Oscars Hangout. A child friendly cafe in a child friendly location.
Having a young child makes me a little nervous about trying new places, especially when I'm in need of a good coffee. Once I find a child friendly place that serves good coffee, I trend to return time and time again. However living in Melbourne (the home of good coffee) I am constantly being recommended places to try by my girlfriend's and KidTown Melbourne readers.
A firm favourite that has been continually recommended is Ocars Hangout in Mordialloc. So one very hot Sunday morning my family and I ventured out to the unknown, in search of good food and coffee and a child friendly environment.
Well may I begin by thanking every single person that has recommended Oscars Hangout and my apologies that it has taken me so long to get to.
We walked into the contemporary open plan cafe complete with bare brick walls, plenty of tables, a fully licended bar and open doors that lead to a courtyard, giving a sense of space and relaxation.
Children are not only welcomed but are encouraged. On arrival, Miss 3 was handed her own A4 paper menu with pictures for her to colour, a word search and other fun activities for her to do, aswell as a tube of colouring pencils that had a sharpener on the end - what an excellent tantrum preventing idea!
Mr G and I struggled to decide what to order as everything looked so good. We decided on Oscars big breakfast and the pancakes to share, all absolutely delicious.
The coffee (flat white) was of a high Melbourne standard. Miss 3 ordered a freshly squeezed apple juice, while Mr G went for a pale ale from a local brewery. Each if us extremely happy with our choices.
Oscars Hangout lived up to its high recommendations. It is now officially on my list of go to places for when I need nice food and good coffee, in a child friendly environment.
Small Ideas members can save 20% off the total value of the bill on first visit.
Where: Oscars Hangout, 11 Hall Mark Rd, Mordialloc
When: Tues - Thurs 8am to 4pm. Fri 8am - 10pm. Sat 8am - 5pm. Sun 8am - 3pm.