Babyccinos to please the little one
Written by Simon Food Favourites
As a dad of two girls I’m no stranger to ordering a few babyccinos in my time. Actually you’ll find over 130 of them reviewed on Simon Food Favourites from all over Sydney. It’s definitely helped to entertain them while I grab a few quick moments to enjoy a coffee but I’ve also learnt not all babyccinos are made equal. Here’s some of the ones I’ve discovered in Chatswood worth keeping in mind.
Sugar ’n Spice
Shop G56, Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre, 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Another creative babyccino ($3) with plenty of colour, and sugar, is from Sugar ’n Spice. You’ll find it’s mostly froth which will always help minimise spillage if the paper cup is accidentally knocked over. The colour sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chocolate dusting and chocolate sauce is bound to please the fussiest of babyccino connoisseurs. Service is friendly and the pleasant comfy seating provides a nice oasis away from the busy shopping centre.
6 Mcintosh St, Chatswood NSW 2067
For a chocolate lovers babyccino ($2.50) with all money raised going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation (so far $2027.45 to date), check out Apothecary Coffee. The Belgian chocolate dipped straw and chocolate surprise down the bottom of the cup makes this one a gateway version to a hot chocolate. About a third froth and in a real cup is probably better suited for the older child. Two marshmallows and chocolate dusting complete the sugar hit while parents can enjoy their house roasted blend coffee.
Shop 67, Level 3/436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Mostly known for their soft three-tiered Japanese soufflé pancakes, Gram Cafe still do a nice babyccino ($1.90) that’s about half froth in a real cup complete with marshmallow, sprinkles and chocolate dusting. If the kids are being well behaved it’s a good opportunity to share one of their pancakes in the comfy seating and quiet space.
Salt & Light Café
Shop 23/455 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
The babyccino ($1.50) at Salt & Light Café with marshmallow capped straw is milkier than frothy and suited for the clumsy-handed baby on the go with lid and straw securely intact - or for the older kid that’s no longer interested in airy froth. Prams can be easily parked around the outside courtyard seating on Chatswood Mall which can be a blessing for mothers groups, and screaming babies can make as much noise as they want without disturbing any of the café diners inside.
Shop 6/409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
For the slightly more health conscious babyccino ($1) that doesn’t come with a marshmallow you might consider Amie. Paper cup with about a quarter froth and chocolate dusting resembles more a cappuccino without the coffee. The benefit of this upstairs hidden retreat with nice atmosphere, and pleasant background music is they also make a great coffee using Market Lane Coffee from Melbourne. It’s a peaceful spot so best to visit when the kids are in a good mood to keep it that way for other customers.