Best Kid-Friendly Cafes Around St George And The Sutherland Shire
The Shire is known for its beachside beauty and friendly locals and is a very popular place for families. We’ve rounded up our best kid-friendly cafes in the Shire and a hop across the bridge in the St George area so you and your family can enjoy all that the Shire and surrounds has to offer.
If you like good coffee, a French-inspired seasonal menu and a large outdoor play area to keep the wriggliest of little humans at bay, then you must try Bitton at Oatley. There is a great kids menu (the kids' French crepes are a hit), a little cubby house, wonderful Grinders coffee and a great family vibe with excellent service. With plenty of on-street parking and close to the main strip of shops and a walk from local parks, Bitton is a great family-friendly cafe option.
Where? 119a Mulga Road, Oatley
COOK at Kurnell
This place is loved by young and old (and everyone in between). On the sandy shores of Silver Beach you can relax in the Mediterranean/Miami summer vibe with seaside views. Kids will love the play area where they can kick off their shoes and play in the sand and parents will love the easy breezy menu with cocktails to enjoy as the sun sets over Botany Bay. COOK at Kurnell is a hidden gem that has set the bar for all kid-friendly venues!
Where? 306 Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell
If you like brunch with a view then Zimzala is the one for you. With Cronulla Beach just footsteps away, Zimzala is a great place to unwind with excellent coffee and delectable food, whilst the kids watch the sand, surf, and seagulls from the large windows. There is a great kids menu and the place is always packed with little ones! Cronulla Park is just up the hill and accessible with prams. It has a beautiful shaded play area suitable for toddlers and older kids alike, with small and large slides.
Where? The Esplanade, Cronulla Beach (off Gerrale street)
The Teahouse Camellia Gardens
The Teahouse is a hidden gem in the Sutherland Shire, known for its scones, awesome home-made tea blends and lush garden setting. It is located within the beautiful Camellia Gardens, which is home to over 400 types of plants, beautiful ponds, places to get close to the ducks and feed them and two great playgrounds - one is situated right near The Teahouse making it ideal for a play post milkshake! The Teahouse serves delicious breakfast and lunch, as well as Devonshire and High-Teas including a fabulous kids High-Tea menu. High-Teas must be pre-booked.
Where? President Avenue and Kareena Road, Caringbah South
Queens Pastri House
A haven for mums and dads needing a gourmet pastry hit, Queens Pastri House is a charming French cafe with a beautiful vibe. It could almost be mistaken for a patisserie in Paris. Whilst there’s no kids play area, the line up of pretty cupcakes, croughnuts and pain au chocolates will keep most kids entertained whilst you enjoy a delicious coffee. Not to mention the milkshakes served in bear jars - definitely a hit with the kids! The menu changes regularly but expect options like doughnuts filled with Nutella or homemade blueberry jam, and a fig or raspberry and pistachio tart - yum.
Where? 298 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate
Edmonds & Greer
Edmonds & Greer is an all-in-one destination tucked away on a quiet, tree-lined street in Oatley. It has a welcoming village-like atmosphere with impeccable service, and a beautiful shop attached to it. As you sit down, your children will be offered their favourite colouring page is and be taken to select some toys to play with at the table. Now that’s kid-friendly service! It's a great spot for breakfast or lunch with healthy, colourful culinary creations at great cafe prices and an excellent kids menu. Desserts are renowned at Edmonds & Greer with tempting delights baked daily on display atop the oak sideboard. There are loads of kid-friendly themed cupcakes and cookies and pretty doughnuts and macaroons.
Where? 1/97 Mulga Road, Oatley
With big windows and a sweeping terrace with views through the pine trees to Cronulla Beach, Nuns Pool is a popular family-friendly cafe in the Shire. Across the road is a beautiful playground at Shelly Park and you are metres away from a beautiful and picturesque coastal walk. Serving wholesome, healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, excellent coffee and a great kids menu, Nun’s Pool is a great choice for families.
Where? 103 Ewos Parade, Cronulla
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