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Little Growling Cafe Tarneit: Where Coffee Meets Playground Magic

Little Growling Cafe in Tarneit isn’t your average suburban coffee spot! It’s a fun destination where you can sip, play and repeat. 

With its blend of fantastic coffee, delicious food, and a play area that sparks the imagination, Little Growling Cafe is a go-to spot for families if you’re heading out to Melbourne’s west. 

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Little Growling Tarneit

Located within The Grove Estate, and situated alongside the Frasers Property Sales Centre, Little Growling Cafe offers modern amenities and a welcoming community vibe.

It’s owned by locals Rashi and Divyang, and their passion is for delivering not just great coffee but an experience that puts a smile on every visitor’s face.

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With ample space, high chairs, indoor and outdoor dining options, and even a dedicated bookshelf stocked with kids’ books, pencils, and colouring activities, the cafe caters to the unique needs of families with children aged 0-12 years. 

Then there’s the playground attached to the cafe! More on The Grove Playground below. 

Most of the tables have a view of the play areas, especially those outdoors (which are shaded with umbrellas).

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Little Growling Cafe Menu

Little Growling Cafe offers a diverse range of drinks – from a rich cappuccino, a refreshing iced tea, or a velvety hot chocolate. 

The food menu features options such as the ever-popular eggs benedict and a selection of burgers, bruschetta and toasties. 

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The little ones are not left out, with a dedicated kids’ menu offering delightful choices like eggs, pancakes, toasties, and that timeless nuggets and chips combo. Little E’s all-time favourite!

Just after a snack? The front counter sports a range of baked goodies, like croissants, cookies, and cakes.

If you’re planning a family picnic, a gathering of friends, or a corporate lunch Little Growling Cafe also offers catering, including customisable grazing platters. 

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The Grove Playground

Step outside Little Growling Cafe and you’ll discover a sprawling playground, a paradise for energetic younger children. 

Two in-ground trampolines invite gleeful bouncing, while the spinner and hammock swing add a delightful twist to traditional play. 

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The thrill-seekers can zip-line through the air on the flying fox and conquer the giant tunnel slide. 

For younger kids, there’s a smaller slide with soft play footing.

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Then there are stepping stones, a rope climbing structure, and balance beams that challenge and engage, fostering both physical activity and skill development. 

The grass and garden area, coupled with a fully-fenced design, provides a secure space for play.

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As the playground is separate from the cafe, you could even bring your own snacks and enjoy a bit of play in this delightful setting.

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Getting There

Little Growling Cafe is located approximately 40 minutes drive out of the city, in Tarneit, Melbourne’s west.

If you’re up for more play, a stop at the Aeroplane Park is a must while in Tarneit.

You can also discover a second haven of joy at Little Growling Cafe in Mambourin. It offers the same warm ambience and family-friendly charm that we love in Tarneit at the Wyndham Vale estate. 

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Little Growling Cafe

Hot Tips For Little Growling Cafe Tarneit

  • Kid-friendly menu, high chairs and baby change facilities;
  • Both indoor and outdoor dining tables are available;
  • Kids books and colouring activities available at your table;
  • Customisable catering platters available;
  • Fully fenced outdoor playground, with various shaded areas;
  • Play areas suitable for babies and toddlers;
  • Grass area for ball games or a picnic;
  • Visit a second location of Little Growling Cafe in Mambourin;
  • Stop at the Aeroplane Park while in Tarneit;
  • Onsite car parking.

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Amy Gardner is a tourism PR and communications consultant who especially loves Melbourne’s west. She is a new Mum passionate about local adventures, making new friends and uncovering unique experiences of food, art, music and travel.

Amy enjoys a juggling act spreading her work time across projects with Western Melbourne Tourism Inc. and consulting with CK PR, as well as volunteering with West Welcome Wagon and the Young Tourism Network.

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