Hi!  I'm Lisa.  I'm a mom, a coffee nut and the owner of Chickadee Family Cafe, the first play cafe in Burlington, Ontario.

In January 2015, my life completely changed when this amazing little boy entered the world. Prior to becoming a mom, my coffee pot was always on!  Throw sleepless nights, teething and lullabies on repeat into the mix and caffeine became my mom fuel, an essential of daily life. Yet, every time I dragged my tired self and my bundle of joy to a café, he would get bored of the stroller rock (parents, you know the one) before I even had a chance to sip my cinnamon sprinkled latte. Oh, if only there was a place for my little guy to play, I could enjoy my coffee while it was still hot.

Nathan pic for website

A play café was the answer to my motherhood woes. A place to connect with other moms, where I could indulge in the warm embrace of a hot beverage while my son played. A place where I could take a mommy and me class, have a play date, or just get out of the house for some fun with my little man. But nothing like this existed in my hometown of Burlington, Ontario. That’s when I decided to create Burlington’s first ever play café.


Opening in early 2019, Chickadee Family Café will provide a homey haven for parents and their littles. Our café will be stocked with locally roasted coffee and loose leaf teas as well a selection of nutritious snacks and scruptious treats provided by local venders.

Whether you need a “chill out time” tea or a “stronger than my toddler” coffee, we’ve got your back. I can’t wait to introduce you to our incredible suppliers who are dedicated to providing to quality food products to our families.

Chickadee Family Café will bring you a calendar full of activities – from mom and baby play groups to parenting workshops and more!

We believe there is no greater way to spend time than with family.  We want to be that place for community, connection and love to flourish.  We hope to see you soon!