Frog n Kiwi University Place
Update-Permanently closed. This spots is now an Anthem. There is no more play area, but we hear it’s a nice Anthem.
Several readers have encouraged us to add this spot which has delicious eats and a small kids’ area (Don’t go all at once, but do go and support them)!
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.
This is the location that used to be Cafe Brousseau. New ownership and menu but there is still a kids’ play area. Woot! No feedback yet on the food but we hear good things about the service and the coffee.
-by The Spar
I haven’t been to this location (Anthem seems poised to take over the corners of the South Sound not occupied by you-know-who), but they’ve got a kid friendly 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.
Gig Harbor MarKee is another spot I haven’t been to, and I believe they have new ownership (someone correct me if I’m wrong, please). It hosts quite a few all ages events and fundraisers for schools, so at least we know they like kids!
This is another reader recommendation for a spot I haven’t checked out personally. If you go, I’d love a review!
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.
I had a coffee date with some pals here. There is a *small* selection of kids’ books/games, and I thought the overall atmosphere was fairly child friendly. The chairs are high, which is a downside, but it was quiet and uncrowded with lots of space between customers, and the bathroom was clean and had a changing table.
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).