Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops in Winnipeg

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Published Mar 7, 2018

Who doesn't love finding a cute cafe that you can take your kids to in Winnipeg? Here is five or our favourites.

There is nothing better than drinking a good cup of coffee … or two. However, finding a coffee shop that is kid friendly and welcoming of your rambunctious children in Winnipeg isn’t an easy task.

To help parents, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite cafes to take your kids to. Some shops are designed with the soul purpose of accommodating parents and kids, others are just fun spaces that kids will enjoy.

Here are our 5 favourite kid friendly coffee shops in Winnipeg! Enjoy. ☕

Scout Coffee + Tea

Located on 858 Portage Ave.

New to the coffee scene in Winnipeg is Scout Coffee + Tea. Owners Phil and Katrina opened this kid-friendly coffee shop last year with the goal of creating a space in the West End that both parents and kids can enjoy.

Scout Coffee + Tea is complete with healthy snacks, delicious drinks, and play spaces featuring a little camping tent, chalkboard walls, and tons of books and toys for kids to enjoy! Overall, we love how welcoming an environment Phil and Katrina have created for parents.

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Prairie Ink Restaurant at McNally Robinson

Located on 1120 Grant Ave.

Although this restaurant is not designed exclusively for children, during peak times like brunch and lunch to place is lively, so a loud child or two will fit right in.

We love the Prairie Ink Restaurant location inside McNally Robinson because there is so much to do besides eating and drinking delicious food. If your kids get tired of waiting simply take them into the bookstore and let them browse through the kid section.

Warning: if your child has a sweet tooth Prairie Ink’s pastry case will be hard to ignore!

Stella’s Cafe

Various Locations: Click here for full list

There is a reason why Stella’s Cafe has expanded to so many different locations through the city - it is a local favourite.

There are no toys, or play areas at Stella’s for kids, but rather a warm, inviting atmosphere that is welcoming of wee ones. The food is local and delicious and will satisfy even the pickiest of pallets.

We recommend getting anything that includes Stella’s homemade jam, which won’t be hard to do as the cafe offers all-day breakfast. Yum!

Across the Board Cafe

Located on 211 Bannatyne Ave.

Smack dab in the middle of the Exchange District is a gamers paradise. This cafe is a fully licenced cafe with over 1200 board games. How cool is that?

For a small fee of $6, you can play games for as long as you have a table. The workers at Across the Board are also more than happy to help you learn how a new game works, or provide you some tips and tricks.

This is one of our favourite places to go with friends or family on a cold Winnipeg winter day.

Baked Expectations

Located on 161 Osborne St.

From the retro interior to the cases of mouth watering cakes on display, your kids are bound to be in sugar heaven at Baked Expectations.

The quirky little cafe and restaurant has been an Osbourne Village staple for as long as we can remember and is low key famous for its assortment of desserts.

Some awesome perks of Baked Expectations include they are locally owned and operated, have colouring pages and crayons for kids, and offer a kids menu for children 12 and under.

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So there you have it parents - five of the finest kid-friendly coffee shops in Winnipeg. Not every coffee shop could make the list, but some honourable mentions that are also worth checking out:

Kawaii Crepe - sweet and savoury crepes that your kids can watch be made right in front of them!

3 Locations: Kawaii 1.0: 201-99 Osborne Street, Kawaii 2.0: Unit D-1220 St.Mary’s Road, Kawaii 3.0: 4-1385 McPhilips St.

The Park Cafe at Assiniboine - a kid-friendly cafe nestled right in the middle of Assiniboine Park. The venue itself is gorgeous, but what makes the cafe perfect is its proximity to the playground and zoo!

Location: 330 Assiniboine Park Dr.

The Neighbourhood Bookstore & Cafe - the cute cafe is complete with as many books as you can read. The place perfectly embodies that art loving, book reading, granola Wosley spirit.

Location: 898 Westminster Ave

One last suggestion!

If you are looking for other fun things to do with your kids in Winnipeg feel free to check out our Things to Do page. There are always a ton of fun and free activities going on in the city. 

Happy exploring!

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