The Surfing Lizard Espresso Bar located in the Coogee Surf Club building at Coogee Beach is a family friendly cafe with a great vibe. Plenty of tables inside and alfresco and the service prompt and friendly.
On our first visit I ordered a freshly squeezed juice and the Lemon Pepper Calarmari, chips and salad which was tasty and your standard café fare. My kids ordered a kids fish and chips, the fish was lovely, appeared to be pan fried with some seasoning and was fresh and delicious.
My 5 year old ordered the kids pancakes which she declared as ‘delicious’!I had a selection of the salads on display which were all delicious and value for money…coffee was lovely too! They also have a large freezer with ice creams in case you are only after a treat for the kids to have at the playground.
The café appeared to have only one highchair which could be a problem on a busy day, and I would assume that it could get busy during summer, particularly on surf club days.The cafe is located next to a playground area with a great pirate ship for the kids to play on. My two had a great time pretending to be pirates, though my toddler needed a parent close by within the ship in case he got too brave and tried to walk the plank. The car park is within metres of the café.There are clean toilet facilities (with showers too) in between the café and the playground.
The surf club and playground are based right on Coogee Beach, which is a lovely gentle beach and great for kids to have a play or paddle on the edge (like most Perth beaches it was a little windy in the early afternoon).
Within walking distance along the beach there is a jetty (at Woodman Point) which attracts a lot of fishermen and is a great place to take kids for a walk to check out the days catch. On the day we visited my daughter was doing a ‘Nearer to Nature’ activity next to the jetty and my son and I were lucky enough to come across a very friendly dolphin at the end of the jetty which was entertaining the crowd and being hand fed by some of the fishermen. It put on a good 30 minute show much to the delight of all on the jetty. I was told that a seal is also a common visitor to the jetty by locals.Overall it was a great find! We spent a few hours playing, eating and exploring around the area.
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