My idea of a good playground is one with a coffee shop nearby. And my idea of a good coffee shop is one with a play area. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon a cafe called… wait for it… The Coffee Playground! Yes, it is a cafe and yes, it has a playground inside. Not just a little play area in the corner, but a decent modular play structure with a slide and activity walls.

I went there this morning with my 4 year old and 15 month and they were thoroughly entertained for almost an hour while I wolfed down poached eggs on toast and sipped on my flat white. Occasionally the kids came out of the play area to nibble on their banana bread and drink their babycino but to be quiet honest the food was wasted on them, they were too busy trying to climb, slide and jump.

You can order your food either from the extensive menu, including from a separate kids menu, or choose from one of the many yummy delicacies at the front counter. I’ve got my eye on the Haloumi Stack for my next visit, although the Croissant with Ricotta and Nutella also caught my eye!

The Coffee Playground West RydeThe place is very kid friendly of course, but it might get squishy in between tables if you have one of those large prams so best to leave the pram at home or in the car if you can.

There’s easy street parking all around the cafe, and the West Ryde train station is a 2 minute walk away. Bonus, Anzac Park playground is literally in the street behind the cafe.

We will definitely be coming back!

Opening Hours

Open every day – weekdays from 6:30am to 3pm, Saturday 7am to 3pm and Sunday 8am to 3pm.

Extra Details

After reading Lilit’s review, I thought that I needed to check it out myself. As soon as we got there, my kids were so excited, their shoes could not come off fast enough. When our coffees came out, my eyes lit up. Shaved chocolate on top. SHAVED CHOCOLATE! The babycino also comes with shaved chocolate and a marshmallow.

The coffee itself tasted amazing. It was strong and a perfect blend. I spoke with one of the owners, Rosalie, to find out where they source their beans. She advised that the coffee brand is Di Bella but they choose which beans to use and roast and blend the beans themselves. She also advised that the delicious muffin my sister had is baked in house (she chose a blueberry and cinnamon muffin) and that they have a lot of gluten free options.

The Menu

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Anzac Park, West Ryde (Photo credit: Linda Tuerhong)

Points of Interest Nearby

Finding The Coffee Playground

The Coffee Playground is right next door to Element Six, and opposite West Ryde train station.