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10+ cool pram-friendly café escapes

Laura Peppas

 Roomy, airy and most importantly, cool. Beat the heat with your little one with these pram-friendly café escapes. 

Marble and Grain

Cool both literally and figuratively, there’s plenty of room to move in this café/restaurant/bar, and comfortable sofas to sink in and watch passers-by.

25 Mort St, Braddon |

Toots play space and café

Cool off with a dip in the pool located just outside this nifty little cafe (which also includes a large play space for older tots!) Fees and conditions apply to use the pool.

4 Jenke Circuit, Kambah |

The National Gallery café

The NGA must be a certain temperature for the sake of its artwork, so it’s always beautifully air-conditioned inside. This café is also a great option if you want to catch an exhibit after coffee or lunch.

Parkes Place, Parkes |

The George Bar and Dining

The George is renowned for its weekend sessions—including live music. Perfect for summer evenings or a weekend road trip of a manageable distance for little ones.

20 Gibraltar St, Bungendore |

Secret Garden 

Tucked inside the quiet Manuka Village arcade, this hidden gem has plenty of room for prams and its all-day menu means no time pressure!

Shop 9 Manuka Village, 18-26 Furneaux Street, Manuka |

Maple and Clove

This café has a focus on healthy, wholesome food, and there’s plenty of icy cold drinks on the menu too. Don’t mind if we do!

 7 Burbury Cl, Barton |

Sprout Cafe

With plenty of room and views to match, you can’t go wrong with this café located at the National Arboretum.

Village Centre, National Arboretum Canberra, Forest Drive, Weston Creek |

Space Kitchen and Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie

These sister cafes are a great option if you’re hankering for a mouth watering dessert. And honestly, who isn’t?

Ricardo’s has a playground right outside for those old enough for a little outdoor play.

Space Kitchen | 3g/12 Furzer St, Phillip |

Ricardo’s Café and Patisserie | Jamison Plaza, 1/1 Bowman St, Macquarie |

Poppy’s Café

Immerse yourself in some history with this cool café at the National War Memorial.

15 Treloar Cres, Campbell |

The Meating Room

This is a great place to hang out for a lazy summer lunch, and there’s even $15 lunch deals from Tuesdays to Fridays. There’s also a children’s play nook to keep little ones busy.

45 Liardet St, Weston |

Want more?

Notable mentions include: Bookplate at the National Library; Monster at Hotel Hotel; Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Cafe Cherry Beans at Canberra Centre, Canberra Outlet Centre or Tuggeranong Hyperdome; The Shed at Westfield Woden; The Canberra Southern Cross Club in Yarralumla; Hellenic Club; Mawson Club: any Vikings Club, and Gungahlin Lakes Club.

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Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author

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