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A Purriffic Time at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

A Purriffic Time at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Enjoy a coffee with a side of cat at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney. Catmosphere is Sydney’s original cat cafe, and while it offers several kitty experiences, it is first and foremost a cat rescue.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

About the Catmosphere Cat Cafe

Catmosphere’s owners are passionate cat rescuers, who have been rescuing and rehoming cats for over a decade. Catmosphere partners with two rescue groups; the World League for Protection of Animals and Kitten University. “The former works to find homes for all displaced cats and the latter specialises in nursing young, orphaned kittens, and rehoming them when they are healthy and old enough.” 

Catmosphere fosters these displaced cats and kittens and cares for them financially as well as ensuring all of their welfare needs are met. It’s the dream of the Catmosphere team to “provide a sustainable, safe space for rescue cats and kittens until they find their forever homes, and provide people with all the information and resources they need about rescue cats”.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Where do the cats come from?

All of the cats at Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney are rescues. The majority are permanent residents who have been adopted by the Catmosphere owners after having been observed for one to two years to ensure their suitability for cat cafe life. According to the Catmosphere website, “most of these cats were either surrendered to their rescue group or found on the streets, unowned, and unable to survive on their own in the outside world”.

There are also cats at the cafe who are adoptable and looking for a new home. Living at the cat cafe helps the cats socialisation skills, as well as giving them added exposure to the public and making the adoption process easier for those looking to add a kitty to their family.

The majority of the kittens who come to Catmosphere have been orphaned at an early age and raised in foster care by Kitten University volunteers. 

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

What are the rules for interacting with the cats

Don’t pick up the cats. This ensures the cats interact with visitors only on their terms. 

Let the cats com to you. If the cats are up high on shelves or inside their boxes, let them rest.

Talk at a normal sound level.

Keep mobile phones on silent and turn flashes off.

No food is allowed inside.

All bags must be checked into lockers on arrival.

Visitors must stay seated at all times due to physical distance regulations.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Tips for interacting with the cats

Stay low on the floor, be calm and gentle, and let the cats come to you. We sat quietly on the chairs and floors and had plenty of the cats approach us to play with them or for a pat. Some jumped onto our laps.

Sometimes the cats will not want to interact with visitors. They might stay in hidey holes or up on shelves. 

“The cats of Catmosphere, and cats in general, tend to be more active in the morning (10am – 12pm) and later in the evening (5pm onwards).” 

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Cat Experiences

Cat Lounge

The Cat Lounge is for people aged 8+ who enjoy a more peaceful experience. The adult cats here are generally calm and chill, so the Cat Lounge experience is perfect for those looking for a zen experience.

Visitors to the Cat Lounge must be aged 8-years-old and over as the noise and energy levels of younger children and babies is often too much for the cats.

This experience takes place in a shared space, unless you have booked it privately.

A Cat Lounge experience includes:
50 minutes with adorable rescue cats in the Cat Lounge
A complimentary drink from our standard menu (you can choose to upgrade to our optional Premium Menu when making a booking)
A briefing from one of our dedicated hosts who will help you better interact with the cats in their space

The Cat Lounge is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

The Treehouse

The Treehouse experience is for people aged 5+ who are looking to hang out with an energetic group of adoptable juniors/kittens.

The ages of the kittens/juniors varies. When we visited The treehouse, the youngest cat was 8 months old and the oldest in the room was a year and a half.

Visitors to the Treehouse must be aged 5-years-old and over as the noise and energy levels of younger children and babies is often too much for the cats.

A Treehouse experience includes:
50 minutes with adoptable juniors/kittens in the Treehouse
A complimentary drink from our standard menu (you can choose to upgrade to our optional Premium Menu when making a booking)
A briefing from one of our dedicated hosts who will help you better interact with the cats in their space

The Treehouse is located on the second floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Catflix Cat Cinema

Watch a movie in comfy reclining floor lounge seating accompanied by some fellow film-loving cats. 

A Catflix Cat Cinema experience includes:
Comfortable reclining floor lounge seating (standard seating available upon request, though the cats don’t respond as well to this)
A movie on our big screen
Wireless headphones so you can control your own volume and the cats hear nothing but sweet, sweet silence
A complimentary drink from a curated menu including milkshakes and mocktails
A blanket and very small portion of treats to help attract and woo a cat when your natural charm just isn’t working

Children and babies under 5-years-old are not permitted into the Catflix Cat Cinema experience and children 12 years old and under must be supervised at all times by a paying parent/guardian.

Individual screenings will have different age limits.

Catflix Cat Cinema is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Cat Yoga

Enjoy, yep, a yoga class with cats! Kids aged 8+ are welcome.

A Cat Yoga experience includes:
45 minutes of yoga amongst the cats
15 minutes of pure cat interaction
An experienced yoga instructor
Inner peace, probably
Should you forget your yoga mat, we do have some spare.

Cat Yoga is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

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Catmosphere Cat Cafe
66 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
catmospherecafe.com.au

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Armory Wharf Cafe: Waterfront & Family-Friendly Cafe in Sydney

Armory Wharf Cafe

Armory Wharf Café

The Armory Wharf Café in Sydney Olympic Park is a family-friendly, waterfront cafe with a casual vibe and al fresco seating. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

Located on the edge of the Parramatta River in the Newington Nature Reserve, the Armory Wharf Café is a licensed venue that has stunning 270-degree water views of mangroves and the industrial Armory wharf. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

The Armory Wharf Café has a mix of shaded outdoor and indoor seating, and a menu that offers fresh, seasonal cuisine.

Armory Wharf Cafe

There are daily specials and a decent amount of options for kids.

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The cafe is an extremely popular spot for families in particular, with its close proximity to Blaxland Riverside Playground. There is a section of the playground close enough for older kids to enjoy while their parents are waiting for meals to arrive in the cafe. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

Our group ordered the Beer-battered Fish n Chips (served with mushy peas and tartar sauce, $24), Grilled Salmon (served with a spinach, nut and grain salad and beetroot hummus, $28), Berry Good Smoothie (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and skim milk, $8), Loaded Focaccia (housemate focaccia topped with scrambled eggs, haloumi, spinach, tomato relish and avocado, $20), Kids’ Mini Pizza Pocket (cheese and tomato pizza pocket, $12).

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The fish and chips, salmon and loaded focaccia meals were all excellent. Great sized services, bright, fresh produce and excellently cooked. All meals arrived quickly and were very well made.

The only dish that was a let down was the pizza pockets. They were a bit sweet and weird tasting, and not a hit with any of us unfortunately.

I would highly advise making reservations to secure a spot. Parking is available nearby however is limited and is also used for the playground, so arrive early enough to wait for a spot to become available if you are visiting on a weekend. 

Afterwards, take kids to Blaxland Riverside Playground or to explore the Newington Armory.

Armory Wharf Cafe
Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, off Holker St, Newington NSW
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am–2pm
http://www.armorywharfcafe.com

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Sotto on Ryde Cafe, Ryde Park: Kid-friendly Cafes in Sydney

Sotto on Ryde

Sotto on Ryde Cafe, Ryde Park: Kid-friendly Cafes in Sydney

Sotto on Ryde Cafe is a family-friendly gem, located in Ryde Park, Sydney. The cafe features outdoor seating, overlooks a playground and is a few steps from a bike and scooter track.

The cafe features a very reasonably-priced menu, with all-day breakfast, weekday lunch specials, and an excellent kids’ menu.

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The cafe is open-air, with plenty of tables, and overlooks the playground and park.

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The service is efficient and fast. The food fresh and served quickly.

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There are easily-accessible public restrooms at the rear of the cafe.

Sotto on Ryde Cafe, Ryde Park, Sydney

The playground is best suited to preschool/ lower primary-aged kids.

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Read more about visiting Ryde Park and Ryde Park scooter and bike track..

Sotto on Ryde Cafe
30 Argyle Ave, Ryde
Hours: Daily, 7am-5pm
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Bodhi Restaurant Bar: Vegan Yum Cha Sydney

Bodhi Restaurant Bar: Vegan Yum Cha Sydney

Bodhi Restaurant Bar: Vegan Yum Cha Sydney

Enjoy vegan yum cha in the heart of Sydney at Bodhi Restaurant Bar. Located under St Mary’s Cathedral, diners can relax under fig trees while being served bright, fresh yum cha dishes. 

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

Bodhi is a Sydney dining institution. Perfectly situated in the centre of the CBD, overlooking Cook + Phillip Park, the restaurant and bar features a large outdoor dining area as well as inside seating. 

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

The restaurant opened in 1988 as one of the first vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Sydney, and has been a family-owned and operated business for three generations. Bodhi today is the longest running and largest vegan establishment in Australia. 

Bodhi has a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, with a company ethos of “do no harm”, and “minimize your impact”. Their chefs follow aBuddhist vegan cooking philosophy, using no garlic, onion, chives, scallions and leek in their dishes. As a result, the food is quite subtle in flavour. 

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

Bodhi also has a large variety of dishes catering to special dietary needs such as gluten or nut allergies.

​The vegan yum cha menu includes dumplings (my fave are the sweet Japanese pumpkin dumplings), fresh items such as blanched fresh kalian vegetables and Vietnamese rice paper salad wraps, steamed dishes, including the delicious green vegetable bread buns, oven-baked/fried/sauteed dishes (the vegetable curry puff is a must-try) and sweets. We loved the adorable custard lava buns shaped like pigs.

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

Inside the dumplings and buns you’ll find a mix of vegetables, tofu and mock meats. The menu is extremely wide and varied, so even the pickiest of eaters will be able to find something that they like.

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

We are frequent visitors to Bodhi and always find the staff to be extremely knowledgable about ingredients and accomodating.

Bodhi Restaurant Sydney

It’s a great place to take kids to try some new dishes, too. With the open-air dining area and wide tables with plenty of space in between, it’s an easy place to bring the family and relax. 

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Bodhi Restaurant Bar
2/4 College St, Sydney
Hours: Yum cha Wed-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. Dinner (a la carte) Tue-Sun 5pm-10pm.
https://www.bodhirestaurant.com.au/

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Bodhi Restaurant Bar: Vegan Yum Cha Sydney

Gordon’s Cafe Clovelly: Kid-friendly Cafes in Sydney

Gordon’s Cafe Clovelly: Kid-friendly Cafes in Sydney

Gordons Cafe Clovelly Sydney

Family-friendly Gordon’s is a relaxed cafe in Sydney’s Clovelly, serving healthy fresh food, a stone’s throw from Gordons Bay.

Gordons Cafe Clovelly Sydney

Gordon’s is open 7 days a week, serving all-day breakfast and lunch, plus selected evenings (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). This is a friendly neighbourhood cafe where the focus is on serving the locals delicious, wholesome, seasonal food. Gordon’s is fully licensed and has a collection of Australian and Italian wines plus Mountain Goat craft beer on tap.

There is seating available both inside and out. The cafe is extremely popular so on weekends, I suggest calling ahead for a reservation.

Gordons Cafe Clovelly Sydney

The friendly staff offered us a kids’ menu/colouring-in sheet plus crayons on arrival (thanks!). The kids offerings are pretty standard and reasonably priced. Even though it was only 10am, a kids’ pasta was ordered – a excellent sized portion and thanks for being so flexible to the staff.

Gordons Cafe Clovelly Sydney

Hubby and I both ordered the Gordons Stack (with layered tomato, haloumi, avocado, poached eggs & bacon on sourdough topped w. hollandaise & served w. mixed leaf
$19). I requested mine without hollandaise and bacon and was offered a vege alternative – I chose spinach.

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We also ordered the Mixed Berry Smoothie ($7.50).

Gordons Cafe Clovelly Sydney

The food arrived quickly and was fresh, pretty and delicious. An absolute neighborhood gem! 

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Just down the street is Burnie Park, which is a lovely bit shady park, including a nice sized playground.

Gordons Bay is about a 600m walk to get to from the cafe. Read more about visiting Gordons Bay.

Highchairs: Yes.
Stroller storage: Outside.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No.
Kids’ menu: Yes.

Gordons Cafe
353/355 Clovelly Rd,
Clovelly NSW
Reservations: (02) 9665 2342
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6:30am-2:30pm, Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat & Sun 7am-3pm
gordonscafe.com.au
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The Coal Loader and Coal Loader Cafe, Waverton

The Coal Loader Waverton Sydney

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability and Coal Loader Cafe, Waverton

The Coal Loader is an historic venue in North Sydney, including a large green space, community garden, elevated platform with harbour views, bush walks and the Coal Loader Cafe.

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability is located on the Waverton peninsula. It’s a fascinating place to delve into Sydney’s past and also learn about its sustainable future. 

The Coal Loader Waverton

Coal Loader History

The Aboriginal Cammeraygal people called the peninsula home for thousands of years. A large rock engraving of a whale survives at the entrance to the Coal Loader site, and there is further evidence of the indigenous community carved into rocks on the bush walks. 

The Coal Loader Waverton

The Coal Loader opened in the early 1920s to serve as a transfer depot for coal to be moved from bulk carriers to smaller coal-fired vessels or to be distributed by road. The elevated platform which is now a place for the community to gather as well as the face of North Sydney’s sustainability plan, once housed a large coal stockpile.

Underneath the platform are a series of tunnels through which coal was transported into coal ‘skips’. The site was decommissioned in the early 1990s. After being dedicated a public open space in 1997, North Sydney Council took over management of the site in 2003, working with a grant from the Australian and NSW Governments to transform the space into the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability.

The site operated for over 70 years before being decommissioned. The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability was opened in July 2011, and the Coal Loader platform opened in March 2018.

Today, the Coal Loader is a place for the community to gather and relax, dine, and learn about sustainable living practices. 

Genia McCaffery Centre

The Genia McCaffery Centre, located inside the historic sandstone building onsite, is a place to visit and be inspired by sustainable concepts. Visitors can get information on how to “green up” their lives, participate in book swaps, and drop off batteries, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, toner cartridges, corks, soft plastics or mobile phones and their accessories for recycling.

The Coal Loader Waverton

Coal Loader Platform

The platform is one of Sydney’s largest publicly accessible green roof spaces. At one hectare in size (or seven Olympic swimming pools next to each other), the concrete and sandstone platform is a multipurpose recreational space displaying sustainable technology and community gardens.

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Coal Loader Cottage Community Garden

Dotted around the Genia McCaffery Centre, cafe and platform are an array of community gardens and the native bush nursery. In total there are 40 raised garden beds, aquaponics facilities, fruit trees and herb planters. Visitors are welcome to admire the gardens and have a bit of a sniff at the produce as it grows – but must be a member of the community gardens to access any produce. 

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Aboriginal Bush Foods Garden

The ‘bush foods’ garden has a variety of edible and otherwise useful native plants from the local area.

Chook Run

While the chickens were on holiday when we visited, they usually live at the Coal Loader and visitors can learn how to keep their own chooks at home.

Coal Loader Cafe

The Coal Loader Cafe is currently open Wednesday to Sunday serving delicious light breakfast and brunch meals. Book a table or be prepared for a bit of a wait. The cafe has a kids’ menu and options for vegetarians.

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Coal Loading Tunnels

Take the elevator or stairs down to the Coal Loader tunnels and explore tunnel 1, features the original coal feeder and cart, and tunnel 2, which takes visitors 160m through the dark to bushland of Balls Head.

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Foreshore Park and Walks

Past the tunnels is the foreshore park with plenty of bush walks. You can also access the park by road if you won’t wish to go through the tunnel. The 2.8 hectare park features a native havens demonstration garden (habitat for fauna), wetlands, picnic areas, and foreshore walk. Along the walk are interpretive signs which talk about the site’s heritage and sustainable transformation. The walk to Balls Head Reserve traverses through the largest bushland remnant in North Sydney.

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Digital Kids Trail

While our kid was easily entertained during our visit with scooting, exploring and bushwalking, families can also check out the free digital kids trail, which helps kids discover the Coal Loader’s history, sustainability features, native planting, food gardens, bats, chickens and more. Visit http://www.TheCoalLoader.com.au on your mobile device to begin.

The Coal Loader Waverton Sydney

The Coal Loader
2 Balls Head Dr, Waverton
https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Environment_Waste/The_Coal_Loader
https://www.facebook.com/Coal-Loader-Cafe-543816115654540
http://www.coalloadercafe.com.au/

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The Coal Loader Waverton Sydney

Where to Find the Best Kids’ High Tea in Sydney

Kids High Tea Sydney

Where to find the best Kids’ High Tea in Sydney

Take your tiny diner out and enjoy scones, cakes and treats galore at these gorgeous kids’ high tea offerings in Sydney. Pinkies up!

Gunners’ Barracks, Mosman

Gunners' Barracks, Sydney

The Children’s High Tea is a gorgeous affair, featuring fairy bread, kid-friendly pastries and some hot chips for good measure. High tea comes with a hot chocolate or juice, but kids can also select from the tea menu if they like. The nearby Bradley’s Head is great for exploring afterwards.

Read more about high tea offerings at the Gunners’ Barracks.

gunnersbarracks.com.au

InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

Intercontinental Double Bay High Tea, Sydney, Australia

The kids’ high tea is very thoughtfully designed, with a great selection of kid-friendly food including fairy bread, a chicken & cheese toastie, brownie, watermelon lollypop, banana and chocolate cupcake, macaron and strawberry fondue. It’s extremely reasonably priced at $25 .

Read more about our high tea experience at the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay.

https://doublebay.intercontinental.com/

Gatehouse Tea Rooms Parramatta

Gatehouse Tea Rooms: High Tea Parramatta

Located in historic Parramatta Park, the Gatehouse Tea Rooms are the perfect spot for introducing kids to high tea. Their “High Tea for Tin Lids” is for littles 3-12 and includes mini cheese sandwiches, fairy bread triangles, mini cupcake and assorted sweet bites plus a juice or soft drink. Run off the sugar afterwards in Parramatta Park on the awesome playgrounds.

Read more about our high tea experience at the Gatehouse Tea Rooms.

gatehousetearooms.com.au

InterContinental Sydney

 

High tea takes place in the elegant Cortile dining area, at the InterContinental Sydney. The “Children’s Tea Party” is served daily from 11am-5pm and includes quintessential Aussie treats, including a lamington, fairy bread, macaron, cupcake, gingerbread man, scones, mini quiche and rainbow slider. The high tea comes with a milkshake or iced tea.

Read about our high tea experience at the InterContinental Sydney.

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Shangri La, Sydney

Barbie's High Tea Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Pastry chef Anna Polyviou creates a wonderland of delights for kids with her special themed high teas. Past night teas have included Barbie and Easter.

Read about our high tea experience at the Shangri La, Sydney.

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Tea Room QVB

Afternoon Tea at the QVB: #hightea #kidfriendly #Sydney via christineknight.me

One of Sydney’s most iconic venues, the QVB, is famous for their high tea. Kids can also enjoy dining in style with the Children’s High Tea, including a range of finger sandwiches, scone with strawberry and raspberry jam and clotted cream, choice of tea, hot chocolate, juice or soft drink. Afterwards, take kids to the gorgeous toy shop on the top floor.

Read more about our high tea experience at the QVB.

thetearoom.com.au

The Langham, Sydney

"The Tale of Mr Rabbit" Easter Afternoon Tea at the Langham, Sydney

The Langham offers some delightful themed high teas, usually during the school holidays. Past high teas have included Easter, Shopkins and Barbie themes. Kids can also enjoy the standard high tea throughout the year.

Read more about the Classic Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood.

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Tea Cosy, The Rocks

Tea Cosy: Sydney's Best Afternoon Teas #restaurants #Sydney via christineknight.me

Kids can enjoy a special Kids’ Devonshire Tea which includes one plain scone, served with strawberry jamand double thick cream, with a babycino. The babycino is pretty fancy, and the scones are the best in Sydney.

Read more about our experience at the Tea Cosy.

theteacosy.com.au

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Frosted High Tea at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

This iconic Sydney hotel holds themed high teas throughout the year, especially during school holidays. Past teas have included Beauty and the Beast and Frozen.

sofitelsydney.com.au

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Claris High Tea at the Sofitel Darling Harbour Sydney

The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour hosts the most divine Claris-themed high tea at various times of the year. Check their website for updates on when the Claris high tea will be back.

Read about our Claris high tea experience.

sofitelsydneydarlingharbour.com.au

Boronia House, Mosman

Boronia House, Sydney, NSW

Kids aged 3-12 can enjoy the Little Ladies High Tea, which includes ham and cheese finger sandwich, scone with cream and jam, fairy bread, Remi’s homemade chocolate chip cookie, chocolate fondue with fresh fruit, homemade sweet treat of the day, mini pancake stack with maple syrup and a choice of T2 tea, hot chocolate, iced chocolate, fruit juice, pink lemonade or soft drink.

Read more about our high tea experience at Borona House.

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Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

Sir Stamford High Tea: Sydney Australia

The Sir Stamford regularly runs special themed high teas, however they also offer a standard kids high tea menu for children aged 5-12. The high tea is very similar to the adult one. When we visited, it included sandwiches, scones and sweets including a brownie, macaron, chocolate mousse cup and cheesecake square, plus a glass of juice or hot chocolate.

Read more about our high tea experience at the Sir Stamford.

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Radisson Blu, Sydney

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel: Sydney's Best High Teas

The Radisson Blu offers a special “Kids in the City High Tea”, which is designed by kids, for kids. The kids high tea includes a selection of sweet and savoury delights with by a special mocktail, juice, soft drink, or tea. Prices start at $25 per child under 10.

Read more about our high tea experiences at the Radisson Blu.

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Burnt Orange, Mosman

Burnt Orange, Mosman: Sydney's Best High Teas

Overlooking Middle Harbour, Burnt Orange is a gorgeous spot for high tea. Their children’s high tea (for kids under the age of 12), includes a selection of treats including banana raspberry musk sticks and sour snakes, house-made chocolate freckles, kid-friendly sandwiches and scones. Kids will also receive fresh fruit and a choice of flavoured of pain milk, hot chocolate or juice.

Read more about our high tea experience at Burnt Orange.

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High Tea in Sydney at the Gunners’ Barracks

Gunners' Barracks Sydney

High Tea in Sydney at the Gunners’ Barracks

Enjoy a classic high tea at Sydney’s historic Gunners’ Barracks. Perched on the side of a cliff in Mosman, the Gunners’ Barracks offers afternoon tea with unparalleled water views.

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We have been enjoying afternoon tea (or high tea) at the Gunners’ Barracks for a very long time. Hubby and I were married here, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s very hard to match the Gunners’ Barracks for their superb food, service and spectacular location.

Our latest visit was as part of our 10 year wedding celebration. High Tea in Sydney at the Gunners’ Barracks is a very special outing, so it seemed very fitting to return 10 years later. Haven’t those 10 years just gone in a flash. 

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The Gunners’ Barracks offers an array of tea services, depending what day you visit. 

Morning Tea

Morning Tea is offered Monday to Friday only, from 10am to midday. It’s a smaller menu with a set selection of cakes, pastries and finger sandwiches, with your selection of a Ronnefeldt tea or espresso coffee ($40).

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High Tea

Available Monday to Sunday, from 10am.

Traditional High Tea

The standard offering at Gunners’ Barracks includes set selection of petit cakes and savoury pastries, finger sandwiches, house baked scones and preserve, with your selection of a Ronnefeldt tea or espresso coffee. ($55).

Upgrade it to a Sparkling High Tea with a Australian sparkling wine ($60), a Cocktail High Tea, served with your choice of cocktail ($70) or a Champagne High Tea, served with a piccolo of French champagne ($80).

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Children’s High Tea

This gorgeous high tea is especially tailored to kids, with a beautiful range of child-friendly petit pastries, finger sandwiches, scone, jam and cream, choice of hot chocolate,
soft drink or juice ($40).

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Each high tea comes with a selection of tea, and the Gunners’ Barracks has an incredible tea menu. The tea pots come with enough tea for two cups, and the staff visit throughout the tea service to top up pots with more hot water.

Gunners' Barracks, Sydney

The traditional high tea includes a large scone per person, with berry jam and cream, an array of savouries (which included a frittata square and a little fried ball), three finger sandwiches each (ours included egg, chicken and mayo and a salad and salmon sandwich from memory), plus an assortment of pastries including macarons and chocolate cake.

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As a vegetarian I was given a seperate stand with vego alternative sandwiches and pastries. My sweets were the same, with the inclusion of a chocolate dipped strawberry in lieu of one of the tarts.

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The kids’ high tea is adorable, with plenty of items to tempt tiny taste palates.

Gunners' Barracks, Sydney

The food is exceptional. Fresh, light sandwiches, fluffy scones, and delectable sweets. The menu is always changing, but the tea remains similar.

Gunners' Barracks, Sydney

The Gunners’ is right next to the Georges Head lookout, perfect for taking kids before or afterwards to run off any steam (or sugar!).

Morning Tea is served Monday to Friday from 10am to midday.
Traditional High Tea is served 7 days a week from 10am daily.
Reservations for high tea at the Gunners’ Barracks are highly recommended.

Highchairs: Yes.
Stroller storage: Yes.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No.
Kids’ menu: Yes.

Gunners Barracks
End of Suakin Drive,
Mosman NSW 2088
Phone: (02) 8962 5900
Prices: $$$
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-3pm
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The Paper Mill Food: Dining Precincts in Liverpool, Sydney

The Paper Mill Food: Dining Precincts in Liverpool, Sydney

Take your pick of delicious eating establishments in the Paper Mill Food precinct, located on the banks of the Georges River in South-West Sydney. 

The Paper Mill was, as its name implies, originally used as a paper mill during the late 1800s, and at the time was Australia’s largest paper mill. It was alter used as a woollen mill until 1975, and has been brought back to life as a dining precinct.

Inside the Paper Mill are four restaurants, and plenty of seating. 

Shepherd’s Lane

This cafe, bakery and dessert bar is the place to head for breakfast, brunch and lunch, plus serves up sweet treats later on in the day. 

Shepherd’s Lane Has a wide range of pastries on offer, with tempting croissants, muffins, doughnuts and cakes baked on site daily. They also have artisan gelato and desserts available all day.

The signature breakfast and brunch dishes at Shepherd’s Lane include waffles (there is a large waffle and pancake menu), eggs and wood-fired manoush. We dined at Shepherd’s Lane and could not fault the excellent food and coffee.

Firepit

The Paper Mill’s a la carte dining option is perfect for a special family gathering. Firepit serves meat and fresh market seafood chargrilled or cooked in a wood-fire oven. The Firepit is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Georgie’s

Enjoy wood-fired pizza, Neapolitan-style, in a casual setting at this pizzeria and bar. Georgie’s is located near the kids’ indoor play area, making it the perfect family option. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Charcoal Joe’s

Try Lebanese charcoal chicken cooked on a custom charcoal grill, with a spread of colourful and flavourful mezze, salads, pickles, dips and chips.

Kids’ Play Area

There is a cute little play area for kids that includes little tables, games and cubbies.

The Paper Mill is located between Liverpool and Casula, right near the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Casula Parklands Adventure Playground. They offer a valet parking service, however we found parking on the street nearby. You can also catch the train to Casula or Liverpool and take the 10 minute walk there.

The Paper Mill Food is open between 7am – 11pm weekdays, and 7:30am-11pm on weekends. Food is available all day, the kitchens close at 10:30 every night.

The Paper Mill Food
20 Shepherd Street, Liverpool
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Oatley Park: Playground, Baths, Cycling Tracks & Picnic Facilities

Oatley Park, Sydney

Oatley Park: Playground, Baths, Cycling Tracks & Picnic Facilities

Oatley Park is a 45-hectare bushland reserve on the northern side of the Georges River. It is bounded by the Georges River, Lime Kiln Bay, and Jew Fish Bay. Oatley Park features an inclusive adventure playground, a netted swimming bath, short, easy bush walking tracks, picnic areas and other free amenities for the local community to enjoy. 

Oatley Park, Sydney

The park was created on the headland in 1887, and over the years has been upgraded to create a spot for locals to enjoy recreational sports, cycling, walking, swimming and playing.

Navigating Oatley Park

Oatley Park, Sydney

There is a one-way driving loop around the park that is shared by cars, cyclists and pedestrians. The maximum speed of the road is 20km/h. Free all-day car parking is available

Oatley Park Inclusive Adventure Playground

Oatley Park, Sydney

The Oatley Park Inclusive Adventure Playground is an adventure playground designed to blend into its bush setting, incorporating nature-based play elements and built with predominantly natural materials. 

The Oatley Park Adventure playground design incorporates community feedback and ideas and follows the NSW Government’s ‘Everyone Can Play’ inclusive play space guidelines to create accessible play elements for children of all abilities in over 80 per cent of the playground.

Read more about the Oatley Park Inclusive Adventure Playground.

Oatley Park Bird Life

Oatley Park, Sydney

There have been 145 species of birds recorded in the bushland of Oatley Park, including its tidal mud flaps, mangroves and Lime Kiln wetlands. We spotted a huge amount of sulfur-crested cockatoos but keep your eyes peeled for the many other species that live in this sanctuary.

Websters and Hills Peak Lookouts

The lookouts are accessed by the road (you can pull your car over and hop out to take a look) and feature stunning views over Jew Fish Bay and Lime Kiln Bay.

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Oatley Castle

Oatley Castle is a surprising feature of Oatley Park. Built around 1935, the castle was created as a kind of “beach house” that would resemble an old British castle, give views over Oatley Bay and become an attraction for visitors to enjoy.

The castle is accessed by walking/cycling from the playground, or driving. There is a car park next to the base of the castle for easy access, and a ramp from the base of the castle to top for wheelchairs/strollers. 

Oatley Castle has bbq facilities inside it and can be hired for events.

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Oatley Park Walking Tracks

Oatley Park Playground

Oatley Park features seven walking tracks of varying length and difficulty, and a 2km cycling/driving/walking loop on paved road in a shared car/bike/pedestrian zone. The road is one direction only, so if you overshoot a spot where you want to park/turn off, you will need to keep driving around the loop and return to the spot again. There is a maximum speed of 20km/h around the park.

The Myra Wall Garden has a wheelchair accessible bushwalking path.

You can read about the walking trail options here.

Sandy Bay – Oatley Park Baths – Jew Fish Bay Baths

On the easterly section of the headland is Jew Fish Bay. Featuring a 320m long shark-proof net, the bay is home to an area called Sandy Bay, featuring Oatley Park Baths / Jew Fish Bay Baths. Oatley Baths was constructed in 1909 and has been the home of the Oatley Amateur Swimming Club since 1927. A popular swimming spot in warmer months, the baths feature one of only a few suspended net enclosures in Sydney, and are one of only two baths/pools in the region to be formed by enclosing a natural shoreline.

The water is a bit muddy when shallow, but is a calm, serene place to swim, with stunning views over the Georges River. The original change rooms are still in operation on the site of the baths.

To reach the baths, drive down to the carpark and walk the rest of the way. There is a ramp and stairs to access the baths.

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Myra Wall Garden

The circular Myra Wall Garden was constructed in 1964 to honour a local conservationist. Parking is beside the garden which is located 300m on the left from the main entrance, along
the main road.

Oatley Park – Important Information

There are no direct public transport links to the park. It is a 1.7km walk from Oatley Station. The 954 bus service from Oatley Station drops you 700 metres from the entry to Oatley Park. 

Entry to the park via Oatley Park Avenue is narrow and means that often, only one car at a time can pass through. AVOID entry and exit to the park during school drop off and pick up. You can also drive in via Douglas Haig St. 

There is a car park at the playground. If this is full, try Myra Wall Garden, Frog Hollows and the Oval – they function as overflow carparks.

The park closes at sunset and the vehicle gates are locked. Make sure if you have driven in, to leave before the gates are locked as there is a fee to retrieve your car.

There are free BBQ and picnic facilities available throughout the park, including next to the playground.

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