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Cygnet Conservatory cafe

1/20 Mary St, Cygnet - (03) 6295 1818  web  map

 

The Cygnet Conservatory Cafe at The Old Bank is a must do for hungry families exploring Tasmania with kids & visiting the vibrant township of Cygnet, about an hour's drive south of Tasmania's capital city Hobart in the Huon Valley. Owned & run by fabulous Hostess Sharon, the staff really make an effort to give a warm welcome to adults & children alike. Set in one of Cygnet's National Trust listed key-stoned buildings, the cafe is in a conservatory extension to the original town's bank opened in 1909. It is light & bright & surrounded by a charming courtyard garden with sculpture & water features. This makes it easier for families with younger kids to spread out a little & allow the little ones space to do some roaming.

 

Cygnet Conservatory Cafe is licensed & focuses on serving delicious locally sourced food & wine. There are always seasonal offerings for children on the menu & the team will try to be flexible with special requests. There is a high chair, baby change table, kids colouring & drawing materials & the space is pram friendly. The decor is perfectly suited to the vintage country style location set amongst rolling working farmland pastures. Visitors can learn more about the region during their Tasmania family holiday by experiencing the orchard out the back with 25 varieties of apples & pears. There are chickens occasionally doing a bit of free ranging in the courtyard to delight the kids. If that isn't enough to add bang to your buck, there is also Paddock to Garment - a weaving/spinning studio, gallery & shop specialising in alpaca & silk garments & gifts as well as Three Twigs clothing, accessories & homewares housed within the original bank teller part of the building. The Cafe itself sells Tasmanian food & artisan giftware like the superb range of Tasmanian Tea Company products & the truly adorable & innovative Sustomi beeswax cloth food wraps bringing the environmentally conscious one huge step closer to a zero waste lifestyle. All of this & good coffee, makes Cygnet Conservatory Cafe a family friendly high achiever!

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kids menu
  • pram friendly
  • baby change table
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • courtyard garden for stretching out
  • apple & pear orchard on site for families to have a wander
  • real live chickens free ranging
  • short stroll to Burtons Reserve with playground & bird sanctuary

OTHER PERKS

  • dog friendly courtyard
  • Gluten free & Vegan options
  • Licensed
  • special events - the space can be booked for baby showers, birthdays & other occasions
  • Tasmanian gifts & souvenirs 
  • Weaving & spinning studio/gallery/shop - Paddock to Garment
  • Clothing/Accessories/Homewares shop - Three Twigs

courtyard at Cygnet Conservatory Cafe is a drawcard for families in Tasmania with kids

Red Velvet Lounge - Cygnet

24 Mary St, Cygnet - (03) 6295 0730  web  map

 

A bit of a local institution, this has been a vegetarian restaurant since 2016, with good coffee, alcohol license, live music, nice courtyard for the kids to run around & quirky vintage decor. There is a toybox for the little ones plus drawing materials. A high chair is available & generous proportions makes the space pram friendly. Parents doing Tasmania with kids will appreciate great staff & the friendly vibe. Special menu items like Pepperberry milkshakes are a surprising but delicious Tasmanian bush tucker fusion. Relaxed couch seating areas, one of which is in front of a wood burning fireplace, make this a perfect stop on a Tasmania family holiday. Thursday night is the Red Velvet Lounge curry night & Friday is woodfired pizza night.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kids menu items
  • pram friendly
  • high chairs
  • baby change table
  • toy box & books
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • small play area inside
  • courtyard garden for stretching out & playing
  • 3 comfy couch seating areas so children can sprawl for a while if they are prone to table fidgeting
  • close to Burtons Reserve playground & wetlands with bird & wildlife preserve

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed
  • wood burning fireplace with protective screening for little ones
  • caters for Vegans
  • dog friendly
  • Live music Friday nights & Sunday afternoons plus special ticketed concerts
  • Curry night Thursday, wood fired pizza night on Fridays with pizzas fresh from an oven over 100 years old
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Red Velvet Lounge Huon Valley has indoor couch seating plus outdoor courtyard

Tasmania with Kids - Top Kids' Cafes Huon Valley

Described by travel 'bible' the Lonely Planet as a 'Gourmet's Paradise', Tasmania's fresh produce is world class. The fertile Huon Valley is one of the nation's most delicious food bowls & if you are visiting south of Hobart Tasmania with kids on your Tasmania family holiday, you will be pleased to find it is something of a mecca for artisan producers & growers. Those travelling with children will love these top child friendly cafes welcoming families on their kid friendly Tasmania holiday

 

 

The Local - Huonville

17 Wilmott Rd, Huonville - 0484 326 907  web  map

 

Perfect while on your family driving holidays Tasmania, this is definitely the ONLY cafe in the Huon Valley offering respite for the whole family with their rumpus room. Appreciated especially by parents with smaller children because here you actually have a better than even chance to enjoy your coffee & meal at the same time as responsibly supervising your youngsters amusing themselves with the toys & cubby house. The Local Coffee House serves a pared down but delicious menu of locally sourced Huon Valley produce & hosts regular Mums & Bubs groups. You can also purchase a range of top quality Huon Valley smallgoods such as oil, spices, tea, jam, honey whiskey mustard & more. Non-edible Huon Valley souvenirs are on display for purchase including groovy tea towels, ceramics and a very good range of books by Tasmanian authors showcasing the best of the region so you can get the best out of your Tasmania family holiday. One of the best kept secrets about living in the Huon Valley is the local custom of sharing excess fresh produce with one's friends & neighbours. The Local Cafe has taken this to a new level with their Crop Swap initiative where locals are encouraged to leave extra veggies, fruit or other produce in a basket on the 'sharing shelf' at the cafe, so others can take what they would like to use, thus spreading the nourishing love!

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • pram friendly
  • high chairs
  • rumpus room with 2 level cubby house!
  • toys & books
  • baby change table
  • short walk to Huon Foreshore Park with enclosed play equipment, lovely river views, ducks & assorted bird life

OTHER PERKS

  • books, gifts & cool souvenirs
  • wood burning fireplace with child guard screening
  • free vegetables & fruit via Crop Swap!
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Rumpus room with 2 level cubby house at kid friendly cafe The Local Huonville

Bears over The Mountain cafe - Geeveston

2 Church St, Geeveston - (03) 6297 0110  web  map

 

Geeveston is Australia's southernmost commercial centre & this cafe was originally the Commercial Bank established in 1916 to service the region's prosperous fruit growing & timber industries. The 1960's vault door has been revealed & restored to make a feature in the room. The decor is rustic country & includes tables & couches with plenty of pram space. Wood burning fire place is cozy & has a child heat guard to keep youngsters safe while seeing Tasmania with kids. There is a wall mounted large screen TV for kids' programs on request. Good coffee & the menu draws on locally sourced produce. Children will enjoy being able to relax on the couches, have a healthy treat, then visit the carved wooden people sculptures dotted along the streetscape & well appointed Heritage park & playground just a few minute's stroll away. 

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • prams - 3 steps to navigate to get in to the cafe, but plenty of pram parking space once inside
  • high chair
  • baby play station
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • cozy wood burning fire place with protective child guard
  • large screen TV - staff will screen childrens' content & TV stations on request
  • Jukebox which is a novelty for older children and grown ups
  • 2 minute walk to Geveston Heritage Park with its superb playground featuring scooter/bike traffic grid with lights, roundabouts, petrol bowsers plus flying fox with swing seat, large climbing frames, slides, swings, carousel, timber maze & more! Kids & adults will love the chance to spot wild native platypus - usually very elusive but frequently spotted on adjoining Platypus Walk which follows the Kermandie River. A must see if you are in Tasmania with kids.

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed

NOTE

  • cash only for orders under $50
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The old bank safe features at Bears Over the Mountain kid friendly cafe Huon Valley

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Tasmania With Kids - Kid Friendly Cafes Huon Valley updated June 2019

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Bears over The Mountain cafe - Geeveston

2 Church St, Geeveston - (03) 6297 0110  web  map

 

Geeveston is Australia's southernmost commercial centre & this cafe was originally the Commercial Bank established in 1916 to service the region's prosperous fruit growing & timber industries. The 1960's vault door has been revealed & restored to make a feature in the room. The decor is rustic country & includes tables & couches with plenty of pram space. Wood burning fire place is cozy & has a child heat guard to keep youngsters safe while seeing Tasmania with kids. There is a wall mounted large screen TV for kids' programs on request. Good coffee & the menu draws on locally sourced produce. Children will enjoy being able to relax on the couches, have a healthy treat, then visit the carved wooden people sculptures dotted along the streetscape & well appointed Heritage park & playground just a few minute's stroll away. 

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • prams - 3 steps to navigate to get in to the cafe, but plenty of pram parking space once inside
  • high chair
  • baby play station
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • cozy wood burning fire place with protective child guard
  • large screen TV - staff will screen childrens' content & TV stations on request
  • Jukebox which is a novelty for older children and grown ups
  • 2 minute walk to Geveston Heritage Park with its superb playground featuring scooter/bike traffic grid with lights, roundabouts, petrol bowsers plus flying fox with swing seat, large climbing frames, slides, swings, carousel, timber maze & more! Kids & adults will love the chance to spot wild native platypus - usually very elusive but frequently spotted on adjoining Platypus Walk which follows the Kermandie River. A must see if you are in Tasmania with kids.

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed

NOTE

  • cash only for orders under $50

The old bank safe features at Bears Over the Mountain kid friendly cafe Huon Valley

Bears over The Mountain cafe - Geeveston

2 Church St, Geeveston - (03) 6297 0110  web  map

 

Geeveston is Australia's southernmost commercial centre & this cafe was originally the Commercial Bank established in 1916 to service the region's prosperous fruit growing & timber industries. The 1960's vault door has been revealed & restored to make a feature in the room. The decor is rustic country & includes tables & couches with plenty of pram space. Wood burning fire place is cozy & has a child heat guard to keep youngsters safe while seeing Tasmania with kids. There is a wall mounted large screen TV for kids' programs on request. Good coffee & the menu draws on locally sourced produce. Children will enjoy being able to relax on the couches, have a healthy treat, then visit the carved wooden people sculptures dotted along the streetscape & well appointed Heritage park & playground just a few minute's stroll away. 

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • prams - 3 steps to navigate to get in to the cafe, but plenty of pram parking space once inside
  • high chair
  • baby play station
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • cozy wood burning fire place with protective child guard
  • large screen TV - staff will screen childrens' content & TV stations on request
  • Jukebox which is a novelty for older children and grown ups
  • 2 minute walk to Geveston Heritage Park with its superb playground featuring scooter/bike traffic grid with lights, roundabouts, petrol bowsers plus flying fox with swing seat, large climbing frames, slides, swings, carousel, timber maze & more! Kids & adults will love the chance to spot wild native platypus - usually very elusive but frequently spotted on adjoining Platypus Walk which follows the Kermandie River. A must see if you are in Tasmania with kids.

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed

NOTE

  • cash only for orders under $50
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The old bank safe features at Bears Over the Mountain kid friendly cafe Huon Valley

Cygnet Conservatory cafe

1/20 Mary St, Cygnet - (03) 6295 1818  web  map

 

The Cygnet Conservatory Cafe at The Old Bank is a must do for hungry families exploring Tasmania with kids & visiting the vibrant township of Cygnet, about an hour's drive south of Tasmania's capital city Hobart in the Huon Valley. Owned & run by fabulous Hostess Sharon, the staff really make an effort to give a warm welcome to adults & children alike. Set in one of Cygnet's National Trust listed key-stoned buildings, the cafe is in a conservatory extension to the original town's bank opened in 1909. It is light & bright & surrounded by a charming courtyard garden with sculpture & water features. This makes it easier for families with younger kids to spread out a little & allow the little ones space to do some roaming.

 

Cygnet Conservatory Cafe is licensed & focuses on serving delicious locally sourced food & wine. There are always seasonal offerings for children on the menu & the team will try to be flexible with special requests. There is a high chair, baby change table, kids colouring & drawing materials & the space is pram friendly. The decor is perfectly suited to the vintage country style location set amongst rolling working farmland pastures. Visitors can learn more about the region during their Tasmania family holiday by experiencing the orchard out the back with 25 varieties of apples & pears. There are chickens occasionally doing a bit of free ranging in the courtyard to delight the kids. If that isn't enough to add bang to your buck, there is also Paddock to Garment - a weaving/spinning studio, gallery & shop specialising in alpaca & silk garments & gifts as well as Three Twigs clothing, accessories & homewares housed within the original bank teller part of the building. The Cafe itself sells Tasmanian food & artisan giftware like the superb range of Tasmanian Tea Company products & the truly adorable & innovative Sustomi beeswax cloth food wraps bringing the environmentally conscious one huge step closer to a zero waste lifestyle. All of this & good coffee, makes Cygnet Conservatory Cafe a family friendly high achiever!

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kids menu
  • pram friendly
  • baby change table
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • courtyard garden for stretching out
  • apple & pear orchard on site for families to have a wander
  • real live chickens free ranging
  • short stroll to Burtons Reserve with playground & bird sanctuary

OTHER PERKS

  • dog friendly courtyard
  • Gluten free & Vegan options
  • Licensed
  • special events - the space can be booked for baby showers, birthdays & other occasions
  • Tasmanian gifts & souvenirs 
  • Weaving & spinning studio/gallery/shop - Paddock to Garment
  • Clothing/Accessories/Homewares shop - Three Twigs
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Tasmania with Kids - Top Kids' Cafes Huon Valley

Described by travel 'bible' the Lonely Planet as a 'Gourmet's Paradise', Tasmania's fresh produce is world class. The fertile Huon Valley is one of the nation's most delicious food bowls & if you are visiting south of Hobart Tasmania with kids on your Tasmania family holiday, you will be pleased to find it is something of a mecca for artisan producers & growers. Those travelling with children will love these top child friendly cafes welcoming families on their kid friendly Tasmania holiday

 

 

The Local - Huonville

17 Wilmott Rd, Huonville - 0484 326 907  web  map

 

Perfect while on your family driving holidays Tasmania, this is definitely the ONLY cafe in the Huon Valley offering respite for the whole family with their rumpus room. Appreciated especially by parents with smaller children because here you actually have a better than even chance to enjoy your coffee & meal at the same time as responsibly supervising your youngsters amusing themselves with the toys & cubby house. The Local Coffee House serves a pared down but delicious menu of locally sourced Huon Valley produce & hosts regular Mums & Bubs groups. You can also purchase a range of top quality Huon Valley smallgoods such as oil, spices, tea, jam, honey whiskey mustard & more. Non-edible Huon Valley souvenirs are on display for purchase including groovy tea towels, ceramics and a very good range of books by Tasmanian authors showcasing the best of the region so you can get the best out of your Tasmania family holiday. One of the best kept secrets about living in the Huon Valley is the local custom of sharing excess fresh produce with one's friends & neighbours. The Local Cafe has taken this to a new level with their Crop Swap initiative where locals are encouraged to leave extra veggies, fruit or other produce in a basket on the 'sharing shelf' at the cafe, so others can take what they would like to use, thus spreading the nourishing love!

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • pram friendly
  • high chairs
  • rumpus room with 2 level cubby house!
  • toys & books
  • baby change table
  • short walk to Huon Foreshore Park with enclosed play equipment, lovely river views, ducks & assorted bird life

OTHER PERKS

  • books, gifts & cool souvenirs
  • wood burning fireplace with child guard screening
  • free vegetables & fruit via Crop Swap!
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Bears over The Mountain cafe - Geeveston

2 Church St, Geeveston - (03) 6297 0110  web  map

 

Geeveston is Australia's southernmost commercial centre & this cafe was originally the Commercial Bank established in 1916 to service the region's prosperous fruit growing & timber industries. The 1960's vault door has been revealed & restored to make a feature in the room. The decor is rustic country & includes tables & couches with plenty of pram space. Wood burning fire place is cozy & has a child heat guard to keep youngsters safe while seeing Tasmania with kids. There is a wall mounted large screen TV for kids' programs on request. Good coffee & the menu draws on locally sourced produce. Children will enjoy being able to relax on the couches, have a healthy treat, then visit the carved wooden people sculptures dotted along the streetscape & well appointed Heritage park & playground just a few minute's stroll away. 

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • prams - 3 steps to navigate to get in to the cafe, but plenty of pram parking space once inside
  • high chair
  • baby play station
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • cozy wood burning fire place with protective child guard
  • large screen TV - staff will screen childrens' content & TV stations on request
  • Jukebox which is a novelty for older children and grown ups
  • 2 minute walk to Geveston Heritage Park with its superb playground featuring scooter/bike traffic grid with lights, roundabouts, petrol bowsers plus flying fox with swing seat, large climbing frames, slides, swings, carousel, timber maze & more! Kids & adults will love the chance to spot wild native platypus - usually very elusive but frequently spotted on adjoining Platypus Walk which follows the Kermandie River. A must see if you are in Tasmania with kids.

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed

NOTE

  • cash only for orders under $50
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Bears over The Mountain cafe - Geeveston

2 Church St, Geeveston - (03) 6297 0110  web  map

 

Geeveston is Australia's southernmost commercial centre & this cafe was originally the Commercial Bank established in 1916 to service the region's prosperous fruit growing & timber industries. The 1960's vault door has been revealed & restored to make a feature in the room. The decor is rustic country & includes tables & couches with plenty of pram space. Wood burning fire place is cozy & has a child heat guard to keep youngsters safe while seeing Tasmania with kids. There is a wall mounted large screen TV for kids' programs on request. Good coffee & the menu draws on locally sourced produce. Children will enjoy being able to relax on the couches, have a healthy treat, then visit the carved wooden people sculptures dotted along the streetscape & well appointed Heritage park & playground just a few minute's stroll away. 

 

AT A GLANCE

  • kid friendly menu items
  • prams - 3 steps to navigate to get in to the cafe, but plenty of pram parking space once inside
  • high chair
  • baby play station
  • colouring/drawing materials
  • cozy wood burning fire place with protective child guard
  • large screen TV - staff will screen childrens' content & TV stations on request
  • Jukebox which is a novelty for older children and grown ups
  • 2 minute walk to Geveston Heritage Park with its superb playground featuring scooter/bike traffic grid with lights, roundabouts, petrol bowsers plus flying fox with swing seat, large climbing frames, slides, swings, carousel, timber maze & more! Kids & adults will love the chance to spot wild native platypus - usually very elusive but frequently spotted on adjoining Platypus Walk which follows the Kermandie River. A must see if you are in Tasmania with kids.

OTHER PERKS

  • free WiFi
  • licensed

NOTE

  • cash only for orders under $50