Our guest blogger, Lauren Hunt from Teacher Types a blog ‘where teachers and parents of young children can be inspired’, has recently written about the Topiary Pantry – the cafe based in the Library foyer.
‘If you like toys, books, a playground and grassy ovals with your coffee, cake & lunch then this little gem might be the place for you! Nestled within the Tea Tree Gully Library/Council building, The Topiary Pantry is a beautiful and child friendly spot. In one outing with your little one you could attend Baby Bounce & Rhyme at the Library, borrow a book, borrow from the Toy Library, have a coffee & lunch and then wander across Civic Park to play at the playground. It has everything! Plus Tea Tree Plaza is just across the road.
At a glance:
- High Chairs – Yes
- Change Facilities – Yes in the Library Foyer area
- Room for prams – Yes
- Kids Menu – Yes
- Play Area – no but Civic Park and the playground is right outside.
- Activities Provided – not in the café but the Library and Toy Library do!
- Healthy Kids Meals – Yes
- Kids Eat Free Deals – No
I’m just a little bit addicted to hazelnut flavouring in my coffee, and Topairy didn’t disappoint. And of course my little miss got a babychino and made a huge mess!
I ordered a delicious salad (pear, parsnip, cos, celery, walnut, feta, bacon & avocado) and house-made banana bread for my little one. The food at the Topiary Pantry feels that little bit more fancy that your regular café. Lots of other yummy choices too and some tasty kids menu treats!
If you like ‘High Tea’ or feel like a Mum & Dad date night out – try the Topiary Café (owned by the same people) at 1363 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully, based at Newman’s Nursery.. Perhaps not as child friendly as the ‘Pantry’ but I’ve heard the food and atmosphere is amazing. It’s on my to-do list!’
You can visit Lauren’s blog here for tips on Early Learning and activity ideas for your little one. The Topiary cafe website is here, and they also have a Facebook!