Life with kids in Sydney City
A great gem in Ultimo for the kids - rooms with couches and a sunny courtyard!
The Upside Cafe is located on Broadway, not far from the shopping centre, so parking is free in the centre the first couple of hours- always a bonus!
I think this was third cafe we had been to that day before 1pm, so we actually only intended on getting coffee. A combination of a great menu, excellent service and a quiet, sunny courtyard enticed us to try the pulled pork, avo and cheesy melt (one of their daily specials). The regular menu had a good mix of healthy and more indulgent options and a huge selection of fresh juices and smoothies. The staff are more than happy to recommend options to us and chat about the cafe.
The main cliental of the Upside Cafe are uni students due to the close locality of Uni, however this place is a gem to take kids of all ages.
Don't let the space fool you as you enter, they have a few different nooks and crannies with couches and space that kids can run around, as well as a beautiful courtyard (a very RARE Ultimo courtyard). Note, if you are thinking of enjoying the courtyard there is a narrow and steep staircase that is not suitable for prams, however there is a back gate entry where you can enter.
The guy that served us was very personable and after introducing ourselves, he let us know he had two children of his own, which always helps.
There is also talk about a local artist doing some kids art lessons to make use of the space which down stairs- so watch this space!