What’s better than a café with a playground close by? A café with a big box of toys and babyccinos with hundreds and thousands, of course!
I’d walked past Sul Lago Café in Beeliar’s Meve Estate so many times to get the to estate supermarket, yet have never been in, so when a friend said it was child-friendly, I thought it was time for a visit.
My toddler is at that age where she simply doesn’t want to sit still, so a table full of toys is a welcome site. The café was relatively quiet and we were lucky to snare a table right next to the toys and a couch. She made a beeline for the toys after I’d ordered at the counter.
Along with a cabinet full of cakes, sandwiches and other goodies, there’s also a breakfast and lunch menu, plus takeaway coffee and food. You’ll find bacon and eggs, pancakes and smoothies for breakfast.
I ordered my standard mid-morning snack of a coffee and banana bread and a babyccino for my little girl. Everything was served shortly after ordering. The babyccino was the cutest I’d ever seen – sprinkled with hundreds and thousands and served with a little marshmallow. Olivia certainly enjoyed practising her cup and spoon coordination skills with it.
The coffee was delicious and we both enjoyed the banana bread, which was lightly toasted and tasty. I was so grateful to be able to enjoy a coffee with a few minutes peace and quiet while Olivia amused herself with the toys.
The café is located next to a lake and is dog-friendly, with many families bringing their pooch out for a morning stroll. There is outside seating and a water bowl for the dogs.
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On the other side of the lake is a small playground with a climbing frame and slide, swings and rope play, plus some outdoor gym equipment for mums and dads. Dragging a toddler away from the toys was no easy feat, until she spotted the playground and we went over for a play, and I had one happy toddler – at least, until it was time to go home.
Essential Information Address: 4/28 Lakefront Avenue, Beeilar
Phone: 9437 4049
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