I recently posted a message on the Little Munch Facebook page asking if anyone had seen any cool babycinos of late. Within minutes a lovely reader put up a photo of one seriously cute babycino and I knew that we had to go and check out its creator ASAP! And its creator is the Newnique Cafe in Bella Vista.
Now this little beauty of a babycino is absolutely free! With any coffee purchase obviously. So if your offspring are in a bad mood I'm sure this friendly face will definitely cheer them up. And if the babycino doesn't, then one of Newnique's delicious sweet treat will be sure too. The front counter has all sorts of donuts, cakes and other decadent delights to please both little and not so little bellies.
If you don't like your kids eating sugary delights, then there is also toast with your choice of spreads ($4.50) on offer, as well as eggs on toast ($8), a bacon & egg roll ($8.00), porridge ($8) and toasties if you are dining at breakfast time. At lunch time kidlets could easily share a serve of fish & chips ($13) as well as a schnitzel & chips, or munch on one of Newniques sandwiches or wraps.
Adults will love the smashed avo ($11) on toast that is dished up with pan fried tomatoes, fetta and you can add a a side of poached eggs if you wish. The omelette ($13) is also a worthy contender for the best start to the day, and it is full of tomato, cheese, mushrooms & shallots. There's a big brekkie for $19 and Ben's eggs (eggs benny) on the menu for $17.00. And of course you will need a brew with your brekkie, and I'm happy to report that Newnique's coffee is excellent - the continual line of the take away coffee crowd obviously also agree.
At lunch the menu covers all of the usual cafe favourites. There are different flavoured burgers, a sticky steak sandwich as well as lamb & chicken skewers served with tzatziki, flat bread, salad and chips. However I think next time we go back we might sample the delicious sounding los 3 amigos - soft tacos filled with your choice of chicken or steak and salad and side of sourcream and guacamole
You will find Newnique Cafe towards the end of Lexington Drive in Bella Vista (not too far from the new train station that is being built). There is parking available outisde the cafe, but mid week this can be quite busy. The cafe can be easily accessed with a pram, and there is a decent amount of space available to park it next to your table. There is seating available inside and out - if you would like to meet up with friends for a coffee date, and you are all in possesion of a pram you can ring in advance and book a table complete with high chairs.
Lastly I need to mention the service. The owner is just delightful. We have now visited on several occasions and each time she goes out of her way to make the boys are well looked after - as do her staff. And that my friends is the secret of a successful family friendly cafe!
33 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista NSW
02 8824 4281
Mon - Fri: 7am - 4pm
Sat: 8am - 2pm