Published on 28 April 2022
We know the formula for a successful coffee catch up with kids; a decent cup of coffee for the parents, and a playground or activity space for kids to enjoy while you indulge in some uninterrupted adult conversation. Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly cafe or a park with a good cuppa close by, there is no shortage of options in the beautiful surrounds of the Swan Valley that will keep everyone happy, only 25 minutes from Perth.
Located on the Mussel Pool side of the reserve, you’ll find Guerrilla Hub opposite the enclosed Pia’s Place all abilities nature playspace. It's in the perfect location to grab a cuppa and snack and head on over to the expansive play area for the kids to let off some steam.
The Village Cafe, located in the northern part of Whiteman Park, is open daily and offers a delicious menu available for dining in or takeaway. With the mini pool and playground just opposite, it’s a convenient spot for parents of young kids to catch up while the little ones enjoy a play.
Come for the delicious French pastries and macarons and stay on a little longer. Settle in with a warm beverage while the kids have some fun in the outdoor play area.
Grab a coffee (and a real-fruit blended homemade ice cream for the kids) and have a wander through the venue’s boutique nursery. There are tonnes of things to explore outside - kids can run amok in the big, shaded playground and meet the friendly farm animals before you check out the brand new Marron Lake and Sculpture Trail.
The popular spot has been a Swan Valley favourite for more than 20 years, delighting young and old alike with hundreds of mouth-watering chocolate products, free tastings, viewing windows to see the chocolate being made and a family-friendly atmosphere. The Chocolate Cafe serves amazing sundaes, cakes, good value meals and house-made ice cream. Expansive lawns for kids to roam free and the picturesque outdoor deck make it a great place for a relaxing playdate.
Speaking of chocolate factories, Whistler's is another great option to visit with kids and not only for its delectable chocolate treats and gift shop. The back of the venue features a cafe and spacious garden featuring a giant shaded sandpit and plenty of outdoor tables and benches; the perfect set up for the kids to play while parents enjoy a coffee and treat in peace.
This spacious venue and shaded playground make this a super popular spot for families. Its cafe menu includes all of your coffee favourites and delicious sweets. Stay for a lunch and enjoy the yummy selection of pizzas and pasta dishes. Keep little ones even busier at a Mini Chef pasta-making class, sessions held mornings and afternoons Tuesday-Sunday.
A real Swan Valley cafe staple, the relaxing open grounds of Yahava Koffeeworks make this a great spot to enjoy a cup of specialty coffee and delicious baked treat in the fresh air. There is plenty of space for the kiddos to spread out and play on the grassy hills overlooking the vines and lake.
Want to check out more options? See all of the cafes and restaurants in the Swan Valley.