Kinder cafe isn’t just about food and drink. They are a mini village. The owners are mums who have really considered what is missing in the market, for parents with little ones, and they have gone to every effort to fill in the gaps. With kids classes starting this week and a creche, ‘beauty’ and office space well on the way, Kinder Cafe is one to keep a close eye on!
The main cafe seating area is indoors and has a gorgeous cubby house and picnic table set on astro turf for the kids to play nearby your table. At the back, through sliding glass doors, is a spacious, light filled play room where the little ones really have some room to let off steam and will be utilised for classes. Upstairs, a creche and multipurpose room are in production where an early childhood teacher will be available to facilitate play for younger bubs while you get some work done (or enjoy an uninterrupted coffee!) If your kids are older, but this sounds like something you want in on, classes begin this week for minis aged 3-12. From zumba to chess and even mums + bubs fitness, Kinder Cafe has you covered. Check here for classes and updates.
Food and drink
The Kinder cafe menu has a nice variety, with an additional display case full of various cakes and sweets. I enjoyed my avocado and feta on lovely fresh bread and whereas my husband was much happier munching on a brekkie burger. Bacon and eggs anyone? (Hint: It’s a perfect pit stop after visiting Flip Out, which is just around the corner) Your bill receipt can be text messaged to you, brilliant for mums groups who want to pay once and split between themselves. Our food was lovely, with a personal favourite being the thick, delicious bread which Kinder Cafe source fresh from a local bakery. The drinks were also perfect for a cold winters day, don’t be fooled by the picture. That’s not a paper cup! We saw some plates of hot waffles glide past us and will definitely be sampling those next time.
Apart from the play areas and yummy food, Kinder Cafe has gorgeous desk/office space to rent by the hour, with packages available for those wanting to use it regularly. The space has a wonderful calming vibe, with resin pieces by a local artist adorning the walls. Toilets are available on site as are baby change facilities, of course, in the form of a mothers room. A beauty area is in the process of being established where parents will be able to access nail and other beauty services. These will run alongside creche or class bookings. All services are thoughtfully planned around the fact that parents are often unable to access short periods of care to get some self maintenance, tackle time-sensitive work or finish that deadline heavy report. Great news for parents who want to remain flexible with their “busy” hours.
We are huge fans of the Kinder Cafe concept. Apart from being a lovely spot for brunch (that you know isn’t going to sigh when they see your pram) they have carefully considered the pressures on modern parents. Kinder cafe says to the hugely varied parent demographic: here we are, we have options for you. I applaud the flexibility and innovation that they are aiming to establish, which offers services based on the varying needs of each family. Bravo, Kinder Cafe, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for the future.