The Tramshed Cafe at Narrabeen Lagoon: A Great Cafe for Kids on the Northern Beaches

What a joy to visit the Tramshed Cafe, a family, kid, pet and bike-friendly cafe at Narrabeen Lagoon.

The location is terrific, right beside Berry Reserve Playground, very close to Narrabeen Lagoon with its marvellous 8km walk and bike loop trail.

Tramshed Cafe Narrabeen

And then there’s the tram, a restored 1930s-era Sydney tram, which was very appealing to the junior clientele when we visited.  There is a fence between the tram and the road, nonetheless, junior passengers will need to be watched closely by their carers.

Tramshed cafe Narrabeen Lake
The interior of the cafe looking towards the playground. Spacious and light and bright,
Tramshed Cafe Narrabeen Lake
You can buy your food and drinks as takeaway and enjoy eating them in the tram. Such fun for the little ones.

Trams used to run from Manly to Narrabeen from 1913 – 1939.  This tram, Number 1753 R-class, travelled between North Sydney and the Spit until 1958.  It became very dilapidated, but was rescued by Council and the Forest Community Men’s Shed to live at the Tramshed Arts and Community Centre.


The Tramshed Cafe

Address: 395a Pittwater Road, Narrabeen, NSW 2101

Phone: 02 99707486

Tramshed Cafe website here

Tramshed Cafe Facebook Facebook page here

Opening hours: 7am – 5pm daily

The cafe sells Modern Australian cuisine, with a focus on healthy fresh produce and dishes.  When we visited we just had coffees and the raw lemon slice, all very lovely. We’ll have to go back to try out the breakfasts and lunches properly. Book me in for a Kale Quinoa Nest for brekkie, a walk around the Lake and then End Of The Line Fish and Chips for lunch.

You can check out the Tramshed cafe menu here.

This cafe has such a marvellous location that it might not have needed to put in the effort to be so welcoming to families. But it has and it’s bound to be rewarded by becoming a Northern Beaches destination cafe.

Change table: Yes in the disabled bathroom

High chairs: Yes

Kids menu: Yes, small but pretty healthy

Parking:  Berry Reserve Carpark is close by

Narrabeen Tramshed Cafe
Love the old tram design of the booth seats and the list of stops.
Tramshed cafe Narrabeen
There were little kids in and out of the tram, having a lovely time. Bikes can be parked beside the cafe, dogs too.

Read all about walking and cycling with strollers and kids (or without!) on these posts:

Berry Reserve Playground, which is right beside the Tramshed Cafe

Narrabeen Lagoon Trail, 8km Stroller-friendly Walk 

Cycling (or Running) Narrabeen Lagoon Trail with Kids

Catch you there!

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