Delighted today to bring you an updated version of a post I first wrote three years ago. Dragonfly Cafe at Eden Gardens in Ryde really is a marvellously family friendly spot. I was delighted to go there again recently to the launch of their new Edible Pavilion, which I will write about soon.
In the meantime, please enjoy this updated cafe post, with much better photos than it’s had for the past three years!
Don’t you just love it when you come across a new cafe that is really great for your kids??!!
It’s not just me, is it?
Here’s one that is especially great for mothers’ groups, even larger ones like the group I met here- just look at those gorgeous babies.
Dragonfly Cafe is also great for more formal family lunches, all of the generations will enjoy the food and the lovely gardens around the cafe.
Corner Lane Cove and Fontenoy Roads North Ryde, NSW 2113
Opening Hours: 8:30am-4pm Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm Saturday & Sunday
This is a lovely cafe for its space, and the beautiful environment around it. Eden Gardens is a very large garden centre, it also has a terrific shop and an art gallery. And a kids’ playground. Yippee!
There’s an indoors part of the cafe but the most space is outdoors, some under a pergola and some under umbrellas out in the gardens.
The menu is terrific, featuring modern Australian cuisine. There are lots of good options for the kids. There is a buffet breakfast as well as a la carte at weekends and on public holidays.
Toilets/Baby Change: Yes
Children’s Menus: Yes
Mum’s Report: So handy, a lovely cafe for lunch whilst we buy things for the garden. Also a nice spot for more formal family celebrations, there’s space for the kids and the menu has plenty of choices for both the kids and the adults.
If you are looking for a great playground to visit before or after a meal here try:
Parking: Yes, lots of parking in front of Eden Gardens and car park underneath.
What a lovely spot, and it’s very central too.
Have you been there? What’s your review?
Happy family dining