Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Farm Cafe Re-Opens

Good things come to those who wait and the wait is finally over for the regular visitors of The Farm Café.

They threw open their doors this week to present a fully renovated brand-spanking new café. They are now rocking out full table service and a fab new menu which is loaded with fresh seasonal dishes. We popped in for milkshakes this morning and it had an amazing vibe going on, with loads of kids around along with smiling happy parents.

It might just have to become a weekly regular on our list. Oh and the kids loved a cheeky stroll around the Collingwood Children’s Farm afterwards. A must to re-visit for old and new parents alike.

WHERE ::18 St Heliers St Abbotsford
FEATURES :: Kids Food Menu :: Kids Beverage Menu :: High Chairs :: Change Table


Monday, January 21, 2013

Summer Loving - Had Me A Blast!

So we’re back today, officially. The summer holiday is OVER! Now back to reality. How was your summer break? Maybe you’re still on it. I’m jealous.

So our summer break was filled with visits to the beach, family BBQ's, wine, reading, a little op shopping and of course we managed to squeeze in some family friendly cafes.

While we were down the beach we managed to find two little gems which l would highly recommend for families to visit.

Bass Highway :: Kilcunda
Open Daily 7am-4pm
Features :: High Chair - Kids Menu - Toys - Beach Near By

Kilcunda General Store is situated on the wind swept shores of Kilcunda. This rustic general store/come post office slash café’ serves up good old fashioned country home cooking.  It’s a quaint little spot and has everything on the menu from breakfast to lunch and of course all the fun stuff in between like cakes, coffee and sweets. Everything is made on site and sourced locally, and may l say looked absolutely delish. We ordered the fruit toast for breakfast and it wasn’t some ordinary slab of raisin toast, instead it was jam packed with dried apricots, dates and dried figs. Me and Mr 2 demolished it in minutes.

For the wee ones they have one breakfast menu option and sandwiches for lunch. On the treat side of things your choice is endless with cakes, biscuits, ice-creams and bags of mixed lollies on offer. For the big kids the menu packs a punch and has loads of tasty dishes to choose from like Annie’ s Free range eggs benedict, middle eastern scrambled eggs to Free Range Burgers and Chick Pea Dahl. To keep the wee ones amused they have a box of toys and of course a high chair for little bottoms. Service was friendly but slow. Our coffees came out last and about 20 minutes after we had all finished our meals, so be warned they do run on country time.

Old Dalyston Deli
74 Glen Forbes Rd Dalyston
Open Daily 10am-3pm :: 6pm til Late :: Live Music on Sundays 2pm-5pm
Features :: High Chair :: Kid Friendly Eats - Gardens to Roam - BYO Picnic Blanket

The Dalyston Deli was a fantastic find for us. We were driving past and both went – “that place looks good!” What caught our eye was that the Dalyston Deli is a café in an old white weatherboard church. It was really quite a sweet setting. They of course offer dining inside this renovated church and outdoor seating, which in my mind is the best seat in the house. They have an outdoor bar for the big kids and loads of lush green lawn to run around on for the little kids. My boys loved exploring the gardens while Mr Bambini and l threw back a few cold ones.

They have high chairs for little ones and eats for the kids included homemade pizzas and open sandwiches. They don’t have a kids menu as such but there were loads of suitable items for the children to choose from. We loved the relaxed vibe about this place and could have settled in for the afternoon. The Dalyston Deli have daily specials and serve up a mean chicken and curry pie. Service was slick and friendly.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Homemade Icy Poles for Kids & Big Kids


Fancy a homemade frozen treat to beat the heat this summer. Sorry I’m sounding like a Dr Seuss story with all this random rhyming.
Without further ado here is our awesome Popsicle and Icy Pole roundup list. It features some of the coolest treats to make at home for the kids this summer. Oh and of course we didn’t forget the BIG kids, we have some special ones for you too, which you’ll find lucky last on our list. Enjoy!
Fudge Popsicles by Smitten Kitten
Find 30 (Yes 30!) Popsicle Recipes over at Inhabitots

Strawberry, Chocolate, Mixed Berry oh my - check Chic Mummy for some tasty ideas

Find fruity fun Pomegranate and Passionfruit Icy Pops over at Ice Tea : Sugar High

These Watermelon Ice Pops look too good to eat thanks to Eat Yourself Skinny

Look at these YUMMY Coconut Mango Creamsicles by the chic folk over at The Everygirl

The Novice Chef has my mouth watering with these lush Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Martha Stewart always brings the goods, why don’t you try her Creamy Orange Pops

And I don’t think anyone would pass up a creamy Roasted Berry and Honey Yogurt Popsicles by Cookie and Kate

And of course an ADULTS ONLY treat, OMG it's a Kiwi Mojito Popsicle, we heart you Gimme Some Oven and Coffee Ice Pops by Love and Cupcakes


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