It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a Mum in custody of an infant or toddler must be in want of a coffee… Caffeine is a basic necessary for surviving the first few years of child rearing (and for about the next 18 to be completely honest), and so too are caffeine peddling establishments that don’t make you feel like a mutant every time your small human screams, spews or sh***… Nevermind, what is important is where are the toddler friendly cafes at? We’ve got you covered…
Hatched Coffee, Kingsley
Hatched Coffee combines all new parents dreams and desires. Immediately on opening the Hatched became a firm favourite with North-of-the-River Mum’s groups, and with good reason. The friendly and warm staff have created a space where prams are welcome, toddlers can kick off their shoes and take a dive into a dinghy-come-sandpit and the coffee comes to your table. Add in an impressive menu of simple but yummy staples and you’re onto a winner. Fairy-Cinos are a firm favourite with little princesses, and the drive through for when your little one takes an unscheduled nap is simply a Godsend.
5/9 Moolanda Blvd, Kingsley
Taylor Arts and Coffee
Days out in the Swan Valley skipping from vineyard to brewery can become few and far between once the little ones come along, but Taylors Art and Coffee House is here to meet you and your kids sleepy Sunday needs. With a big sandpit out the back and pancakes to die for on the menu, the Valley has so much to offer for families.
510 Great Northern Hwy, Middle Swan
Karrinyup Waters Cafe
You don’t have to stay at Karrinyup Waters Resort to maximise Perth’s best/worst kept stay-cation secret. The Karrinyup Waters Café is a fairly new addition to the popular caravan, camping and chalet spot. With a gorgeous decked restaurant and two play areas designed to entertain both little kids and big, the café has an excellent kid’s menu sure to keep even the fussiest two-nager happy. The only downside (if you can call it that) is you’ll soon be planning a stay at the resort to make full use of the swimming pool and other amenities reserved for resort guests only.
67 N Beach Rd, Gwelup
You can just tell when a café owner has kids of their own. The chilled-out beach casual vibes of Yelo Trigg extend to Yelo Mt Hawthorn making both places an easy place to take your kids or your pup. Both locations have a kid’s corner and toilets. There’s a reason why half of Perth is parked on your front lawn Trigg residents – the coffee is seriously on point.
331 W Coast Dr, Trigg
402 Oxford St, Mount Hawthorn
269 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Perth City Farm
I don’t quite know if Perth City Farm meant to become an excellent place to take your toddler… but with a good number of well loved tonka trucks under a shady canopy and potential mud pit, who really cares? All I know is the coffee and food is excellent, the surrounds give you a warm and fuzzy feeling – and you can see chickens, buy some of the seedlings on offer and support one of Perth’s best community businesses.
1 City Farm Pl, East Perth
The Ground Cafe
Relax at The Ground Café in Lexia under the large umbrellas of their picnic tables while the kids play on toddler friendly play equipment. It’s basically a playground, except they bring the coffee to you… that’s a win for sure.
703 Gnangara Rd, Lexia
Cover photo of The Ground Café in Lexia