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Best cafes for Mothers’ Groups catch ups around Sydney’s North Shore

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Looking for a large, indoor space with coffee and snacks to host your next Mother’s Group catch up? If you have a baby or toddler, you’ll be looking for a spot that has space for prams and also perhaps an area for older siblings to play. The good news? There are lots of cafes for Mothers’ Groups catch ups around Sydney’s North Shore. Just be sure to call ahead if you have a big group.


Use these quicklinks to navigate your way through the best indoor venues for Mothers’ Group on the North Shore

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Mosman LGA

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Willoughby LGA

Ku-ring-gai LGA

Hornsby Shire LGA

Northern Beaches LGA

Ryde LGA


1. Kirribilli Club, Lavender Bay

Kirribilli Club

Kirribilli Club

If you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with other mums that is outdoors and has a spectacular view, this is the perfect place. You can sit back with the babies, and not have to worry about making too much noise – you are outdoors after all. Plus, the views are enough to boost your mood no matter how much sleep you got the night before.

2. Frenchy’s Cafe, Mosman

Frenchy’s Cafe

This beautiful, French themed cafe, is nestled in the heritage landscape of Headland park, Mosman. Located outdoors, there’s plenty of space for older children to run around safely, and plenty of seating to choose from as well. They also offer a fabulous kid’s menu with banana bread, milkshakes, a breakfast plate and more!

3. The Union Hotel, North Sydney

union

The Union Hotel

If it’s space your after, then The Union Hotel in North Sydney is a great spot for Mother’s Group catch ups. You can easily weave all the prams and strollers in and set them up around a table, with plenty of space lot over to sit down and enjoy some conversation with friends. Plus, it’s a busy bistro area, so you don’t have to worry about the kids being too noisy – they will fit right in!

  • Address: 271 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney
  • Phone: (02) 9955 5844
  • Website: unionhotel.com.au

4. The Greens, North Sydney

The Greens

The Greens

Whether you have little kids or big kids, The Greens makes the best venue for Mother’s Group catch ups. There is so much room, so you don’t have to worry about bulky prams and strollers. Plus, with so much outdoor space, the big kids can run around, while little ones can fuss without being noticed. You can even enjoy a game of bowls if it takes your fancy!

    5. The Oaks, Neutral Bay

    The Oaks

    Conveniently located in the heart of Neutral Bay, The Oaks has so much space to sit back and chat with your mummy friends. There’s a gorgeous tree in the courtyard that adds to atmosphere, with lots of space to wheel in those prams, nappy bags and all. If it’s rainy or cold, there’s also lots of space indoors too. Plus, they have a delicious menu to choose from.

    • Address: 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay
    • Phone: (02) 9953 5515
    • Website: oakshotel.com.au

    6. Oliver Brown, Crows Nest

    Oliver Brown

    Who doesn’t love settling down with a delicious hot chocolate in hand? Oliver Brown is the ultimate dessert destination specialising in decadent dishes made from the finest quality chocolate imported directly from the worlds chocolate capital in Belgium. It’s also the perfect spot to bring babies and kids! You can park in the car park and get the lift straight down without leaving the building so it’s great for rainy days.

    7. Kurtosh, Crows Nest

    Kurtosh, Crows Nest

    Kurtosh, Crows Nest

    If you’re a pastry lover then you won’t be able to keep yourself away from this place. You can enjoy pastries, cakes and loaves over a well-deserved cup of coffee to get those energy levels right back up again. You can sit indoors and outdoors and even join a few tables together for a bigger group. It’s very family-friendly, and an excellent cafe for a Mother’s Group catch up!

    • Address: 110 – 112 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
    • Phone: (02) 9439 4563
    • Website: kurtosh.com.au

    8. Wild Sage, Cammeray

    wild sage

    Wild Sage

    If you’re a fan of places where you can grab a bite to eat that is Instagram-worthy, then this is your spot. From delicious meals, to superb coffee, once you plant yourself you won’t want to leave. It lends itself to long catch ups with mothers’ group while indulging on all the delicious treats. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options as well.

    • Address: Stocklands Mall, Corner Miller & Amherst Streets, Cammeray
    • Phone: (02) 9929 8455
    • Website: wildsage.com.au

    9. Millers Kitchen, Cammeray

    Millers Kitchen

    Miller’s Kitchen Cammeray offers a varied breakfast menu all day, delicious lunch dishes and an extensive dinner menu. But the best part is, the restaurant is nice and spacious, which means there’s plenty of room for prams. There is also a nice, long table inside which makes it perfect for large mother’s groups to meet up. 

    • Address: Shop 18/450 Miller St, Cammeray
    • Phone: (02) 9929 8455
    • Website: mkcammeray.com.au

    10. Eat n Chill Wholefoods Cafe, Naremburn

    Eat n Chill

    Eat n Chill Wholefoods Cafe

    Rebranded from Sprout Wholefoods Cafe to Eat n Chill, this place has the most incredible menu of nutritious and delicious meals, catering for gluten free, vegetarian, raw, paleo and dairy free diets. There’s even an outdoor area out the back with a cubby for the bigger kids to run around. It’s a great cafe for Mother’s Group catch ups!

    11. The Diddy, Lane Cove

    The Diddy, Lane Cove

    The Diddy, Lane Cove

    The Diddy is a local bowling club with affordable drinks and incredible food. Situated within The Diddy’s grounds, Lusso Kitchen offers not only delicious food, but a vibrant, green, family-friendly atmosphere totally unique to Lane Cove. There’s plenty of space for prams, and lots of indoor and outdoor seating to choose from.

    • Address: Kenneth St &, River Rd W, Longueville
    • Phone: (02) 9193 0470
    • Website: thediddy.com.au

    12. Great Northern Hotel, Chatswood

    great nrther

    Great Northern Hotel

    A local landmark in Chatswood, this pub is conveniently located with multiple dining areas for you to sit back and chat in. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space, with room for prams and strollers. You can also enjoy a range of tasty meals.

    13. The Incinerator, Willoughby

    The Incinerator

    The Incinerator

    This is a fabulous cafe for a Mother’s Group catch up in Willoughby with a range of delicious, Instagram-worthy meals to choose from. They believe in using fresh and sustainable produce, letting premium ingredients drive each dish’s rich flavour. There’s outdoor seating, and right next to Hallstrom Park for a play afterwards. 

    14. Sugar ‘n Spice, Chatswood Chase

    Sugar n Spice

    Sugar n Spice

    Whether you are looking for something nice and sweet, or a wholesome breakfast meal to see you through the day, Sugar ‘n Spice at Chatswood Chase is worth a visit. Pull up a pram and dig in while you chat about all things baby (or not!).

    • Address: G-056 Chatswood Chase, Chatswood
    • Phone: (02) 9958 0747
    • Website: sugarnspice.com.au

    15. The Gardens Restaurant & Terrace Bar at Eden Gardens, Macquarie Park

    So good! Nothing better than a sweet treat to finish off lunch

    Choose to sit inside or outside by the lovely plants. Afterwards you can have a stroll around the gardens, pick up some stylish homewares or visit the nature playground. This is the perfect place to sit down for a chat, before taking a wander an enjoying the great outdoors. Read our review of The Gardens Restaurant.

    • Address: Eden Gardens, 301/307 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde
    • Phone: (02) 9491 9900
    • Website: edengardens.com.au

    16. The Ranch Hotel, Marsfield

    The Ranch

    The Ranch

    The Ranch Hotel in n Marsfield has so much space for prams and all the baby paraphernalia in general, with a big outdoor play area for any of the older kids. It’s a nice and casual option for a mothers’ group catch up. Click here to read our review. If you can leave the bubs at home with Dad, it’s also a great spot for a night out with the girls!

    • Address: 108 Herring Rd, Marsfield
    • Phone: (02) 9887 2411
    • Website: theranch.com.au

    17. Runaway Spoon, Lindfield

    Runaway Spoon is right next to the new green in Lindfield and is a spacious and family-friendly cafe. They have an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch, and a great kids menu too.

    18. Dukes Green, East Lindfield

    Dukes Green Cafe is right next to a park and playground

    Dukes Green Cafe is next to a lovely park with playground about 20 metres away, which so handy if you have an older child who needs to run around too! If you are looking for a bit of fresh air and the chance to get out and about with little ones, this space is the perfect way to soak up some of that much-needed vitamin D.

    • Address: 15 Hughes Place, East Lindfield
    • Phone: (02) 9310 3042

    19. The Sawmill, West Pymble

    The Sawmill

    The Sawmill

    The Sawmill is the perfect place to sit outside and chat on a nice, sunny day. There is room for up to eight mums and bubs, prams and all, but it is always a good idea to call ahead and book a space just to make sure. It makes an ideal venues for Mothers’ Group. If you’re looking for a nearby playground, Bicentennial Park is just a few minutes drive.

    20. Papa’s Pizza and Pasta, St Ives

    papas venues for Mothers' Group

    Papa’s Pizza & Pasta

    Who doesn’t love pizza? This particular pizza shop opens in the morning and has a full brunch menu that will have your mouth watering. They have a really spacious interior, with plenty of room for prams and strollers and are very centrally located in the heart of St.Ives.

    • Address: Shop 17, 166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives Shopping Village, St Ives
    • Phone: (02) 9988 3200
    • Website: papaspizza.com.au

    21. Magpies Waitara

    Magpies Waitara

    Magpies Waitara boasts a host of food and beverage outlets, with a number of different kitchens for you to choose from when it comes to food time! Plus, they often have a great line up of entertainment live. In the Pavilion you will find lots of space for prams, along with a medium-sized indoor play area for the older kids.

    22. Frankies Food Factory, Terrey Hills

    cafes for Mothers' Groups

    After you’ve had a mooch around the incredible garden centre and been tempted by the stylish homewares, relax over coffee or lunch at Frankies while the kids can play. This is one of our fav cafes for Mothers’ Groups that overlooks a gated and shaded children’s playground within the grounds of Flower Power. There’s plenty of easy parking too! Read our review.

    23. Belrose Hotel, Belrose

    Belrose Hotel

    Belrose Hotel

    Boasting the largest indoor play centre in any bar in Australia, this venue will see you through from babies to 10 year olds! The coffee is great and the menu is extensive. A great option for a rainy or windy day, it’s a great venues for Mothers’ Group.

    24. Hotel Pennant Hills

    cafes for Mothers' Groups

    Hotel Pennant Hills

    This is another great, relaxed venue to host your next Mothers’ Group catch up. There is plenty of food options to choose from, lots of space for prams and the like, as well as an awesome play area for the bigger kids to have a play and some fun.

    25. PCYC Hornsby

    PCYC Hornsby

    Recently built, this is a fabulous place for a catch up. In fact, they now hold the Hornsby mothers’ group program at the Early Childhood Health Centre here as there is so much space. You can choose from inside or outside tables, bigger kids can enjoy the soft play area, or you can walk down to the new Waitara Playground at the end of the oval. If you are looking for a bit of exercise, you can even take the prams on laps around the oval.

        26. The Ladybird Cafe @ The Plant Bug, Mount Colah

        The Ladybird Cafe @ The Plant Bug

        The Ladybird Cafe @ The Plant Bug

        A nursery trip and cafe stop all in one, The Ladybird Cafe in Mount Colah is the ideal place to catch up with your friends. Enjoy some coffee and cake, with a walk around the plants afterwards. It’s the perfect venues for Mothers’ Group.

        • Address: Four Seasons Plant Bug Garden Centre, 525 Pacific Highway, Mt Colah
        • Phone: (02) 9477 1222
        • Website: fourseasonsnursery.com.au

        27. Berowra Village Tavern, Berowra Heights

        cafes for Mothers' Groups

        Berowra Village Tavern

        There’s lots of room to spread out at Berowra Village Tavern with your Mothers’ Group. Sit outside on a sunny day, there’s even a small playground for older kiddies. Or there’s plenty of room inside for prams too. There are so many delicious things to choose from on the menu, you could stay all day.

        28. The Falls Cafe & Play, Oxford Falls

        cafes for Mothers' Groups

        The Falls Cafe

        This is one of the best cafes for Mothers’ Groups. The Falls Cafe & Play is your premiere boutique cafe and play centre located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It’s a great place to take mother’s group with an undercover play centre for bigger kids, delicious range of homemade food, coffee, free + easy-access parking, uncapped play.


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