When you have a baby or a young child, sometimes you just want to get out of the house and feel like a part of society. Enjoy a hot drink and perhaps some adult conversation. Is that too much to ask?
An awesome kids’ menu and an indoor playground are positive signs a cafe welcomes customers with children. But as a mum of a 2 and 4 year old, I know being kid-friendly is more than just that, it’s an attitude. It’s offering exhausted parents an encouraging smile and a heart-warming chat. It’s pulling up a chair in a space that feels inclusive and enjoyable for guests of all ages. It’s the little extras like handing frazzled mums (me in this instance) a toy to keep fidgety toddlers happy.
Without further ado, I give you… Quench Cafe! A church-owned, non-profit organisation run by mostly volunteers. The local community atmosphere is evident from the moment you walk through the doors and it’s worth noting that the lovely volunteers have a current Working With Children’s Check and are trained in Child Protection.
Quench Cafe is located in Modbury, the northern suburbs of Adelaide. It features a decent-sized indoor playground that is separated from the main dining area.
Parents are welcome in the playroom (there’s a bench), but my advice, go enjoy your coffee. You can keep a watchful eye on the kids through the large glass windows on the walls. Germaphobes rest assured, the playground is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised three times daily as per covid regulations. Please keep this in mind. When we were there, it closed at 12:30 pm for cleaning, but only for half an hour.
The cafe itself offers customers a variety of hot and cold beverages, as well snack-type food and the option of light meals. The fridge also displays a mouth-watering array of delicious cakes and desserts. We loved that when we were there, the fridge was stocked with amazing goodies made and donated by the Year 12 Cafe Skills students at Banksia Park High School – a great example of community spirit!
Children can tuck into the cutest little milkshakes and babyccinos, which according to cafe leader Phil, are made with just frothy milk and a sprinkle of chocolate to avoid spills (which we all know toddlers are notorious for). The menu is more than affordable. In fact, it’s one of the most inexpensive cafes I’ve visited in a long time. In saying that, the affordable price does not reflect the quality of the food. We ordered the chicken burger and the Frittata for the adults and both were yum! The tasting plates are a cute addition and allow energetic kids who don’t wish to sit down and eat, to snack at their convenience with a range of finger food. This was a hit with my two, who refused to leave the playground.
There’s plenty of room for prams, lots of high chairs, a comfortable couch for breastfeeding, and clean and spacious baby change facilities. The fun colouring-in activities for kids were a hit and displaying their artwork proudly in the cafe was a lovely addition.
All in all, Quench Cafe is the type of place you don’t need to stress if you come alone (kids in tow). It’s the perfect place to meet other mums, sit and chat with friends and family or just enjoy the friendly service and great company of the amazing volunteers.
It’s a BIG thumbs up from us!
You can find Quench Cafe at Clovercrest Baptist Church – 2 Famechon Cresent Modbury North, SA, Australia 5092
Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM – 1:00 PM