Long Island Cafes With Kids' Play Spaces
A place for children to play and parents to connect with other moms and dads—that’s exactly what Long Island cafes with kids’ play spaces offer. Enjoy these fun, safe venues for your child’s next playdate: They'll have fun and explore, and you'll relax with a latte, catch up with your peers, or just relish some me time. Of course, parents are required to keep an eye on their children at all times.
For more seasonal fun ideas, check out our guide to indoor play spaces and our roundup of sensory play spaces on Long Island. And don’t forget our Winter Fun Guide for a host of ideas sure to keep your kids happily occupied during the winter months.
Here are some more ways to meet other parents on Long Island.
The Children's Social Club — Rockville Centre
The cafe at the front of the play space serves prepackaged snacks and drinks. Parents can relax at one of the tables while children ages 9 months to 6 years can safely play in the gated area. The play space has a section just for crawlers and younger toddlers, as well as a larger section with a CedarWorks structure and giant ball pit. Advance registration is required for open play.
Have a snack while playing at A Latte Fun.
A Latte Fun — Huntington
This venue is the perfect spot for kids and adults. Crawlers, toddlers, and older kids will enjoy the large, enclosed play area while parents will appreciate the full-service coffee bar. Light breakfast and lunch items are also available along with its "not-so-hot" chocolate for kids. Open play must be booked in advance.
Enjoy active play and a bite to eat at Liddle Bites in Long Beach.
Liddle Bites Play Cafe — Long Beach
A life-sized doll house takes center stage at this Long Beach play cafe, and easily ignites the imagination of the kids who play in it. Kids can enjoy the venue’s other play houses and shops during open-play sessions along with train tables, blocks, action figures, art supplies, and much more. Classes include storytimes, and music and dance programs; birthday party packages are available. Pre-packaged snacks and beverages are sold and can be enjoyed in the designated cafe area. Advance reservations are recommended, but not required.
Lolli Bop Cafe & Play — Lawrence
There is so much to do at this nearly 2,000-square-foot space. Babies will enjoy the crawl area while older kids have their choice of the Lego wall, a music section, American girl dolls, a rock climbing wall, a clubhouse with a slide, and more. Events, classes, and birthday party packages are available. The full-service cafe (which is certified kosher) serves healthy treats, including breakfast items, salads, sandwiches, pastas, rice bowls, tacos, smoothies, hot and cold drinks, and desserts. Parents will enjoy Lolli Bop’s free Wi-Fi and magazine section.
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Keep an eye on your kids from a comfy couch or table at Sippy Cups Cafe.
Sippy Cups Cafe — Seaford
The indoor play space for children 6 and younger features a clubhouse, two slides, Legos, a train table, puppet theater, play kitchen and grocery store, trucks, and a cozy nook with plenty of books and puzzles. It takes its coffee very seriously, and offers adults a selection of premium coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos. You’ll also find sandwiches, salads, pizza, baked goods, and more. Birthday party packages are available. Advance registration is required for open play.
Social Play Haus — Plainview
Grab a latte or local craft beer and relax while the kids run and play. With a cafe, meditation room, and office space, Social Play Haus is as much a treat for parents to visit as it is for little ones. It also offers private events, making it a great option for those with a guest list of adults and children. Reservations are required for open play.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2018. It was updated in March 2022.
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