Friday, 26 August 2011

Brookfield Margate

NB. Brookfield café has closed for business and has been replaced by 'Homeland Delights' grocer and cafe

Location:  1640 Channel Highway, just before Margate
Phone:  (03) 62672880
Opening hours:  7 days, 9am to 6pm plus dinner Fri & Sat

Kids activities:  Baskets of toys are available.
Kids play area:  There are a few outdoor areas where the kids can run around while the adults sit near by.  One outdoor area has a plastic climbing frame which was a hit with my little one.

Kids menu:  Available
Adults menu:  Plenty of yummy slices and cakes, breakfast options, and your usual selection of mains such as nachos, soup, focaccias and platters.  Devonshire tea is also available. 
Prices:  Slices/cakes around $4, Breakfast $10-$17 (available til 3pm, although most mums would have eaten breakfast a good 9 hours before then!), Mains $12 - $20, Desserts $9, Coffee $3.50 cup $4 mug

Babychino:  Frothy milk for $1

Mumma review

Relaxed and laid back, this place has an eclectic mix of antiques and quirky niknaks in a rustic setting, giving it a unique ambience. The coffee I had was just what I needed - a flat white which was nice and smooth.
Off from the main dining area there are several smaller rooms which are great for mums with bubs to hang out in peace without feeling like you are disturbing anyone (or for the general public to hide from us perhaps?!)   For this reason Brookfield is great for mums groups.  The smaller rooms generally have couches and seats around a rug which is good for non-mobile babies who are happy to roll around on the floor (make sure you bring a picnic blanket to lie over the top of their rug; it looks like its been a while since the rugs have had a good clean).  However, once the bubs are on the move this place is a mine field of side tables, lamps, and niknaks, all very appealing to a curious tot. 
There’s heaps of room to park lots of prams if you would rather keep them off the floor, and there are also a couple of highchairs to keep toddlers tamed.   Overall Brookfield is a quiet, cosy place to spend an afternoon over a good cup of coffee
Love Mumma Kel x

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  1. I also discovered as I was driving past the other day, that Brookfield sell kids milkshakes for $1 during school holidays. Bargain.

  2. Yes, but we paid $6 for one(!) piece of kids vegimite on toast! Won't be going back for that bargin.....


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