Sydney: Top 10 Cafes with Play Areas

Sydney’s best cafes with play areas


Eating out with little ones is always more fun when there is a play area to keep them happy and entertained. Little Eats is always on the look out for new cafes with integrated play areas and here is our top 10 in Sydney. Enjoy ?

1. Shuk, North Bondi

An Israeli and Mediterranean inspired cafe/bakery/deli in North Bondi with a family-friendly backyard and the best Shakshuka in Sydney. The bakery is a key feature with signature loaves baked daily. Relax in their new backyard with gated play area, herb garden and room to run.

The gated outdoor play area at Shuk

2. Curly’s on the Corner, Curl Curl

The casual and friendly beach vibe of Curly’s on the Corner makes it one of those cafes that serves everyone well from families with young children to trendy surfers. Families tend to congregate in the back courtyard which features a little toy corner, perfect for toddlers and young children. All ordering is done inside, which is perfect for a speedy getaway with children (if needed!).

3. The Rock @ The Play Cove, Miranda

The Rock Café is a great, relatively new café in Miranda with a bright, boisterous play centre attached (The Play Cave). The owners have brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure this place ticks all the boxes for parents and kids. Great food, well set up play areas and cake to die for.

Indoor play fun at The Rock

4. 2773 Cafe, Glenbrook

2773 Cafe in Glenbrook is the ultimate family dining destination. Relax with delicious food whilst the little ones play in the cubby house or talk to the farm animals. The artificial grass area allows space for the young ones to move around and use up their energy.

Relax on the outdoor astro turf while the kids run

5. The Coffee Playground, West Ryde

A kid friendly oasis in the middle of busy Rozelle with a great play area. The huge bright space is a rarity for an Inner West cafe and means parents with kids can happily easily coexist with other patrons. The kids menu is awesome as well as the babycinos.

The best cafe to catch up with under 5’s in the area

6. Crayz Espresso, Matraville

A cafe designed with children in mind and not as an afterthought! Crayz Espresso serves excellent Crave coffee and offers an amazing kids playroom which is beautifully decked out with toy cars, books, crayons and even framed children’s artwork. You won’t be disappointed by the hearty, fresh and delicious meals.

7. Eat n Chill Cafe, Naremburn

Sprout is a whole foods cafe serving fresh and delicious meals from locally sourced produce. They offer a family friendly environment because parents can relax on the covered back deck and watch the children play on the grass, away from the road. The children’s menu is a breath of fresh air with a focus on unprocessed and sugar free foods.

The awesome cubby house at Sprout

8. The Picnic, Burwood

Location, location, location! The Picnic Burwood is one of the latest additions to the rug and picnic style of dining that cafes like Gather on the Green have made so popular. Sit in the cafe itself when it’s dreary and cloudy or spread out on the grass when the sun shines.

9. The Local Trade, Kellyville

The Local Trade really does have the locals covered – great coffee, a sheltered playground, amazing food, easy parking…what more could you want!

Enjoy your coffee overlooking the awesome gated playground

10. Botanica Garden Cafe, Waverton

Botanica Garden Cafe is a relaxing oasis in busy Waverton. Happiness and love emanates from the fantastic space which offers something for everyone. Little ones love the fenced play area on the terrace.

10. Rell’s Kitchen, Randwick

Rell’s Kitchen aims to offer your family a new ‘home away from home’. A warm and welcoming cafe with cosy corners for chatting, wholesome food and an awesome ‘Kid’s Corner’ for little ones.