A caffeine fix at a playground is a morning ritual enjoyed by parents all over Perth! Whether you’re sipping on a much needed take away coffee whilst giving the kids a run, or meeting friends at a playground for a cheap play date in the great outdoors, or even after enjoying a family brunch at a tasty café – there’s lots to choose from! Here’s the Buggybuddys round up of the best cafes in Perth for a coffee in the park (all are at located within parks, or very close to playgrounds)…
Best Cafes for coffee in the Park – North of the River
Sticky Beaks at Ivey Watson Playground, Kings Park
This casual café, with a focus on healthy homemade food, is found within the amazing Ivey Watson Playground, in Kings Park. There’s tonnes of room, making it perfect for a mothers group catch up and play in the park. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Stickybeaks Café is located at 10 Kulunga Grove, Kings Park, West Perth. Find out more on their website.
Zamia Cafe at May Drive Parklands, Kings Park
Zamia Café, overlooks the stunning May Drive Parklands (or the “Dinosaur Park”), making it the ideal location for a casual family breakfast or lunch, 7 days a week. The café offers a handy take away window too. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Zamia Café is located at 50 may Drive, Kings Park, West Perth. Find out more on their website.
Shore Café at Shorehaven Treasure Island Playground, Alkimos
The shiny and new treasure themed playground is a brilliant place to enjoy a takeaway coffee in the park! Shore Café offers all sorts of tasty things to eat, as well as good coffee and a view of the famous Alkimos shipwreck. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Shore Café is located at 27 Portside Promenade, Alkimos.
Burns Beach Café – Opposite Iluka Foreshore Playground, Burns Beach
Burns Beach Café is perfect for brunch with kids in tow. Here you can also grab a takeaway coffee and head over to the park opposite. There’s throw down a rug, while the kids play on the playground, which is shaded in summer. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Burns Beach Café is located at 35 Ocean Parade, Burns Beach. Find out more on their website.
Coffee Club at Joondalup Square Playground, Joondalup
The Coffee Club is Australia’s largest home-grown café group. It’s Joondalup Square venue is next to a fenced and gated playground, which is perfect for toddlers. There are other eateries surrounding the playground too. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Coffee Club is located at Joondalup Square, 3 Sundew Rise, Joondalup. Find out more on their website.
Swell at Tom Simpson Playground, Mullaloo
Found inside the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club, Swell takes advantage of uninterrupted views over Mullaloo Beach. Here there’s also a take away kiosk. And it is found right next to Tom Simpson Playground, where there’s not one but two great playgrounds! Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Swell is located at 11 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo. Find out more on their website.
Prickly Pear Café at Maccabean Oval Playground, Yokine
Prickly Pear Cafe offers affordable vegetarian meals and treats, and is found adjacent to a great kid’s playground on Maccabean Oval. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Prickly Pear Café is located at 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine. Find out more on their website.
Other Coffee ‘n Play Ideas North of River
- Blu Vue Café opposite Frederic Stubs Reserve, Quinns Rocks
- The Floreat Kiosk at Floreat Foreshore, Floreat
- Bada Bing opposite Jackadder Reserve, Woodlands
- May Street Larder at The Mezz, Mount Hawthorn
- Cranked at Oxford Street Reserve, Leederville
- Hobart Street Deli opposite Hobart St Playground, North Perth
- The Island at Elizabeth Quay Playground, Perth CBD
Best Cafes for coffee in the Park – South of the River
Zephyr Cafe at John Tonkin Reserve, East Fremantle
Riverside spot, Zephyr Café, is a good place for a casual bite to eat with kids. They will love spotting the ferries, police vessels, boats and swans cruising along the clear blue water, as well as a play in the playground at neighbouring John Tonkin Reserve. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Zephyr Cafe is located at 61 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle. Find out more on their website.
Hoopla Espresso – Opposite Moresby St Reserve, Kensington
Hoopla Espresso in Kensington is a great find. There’s delicious food and drinks, as well as a kids play corner. Across the road is a brilliant small playground at Moresby St Reserve – perfect for toddlers. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Hoopla Cafe is located at 8 Moresby St, Kensington. Find out more on their website.
Kettle Café – Opposite Rayment Reserve, Lathlain
Found opposite a playground at Rayment Reserve (the new home of the West Coast Eagles!) is the cute Kettle Café. The cafe is a favourite with mothers groups, as there’s enough room to accommodate prams, as well as a kid’s toy corner. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Kettle Café is located at 23 Lathlain Place, Lathlain. Find out more on their website.
Dome at Deep Water Point Reserve, Mount Pleasant
Dome Café is a new addition to the Deep Water Point Reserve. Outdoor seats overlook the play space featuring a big climbing frame with ‘resting’ pods. The café has a kids menu, with lots of yummy options for breakfast, lunch and more. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Dome at Deep Water Point Reserve is located at 100 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant. Find out more on their website.
Cafelife Kiosk at Woodbridge Riverside Park, Woodbridge
It’s easy to grab a takeaway with kids at the huge Woodbridge Riverside Park. The Cafelife kiosk is open 7 days (9am to 4pm) and offers coffees, snacks, pies, toasted sandwiches and more. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Cafelife Kiosk is located at First Ave, Woodbridge.
Lo Quay Café at Riverton Jetty Playground, Riverton
Lo Quay River Cafe is a busy little cafe located on the Canning River, conveniently located next to Riverton Jetty Playground. Sit inside, outside under umbrellas or on the grass overlooking the playground. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Lo Quay Café is located at 300 Fern Rd, Riverton. Find out more on their website.
Fika on Brix at Mills Park, Beckenham
Fika on Brix is right next to Mills Park, where there’s plenty of different play equipment including nature play, water play and a flying fox for kids to explore. The tasty café offers a delicious brunch menu, as well as treats to takeaway and enjoy in the park. Read the Buggybuddys review here.
Fika on Brix is located at 88 Brixton St, Beckenham. Find out more on their website.
Other Coffee ‘n Play Ideas South of River
- Kiosk at Heathcote Reserve, Applecross
- Canning River Café at Canning River Regional Park
- Tomato Lake Kiosk at Tomato Lake, Belmont
- Local Shack at Forrestfield Forum
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