Wilfred and Smith is a popular local cafe in the middle of residential Essendon. It’s petite and the interior navigation may be tricky for prams, but it does have high chairs and a large disabled bathroom with change table to cater for families.
When it’s warm the cosy front courtyard is the best place to hang out with kids as there’s a little more room to roam.
The food is a cut above cafe standards, particularly given the size of the small kitchen.
We try the French toast topped with caramelised banana, bacon, berries and ice cream. It’s a decadent and prettily arranged dish.
I have the black forest porridge – chocolate crumble sprinkled over a creamy oat porridge with raspberry/cherry compote. It’s soothing and filling, perfect for a wintery day.
The pastries and sweets are made on site and the doughnuts ($4.50) are big soft pillows of fried dough adorned with various toppings such as Nutella and espresso chocolate.
Perfect for a post-park treat with your Allpress Coffee! Wilfred and Smith is just a long walk/short drive from Montgomery Park and Essendon Traffic School.
- Pram access mostly outside – you can get a pram inside but it’s small and there is a step;
- High chairs;
- Standard menu suitable for kids;
- Disabled toilet with change table;
- Long walk/short drive to Montgomery Park and Essendon Traffic School.
Wilfred and Smith, 23 Albion Street, Essendon (03) 9326 1553
Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 3pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 3pm