It can’t be half term already can it? If this is a familiar cry in your household, fear not! Tiny Table is to the rescue with a heap of sanity-saving solutions to keep your family entertained this February half term. Check out our pick of child-friendly cafes which not only serve up a cracking cup of joe but also provide a an array of activities to keep the kids amused…
The Corner House
If you’re Brook Green bound be sure to drop into The Corner House. Devised by three local parents, this stylish neighbourhood hub has been designed so parents can meet like-minded mamas and papas, sip on a killer coffee by those canny Caravan Coffee Roasters, pick up a few groceries and even indulge in a little exercise. The basement is a dinky ones dream, decked out with a tiny wooden Corner House, your little ones can safely play, read and dress-up in their indoor play area all whilst you watch on from the adjoining cafe. Over half term there’s a great array of workshops for kids including a sewing course, writers retreat, comedy club and budding starlets can sing their hearts out to Annie the Musical.
102-104 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London, W6 7PD
Little Highness Play Cafe
The fabulous family team behind the Highness Café and Tea Rooms, voted Time Out London’s most loved café 2016 have just given birth to a brand new offspring – the delightfully named Little Highness Play Cafe. Cordon Bleu trained chef, Nes, has not only a crafted a menu laden with patisseries, cakes, salads and sandwiches but being a mum herself, has ensured every corner of the cafe is child-friendly from the much adored and sparkling-clean soft play area, buggy-parking nook and super array of sippy cups. Classes from didi dance will keep tots on thier toes and be sure to bag a French playdate with Coucou Loulou and their immersive and fun drop-in sessions.
69 Highbury Park, London, N5 1UA
Hygge Pygge Cafe
The brainchild of owner Valentina, Hygge Pygge Cafe is a brand new family-friendly find in the heart of Camden. This coffee sanctuary embraces the ideology of ‘Hygge’ offering a space filled with cosy and comfortable conviviality, oh and Insta-worthy food! The lower floor of the cafe is laden with bean bags, children’s books and highchairs a plenty making in the perfect retreat for a Taylor St coffee and story time snack.
37 Chalk Farm Road, London, United Kingdom NW1 8AJ
Bear + Wolf Cafe
If you’re kids are up and at ‘em at the crack of dawn, why not nip to Bear and Wolf in Tufnell Park for a spot of family breaky. Avo, eggs and a sinfully good bacon roll slathered with aioli and cherry toms in an onion brioche will satisfy even the most sleep-savaged souls! Tots will love the Breakfast Berry smoothies overflowing with their five a day and for a half term treat there’s buttermilk waffles with sliced banana! With a playroom packed to the rafters with toys, you can rest assure that your little ones will be in seventh heaven whilst you sit back and enjoy a bite!
153 Fortess Road, London, United Kingdom, NW5 2HR
Bertie and Boo
The original Bertie and Boo opened in 2006 to much acclaim and has since become a Balham child-friendly coffee fave with locals. From cake to cheddar toasties, Bertie and Boo’s latest Restaurant and Play on Northcote Road is a family-friendly gem just a stroller ride away from Wandsworth Common. Their monitored magical play room lets little ones play with pals whilst grown ups can tuck into a hearty brunch. Priding themselves on healthy eating, Bertie and Boo’s children’s menu is filled with locally sourced fresh ingredients, oodles of veggies and fresh fruit for pud.
175-177 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6QF
Photo credit: The Corner House