local folk kensington

Local Folk is a cosy family-friendly cafe in Kensington and as its name suggests it’s a place for local residents looking for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch.

local folk kensington

The cafe is split over two levels, with the sunny upper level more suitable for families. Haul the pram up a few stairs and you’ll find a little kids corner complete with table, colouring activities and books.

local folk kensington

The menu consists of cafe classics and the venue is licensed should you need something stronger than the Toby’s Estate beans.

I try the bruschetta with spiced pumpkin, roasted beetroot, halloumi, poached eggs, pea tendrils, pepita and organic grain toast ($17.50). While it doesn’t push any culinary boundaries it’s healthy and hearty and the eggs are perfectly poached with a runny yolk.

local folk kensington


The buttermilk waffles are a bargain for ($13.50). The waffle machine is broken on our visit so it’s turned into pancakes instead! It’s a sweetness overload with salted caramel, banana, and candied walnuts AND vanilla ice cream.

The ‘little folks’ menu is all $7.50 and includes standard items such as toasties, omelette, eggs and nuggets.

If you are in need of more of play head down to Bayswater Rd Reserve, a partially fenced playground which is quiet but has enough equipment to keep kids amused for an hour or so.

Local Folk is a quiet, friendly, neighbourhood hub where you can grab a coffee or settle in for a more substantial meal while the kids can be entertained.

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HOT Tips:

  • pram access;
  • numerous high chairs;
  • kids menu;
  • kid-friendly standard menu;
  • toys and books;
  • Bayswater Reserve playground within walking distance;
  • limited free street parking on Epsom Road;
  • a walk up the hill from Kensington station.

Local Folk, 43 Epsom Rd, Kensington 03 9939 7241

Monday to Sunday 7am to 4pm
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