Want to get out of the house, meet some friends for a cup of coffee & conversation while the kids play? There’s quite a few places in Austin where you can let the kiddos hang out while you have a good shot at finishing an actual sentence with a grown-up pal. Check out this roundup of Top Places for Coffee Playdates…
— Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden
121 Pickle Rd. Austin
This delightful South Austin spot has a terrific patio vibe that includes a sweet little pond where kids can watch koi swimming around, a huge chicken coop, and garden. Coffee shop by day and chill space to get a beer at night, this is a kid and dog-friendly venue for easy hangs. Here you’ll also find food trucks Leroy and Lewis Barbecue, Tommy Want Wingy, and Pueblo Viejo. (Menu)
–> Brentwood Social House
1601 West Koenig Lane
Entering this cafe feels like you’re entering a friend’s home, where you can explore its many rooms, back patio or front porch to find a cozy spot to settle into. But you’ll want to make a beeline for the room designed for families, equipped with a train table and a selection of books, toys and board games to keep the little ones busy while you order from a big selection of hot teas, coffee and pastries. There’s also a back patio with a selection of trucks for kids to push around if you’d prefer to sit outdoors. Brentwood Social House also offers a variety of events such as Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo visits and new mom meet-ups. Check out their website and Facebook page for updates.
–> Cherrywood Coffee House
1400 East 38th 1/2 St.
One of the things we love most about this kid-friendly hot spot is the awesome free kids shows they offer on weekends. Plan to meet pals for breakfast and let the kids boogie to some live music. They also have a large fenced-in outdoor area that’s great for some busy little ones. Just bring some trucks and let them play around outside as you catch up. Click here to check out their website to keep track of their event listings.
–> TOMS Roasting Co.
1401 South Congress Ave.
Pop into the TOMS Austin location on South Congress, and you’ll love the cozy feel of this cute house, equipped with front porch swings for lounging as well as a lovely backyard area where kids could bring toys to play with while you catch up. You’ve gotta love supporting their “one for one” model, too — for every bag of coffee purchased, TOMS will provide one week of clean water to a person in need. This locations also offers a variety of free community events such as yoga, crafting and other gatherings. To stay up-to-date on all of these events, you can look for info on their Instagram or sign up for their email updates.
–> Hat Creek Burger Company
We are big fans of the breakfast menu at Hat Creek, and we also love that each location has a pretty terrific outdoor play area. You can’t go wrong with a kid-friendly meet-up at any of their area locations. It’s easy to sit within good view of the playground, enjoy some tacos and coffee in the morning and catch up with friends.
More Suggestions for Kid-Friendly Places for Coffee:
- Mozarts Coffee Roasters
- Radio Coffee & Beer
- Summer Moon Coffee
- Cups & Cones
- Irie Bean Coffee Bar
- Jo’s Coffee
- Blue Cat Cafe
- Coffee Shark
- Once Over Coffee Bar
- Central Market North Lamar (with playground)
- Whole Foods Market Downtown (with playground)
Have any favorites that we forgot to mention? Let us know in the comments below!