Brighton Schoolhouse Cafe, Brighton, Melbourne

Decent adult food, a kid’s menue and a little playground at the venue makes for a good visit. 

Located at 15 St Andrews Street, Brighton in a converted heritage-listed school house it’s a lovely space to visit whether it’s for a coffee or a sit down lunch. 

  
There is space for the kids and things to keep them distracted. It also seems as though other restuarant patrons and the wait staff are quiet accustomed to families and kids (no one blinked when my child described his need for a bathroom break at the top of his lungs). 

   
   

We unfortunately came on a rainy day so we couldn’t test out the playground but it did look like a good place for the children to play at while the adults had a real life adult conversation (if you can remember how to do it). The playground is completely fenced which is great as its adjacent to the road. We did make the most of the colouring in sheets they gave us and the amazing chicken and chips on the kids menu. On the downside the babychinos were not up to my son’s standard – you know how heigh that bar is – too much milk and not enough foam. 

  

There is ramp access to the restuarant via the back and the space is big enough that you don’t have to worry about a pram hitting everyone on your way around the restuarant. 

The restuarant is open 7 days a week which is awesome from 7:30 am to 4pm weekdays and 4:30pm on the weekends.  
It seems like it could be a hot spot so bookings for groups 4 or more on a  Monday to Friday is maybe a good idea – this is even set out on their website. They don’t however allow bookings on weekends or public holidays. 
The other bonus is that it is on the corner of St Andrews and Church, Church being a great place for a spot of shopping. 

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