Café and play

Welcome to our café

Our friendly café is welcoming to everyone, and because one of our founders is vegan and the other is gluten free, we’ve got choices for everybody!

We’re open during play café (see our schedule) and whether you’re bringing a small person along or not you’re guaranteed a warm welcome. Come and see us for low-key but yummy treats, drinks and more.



Lockdown has made us all realise just how much we need community, and our café is here with some much needed warmth and love.

Our offering is small and simple but delicious – mugs of filter coffee from Saints Coffee roasters, a wide selections of teas, soft drinks for kids and adults, and an ever-changing selection of cakes (including brownies made right here in Northampton). And because we both get annoyed by being charged more when we order coffee with the milk we want – all our prices include oat or cows’ milk.

But the really unique thing about us is our play café. Just because you have a child, doesn’t mean you stop liking good coffee and nice cake. Coming to our play café is an opportunity for you to chill out in a relaxed environment while your child can play safely.

Discover play café

During our play café sessions you can sit and have a cuppa while your child is entertained by our thoughtful play set-ups, which always include activities, objects and opportunities designed to support their development.

We believe in being child-led, so the way we set up play café always makes sure there are plenty of things for your child to explore and to make their own discoveries with. We take inspiration from the natural world, and we have sourced toys that are built to last and beautiful, so you’ll also be able to relax in an environment that’s easy on the eye.

Booking isn’t essential, but we have limited spaces to ensure that everyone has room and we can keep the setting nice and calm. We do recommend making a booking if you can as we can’t guarantee that there will be space if you drop in.

Sample menu

Our menu changes week to week, so if you’re looking for something in particular, do contact us.

We’ll add more new items to our menu all the time, and some special events have other food items included.

Hot drinks
including coffee from Saints Coffee, a selection of teas from brew tea co, and your choice of milk as standard.
from £1.50

Cold drinks
for adults and children, including dash drinks and san pellegrino.
from 40p

including gluten free brownies from GF Shoetown Brownies, and an ever-changing selection of delicious cakes and sticky buns.
from £2.60

Snacks and food for children
are always available at play café – there’s always fruit on offer as well as freddie’s farm snacks.
from free

New! Join us for lunch…

We’re now offering lunch a few days a week! You can expect a small menu of tasty, healthy food, including filled flatbreads from replete flatbreads, veggie fritters, dips and pitta. As always – there’s something for everyone and you’ll find vegan and GF options on the menu.

Limited spots available – and booking a spot is a must. Check our schedule to see our lunch sessions (usually a Tuesday, Wednesday and some Fridays but do get in touch to make sure we’ve got lunch on offer before making a trip).

Allergies and intolerances

We cater for all kinds of diets, but do get in touch with us if you have any questions. Ingredient lists are always available.

Please be aware that we are a small venue and food is prepared and served in areas in which allergenic ingredients may be present. We cannot guarantee that our food and drink is 100% free of allergenic ingredients. Our kitchen handles eggs, cereals containing gluten, milk, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soy, sulphur dioxide and tree nuts. in accordance with the EU Food Information Regulation: celery, cereals containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sulphur dioxide and sulphites and tree nuts.