Looking for kid-friendly healthy cafes in Melbourne? Be inspired by our choice of the best kid-friendly cafes across Melbourne (and beyond), serving great vegan and vegetarian options - the perfect places to visit for Veganuary!
Admiral Cheng Ho - Abbotsford
Admiral Cheng Ho is the sibling of Monk Bodhi Dharma. The food is equally as good and there is a plethora of choice for those in need of a strong caffeine fix. The cafe itself is quite small, but they do fantastic coffee and some takeaway options so you can certainly grab something to go and head to a nearby playground.
Where: 325 Johnston St, Abbotsford
Playground nearby: Gahan Reserve - Park Street, Abbotsford
More info: Admiral Cheng Ho
Urban Projuice - Albert Park
For the perfect cold pressed juice head to Urban Projuice. Your little ones will love the piklets at this wholefoods cafe. Set in the beautiful Albert Park area, there’s plenty to see and do, and great playgrounds nearby to enjoy when you have enjoyed your meal.
Where: 315 Montague St, Albert Park
Playground nearby: St Vincents Park Playground - St Vincents Place, Albert Park
More Info: Urban Projuice
Serotonin Eatery - Burnley/Richmond
A popular pick with families and singles alike, Serotonin Eatery is a must-visit. There’s so many good options on the menu at this health-conscious plant based cafe, it is hard to choose just one! Grab a “lunchbox” to takeaway and enjoy a morning full of play in the playground across the road.
Where: 52 Madden Grove, Burnley
Playground nearby: Golden Square Bicentennial Park: Madden Grove, Burnley
More info: Serotonin Eatery
This Is Life Family Wellness Emporium - Elwood
This wholefoods cafe offers a range of vegan options on the menu. But the focus on good health and wellness doesn’t stop there! Also on site are yoga classes, wellbeing workshops, a chiropractor, a naturopath and a nutritionist. Update: Sadly, This Is Life is closing it’s cafe doors on 21 January 2019 - however they still offer a great range of holistic health and wellness services as well as workshops for your family to enjoy.
Where: 109 Brighton Rd, Elwood
Playground nearby: Williams Street Reserve - Williams Street, Balaclava
More info: This Is Life Wellness
Combi - Elwood
Known for their beautifully presented smoothies, Combi is a neat sea-side stop. Grab a scrumptious takeaway smoothie packed with nutrient dense goodness, and enjoy a stroll along Elwood beach with the pram. The salted caramel slice is also a dream!
Where: 138-140 Ormond Rd, Elwood
Playground nearby: Elsternwick Park Playground - New Street, Brighton
More info: Combi
V-Series - Kew
The all day breakfast is amazing, lots of flavoursome options to choose from. Also, be sure to grab a vegan cupcake on your way out - they are a hit! The service is good, and the cafe itself is quite spacious inside which is great for mums with prams.
Where: 4/26 Princess St, Kew
Playground nearby: Alexandra Gardens - Cotham Road, Kew
More info: V-Series Cafe
Raw Trader - Melbourne
Delectable treats and great coffee await you at Raw Trader, the perfect treat to fuel you for a morning of Melbourne exploration with your little ones! In addition to scrumptious cakes, biscuits, slices and tarts, Raw Trader also offer a range of light breakfast options too.
Where: 10 Sutherland St, Melbourne
Playground nearby: Flagstaff Gardens Playground - Williams Street, Melbourne
More info: Raw Trader
The Alley - Melbourne
Vegan burgers galore await you at Melbourne’s fully vegan cafe ‘The Alley’. From amazing plant based creations like the popular ‘maple bacon burger’ (with a portobello mushroom and sweet potato based burger patty) and the delicious ‘locked n loaded’ BBQ jackfruit burger, to more classic options like superfood bowls and poke bowls, the food is on point. There’s also yummy smoothies and raw treats to complete your meal, or as an indulgence all on their own.
Where: 417 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Playground nearby: Fawkner Park Playground - Commercial Road, South Yarra
More info: The Alley
Wild Yam Plant-Based Food and Cafe - Mordialloc
This little cafe serves amazing takeaway salads packed full of goodness. The perfect treat before you head to Peter Scullin Reserve playground for a morning of play or a stroll along Mordialloc beach. Speaking of treats, there’s plenty of raw goodies on offer too!
Where: 499 Main Street, Mordialloc
Playground nearby: Peter Scullin Reserve playground - Beach Road, Mordialloc
More info: Wild Yam Food and Cafe
Love Your Soul - Parkdale
Yummy wholefoods and delicious smoothies await you at Love Your Soul. What makes Love Your Soul extra special is that they are also a Yoga Studio. They offer pilates and yoga classes for mummy throughout the week (including prenatal yoga and Mum & Bubs classes), and even yoga classes for pre-school children!
Where: 75-77 Parkers Road, Parkdale
Playground nearby: McDonald-Healy Reserve - Ti-Tree Grove, Parkdale
More info: Love Your Soul
Cafe 435 - Pascoe Vale
This plant based cafe has a lovely little play area out the back for your little ones to roam. The 100% vegan cafe has a little of everything - from breakfast fare to burgers and soups, right through to smoothie bowls and cupcakes. A great place to visit if you find yourself North of the city.
Where: 104 Kent Road, Pascoe Vale
Playground nearby: Raeburn Reserve Playground - Raeburn Street, Pascoe Vale
More info: Cafe 435
Kooks Kitchen - South Melbourne
This 100% plant based cafe is the perfect spot for a quick lunch. Their salads are delicious, and they also have a good range of soups, smoothies and juices to choose from too. Fast, healthy and yummy, they tick all the boxes for a pit stop in the city.
Where: Kiosk 6/111 Cecil St, South Melbourne
Kooks Kitchen also have a second location at Prahran Market on Commercial Road, South Yarra.
Playground nearby: Skinners Adventure Playground - 211A Dorcas St, South Melbourne
More info: Kooks Kitchen
Sister of Soul - St.Kilda
A Melbourne favourite for vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians alike, Sister of Soul serves up amazing food and never fails to disappoint. Their beautiful, light-filled, airy cafe in St. Kilda offers so many enticing plant based dishes it is so hard to pick a favourite! With plenty of family-friendly activities to see and do in and around St. Kilda, a family trip to Sister of Soul is a must!
Where: 73 Acland Street, St. Kilda
Sister of Soul have also just opened a second, more intimate, location at 77 Swan Street, Richmond.
Playground nearby: St. Kilda Adventure Playground - Neptune St, St Kilda
More info: Sister of Soul
Power Plant Cafe - Templestowe
This all-vegan cafe is a great pick for families, even if it is a little out of Melbourne’s CBD it is well worth the trip. With friendly service and plenty of room inside, the light-filled dining space provides a lovely atmosphere for you to enjoy your meal. The signature PowerPlant breaky paired with a Turmeric coconut milk latte is sure to keep you fuelled for a busy day with your little ones.
Where: 2-6 Swilk St, Templestowe
Playground nearby: Finns Reserve - Duncan St, Templestowe Lower
More info: PowerPlant Cafe