In case you need another reason to caffeinate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite kid-friendly spots, so you can enjoy your cup of joe, sans whining.
This mythical, whimsical coffee shop with adjacent immersive art experience by Mike Bennett Art would be awesome just for the ambience, but they make fantastic coffee, too. We love the butter brew latte. See our tour on Instagram. 8811 N Lombard St.
Aptly named, The Stacks Coffeehouse is lined with bookshelves, including a robust kids’ section. You can even borrow books, so no tears when it’s time to pack up! They serve Roseline coffee and make many of their own syrups, including chocolate, maple cardamom, vanilla and (seasonally) pumpkin spice. 1831 N Killingsworth St.
Located between April Hill City Park and Southwest Community Center, Maplewood Coffee & Tea is a great place to grab a cup of coffee on your way to more fun. They serve coffee by Extracto Coffee Roasters, and they have a free lending library on their patio where kids can borrow books or donate some to share. If your child orders a drink, it will be served in a special kid cup with whipped cream and sprinkles on top. 5206 SW Custer St.
Sip your espresso or cappuccino while your littles have a ball in the indoor playroom. They serve an award-winning Arabica blend, roasted locally and specially prepared for Two Sisters. They have a full menu for breakfast and lunch, too! Located in nearby Milwaukie. 11923 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie.
Located in the Kenton neighborhood, Posies Bakery & Cafe serves up delicious treats and Roseline coffee. Their kids’ menu items, served with chips or cucumber, include all the favorites: grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly and cinnamon sugar toast. There is an indoor play space for preschoolers, and the shop is only a block from Kenton Park. 8208 North Denver Ave.
With a name like Space Monkey, it has to be a winner, right? They serve Cellar Door Coffee, and your kids will definitely want to order the funky monkey sandwich — peanut butter and chocolate — while you sip your brew. There are toys for preschoolers in the back hallway, and Mt. Scott Park is just across the street. 5511 SE 72nd Ave.
The Daily Feast, a mom-owned diner downtown, proudly serves local brew Spella, roasted right here in Portland, 12 pounds at a time. You can order your coffee however you like it: they’ve got mochas, capuccini, espresso, lattes and more. There’s a bookshelf of toys for kids to play with while they wait, which are cleaned after every use. Located across the street from the historic Central Library and six blocks from Powell’s Books, this is a perfect spot to grab a coffee before heading off with your little bibliophiles. The menu features kid-friendly home runs, like flavored hot cocoa and smoothies, or a Greek yogurt parfait that looks like dessert but is chock full of nutritious food. There is street parking, or you can park in the garage by City Target, which is only a couple blocks away. 837 SW 11th Ave.
Slappy Cakes is known for their DIY pancake bar, but did you know they also have stellar coffee? While your children are busy piling mounds of toppings on their pancakes, you can relax and sip your hot Stumptown brew, be it classic drip or something fancier, like a cappuccino or mocha. 4246 SE Belmont St.
Our followers on social strongly recommend Awake Coffee & Art. Seriously, they won the comment section, hands down. Enjoy drop in art, great food, gluten free options, and delicious fair-trade coffee.
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