Sydney’s Best Cafes for Kids- Echo On The Marina Cafe

Now here’s a wonderful spot which I’d have loved to have taken my children to when they were little, but never dared.

Mine are a bit wild. They’d have been splashing off the end of the marina in minutes.

They just never did suit this tranquil, spectacularly scenic slice of Middle Harbour heaven.

Luckily, I have visited alone, and they’d be fine now.

Echo On The Marina Cafe

15 Normac St, Roseville, New South Wales 2069 Australia

Tel:  02 9417 4422


Open: Breakfast 8am – 11am (orders close at 10.50am)  Lunch 12 – 3pm  Wednesday – Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday (but do check as things change)

Set right on the waters of Middle Harbour, this cafe/restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch daily.

You can sit out on the open deck right alongside the boats and yachts in the marina, so pretty!  There is also a covered area which has sides open on warm days and can be enclosed and heated on chillier days.

The atmosphere is relaxed, the menu is modern Australian. Children are very welcome, and many do come here, from tots to teens.

There is a tiny beach close by and the park also very close, so older children can run around a bit whilst the adults chatter.


Children’s Menu: Yes, excellent one, see photo

Highchairs: Yes

Parking:  There is a bit of parking on Nomac Street with steps that lead down. It’s easier though to park at Echo Point Park and walk along – see photo below. For disabled access, call the cafe for instructions about use of the inclinator.

Map: See Google map below

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Do you have a favourite waterside eatery?

Do you ever get there without the family??!!

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Posted on: March 29, 2012


  • That cafe looks great – hopefully going to be in Sydney later this year, and if those are the sort of cafe’s I can find over there I’ll be a happy man

    • Reply April 8, 2012


      Ah Ross, there are so many delightful cafes here. Sadly it’s not very relaxing to sit in them with all my children. But hope is at hand, they’re all at school so Monday-Friday some peace and quiet can be enjoyed. Do come to Sydney, it really is lovely. I will never forget the first day I flew in, aged 23 in 1987… have never been the same since!

  • Reply April 8, 2012

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  • Reply April 8, 2012


    Hi Seana,

    Thanks for helping me discover this place. Went this morning, and feel like I found another the Sydney’s secret gems! Lovely coffee.

    If you have any other recommendations which you think would fit my criteria for a Coffee With A View ( ), would love to hear about them.

    Love the blog.


  • Reply April 8, 2012


    Centennial Park, Carss Park?? Both are described here. I love your blog with the excellent coffee and view shots. So the next time I am at a new place, will take that shot and load it up.

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