We are always on the hunt for a playdate location that is equally child and parent friendly. We were excited when we found out about the Storybrook Play Cafe. It is the first of its kind in Salt Lake. The play cafe offers a safe and clean space designed especially for children 6 months to 6 years old to play while parents catch up, work, or relax on comfy couches tucked all around the play areas. (Be sure to find the Discount at the end!)
My husband and I brought our two boys, ages 3 months and 21 months, to meet up with another couple who have two children as well, ages 2 and 5. Moms, dads, babies, and toddlers- there really was something for everyone!
The play cafe has three floors. The top floor has a cafe that serves snack plates, sandwiches, soups, pastries, coffee, soda, and juices. Asa, our toddler, wanted to grab a snack first before playing.
The cafe was bright and inviting and I was impressed by the variety of seating options: regular tables, kids’ tables, high chairs- you name it. I loved the seeing the way they incorporated storybook pages into the decor, like the cafe tabletops.
We spent majority of our playtime on the main floor. For the kids, there were several playhouses, a ball pit, mini grocery market, and a variety of educational and musical toys. For the grown-ups, there was lots of seating, free wifi, and a boutique full of darling and unique children’s clothes and gifts.
The lower level housed another ball pit, dress-ups, puppet theatre, a wooden boat, and lots more toys. I think it is safe to say the ball bits and play houses were our little group’s favorites!
The bathroom had a nice changing station and I was able to find a big, comfy chair in a small, quiet room off of the cafe to nurse my baby. The room had toys that kept Asa entertained while I was with the baby. I am still new at being out and about with two children and I am so grateful for places that make nursing and changing diapers convenient and comfortable!
We visited the play cafe on a Saturday morning. By mid morning it was a bit chaotic with toys and children everywhere and a wait for food in the cafe. Seating for parents became harder to come by. While we definitely enjoyed our time at the play cafe, we are looking forward to making a return visit on a weekday afternoon when we hear it is not quite as busy and the entrance fee is $3 after 3pm!
If you want a charming little place for a playdate, call up your girlfriends, gather your babies and toddlers and head to the Storybrook Play Cafe!
A little something about Mandi: Mandi lives in Tooele County with her husband and two young sons. Mandi's passions include musical theatre, road trips, crafting and art, and exploring the outdoors. She loves sharing these interests with her little boys and helping them discover interests of their very own.
Thanks to Mandi for telling us all about the Storybrook Play Cafe!
Mon-Fri 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Sunday closed for private parties
Entry $6/child 6 months-12 years old
Punch Pass $22 for 5 visits
$3 after 3:00 Mon-Fri
- Bring socks! They are required in the play space for both children and adults.
- Outside food is not allowed.
- Check out the discounted afternoon weekday price. We went on a Saturday morning and it was busy. The space isn’t the biggest so I think our kids would have enjoyed it even more it it hadn’t been so crowded.
- They offer special events and birthday parties. Check out www.storybrookplaycafe.com for March’s events- Kindermusik class, Luau with Moana, and Spiderman event!
*DISCOUNT* The Storybrook Play Cafe is offering $1.00 OFF your family’s first visit during the month of March 2017.