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…
2610 Manor Rd.
Let’s start with the adorable pirate ship playscape they have for the kids. Your little mateys will be busy sliding, swinging and casting sail on this ship while you catch up on the lovely patio over a fair trade latte in the morning. Or meet later in the day and enjoy a local craft brew, too. This zero waste grocer has a great assortment of local foods for sale to enjoy while you’re there. And they host a great variety of community events, including music for kids on the patio. Check out their website and Facebook page for more info about upcoming events.
–> 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 7 locations (Westlake, Burnet Rd., The Domain, Buda, Lakeway, Round Rock and Georgetown).
More Suggestions for Kid-Friendly Places for Coffee:
- Mozarts Coffee Roasters
- Radio Coffee & Beer
- Cups & Cones
- Irie Bean Coffee Bar
- Jo’s Coffee
- Blue Cat Cafe
- 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!