including a delicious kid's lunchbox (sandwich, salad, smoothie and treat). With a fantastic playground next door, it's no wonder this relaxed café is constantly brimming with locals.

Bitton Gourmet Cafe & Grocer | Alexandria

One for the little foodies, French chef David Bitton's eponymous café in Alexandria boasts a dedicated play area and gourmet kid's menu, featuring beef sliders with pommes frites, croquet-monsieur and baby milkshakes. The perfect choice for a little upmarket dining at one of the best kid-friendly cafés in Sydney.

Grandma's | Alexandria

Offering home-style, wholesome cooking, you'll feel well looked after at Grandma's. There is a wonderful play area out the back, the kids will be entertained for hours so you can drink your latte in relative peace!. Signature dishes include spicy shakshuka, stuffed capsicum and Grandma's gourmet basket pie. This is kid-friendly Middle Eastern and European fare at its best!

Armory Wharf Café | Newington

Rounding off our list of Sydney's best kid-friendly cafes is none other than family favourite, Armory Wharf Café. Located at Blaxland Riverside Park, kids run wild at the biggest playground in the city before refuelling with a specialty kid's menu, including roll-your-own tortillas, Sub Marine squid rings and Man On The Moon pizza.

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