The Gingerbread House is a must visit for those who visit The Blue Mountains region with children in tow. Opened in 2013, The Gingerbread House is found in an old restored church.
There is an abundance of cookies, sweets, food, ice cream and more. The babycino’s come with a dollop of melted chocolate. The kid sized milkshake is of a good size too.
The middle of the cafe consists of a store that sells chocolates, lollies and fairy figurines. You’ll also find the counter where you can order your meals and drinks. Surrounding this area you’ll find many tables and couches to chill out on.
The outdoor section has a paved area with more tables and seats as well as a play area for the kids. They can climb into the cubby house and slide out the other end or they might want to use the climbing obstacle equipment. There is a cute little yard with some fairy houses too.
Our coffee was nice enough and the kids seem to love the babycino. I suspect the chocolate helped. We did enjoy our time chilling out whilst the kids played.
A local ParraParent, Kimberlee Hughes, highly recommends The Gingerbread House, “… the hot chocolate is amazing and they bake their own croissants and pretzels in house which I would absolutely recommend.”
The Gingerbread House hosts a story time session every Monday morning from 10:30am. You’ll also find the Little Free Library station at a corner within the cafe. They seem to be put in various locations around The Blue Mountains.
I would highly recommend visiting if you are in or near Katoomba and need an hour to recharge whilst the kids go wild outside.
There is parking onsite so you don’t need to find street parking unless they are extremely busy.
Address: 56 Waratah Street, Katoomba