Bear + Wolf Cafe was founded by a dad who, despite being a serious restaurant insider after running both a raw food café and a gastropub, couldn’t find anywhere to eat with is toddler. Now he’s created a space to please everyone, airy sharing tables sit at the front for weary parents while they’re back room has been transformed in to a play room to please their younger clientele. Perfect for families looking for space to spread out and a good feed.
At first glance Bear + Wolf Cafe appears to be a mostly grown up affair with large wooden communal tables, industrial decor and the scent of strong fresh coffee, wafting through from the busy open kitchen. But look a little closer and you start to notice small clues as to what makes this place different, such as colourful kid-proof bowls and cereal jars, shelves stocked with healthy kids snacks (Ella’s kitchen food pouches and Bear Fruit Paws to name a few) and sweet little glass milk bottles stacked in vintage wooden trays. Venture past the Buggy Parking through to the back room and you will find a children’s playroom crammed with all manner of toys, books, rocking horses and even fancy dress. Theres also a small but perfectly formed outside terrace for sunny days and baby changing facilities.
Perched between Kentish Town and Tufnell Park, the café is walking distance to Hampstead Heath so works wonderfully for families who have been flying kites on Parliament Hill or using the park’s famous playground. Once at the café you can park prams (and children) in the back playroom before you settle down to enjoy the food.
Each item on Bear + Wolf’s menu is simple but satisfying, and their breakfast dishes are a special treat. Start your whole family’s day off right with buttermilk waffles topped with banana or a bacon roll stuffed with roasted cherry tomatoes and aioli served on an onion brioche. If you get there later in the day don’t despair. You and your brood can tuck into the delicious shepherd’s pie, pick up a grilled halloumi sandwich or check out the tart of the day.
Baby change table
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