815 Nicholson St, Carlton North 3054 ph (03) 9380 5455
We've been here quite a few times and each time the staff and patrons have been super helpful and friendly, and it's so lovely to feel welcomed.
Just past the railway line on Nicholson St in Carlton North, I was most impressed that I could actually get off street parking right near the cafe, a bonus when you have a wriggling, energetic toddler who likes to run and is not a fan of holding hands! This of course is partly due to the fact that a lot of the patrons are bike riders, and locals who walk there.
The kids have their own "Little People's Menu" complete with colouring pencils for entertainment after ordering.
I couldn't go past the Sweet 16 & Never Been Kissed ($17.5) which is the roasted stone fruit, with brioche, bacon ice-cream (!!!!) and fruit jus. Bacon ice-cream sounds strange but it totally works, with the taste of the caramelised bacon infused in a vanilla based ice-cream, melting over the sweet stone fruit and brioche. I will definitely have this again!
When you're done with the food St Ali North is conveniently situated right next to a park, which happens to be a good
If they just can't wait to play outside you can always grab one of the picnic mats and eat and drink outside whilst the kidlets run around to their hearts' delight.
When visiting without the family I like to sit at the coffee bar for a bit of coffee gazing and peace and quiet of dining out solo.
And yes I am guilty of getting a danish (or 2!) as a take away for a sneaky afternoon tea when the kids are tired out from all the eating and playing.
Highchairs - yes
Toilets - yes