I have to admit, I never thought I’d do a write up on a kid friendly coffee shop. So many of my friends are starting families and have little new ones (possibly too little), so I’m glad that I can share this gem with them! Last weekend I visited The Teapot, which is a family friendly coffee shop that actually encourages you to bring along your little ones. They have snacks and drinks for kids as well as a full outside play area.
I came here with a friend on Saturday and much to my surprise there were kids everywhere. I knew this place had an outside play area and other things for kids, but had no idea it was next level family status. We actually felt slightly odd being two childless 28-year-olds just sipping coffee in the corner. If you are parents, this is definitely a great spot to meet other parents as it was packed on a Saturday.
The interior is super cute. It is an old converted house in the Roosevelt district downtown. It has subway tiles, hardwood floors, and modern updates. There is a kid’s corner inside, and outside there is full sized play area with a house and slide. Off to the sides are tables for the parents to relax and enjoy their coffee while their kids play.
I would not recommend this place to the serious coffee drinker. I ordered an iced hazelnut latte and a shot of espresso. I’m not really sure what coffee they are serving, but both drinks were just okay. Nothing really super special about them. Regardless, the baristas were super nice and happy and so were all the parents. They have a small ‘cappuccino’ drink for the kids, which I believe is just foamed milk (but don’t quote me on that).
I really wanted to post this for all my mommy friends to check out. It seems like a neat place to bring your kids and have some grown up coffee chats time while they play. After reading their Yelp, I did learn that they do charge a $2 play fee for the kiddos now, which I think is unfortunate. I think if you’re a paying customer you should be able to play for free, which can easily be stated somewhere. Maybe a sign on the backdoor that says ‘Paying Customers Only’. I don’t think people would mind that too much, and I think the $2 is a little steep considering you could just grab a coffee to go and take your kids to a park down the street. So just be aware of that.
Overall I found this old home converted in to a coffee shop to be quite lovely inside. It’s great for Instagramming and has wonderful lighting because there are so many windows in the front. They just opened in March, so they might have a few kinks to work out for now, but definitely check this place out if you’re a parent. The kids and parents seemed to really enjoy this spot! Cheers to parents getting their caffeine on.