Botanical Cafe sits on the edge of Mt Coot-tha’s glorious botanical gardens in Brisbane’s west and is a kid friendly restaurant for young nature lovers.  Botanical Cafe is best known for its weddings and events but it offers child friendly dining on its large outside deck.  In addition to the usual kid friendly features, you’ll find some added extras to dazzle and entertain little ones!

Botanical Cafe and surprise dining guests!

Botanical Cafe’s proximity to the garden’s lake means that you might have a few guests at lunch.  Kids who love a bit of bird spotting or lizard watching might be lucky to make new friends on the deck.

Kid friendly dining at Botanical Cafe - kids can spot wildlife from their seat

This cafe is perfect for older kids although its proximity to the lake front means keeping a keen eye on curious toddlers.  The Botanical Cafe’s greatest allure for families is the stunning views – which can prove too hard to resist for little kids!  Lizards, ducks and birds all gather in front of the cafe, keeping kids entertained throughout their meals.

 

Botanical Cafe sits on the lake at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in Brisbane's west

Botanical Cafe’s kid friendly features

  • high chairs available
  • baby change
  • kid’s menu
  • good access with a ramp for the pram
  • good amount of space
  • outdoor/casual dining
  • kids’ birthday parties

Make a family day of it!

Mt Coot-tha makes an amazing day out for families.  Near the cafe you’ll find:

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens including the Japanese Gardens and Greenhouse

Mt Coot-tha Planetarium

Mt Coot-tha Lookout

Slaughter Falls swimming and hiking area

Getting to Mt Coot-tha Botanical Cafe

Take the Planetarium turn off from Mount Cootha Road and find a park. You’ll soon see signs to the botanical gardens, and Botanical Cafe will be right in front of you. If you’ve brought the pram, go around the side where you’ll find a ramp up to the cafe and enough room to manoevre it when you get there. you can either sit at a table for a meal, or get comfy in one of the couches where you can enjoy a coffee.

The Legacy Way Busway gives fairly easy access to the botanical gardens but it can be a bit of a hike with young children.