Cafes with Playgrounds in Brisbane for Kids

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Are you looking for cafes with playgrounds in Brisbane, QLD for your kids? Perhaps parks with cafes is what you searched for? I sometimes search: cafe with playground near me…

It’s no secret coffee plays an important role in many parent’s lives. With small children in tow it’s not quite so easy to drop in for a coffee on the run.

I think we all know the value of good playgrounds and parks with cafes nearby. A good coffee and playground are one of the best things a parent can find. So here’s an ever expanding list of cafes near parks in and around Brisbane.

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Playgrounds with cafes – Southside Brisbane

Here’s our list of cafes with playgrounds on Brisbane’s Southside

Wellington Point

Our favourite cafe with playground Brisbane style is in Wellington Point. There’s a great cafe there called “Point of View”. It’s a restaurant, cafe and a take away kiosk, so you’re likely to find something to suit you. Right near a good park with playground as well as the beach too.


Redlands Indigiscapes Centre is an oasis for kids. A play ground, flying fox, sandpit, maze, and the great outdoors will keep the kids happy, and if you need a coffee and/or a snack, Tea Garden Cafe is there for you.This is a great cafe and playground option.


Park Bench Cafe is right across the road of Bulimba Memorial Park. If you park in the vicinity of 133 Oxford Street Bulimba, you can grab a coffee and head to the park without getting back in the car. Coffee and playground!! Winning!


Park your car in Ainsworth Street Salisbury, walk into Apples on Ainsworth where you can grab coffee, cakes and brekkie, then cross the road for a play in the park. It’s a small park with swings, slide, climbing frame and cubby house. The folks at Apples in Ainsworth will even loan you a picnic blanket if you want grab their brekkie and eat it over in the park! You could grab a coffee and a snack and head across the road….

Stones Corner

Just across Cleveland Street from the fabulous Lady Marmalade Cafe, is bike paths and 2 different playgrounds. Grab a coffee and a something scrummy and take the kids for a play.

Sinnamon Park

At 58 Oldfied Road, Sinnamon Park you find K and K Austrian Coffee House. We have it under good authority you’ll find parkland close by where you can feed the ducks on the lake and enjoy the great outdoors.

Kangaroo Point

If you’re looking for a view of the city you feel as though you could touch, the Cliff’s Cafe is for you. It’s a child friendly spot, but if there aren’t any tables left and you fancy a picnic, wander up the hill to picnic table and space to kick the footy.

50 meters from the wonderful Captain Burke Park, under the Story Bridge is Puk Espresso (98 Main Street Kangaroo Point). Grab a coffee from there and then head on down with the kids for a play beside the mighty Brisbane River.

Brisbane CBD Playgrounds with cafes

In the Roma Street Parklands, you’ll find heaps of space to play, a great playground and Melange Cafe at 1 Parkland Boulevard, Roma Street Parklands. It’s a bit pricey, so you can also try the cafe across the road called Headquarters Cafe and Grill.

Playgrounds with cafes – Northside Brisbane

Here’s our list of cafes with playgrounds and cafes with play areas on Brisbane’s Northside:

Northshore Harbour Cafe

Located right on the Brisbane River at Hamilton, Northshore Harbour Cafe is a delightful cafe for the entire family. The venue is well signed and easy to find. It is right beside a playground and a little beach that us kids loved! We built sandcastles and splashed in the water. (You are not allowed to swim in the water, but splashing it OK!) 

Website:  Click here

Address: 285 MacArthur Ave, Hamilton QLD 4006

Read our review here


playgrounds with cafes Brisbane

We love Frew Park and its cafe across from the Tennis Centre. Within an easy walk you’ll find a caffeine hit at their cafe and we made  sure we reviewed it… just for you! Click here to read our Frew Park review.


Victoria Park Bistro

In Herston, you will find the wonderful Victoria Park. You can grab a coffee and watch the kids play in their playground. If you are there on the weekend, they also have bouncy castles and giant games on offer – free of charge for those dining in the bistro. Find out more in our Victoria Park review here.


Across the road from the Hamilton Recreation reserve is a little coffee shop right near Samios. The day we were there it closed at lunchtime. Located at Hercules street Hamilton.


The Coffee Guy is just near Melrose Park at Woolloowin. Grab your coffee at 85 Kent Road Woolloowin and head down the road to the park which is on Rose Street.


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At the base of Mount Cootha you’ll find Botanical. Just beside the botanical garden where you can wander down and feed the ducks. Botanical is at 152 Mount Coot-Tha Road  Toowong. Read more in our Botanical review here.

Bean on Dean at 45 Dean Street Toowong is not far from Anzac Park. Anzac Park is the perfect place to tire out the kids. Massive grounds, heaps of pay equipment and a brilliant flying fox.


Oriel Park at Ascot is a cracker. Loads of stuff for the kids to play on, and it’s fenced. Across the road at 199 Lancaster Road you’ll find another cracker- Vanilla Pod Cafe and Deli. Vanilla Pod will cater for and deliver to your party in Oriel Park.


You’ll find Dandelion and Driftwood at 45 Gerler Road, Hendra. It’s reputation for good coffee is well known, and there’s a convenient coffee cart out the front so you don’t even have to go inside for a brew. A short stroll down Gerler Road is TC. Beirnie Park. A great park.

Wavell Heights

Retroespresso is just down the road from Keith Borland Wetlands. Here you can feed the ducks, head on scooters, take the dog to the dog park and the kids can play on the playground. Retroespresso is at 194 Edinburgh Castle Road Wavell Heights.

The Grange

At 79 Evelyn St at The Grange you’ll find the Grange library and Lanham Park. You’ll also be able to grab a coffee at the mobile coffee van.


For the little pirates, there’s Pirate Park, For your sanity, there’s Sugar Deli just up the road at 97 Landsborough Ave Scarborough.

Cafes with playgrounds outside Brisbane

Travelling further afield? How about these cafes with playgrounds?


Right in the wonderful Queens Park, you’ll find Queens Park Cafe. Grab a coffee and the take the kids for a run.


If you’re looking for a park on steroids, Robelle Domain at Springfield is for you. While the kids go crazy in the amazing playground that includes a water park, you can grab a coffee right beside it at the Robelle Cafe.

Right beside Toscani’s at Orion Springfield (1 Main St Springfield Lake , is a fenced off playground. You can see the kids from your table while you enjoy your morning tea/meal.

Gold Coast

Palm Beach Parklands is a brilliant park at 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach. Plenty to play on, and wide open spaces. A short stroll across the park you’ll find Dune Cafe and easy access to coffee.

This list will be added to as they’re found. Do you know a park by a cafe – why not head to the Get Out with Kids Facebook page and leave a message.

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