I don't know if it's because of all the extra rainy days, but Vancouver sure knows how to provide amazing kid-friendly spaces, particularly cafes that both parents and littles can enjoy. And donuts. There are lots of places with perfectly delicious donuts!
Here's a few of my favourites I've discovered so far:
Offers a wonderful story time for kids of all ages at their Broadway location, check website for details. Plus they always has a box of toys for kids to play with during any time of the week.
Not to mention we LOVE their vegan AND gluten-free (a hard combo to find) donuts. They are outta this world delicious, and their flavours of the month keep things fresh and flavourful!
Bonus: Kids get a milk for free! Owen loves the steamed almond milk.
A fresh, gorgeous space which doubles as a cooking studio, that even offers kids cooking classes over Spring break!
They offer 100% organic goods, with a full cafe and lunch menu.
Their play kitchen and market space is a quaint corner, complete with a mini sofa so parents can sip their coffee while their little ones play. Aaron and I enjoyed an almond milk latte, while Owen made a new friend and played with the kitchen set.
A cozy little space with an amazing array of gluten-free goodies (and some vegan options), friendly staff, and the best coffee next door from Match Stick (they encourage you to get your coffee there and bring it on over!).
They have a cute little corner with a play kitchen and even a small shopping cart for kids to play with.
They even offer take-home items such as frozen cinnamon buns!
Our personal favourites are the pizza buns (ask them to heat it up!), pumpkin chocolate cookie, scone of the day, and the cinnamon buns.
CIRCUS - "a place for families ot connect and learn through play"
This space is nothing short of ingenious! A wide open play space for kids complete with play kitchen sets, multiple slides, and more alongside a cafe space so parents can sit and have a coffee while their child plays, or join them and make some new mama friends too! All the toys are "carefully curated to aid children's physical, cognitive, and social development. Owen totally loved it.
They have a full cafe menu, along with a full kids snack/lunch menu too!
It costs $6-$9 to enter the play space two hours (depending on the age of your toddler. 0-5yrs) but I think it's worth it for some of the rainy days! (Don't forget to bring a pair of socks!) We stayed an hour, but Owen could have gone for the full two hours!
For hours and event info (they hold classes, workshops, and summer camps), check out their website.
Do you know of any cafes to add to the list? Please share!