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Beth McFadden4 years ago

Cafes serving healthy & homemade food for your kids

As the days become shorter and colder, the kids are surely getting restless with less and less time outdoors. One option is to head for a family day out and take shelter in the shops and cinemas, but feeding the young ones can be difficult. It can be hard to find cafes that cater to children’s picky appetites and more importantly, won’t feed your precious ones nasty preservatives or sugar that will send them into a rage. If you’re looking for family-friendly cafes in Gladstone to get out of the house and stop them from going stir crazy, we’ve found the best spots that cook up nutritious meals with kiddies in mind.

The Outlook Café

Vegan cheesecake without any nasties, The Outlook Cafe - Rockhampton
Vegan cheesecake without any nasties, The Outlook Cafe – Gladstone

The Outlook Café situated on Auckland Point Lookout is the perfect place for a big brekky or a sweet treat to keep the kids full until lunchtime. Once you’ve finally got the kids in the car and made your way to this café, order from the all day breakfast menu including traditional eggs benedict served with salmon and hollandaise sauce. For the kids, try the $10 kid’s brekky served with bacon, egg, hash brown, baked beans, toast and, of course, tomato sauce. Finish the whole thing off with an extra strong coffee and then order something off the healthy treats menu to feed your kids something yummy that won’t send them running up the walls. One delicious dessert they offer is the vegan banoffee inspired cheesecake sweetened with agave nectar to avoid any of those nasty sugar rushes. To get your chocolate fix without having to feed the kids preservatives that they could react to, try the snickers cheesecake that’s completely free from refined sugar, dairy and gluten. The whole family’s tummies will appreciate this café with a view in Gladstone.
Where: Bishops Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680

Cotton Mill Café

Generous eggs benedict for the parents, Cotton Mill Cafe - Rockhampton
Generous eggs benedict for the parents, Cotton Mill Cafe – Gladstone

Just down the road from Gladstone Memorial Park Reserve is the cute little Cotton Mill Café. This breakfast hotspot is the perfect place to take the family before having a run around at the park to warm up. Sometimes the hardest part about visiting a fancy café for breakfast is that the meals are completely aimed towards mature tastebuds. Luckily at the Cotton Mill Café, you can try something delicious for breakfast and let the kids enjoy traditional meals such as scrambled eggs with ham on an English muffin. The generous servings mean you won’t have to worry about the kids going hungry, but if you like to be prepared in any situation we recommend you grab some of their fresh sandwiches on display in their cabinet. Don’t go past the Cotton Mill Café’s incredible coffee and breakfast deals that change every week.
Where: 11/100 Gondoon Street, Gladstone City 4680

Grateful Café

Visit their cozy cafe, The Grateful Cafe - Rockhampton
Visit their cozy cafe, The Grateful Cafe – Gladstone

The Grateful Café (previously called Snoops Café) is right in the middle of Gladstone, and is a perfect pit stop for the whole family to grab some delicious lunch. Their hot food menu includes plenty of favourites such as burgers and steak sandwiches, as well as daily specials including wholesome potato bake to keep the kids full. If you want to feed your children homemade meals, this is the best place to go as everything is made fresh on the premises. Order yourself a hot coffee and the kids a fresh juice while you wait for your delicious meals to come out. Whether you’re out shopping for groceries and need somewhere to fill the kids up and keep them distracted, or you’re heading out on a family day out, the Grateful Café is the perfect place to take the whole family from your youngest babies to their grandparents.
Where: 1/72 Gondoon Street, Gladstone City QLD 4680

Where is your favourite family pit stop in Gladstone? Comment and let us know!

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