When my friend told me she had found a great café with a kids play area, my ears perked up. Kid friendly and coffee? I’m sold. My daughter is currently learning the art of walking, and sitting still in her pram or a high chair is just so four months ago.
So we met at Sprolo, a little place located near the intersection of Canning Highway and Douglas Avenue in South Perth. The place was jammed packed with families and coffee-lovers alike. We made our way over to the kids play area and luckily, a table came up just next to it so I could keep an eye on Olivia.
Sprolo is a cafe for parents and coffee lovers.
The play area is really quite impressive – although it’s small in size, they’ve certainly managed to fit a lot into the area. There is a chalkboard for creative little minds, colouring pencils, a trike and boxes of different toys and books to play with.
As for the coffee and food, well that was pretty good too. I ordered a flat white and a mid-morning snack of banana bread, which was lovely and moist and came with a little pot of whipped butter. The banana bread was thick and filling, and it actually tasted like bananas, which is always a good sign.
A mid-morning snack at Sprolo.
Sprolo is open for breakfast or brunch every day. The menu features an Asian-inspired blend of old breakfast favourite such as eggs on toast (which looked light and fluffy as they wafted by our table), alongside black rice pudding or chai-spiced granola. You can try a traditional Singaporean breakfast or a Middle Eastern couscous salad. If that’s not your thing, there are a selection of cakes and sandwiches available, and they also offer kids’ toasted sandwiches.
The play area is a massive drawcard.
Sprolo is noisy and boisterous and unapologetic about it too. The floor was a bit on the grubby side but that's to be expected with kids – perhaps just don't take them in their Sunday best.
The service was great, with friendly staff who didn’t bat an eyelid or impose disapproving stares as my daughter happily emptied boxes of toys onto the floor, as mummy scrambles around picking them all up. Just like home. Except I don’t have to do the dishes.