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By Family Clean, June 27, 2021 12:00 am

5 kid-friendly cafes in Brisbane (that aren’t daggy)

(that aren’t daggy)

Babycinos at the ready, space to play and top-notch coffee – surely that’s not asking too much from a café? We don’t think so! We’ve hunted down 5 kid-friendly cafes across Brisbane that you’ll love as much as the little ones… and many of these are dog-friendly too, so you can bring the whole gang!

It’s no secret that coffee is a sanity-saver for parents. It’s always there after a broken night’s sleep to help patch things together, but finding a place where the coffee is good and the kids are happy isn’t always easy!

These kid-friendly cafes in Brisbane, have the balance just right. There’s more than deep-fried food for the kids, and the coffee is just as good as the cafes you preferred pre-children. Happy days!
Before we dive in, we have to give credit to the wonderful Mums Who Brunch Instagram! We found a few of these spots via this amazing account (it’s packed with great finds, plus parks too).

1. Jugar, West End

Jugar ticks all the boxes – when you need a coffee and the kids need to run wild. It’s an indoor play centre where the cafe isn’t an afterthought. The food and coffee are as good as any inner-city cafe, plus there is a massive indoor play area for kids (so you’re cool in summer and warm in winter). 

Built just for parents and kids who wanna have fun (Jugar means ‘to play‘ in Spanish), this cafe has plenty of space for pram parking as well as change tables. 

The kids menu serves up healthy and treat options, and your brekky is served all day. That means you can have corn fritters or French toast whenever you please!

Go here for…

  • All-day breakfast 
  • Space for prams
  • Kids menu
  • Play area


2. Huskk Cafe, Grange

A clean, breezy outpost, Huskk Cafe has all bases covered.

For kids, there is a dedicated play area and menu with dippy eggs and gingerbread pancakes. The layout isn’t too packed either, making it pram-friendly, and high chairs are also available.

Coffee comes from Brisbane roasters Bear Bones Specialty Coffee and the food is also locally sourced wherever possible. Dine all day on eggs benny, smoothie bowls and brekkie burritos. Bring your dog and they’ll be welcome too!

Go here for …

  • Play area 
  • Children’s meals
  • Space for prams
  • Water and treats for dogs 
  • Seasonal food and speciality coffee

3. The Deli, Redcliffe

Even though this tiny gem of a cafe is small, owners Hollie and Lola have made space for a kids’ play area! Plus the small space at The Deli makes it easy to keep one eye on the kids and the other firmly on your coffee.  

Even better, the deli foods are a cut above the rest. Think dark chocolate and fig banana bread, croissants filled with triple cream brie, charcuterie boards and Reuben sandwiches stuffed with fillings. Plus there is a Bambini menu and Mums and Bubs specials on Tuesdays. The kids’ menu has heaps to choose from – including a baby grazing board – and babychinos are always free! 

Given this space is super cosy, it’s better for days when you don’t need your pram, as there isn’t much space. 

Go here for …

  • Elevated deli foods
  • Play area 
  • Children’s meals

4. Nodo, Camp Hill

Treat yourself without the guilt at Nodo! This cafe started out as a market stall selling gluten-free donuts and has grown into a wholefoods cafe. There are a few Nodo locations now, with the Camp Hill Marketplace spot being the family-friendly pick. It has easier parking as well as a grassy area for kids to play.

Everything is gluten free and there is a children’s menu with food they won’t know is healthy for them. The rest of the menu puts a healthy spin on everything from chicken burgers to eggs benedict.

The coffee (which is called Wake Up Beautiful) is roasted exclusively for Nodo, and grabbing a donut to take home is always a good idea!

Go here for …

  • Wholefoods menu
  • Children’s meals
  • Grassed area for kids to play
  • On-site car parking

5. Lil Gypsy, Paddington

This spot is perfect if you just need to sip your coffee while the kids explore. Your coffee (and babychino) is served from a cute-as-a-button vintage caravan, and there is a play area with lots of toys. 

The whole Lil Gypsy setting is entirely fenced, making it safe for kids to run around. Plus, being outdoors means this spot also accommodates fur-babies! 

There are limited food options and most of it can be eaten one-handed (because sometimes the struggle to eat is real, even when you’re out). But even so, the toasties and croissants will hit the spot – and you can’t leave without trying the cookies this cafe is becoming famous for! 

Go here for…

  • Outdoor play area 
  • Space for prams
  • Dog-friendly setting 
  • Speciality coffee and baked goods 

Having a cleaner is all about reclaiming time for the important things in life (here is how it works). So if coffee and time with the kids are important to you, we hope this list helps you find the perfect place to enjoy both!

– The Mother Ducks