Hatched Coffee Shop is the newest cafe on the block in the heart of Kingsley. It’s family run by Kingsley locals and it’s family friendly.
The atmosphere is bright and welcoming, and the decor is a delightful mix of modern with up-cycled retro furniture.
Hatched Coffee Shop features an enclosed kids play area for under 3 year olds. This has soft AstroTurf lining the floor to cushion little hands and knees in case of tumbles. Shelves are set up around the perimeter with tubs of plastic toys and blocks, and a boat has been repurposed inside as a sandpit.
Although she’s over the age limit, Miss 4 snuck in for a play and it definitely met with her approval. She especially liked the indoor sandpit. I liked that there is a bench seat running along the opposite wall with small tables and a shelf behind so mummas can get their coffee on while watching the kids play.
Outside of the play area, a train table and a box of toys is available in the centre of the main dining area for older children. This means little ones over three can play while you enjoy your coffee or food while it’s still warm.
During our visit, we ordered a passionfruit delish slice, a mini vanilla cupcake and a latte for morning tea. These came to a very reasonable $11. The slice was full of fruity flavour, and Miss 4 scoffed her cupcake in seconds – a sure sign she thought it was yummy! My coffee was the always lovely 5 Senses blend and it was made perfectly.
Other than delicious sweets, Hatched also has a selection of paninis, in-house made quiche and savouries, as well as muffins and cronuts. They make fresh juices to order, and high tea or party bookings are also available on request.
The day we visited, the cafe was packed with groups of Mums and families, and even groups of seniors from the community centre next door enjoying a coffee break. There is plenty of pram space at Hatched if you want to organize a catch with your Mums group or meet up with the grandparents.
If you can’t stop in, Hatched Coffee Shop has a convenient drive-thru that runs from 7am. Perfect for those mornings where you just can’t do without a coffee or you want to stop off and grab breakfast on the way to school or work.
In addition to lovely food and coffee, a range of gift ware is spread around the cafe. This includes a small selection of funky children’s clothing by a brand called “Fairy Tales”. Gift ware includes everything from skincare and toys to books and jewellery. I succumbed to temptation and bought some of the cute clothes for a friend’s son.
Toilets and a parent room available onsite. The cozy parents room is located in a room adjacent to the play area. This contains a baby change table in the bench, a microwave and comfy chairs. A key for the toilets is available from the counter.
*** UPDATE ***
As of July 2019, Hatched’s play area has undergone an upgrade. The newly renovated indoor playground is now called Sandy Land. The play space was expanded to include a new main entry gate with more tables and seating inside for adults. Sandy Land is now suited to children aged 5 years and under. Depending on when you visit, there may be a small entry fee charged for kids aged 4+. However, the fee includes a fee babycino or a cookie for your child. Happy hour is available Monday to Friday from 12pm to 2pm for a free play. 😉
Bookings for a play in Sandy Land can be made online via Facebook, via text message or via email.
The boat sand pit now has a name, “Knot the Naughty Boat”. This has been moved to the centre of the enclosed play area, and I’m sure this is easier for cleaning! Comfortable seating for adults is still surrounding this area, with more tables and chairs spread further along the expanded play area.
The train table now exists inside the fenced in play area, along with a selection of children’s books.
A wall-mounted chalkboard is in a third area. Chalk is available from the counter on request. Kids can draw to their hearts content.
There is still a book exchange available. Bring a book to swap and take one home.
Older children aged over 5 years are still welcome, obviously. Colouring in materials are available for older children to enjoy whilst you enjoy your coffee.
Please don’t be put off by a possible small entry fee. Miss 5 and my friend’s daughters aged 5 and 1 had a wonderful time in the newly expanded play space. Miss 5 didn’t want to leave! Likewise, the coffee and the food is just as excellent as when we first reviewed. Hatched is still very much worth visiting.
Be sure to check the Hatched Coffee Shop Facebook page before visiting as it does get busy on wet days and limits may apply to the number of kids in Sandy Land. See the Facebook page for the Sandy Land rules, terms and conditions.
Hatched Coffee Shop
Located at Shop 5/9 Moolanda Boulevard, Kingsley.
Open from Monday to Saturday from 7am to 3pm, closed on Sundays.
On Sundays, Birthday parties or special events can be booked at Hatched. Contact Hatched for email or Facebook for a quote.
Why not combine your visit to Hatched with a play and a scoot around at Shepherds Bush Park on nearby Barriedale Drive?
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