Best Kid-Friendly Cafes In Geelong

  • Mums & Bubs

Yes, we all know kids and cafes don’t mix well together. Just as your food arrives or you start to sip on your coffee, your little angel decides to throw a tantrum or scampers away to a neighbouring table pulling their spoons and forks down. 

Finding a family-friendly cafe where the kiddies can be kept busy can be tricky but worry no more! Here's our list of the top kid-friendly cafes in the Geelong region. Relax, dine and play!

Bear and Bean 

Imagine a café specially designed to cater for families. The entrance doors are double to allow ease of access for prams and kids in tow. All steps have been (thankfully) removed to minimize any falls and spills. The café provides a changing table, multiple high chairs and a giant blackboard for kids to doodle over while mum and dad enjoy a delicious meal. 

What you need to know
Where: 136 Rear Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Timings: Mon to Fri – 7 am to 3 pm, closed on weekends
For more information: see website

Launch Espresso & Kitchen 

Not only is this café located inside one of the most popular shopping centres in Geelong, but it's also next to an indoor playground. Seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? Take a break from all that shopping by grabbing a coffee on The Bridge and let the kids entertain themselves in the play area under safe supervision. The café also has an impressive food selection. We hear the burgers are simply delicious with a kiddie version as well. 

What you need to know
Where: Westfield Geelong, 95 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220
Timing: Sat to Thur 7:30 am to 5 pm, Fri 7:30 am to 9 pm
For more information: see website

Groove Train 

This café is also located inside Westfield Geelong. Although it’s a bit far from the indoor playground, it is the perfect venue for Mums and Bubs meetups. With plenty of open space for strollers and prams, large groups can be easily accommodated especially earlier in the day. Plus, kids also eat free with any main meal purchased from Monday to Thursday.

What you need to know
Where: Westfield Geelong, 95 Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220
Timings: Timing: Mon to Thur 8:00 am to 9:30 pm, Fri – Sun 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
For more information: see website

Café Botticelli 

These people get families because they’re themselves a young family passionate about good food and having fun. The modern funky colourful layout of the café is a hit with the locals. The café has a dedicated outdoor play area called Jabi’s Garden with a playset suitable for toddlers to young kids. There’s plenty of outdoor covered seating as well around the play area so mum and dad can enjoy their food while keeping an eye on the little ones. 

What you need to know
Where: 7 Minerva Road, Herne Hill
Timings: Mon-Fri 7am – 5pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am – 4pm
For more information: see website

Little Creatures Brewery 

You may get an odd look or two if you suggest taking the kids along to this brewery. But the Little Creatures Brewery is suitable for the entire family. With an enclosed sandpit, lots and lots of open space and an easy-going vide, the kids are well taken care of, leaving you to enjoy the wide variety of food and drinks on the menu.  

What you need to know
Where: 221 Swanston St, Geelong VIC 3220
Timings: Mon – Tue 10am – 5pm, Wed – Fri 10am – 10pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 10pm
For more information: see website

King of the Castle Cafe 

Offering plenty of space for little ones to run around, alongside some of Geelong's best and most popular food and drinks, King of the Castle Cafe is a must-visit with kids. They'll love the cool, industrial vibe and the kid's menu is quite something; we're talking luffy hotcakes with maple syrup and sprinkles. You're welcome!

What you need to know
Where: 24 Pakington Street, Geelong West 3218
Timings: Mon-Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm, Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
For more information see the website.

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