Surfing Lizard Cafe

Situated near picturesque Coogee Beach is The Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, a family-friendly cafe with a fun kids play area.

On walking in, we found The Surfing Lizard had a relaxed vibe. Cozy seating surrounds the inside nearest the counter, with lots of wooden tables and chairs outside on the deck, including around the kids play area towards the rear. We also noted there’s lots of room for prams.

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee

We ordered a kids size vanilla milkshake, a medium latte and a melting moment cookie, which came to a reasonable cost, just over $11. The service was warm and friendly.

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee

Miss Almost Four scoffed the cookie in seconds, it was that good, and my coffee was a nice, full-flavoured blend. The staff were happy to package it all up as a takeaway in case we had to cut our visit short.

The menu has a number of kids options available such as pancake with Nutella and banana, ham and cheese toasties or a choice of chicken or fish nuggets. Combine with a milkshake or maybe try one of their cold-pressed juices or a smoothie to fill up hungry bellies.

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee

The kid’s area features soft toys, a ball pit,  small bikes and scooters, a mix of toddler toys, and a colouring-in table. Soft astroturf has been laid on the ground for littler ones to play on, which is perfect if you have a crawler, and a small sandpit is set off to one side as well for toddlers.

Surfing lizard cafe

Surfing Lizard Cafe

During our visit, Miss Almost Four enjoyed the bikes and scooter the most, racing around with another child she met there, as well as jumping around in the sand pit. There’s plenty of gaps between the tables, so kids can do laps around the cafe on the bikes. I enjoyed being able to relax while she was kept entertained.

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee

Free parking is available, and pram and wheelchair access to the cafe is available from around the far side of the cafe. Toilet facilities are available onsite downstairs and to the right.

Why not combine your caffeine top up with a visit to the nearby Coogee Beach Playground?

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar, Coogee

Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar

20 Poore Grove, Munster, adjacent to Coogee Beach
Open daily 7am – 3pm


About Holly Clark

Holly Clark is currently a stay at home mum of one, a self-confessed coffee addict and a baker of sweet treats. She studied Professional Writing and Editing, and occasionally writes on her recipe blog, Lucky Star's Kitchen

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  1. Marcus 4 years ago

    Not open when web site says it is open !

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      Holly Clark 4 years ago

      Hi Marcus,
      According to their Facebook page the owners are on a break until 15 August. Check back soon and they’ll be open. 🙂

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