Top 10 Family Friendly Cafes in the Inner West brought to you by Little Eats

1. Little Tastes, St Peters
Little Tastes is a cafe for big and little people. A place where the vibe is so laid back and the kids are so thoroughly engaged, you will feel like you are at home (without the cleaning up part!). The menu is innovative, healthy and delicious. On Saturdays, visit for the kids painting session where they are even encouraged to paint on the walls.

IMG_19032. Ikea Restaurant and Cafe, Tempe
Cheap Swedish cuisine and amazing facilities for little ones. Ikea Tempe Restaurant and Cafe at Tempe really has it all for family friendly dining. Take advantage of the huge bright space, highchairs, bibs, cutlery and a dedicated play area. Prepared to be amazed!

Kids room3. Bitton Gourmet Cafe, Alexandria
Bitton Gourmet Cafe aims to provide a 5 star restaurant experience in a relaxed café environment. They achieve this with flying colours with the added benefit of being family friendly. The food is divine, the staff are friendly and this is all offered within a safe enclosed area for parents to relax whilst children to play in the toy alcove. This place is definitely worth the trip to Alexandria!

1557593_627848823916985_1288143377_n4. Three Williams, Redfern
A trendy industrial style cafe with plenty of space for prams and a blackboard corner for toddlers and children. The coffee and food are divine and the hot chips so good, you won’t be able to stop eating! If you can, grab a table near ‘Willy’s Corner’ which is the toy corner with a huge blackboard in the wall. Its unusual for an inner city cafe to be able to dedicate so much space to little ones. Look out for one of the leather coasters with the kids menu.

5. The Local Press, Lilyfield
The Local Press is a busy cafe in an otherwise quiet area of Lilyfield. Located right next to an awesome playground, it is a mecca for parents with young children. Relax on an outdoor table or grab takeaway and hang out in the playground. You won’t be disappointed with the menu or the delicious coffee.

the grounds6. The Grounds of Alexandria, Alexandria
Described by Zagat as a ‘sprawling paradise for people who love brunch’. Little Eats adores The Grounds because this ‘mega cafe’ combines urban and trendy with family friendly perfectly. Children will love exploring the gardens, farm animals and play area whilst you sip the specialty in-house roasted coffee or enjoy the wholesome home-style food.

IMG_07367. The Innocent Kitchen, Sydneham
Cute, cute, cute! The Innocent Kitchen is made for families and little ones are looked after in every way. The menu is simple and delicious and they are also located right opposite Tillman Park.

rozelle toys8. Rozelle Espresso, Rozelle
A kid friendly oasis in the middle of busy Rozelle. The huge bright space is a rarity for an Inner West cafe and means parents with kids can happily easily coexist with other patrons. The kids’ menu is awesome as well as the babycinos.

Sydney Park Kiosk front9. Sydney Park Kiosk, St Peters
Sydney Park Kiosk is located just next to an amazing adventure playground and scooter park. The coffee is excellent and the food is gourmet kiosk fare. Enjoy a great day out with the family.

sideways tiny teacups10. Sideways Deli Café, Dulwich Hill
A well established busy, neighbourhood cafe tucked away in a suburban back street of Dulwich Hill. Sideways is a super, kid friendly cafe that skilfully manages to accommodate newspaper reading, childless couples and morning playgroups.

Nicole Cubbin, Founder of Little Eats Sydney
On her return from London in late 2012 with two young children, Nicole felt like a tourist in her home town and was inspired to start her own online business, Little Eats Sydney. After 6 years away she had no idea where to dine or even grab a decent coffee with her daughters. Many cafes and restaurants just didn’t cater for families. She searched online but could not find a comprehensive resource that covered different areas of Sydney and gave her advice about where to go. With over 300 reviews, Little Eats is the most comprehensive resource for finding child friendly cafes, pubs and restaurants in Sydney.


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