Little Manly Beach Kiosk – Sydney’s Best Beachside Cafes For Kids {Updated}

Little Manly Beach cafe kiosk A safe harbour beach, a netted pool with fantastic places to climb and leap joyfully into the water. A kiosk and cafe with fantastic views. You’d seriously have to be bonkers not to get straight down there with the kids.

Little Manly Beach is a beaut spot in itself, but having the cafe there too really makes it a family mecca, and it’s as good on sunny winter days as it is in the ice block melting scorching days of summer.

There’s something there for all ages of kids. My daughter loves the rock pools with their crabs and anemones. Rusty Rocket loves leaping off the shark net walkway.  Dexbox wore goggles and chased fish for ages.  Giant Teen loves jumping too, showing off for the pretty girls I suspect.

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Post Update: Terrey Hills Tavern – Sydney’s Most Child-Friendly Cafes + Restaurants

Sometimes, we mums and dads just need to go to the pub.  And if you live in the north of Sydney, you’re luck to have a few family-friendly ones to visit.

Here’s a good one!  The Terrey Hills Tavernhas a small kids’ play area, lots of wide open spaces inside and out, a Balinese style beer garden, plus a kids’ menu.

Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Echo On The Marina Cafe

Now here’s a wonderful spot which I’d have loved to have taken my children to when they were little, but never dared.

Mine are a bit wild. They’d have been splashing off the end of the marina in minutes.

They just never did suit this tranquil, spectacularly scenic slice of Middle Harbour heaven.

Luckily, I have visited alone, and they’d be fine now. Chalk it up on the Easter holidays list.

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Hyams Beach Store + Cafe: Jervis Bay’s Best Cafes

Shhh…. don’t tell everyone about this cafe…. just the people you love best.

This is one of my very favourite fave cafes at Jervis Bay.

It’s the Hyams Beach Store and Cafe, a glorious little spot.

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Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Cafe Piemonte, Terrey Hills

Isn’t this the kind of sign you just love to see.

‘Kids playground at rear’ has a certain ring to it.

Cafe Piemonte is my new local. The kindy mums from the twins’ school are meeting here after dropoff regularly.

And of course I have to go each time, such are the onerous duties of the class mum.

How do I manage? I just don’t know. Tough, tough life.  Not!

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Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids – Flying Fox Cafe

Such a very lovely cafe, it’s been designed to be very family-friendly and it succeeds very well.

It’s slap bang alongside a very large, fully-fenced playground, with lovely water views, in an extensive park.

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Diner Disasters – It’s Not Just My Kids Who Misbehave in Cafes, Is It?

Oh dear, the pictures tell a thousand words each. Not an eating out success. Linking to Wordless Wednesday over at My Little Drummer Boys, pop over!

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Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Lifesaver Cafe, Narrabeen


If you’re in search of a great beachside cafe on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, look no further!

Lifesavers Cafe is child-friendly and within spitting distance of the beach and a small playground.  Winner.

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Family Fun at Jervis Bay – The Husky Bakery + Cafe


This is one of my family’s favourite breakfast, brunch or lunch spots in the lovely little village of Huskisson.

The Husky Bakery delights not just for its playground – hooray!- but also it’s great food and spacious covered outdoors seating area.

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