When you and your brood are in the southern suburbs of Sydney and are in need of refuelling, may I recommend that you stop in at Gasolina Espresso & Kitchen in Ramsgate and refuel on donuts, cronuts, zuccheratti, panini and awesome coffee.
The first thing you notice when you pull up in front of Gasolina is their resident motor bike Max. I'm not sure if the motor bike is actually called Max but I think all vechiles need a name and Max is a cool name for a cool ride. Now be careful and don't park too close to Max, because I think it would be kind of embarrassing if you bumped into him and knocked him over (who know's what the barista might put in your coffee as way of payback!!). Likewise keep your little tackers away from Max - he's a well buffed show piece, not a ride on toy.
To help keep you little tackers away, show them the inside glass cabinet that is full to the brim of the most delicious looking sweet treats I have seen in quite a while. I'm sure if you order them a cronut or nutella donut they will happily munch away on one of these whilst you enjoy your perfectly brewed Grounds coffee. If you little ones need a drink they serve the standard babycino and a very sweet milkshake that comes in a small milk bottle with stripey straw.
If you're peckish and don't really dig a donut or cronut (I'm not a fan to be honest), try one of Gasolina's awesome paninis. My choice was the bacon and egg panini with spicy tomato relish for $10 or if you're a little bit more adventurous why not try the Florentine panini, it a bacon and egg roll with baby spinach and hollandaise sauce.
Now you won't feel as though you in are in Florence when you are munching on your Florentine panini as Gasonlia espresso is located on the busy Rocky Point Rd. The majority of the seating at Gasolina is located outside on the pavement. I recommend that you sit on one of the tables around near Max and not on the Rocky Point Road side. There are gas heaters and blankets to keep you warm on a wintry day. There is also room to park your pram, but obviously wandering toddlers will need to be kept close by. Inside there is bench seating along one of the windows if street dining is not your thing, but there isn't any room for prams.
There is a stack of high chairs and if your little ones need the loo ask the friendly wait staff for the key. The toilet facilities are huge (no baby change table) so there is plenty of room for you and your pram in there as well as a toddler or three. Now on to the staff - they are ever so nice. Service was attentive at all times and they were very patient with the demands of my, at times, precocious sons.
226 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate NSW
Mon - Fri : 6.30am - 3.30pm
Sat - Sun: 7.00am - 3.30pm