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The Family Friendly ‘Neighbourhood Espresso’, Currumbin

By Jenna Marrone for Families Magazine – Gold Coast

Do you dream some mornings of having a coffee while your kids are entertained long enough for you to actually savour it? Cleo Watterson of Neighbourhood Espresso dreamt the same dream and then created a sanctuary in Currumbin that does just this.

Shop sign for Neighbourhood Espresso

Decks, Shade & A Caravan Cubby at the Family Friendly Neighbourhood Espresso

Cleo’s family friendly café is located in Station Street in Currumbin Waters on the Gold Coast, just put the address (9 Station Street) into Google maps and you will arrive at the stylish front door.

This thriving café exhibits virtues reminiscent of some wildly successful establishments around the Gold Coast. For starters, it has a modern on-trend vibe reflected in the décor, menu and high level of service that keep the local crowd coming back time and time again.

outdoor seating area at Neighbourhood Espresso

What you’ll find at Neighbourhood Espresso

Neighbourhood Espresso sits in a quiet local street, fast becoming a meeting spot for locals due to the rich coffee and delectable fare.

In designing the layout of Neighbourhood, Cleo has drawn on her prolific travels as a source of inspiration. The Melbourne café scene shaped the modern menu, with a breakfast/brunch selection that includes green pea fritters, mixed mushrooms on sour dough together with a lunch selection of amazing burgers together with hand cup chips. The meals rustically modern plating mean you will catch a few patrons snapping photos from their Instagram page before tucking in.

Plate off eggs and toast Neighbourhood Espresso Plate of sweet cake at Neighbourhood Espresso

The Family Friendly Neighbourhood Espresso

Neighbourhood Espresso is a place that you can feel comfortable taking your children, but if you don’t have kids then know that there is always room for you as well. The café has expertly been broken into two sections. The front and indoor section is great for couples, reading the newspaper and enjoying the morning sunshine.

While the back deck, gardens and adorable vintage-style caravan cubby is a dream spot for parents. This back deck area consists of a large deck covered with tables and umbrellas, tables and chairs position under shady trees and out on lower decks. The outdoor area is built alongside the kids play zone, inclusive of cubby, small tables and chairs and boxes of toys. The little ones are sure to keep busy for at least the time it takes to drink your extra hot skinny cappuccino.

What’s happening for families at Neighbourhood Espresso

Aside from the amazing menu, delish coffee and drinks, unique outdoor area and cubby for the kids Neighbourhood Espresso has a few more tricks to keep everyone happy. For starters there is ample free parking across the road from the café, it’s easy to get to from the Freeway and from the Gold Coast Highway. Being kid-friendly the whole café is easy to access of you have a pram and there are restrooms and the location is breastfeeding friendly, a wonderful spot for mothers groups/playgrounds.

children playing in garden at Neighbourhood Espresso

Hot hot hot tips for Neighbourhood Espresso

  • Plenty of free parking on Station Street
  • Quiet local location
  • Outdoor deck/garden area available for function hire
  • Takeaway available
  • Payment options include cash, credit or EFTPOS
  • Restrooms available
  • Quiet, private tables as well as family friendly garden area
  • Open every day 5:30am to 2:00 pm

Jenna Marrone headshotJenna Marrone is a blogger, reviewer of all things local and the all round cheery gal behind The Local Tourist Australia. She was able to develop her story telling skills at a young age to dodge sticky situations & through the countless apology letters for her practical joke mishaps. Her life orbits around supporting/promoting/blogging about amazing locally owned businesses throughout Australia; trying to wear her two young boys out, running her online beach cart business Seed & Swell and dreaming about her next meal.

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