From the outside, it doesn’t look all that child friendly. Or when you first walk into the cafe. But take a few steps to the back room and you’ll find a lovely little area for the kids.
When we visited, we first sat down in the main part of the restaurant and I was surprised to find no signs of child-friendliness. I sat down somewhat reluctantly with my toddler and baby in the pram and then went to order at the counter.
Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. The lady taking our order was lovely and helpful and directed us to another area at the back of the cafe. Hurray!
While there isn’t a specific children’s menu, there are options for the kids, such as toasted sandwiches, or you can do as we did and decide to share a big breakfast. There is also smashed avocado, a vego breakfast and wood fired eggs on the brunch menu, plus salads, wood fired ciabatta sandwiches and Panini sandwiches. They also serve wood fire pizza during the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday (plus 12pm to 8pm on Sundays.)
We headed out the back and took a seat. There are plenty of toys abs games for the kids, plus a huge chalkboard, rug on the chair and comfortable chairs. It is enough to keep the kids entertained before or after a meal or while you have a coffee with friends.
Our big breakfast, cappuccino and babyccino arrived very quickly and we tucked right in.
The big breakfast is great value at $20. There is plenty of food for an adult and child, including wood-fired baked beans, Cumberland sausage, hash brown, bacon and the most delightful sourdough toast.
The breakfast was delicious and more than enough for the two of us. We ate up and it was time to head home for a rest! Pear Tree Cafe is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch from 6:30am to 2:30pm Monday and Tuesday, and from 6:30am to 3:30pm Wednesday to Sunday, plus from 4pm to 8pm for wood fire pizza on Wednesday to Saturday. They also serve pizza 12pm to 8pm on Sundays.
Not too far away from the café is Dixon Reserve, which has an awesome nature playground and is worth a visit for a play after brunch or lunch.
If you are always on the look out for fantastic child-friendly dining with great customer service and lovely food, this is one to have a look at.
For more fantastic options for dining out with the kids, read on here.
Essential Information Pear Tree Cafe
1 Kerry Street, Hamilton Hill
Open: 6:30am to 2:30pm Monday and Tuesday
6:30am to 3:30pm Wednesday to Sunday
4pm to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12pm to 8pm Sundays for wood fire pizza