Burlington’s first play cafe!

Chickadee Family Cafe began with the vision of creating a space that met the needs of both parents and kids. Tired of seeing a divide between “adult”-focused coffee shops and kid-focused indoor playgrounds, we sought to create an environment where parents and kids could both be happy. Chickadee Family Cafe combines a cozy, relaxing environment for parents to re-fuel with a good cup of coffee plus a fun play space for kids. 

drop-in play

Our drop-in indoor play area is ideal for ages 0-6. We have several designated play areas – a kitchen/marketplace, a workshop,  giant doll house, infant zone and a quiet reading corner. Plus a special corner that changes every month, just to ensure the littles don’t get bored! 

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Quality food and beverages is an important component of our play cafe. We serve up delicious locally roasted coffee, loose leaf tea and a selection of healthy snacks, plus our famous babyccinos! 

events & programs

We like to keep things interesting around here! Be sure to check out our events calendar regularly for special events, parent & child programs, parenting workshops, guest storytimes and more!

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birthday parties

We love hosting kids birthday parties! Our parties can be held on weekdays after 4pm or on weekends. 

local marketplace

We are proud to carry products from some of the best local makers. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a baby shower, birthday party, or special occasion, you’re sure to find something in our shop local marketplace.

workshop room 

We host a number of workshops and special events each month. Our program room can also be rented during the day or evenings for your special events or workshops. Contact us for details.

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