brisbane's best child-friendly cafes

When it comes to child friendly cafes in Brisbane – a place where children are made to feel welcome and parents and carers can relax with a decent coffee and bite to eat, there are some that stand out above the rest.

In this list of Brisbane cafes you’ll find one or more of the following: a good child’s menu, good coffee and food for grown-ups, room for prams and, with many, a bonus of activities or space to play.

Francesca’s Flowers

This gorgeous café/florist in an old Queenslander has a separate back dining room that’s a perfect spot for a Mum’s group, with a walk-in ‘wardrobe’ of kids toys, and great coffee, tea & exquisite home-baked snacks..more

Victoria Park 

Kids will love the charming country-style playground that is safely ensconced onsite at Victoria Park and there's plenty of space for prams and a menu with something for all tastes...more

Lone Pine Riverside Café

An absolute gem of a group gathering place overlooking the river near Lone Pine, with a snack kiosk, loads of rooms for prams, parking and a special fenced Children’s Garden attached...more

Nana & Da’s

An old bakery in Kedron has been converted into this bright charming café with great food, a dirt cheap healthy kids menu and a box of toys and books under the counter to keep littlies occupied...more

The Carport Cafe

A unique café that is literally in a converted carport in a garden, with dedicated kids size tables and chairs, plenty of headspace for all and a tasty little kids menu on offer...more

Café Auchenflower

Situated on the ground floor of a historic double storey Queenslander that is attached to a tiny playground, this café is a drawcard for local mums and kids. There’s even chairs outside to take a coffee and watch the children in the playground...more

Just Earth

A rustic café in a worker's cottage that features an enclosed back courtyard with cubby house and one of the best healthy kids menus we've seen anywhere in Brisbane...more

Espresso House Windsor

Another character-filled bohemian cottage/general store turned café, this one with a leafy courtyard deck out back with a special child’s table, chairs, story books and blackboard and tasty food and good coffee...more

The Rabbit Hole

In a quiet street in Seven Hills is this bright casual café with a timber deck and adjacent patch of grass for children to play. Featuring an all day breakfast menu both for children and for adults...more

Little Sista

On a street corner in Coorparoo is this charming café with a retro touch, including old-fashioned milk shakes in little milk bottles and a tasty children’s menu for breakfast and lunch...more

Forty West Cafe

This casual foodie hub is in the heart of a new community is not just a source of great nosh but looks over a super park that features an aquativity playground in summer...more

Site Café

Banyo’s home away from home for locals has a kids corner, mod baby changing facilities, a book swap and a menu of healthy food sourced locally where possible...more

Plum Tucker

This charming Red Hill corner café has one of the best children’s menus around with plenty of healthy delicious choices for breakfast & lunch and indoor or courtyard seating...more

Open Book Café 

This little oasis of bohemian funk in Everton Hills features psychedelic wall art, a courtyard with room for prams or cosy indoor seating and a box of unique kids toys & close to local playground...more

That Little Place

A cute little café tucked away in Mt Gravatt, That Little Place has high chairs, yummy milkshakes, muffins and cookies for children and good coffee and eats for parents...more

Wes' Brighton

The friendliest café by the bay has a special fenced-in sandpit for young ones to play and offers tasty children's dishes that all come with a hot chocolate and marshmallow...more

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