Quench Cafe, Modbury

Family Friendly Eats, North

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. With a brand new flying fox, this play space is best suited for the under fives.

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. Germaphobes rest assured, the playground is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.

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! The cafe also provides volunteering opportunities for people with additional needs to gain work experience and cafe skills in a safe and inclusive space.

Children can tuck into milkshakes (small or large) 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. The low 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 Pumpkin, Fetta & Walnut salad is new to the menu and we’re been told it’s delicious! 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 our kids, who refused to leave the playground. The coffee tastes as good as it smells using coffee beans sourced locally from 1645 specialty coffee roasters.

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!

Quench Cafe
Location: Clovercrest Baptist Church – 2 Famechon Cres, Modbury North, SA, Australia 5092
Phone: (08) 8397 9402
Facebook: @QuenchCafeModburyNorth 

Opening times:
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 – 3:00 PM
Saturday: Facility Hire
Sunday:10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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