Coffee and cake. There’s something undeniably delightful about the harmonious pairing of an aromatic cup with a delectable slice, the two beloved treats please taste buds and warm hearts. As parents, we know moments of indulgence like these are few and far inbetween. For the times when you can’t get away from parental duties but need a soul warming activity, here are the 10 Best Kid-Friendly Cafés for Coffee and Cake in Perth. Oh also, we’ve extended the cake classification to include all baked good sweet treats, hope that’s ok!
Located in the quieter part of Oxford Street in Leederville, The Sweet Remedy Café specialises in cupcakes piled high with decadent icing. If the Ferrero Rocher or coconut cupcake doesn’t take your fancy, they also offer banana bread, savoury muffins, and pastries to pair with your coffee. The café features an impressive outdoor play area with a grassed, decked area where you can dine while watching the kids run around in the fenced area. They even have rabbits in hutches and a chalkboard to keep the little ones busy.
Your friendly neighbourhood café in Kensington, The Little Banksia, is a favourite among parents for post-school pick-ups and drop-offs. Their menu changes seasonally, offering a variety of sweet and savoury delights baked fresh every day. Treat yourself to a chocolate macadamia muffin or carrot cake, or try their delightful mango and saffron kulfi pancakes if you’re in the mood for a meal not on tiny plates.
Situated by Kent St Weir Park in Wilson, Canning River Café provides a picturesque riverside setting and offers a kids’ menu with tasty treats. The café boasts a spacious outdoor grassed area with a playground, making it an ideal spot for families. Additionally, they provide a range of toys to keep the children entertained while you enjoy your coffee. Don’t miss their gluten-free chocolate cake or the famous Victorian Sponge Cake.
Located in the three-acre paddock of Swan Valley, ‘The Hen’ is a local favourite that offers a nature play area for kids to roam free. Let them off “free range” to entertain themselves with footy goals, tree basketball hoops, and spare parts play while you indulge in the dessert section of the menu. Treat yourself to sticky date pudding, flourless chocolate cake, or apple crumble alongside your coffee or tea. Live music is available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and they provide free kids’ entertainment every Sunday.
For a delightful combination of coffee, cake, and play, look no further than The Little Olive Leaf Café in Willagee. Conveniently located near Carawatha Park, a nature play and accessible playground, this charming café offers the option to bring your scooters and skateboards along for take-away treats. Alternatively, you can dine in and keep the kids occupied at the sweet picnic table outside, equipped with plenty of toys. With a wide selection of cakes to choose from, don’t forget to try their raw balls.
There isn’t much we love and anticipate more than the warmth of the coffee in hand following a dip in the ocean. Enjoy your coffee and cakes by the seaside at Island Market Trigg’s Canteen. This super kid-friendly café features a fantastic outdoor playground overlooking the ocean. Indulge in delicious cakes and pastries like tiramisu, cheesecake, or a chocolate and vanilla éclair.
Derived from the Noongar term for ‘place of bush tucker,’ KOORAK Cafe offers a relaxed location in Kings Park. Adorned with paintings of owls, it features outdoor seating where you can eat and watch the kids play on the equipment. Treat yourself to raspberry vanilla cheesecake, apple cake, or their macadamia slice. The Ivy Watson Playground, designed specifically for children under six, is fenced and located at the northern end of Kings Park. Dine outdoors on big round barrel tables while enjoying a sunny spot at one of the best spots for coffee and cake with kids in Perth.
Settle in at quaint Little French Nest as your children play under the vibrant painted rainbow. This café offers a range of entertainment options, including a chalkboard, buckets of toys, and a kitchen setup that keeps their imaginations running wild while you take a moment to recharge. Located in the heart of Fremantle, right along the main drag, this café’s charm is undeniable. With French chefs at the helm, you can expect a delectable menu that includes mouthwatering treats like apple tarte tatin and classic French pastries such as croque-monsieur.
Another Fremantle hotspot, Orange Box is the beachfront haven with an array of sweet treats displayed at the counter. Options to sample include carrot cube, walnut brownie or for a bit less sweet, the ricotta cheesecake. The café sits on a pathway encircling a grassed area, making it perfect for bringing along scooters or small bikes. They also have a bunch of outdoor games, like beach cricket, giant Jenga, croquet, and even guitars and ukuleles available to play.
Take a moment to breathe and relax while your kids have a blast exploring the playground just across the road from Hobart Street Deli. Nestled on the corner of Auckland and, you guessed it, Hobart Street in North Perth, this café quickly became the go-to place for coffee and cake catch-ups for parents and little ones in Perth. While you nibble on a homemade brownie or savour a vanilla-frosted cupcake, you can keep an eye on your children enjoying the gated playground across the road.
Family Fun in Perth’s Kid-Friendly Cafés!
Now that we’ve concluded this delectable list, it’s just a matter of picking where to go first! Get the family ready, slop on that sunscreen and prepare yourself for a delicious, relaxing and fun day out with the fam. With each café you visit, savour the experience, appreciating the passion and creativity poured into every cup of coffee and slice of cake. Don’t forget the camera! You’ll want to capture these special memories for the family photo album.