Local or visitor, looking for a fun family adventure or maybe a child-free escape, we’ve uncovered a bucket list for all those things that are just around the corner, forgotten about or simply needed a gentle nudge or reminder to go visit around Melbourne.
Let’s start a revolution, an inspiration, a request, a demand for healthy kids’ menus in cafes and restaurants.
Whether you’re caught up in the pressures of modern-day life and looking to slow down and consciously spend time with family and friends, or just wanting to improve the quality of family time on weekends, we’ve got a few ideas for improving that special family bond and breaking the normal routine.
As a parent, you are your child’s first educator. Did you know that a child will learn more in their first three years compared to any other stage in their life?
Welcome to babyccinos!
Babyccinos is EASY and completely FREE to use to find, add or review child friendly cafés:
REGISTER a username
SEARCH for a café by name or location
if the café you're searching for is on our database, their details are available and you can read any reviews or view their child friendly features
if the café you're searching for or want to review can't be found, click the 'ADD CAFÉ' button in the top right corner of the page to submit their details for approval
quickly post a review on a café you've visited by clicking the 'REVIEW CAFE' button on that cafés listing to share their child friendly features and your experience with others
the more cafés and reviews we all add, the more comprehensive and detailed babyccinos becomes as an up-to-date community resource to find and share child friendly cafés with others. Enjoy!!
If you get stuck, let us know on Facebook or Instagram so we can improve the site for everyone :)
Hi there and welcome to babyccinos!
Babyccinos was borne from the café adventures of a frustrated Mum, annoyed at not being able to quickly and easily find child friendly cafés and from accompanying a baby and toddler to cafés listed as ‘child friendly’ but left disappointed by the lack of age-appropriate child friendly features (including the common lack of healthy kids menu options). After complaining one night about this, problem-solving Dad came to the rescue with “you know, I could make a website for that”… and, so, babyccinos was created!
We found that previously created child friendly café review websites tend to be based on blogs (restricted by location and the time that the individual spends visiting child friendly cafés with their own children), being difficult to search but great for detailed reviews and quickly containing outdated information (one person maintaining a website can only do so much and the hospitality industry is incredibly fluid). Or simply using Google leads to cafés self-proclaimed or labelled by someone without children as ‘child friendly’ but not catering for your child’s specific requirements.
We have tried to avoid these short-falls by creating our website from scratch to be an entirely communal space. The best bit? Babyccinos is a community, it revolves around your café additions and reviews, not ours, and we’d like it to be as user-friendly as possible for you. So, we would love to hear from you if you have any feedback or suggestions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babyccinos has a few hidden features that will become apparent as more reviews are added and we have a few more surprises for both our community and our child friendly cafés as this journey continues.
Now, it’s over to you – mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, nannies and carers – share your café experiences with others in our babyccinos community and help us to build a resource that we can all benefit from!
May you finally relax to enjoy your café outings with your children.
Tania, Marcus and family xx
Our Babyccinos Frank Green reusable cups give you exclusive access to free babyccinos and coffee discounts at participating Babyccinos Tribe child friendly cafes. A few reasons why we chose Frank Green – they’re Australian owned, designed and made; they’re completely leak proof (perfect to fill then throw in your nappy bag or handbag); and they’re 100% recyclable.
How do I join the Tribe? Purchase one (or more) of our cups below and we’ll send it out or contact us and we’ll let you know if there’s a Babyccinos Tribe stockist near you. Hint: the 8oz is perfect for little hands.
How does it work? Find a participating child friendly café on our website using the ‘Babyccinos Tribe’ search filter. Present your Babyccinos Tribe cup and purchase a coffee (or tea, if that’s your thing) and receive a free babyccino for your little one. If you’re flying without kids or prefer a coffee discount instead then simply ask (we’ll note if a café does a coffee discount on the café’s listing).
The fine print? Only one free babyccino is redeemable per visit. You may only choose the free babyccino or the coffee discount, where both are available, per visit. Cafés reserve the right to limit use if deemed unreasonably excessive (they’re a small business after all).
So, what are you waiting for?! Join the Tribe and help us save the planet, one babyccino at a time!