Update-CLOSED as of now.
The Antique Sandwich Company serves lots more than coffee, but their espresso is great, and they have an area for kids in the back-think books and toys. It’s a homey, slightly funky atmosphere, and it’s close to the zoo. We recommend the milkshakes in the summer. Who are we kidding? We recommend the milkshakes all year.
We haven’t made it here yet, but several readers have raved about the eats and the service. Plus, they have books and toys for the kids.
While there is no kids’ area here (as far as we can tell), we’re including it because of its prime location near Old Town Park, the Job Carr Museum, and the Ruston Way Waterfront. Get a cup here, and then enjoy all kinds of walks and fun. You can also go across the street to the Spar if you need something more filling. They have a small selection of books and toys for kids to play with and great fish and chips.
This is a children’s museum/play area, so you’ll have to pay admission, but it’s a fantastic spot if you have little kids, and they have a small cafe area with delicious espresso and baked goods.
Lovely sponsor alert! No, they aren’t a coffee place. But….they do offer FREE coffee until noon on Mondays with your admission, And a discount when you come with a friend. So, if what you were really looking for was a chance to enjoy a little coffee break with a pal without losing your mind……well, here you go! Tell ’em I sent you!
Sadly, a few other spots recommended to us seem to have closed (Cosmopolitan in Orting) or eliminated their kids’ area (Common Ground in Renton).
If you do know of one we missed, let us know!