The Little Growling Cafe in Tarneit is home to an enormous enclosed playground! It’s one of the most kid-friendly cafes in Melbourne. Most kid-friendly cafes usually only have a small section for children but this cafe has an entire adventure playground.
The playground has a flying fox (with a seat!), 2 giant spiral slides, a baby slide, 2 in-ground trampolines, a nest swing, a spinning teacup and lots of things to climb and balance on.
Here is a picture of the slides. Note that to reach the slides you will need to climb a lot of steps and the slides are pitch black. So they are better for bigger kids.
The spinning teacup is a lot of fun but might be bad if your little one eats too much in the cafe then spins around.
The playground has a lot of things to balance on which is great for building gross motor skills.
There is also a frog sculpture that is great for balancing on.
My baby really enjoyed the baby slide. I think it will be a few years before he can slide down the big slides.
There is a flying fox and it has a seat with a seatbelt! It’s much better than the ones you need to hold on to and is great for kids of all ages.
Here’s another view of the slides with my sister as a size reference.
There are plenty of high chairs for little ones.
The nest swing is large and will fit a few children.
Here’s a picture of the trampolines. They’re not big and will probably only fit 1 kid at a time.
The Ferrero Rocher Milkshake was $12 and was very nice. I believe they also do freakshakes.
The smashed avocado with beetroot spread was very nice.
This inside out cheese toastie was okay but I wouldn’t recommend it. It was a little oily but maybe we just got a dud one.
- You must go to the counter to order. They do not have waiters taking orders. (It’s very casual)
- If you want a drink of water you’ll need to fetch your own. The customer service if more like what you would find in a pub.
- The playground is open to everyone and not just to visitors to the cafe.
Do I recommend this place?
Yes, I do. I wouldn’t say the food or service was incredible but it was decent and it is very kid friendly. It’s an amazing place to take the kids out for brunch.
Little Grownling Cafe Tarneit Address: