I am a stay at home mum trying to be a freelance writer - or a freelance writer trying to be a stay at home mum. I enjoy getting out and about with my two little girls and am Chief Editor of Perth Mums Group perthmumsgroup.com.au
Published September 16th 2017
Taking your children to brunch has never been easier
It's not quite breakfast and it's not quite lunch, but while the name is open to ambiguity, one thing I'm certain of is that brunch with children is hard work. I can no longer 'do brunch' so footloose and fancy-free – now, it's all about finding child-friendly menus, places with play areas and babyccinos. Since becoming a parent I've been discovering the best places for breakfast, lunch or brunch in Perth, and I've listed my favourites below.
Zamia Café, Kings Park, Perth Address: 50 May Drive, Kings Park, Perth Phone: 9388 6700 Website: www.zamiacafe.com.au
Zamia Café has a great breakfast and lunch menu for the kids, highchairs and babycinnos. It is also very close to the Synergy Parklands playground. They serve cooked breakfasts, pasta lunches and a range of cakes and sweet treats. You can read more about Zamia Café here.
Stickybeaks Café is a firm favourite for Perth parents due to its proximity to the fenced Ivey Watson playground. It is suitable for children of all ages and even has a separate baby and toddler section. Stickybeaks serves breakfast all day long, including cooked breakfasts and kids' options, along with a lunch menu that is also available all day.
Blacksmith Café is easily one of the most child-friendly brunch spots in Perth. At the back of the café is a sandpit with toys plus an indoor cubby house with more toys. They have a kids' menu, highchairs, babyccinos and a change table. The buttermilk pancakes are absolutely divine, and they also have a kids' version.
Blu Vue has a kids area with crayons and books, and is also located right across the road from a little playground and park. They serve breakfast and lunch along with coffee, babyccinos and a number of menu items for the kids.
Café Avellino has a kids play area in the restaurant, so you can eat your brunch in peace (maybe) while they play. They have a breakfast menu, but main meals are available from 9am, making this a fantastic stop for brunch. Chicken parma for breakfast, anyone?
South of Perth
Sprolo, South Perth Address: 138 Canning Highway, South Perth Phone: 0401 625 134 Website: www.sprolo.com.au
Sprolo is a South Perth coffee and brunch stop that has a children's play area at the back at the café. It's not a big café, so to sacrifice a few tables and chairs for a play area is a massive thing, and definitely a big drawcard for parents. You can enjoy breakfast all day long and there's a kids' menu.
This leafy little café in Willagee has two big things that make it child-friendly – a kids play area and it's location opposite a playground. The play area is located at the back of the café and has lots of toys in a shady little area. The menu is an eclectic mix of breakfast items that includes woodfired fruit bread, Mexican baked beans and Chia pudding cups, along with sandwiches, wraps, cakes and muffins.
Coogee Beach Café is a favourite for local parents and children because of its playground, expansive park area and proximity to the beach. They serve takeaway meals so you can enjoy your fish and chips on a picnic rug in the park while the children run amok on the playground. You can view the menu here.
Pengos Café is located next to Rockingham Wildlife Encounters, the gateway to Penguin Island, plus a little playground. They also have a small kids menu, can provide colouring books and pencils and make delicious little babyccinos.
Parents of Perth, you deserve a good brunch. Head to one of these child-friendly brunch spots with the family and enjoy the meal that's not quite breakfast and not quite lunch.
Another great child/social dogs cafe is Slate Cafe on Marshall Road, Bennett Springs, close to the Swan Valley. The cafe is built of shipping containers with a separate playroom and lots of lawn for the children and there is even a corner to take your dog for its toilet. This cafe is no longer a hidden gem because it is very busy on weekends and public holidays but a great place for all the family.
Thank you again
I'm the lady from Noranda and while there are 3 options I'm hoping to discover more closer to home as time is crucial and heading south of the river on the day doesn't work for me- appreciate the research though.