One of our guest writers, the lovely Mel had the chance to re-visit one of our all time favourites a few weeks ago - The Boathouse Cafe in Moonee Ponds.
Let's she how she went....
A perennial favourite with mums and bubs, The Boathouse at Moonee Ponds is still a great place to go. With a sprawling inside room and covered deck, there is plenty of room for prams, whether you want a full lunch or just coffee and cake.
We dropped in this week for a cheeky family lunch, after a last minute invitation. The playground out the front is the major draw card for kids, especially when the weather is nice. Little Miss was disappointed that she might not get to play, given the forecast for thunderstorms, but Melbourne being Melbourne delivered a warm sunny day!
The menu is a step above regular cafe fare, and prices reflect this. For a light lunch, you can’t go past the crispy, thin crust pizza. Topped with marinated artichoke, olives, basil pesto, ricotta and rocket, mine was a winner.
The kids menu has a good selection for the little ones, including pizza, pasta, chicken and chips and a mini burger. There is also a kids dessert menu. Ice cream sundae, anyone?
While the food might be tempting, keeping your little one in the highchairs provided long enough to eat, when the playground is calling, can be a challenge! Maybe a takeaway coffee and muffin is the way to go, especially when your little one is as active as mine.
The change table is still located in the disabled toilet out the back, so it’s accessible from the cafe or the park.
Thanks for sharing Mel, sounded like fun. Oh and here is a cheeky Hey Bambini dining tip for the Boathouse Cafe - BOOKINGS MOST ESSENTIAL!