Monday, 5 November 2012

Three Little Ducks

Location: 38-40 Cambridge Rd, Bellerive
Phone: (03) 6245 0566
Opening hours: Open from 8am to late, seven days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Kids menu: Yes
Adult menu: Modern Australian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with light options available, or alternatively just pop in for coffee and cake.  Fully licenced.  They are also happy to cater to individual dietry requirements.  Menu is available to preview on their website.
Prices: Light meals around the $15 mark, Lunch menu mostly around the $20 mark, Dinner mostly $20-$30

 Mumma Review:

Situated in Bellerive Quay, Three Little Ducks is a cosy cafe with a choice of formal seating on the bay side of the building overlooking Kangaroo Bay, or a more relaxed couch option looking at the street scape at the front of the building.  The black and red decor gives it a slightly oriental feel, while the carpeted area, couchs and soft leather seats makes this cafe a very comfy spot to relax over a meal or just a snack and coffee.  Personally I hate it when the chairs in a cafe are hard, cheap, and uncomfortable, so the comfy chairs were one of the first things I noticed!

Another thing you cant help but miss, are the trio of ducks (ornamental that is) dotted around the cafe.  Duck spotting was a great pastime for my 2yo, and he was especially pleased to spot the chocolate ducks that came out on the saucer of our coffee's and babycino!

My mum and I shared the yummy dip platter, and the brushetta from the "something to share" menu, both of which were tasty, but in the words of my mum the dip platter was "a bit light on the bread"!  He he!  There is plenty to choose from on the menu, and the size of the meals we saw being delivered to other tables were very generously sized. 

Three Little Ducks really does cater towards littlies with a kids menu, highchairs, a handy ramp at the front of the building for pram access, and a nappy change facility that you rarely see in a cafe; complete with padded mattress and baby wipes. This was especially handy when my baby girl once again proved that she can not go anywhere without giving the nappy change facilities a thorough use!

Unfortunately, not all of our Mumma Needs Coffee followers have had a great time here, with some people telling us that they found the service to be less than child friendly.  Luckily for us the day we were there the staff were friendly, and only too happy to help me with positioning the pram into a good spot at the table, pointing me in the direction of the nappy change, and having a little chat with my 2yo while serving us.  We lingered over coffee and a light bite, while bubba happily breastfed. 

So, from my experience, I would have to say that this is generally a great child friendly cafe, perhaps with a few staff who let the team down on the "child friendly" front?  Have you been to Three Little Ducks?  Let us know your thoughts!

Love Mumma Kel x 


  1. My husband, Close friend, 9 month old daughter and I went here for lunch in the Christmas period.

    Although we didn't require to order anything for my daughter they were happy to offer us a high chair and suggest we could fold the pram up against the wall behind us (no many places would go to lengths to cater for a non ordering patron)However we were not advised about the change table facility?.

    However becaues of that I can't comment on their kids menu etc but we all LOVED our meals

    We shared the duck aranchini balls.
    Hub had the plough mans lunch, although it was light on for cheese he really enjoyed it.
    BFF had the crispy skinned salmon which was looked amazing.
    I had the mega burger which was just that a mega burger it was delicious but a bit to much for me.

    1. mmm, that all sounds delicious. I love an arancini ball! Also very glad to hear that the non-ordering patron of your group was well catered for! :)


We would love to hear your thoughts :) Love Mumma Al & Mumma Kel xx