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 July 2nd 2018
A delightful child-friendly cafe in the leafy Perth hills
I always feel like I am driving through another state when I head to Roleystone in the Perth Hills. With its stunning, leafy surrounds and idyllic atmosphere, it feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Oh, and you may find a hidden gem or two around the next corner.
While I'm always on the lookout for a good child-friendly cafe, this time the child friendliness was a bit lost on me my three-year-old toddler wasn't with me and the baby was sleeping, meaning a rare moment of peace for me to enjoy a hot coffee. Ahhhhh.....
We visited on a rainy day and it was pouring so bad that the pram and rain cover was soaked during the 25-second walk from the car to the cafe. I apologised to the staff for my dripping stroller but they didn't bat an eyelid and welcomed us in. Phew!
I had a look at the menu before decided on the coconut and raspberry bread with homemade lemon curd and a cappuccino. Lemon curd didn't sound very appealing but I gave it a whirl. They have 'sweet' and 'savoury' options rather than a traditional breakfast or lunch, including hotcakes, baked eggs and cheesy cornbread.
The coconut and raspberry bread with the lemon curd. Yum!
I sat right next to the kids play area in case the baby woke up. The play area has a selection of toys and puzzles, plus a chalkboard and chalk.
The coffee was served quickly but the bread took a little longer. I thought they had forgotten about me at one stage but eventually, it appeared in front of me.
Did I say lemon curd didn't sound appealing? Well, wasn't I wrong? It was one of the most delicious things I've eaten in a long time. It actually took me back to my childhood, when I would eat lemon curd tarts that I'd clearly forgotten about. Oh did the memories come back. The bread was delicious but I couldn't get enough of the lemon curd. Yum!
The coffee was fantastic too not bitter or burnt, just right and served with a smile. I had just downed the last of it when the baby woke up. She had a little play with some of the baby toys and it was time to go. No doubt, the next time we visit I will have my toddler with me, so we will get more use of the play area and will try another delicious sweet bread.