Back in London, most coffee shops provide babychinos free with an adult purchase; encouraging a family-friendly environment is a great incentive for parents to frequent a venue. I was surprised this wasn't the case in Australia.
One initiative in the Bay I think is great is Creations Cafe, a hospitality
|Creations Cafe does a great|
banana bread, served hot
with cinnamon butter
So far, I've only discovered one venue in Hervey Bay, Coffee Club, that offers a free babychino with purchase. Their coffee is good and they have a good selection of cakes, though the main food items are a little on the pricey side. As Pickle has a dairy-protein allergy, he has a soya milk babychino and sometimes Coffee Club charges .80c extra for this, they do come with a marshmallow though.
|Not the sour cream and apple,|
but delicious nonetheless
One of my favourite coffee shops is Toast. While not on the beach front, they do have really good coffee, along with a good selection of snacks and fresh sushi. They charge $1.50 for a babychino including marshmallows.
|A toasted turkish bread sandwich at Toast - note my|
fab cargobike in the background!
Creations Cafe definitely comes in at the most expensive babychino so far at $2.50 (and outrageously with no marshmallows included)... I'll continue my investigations and will check out the culinary accompaniments (cake!) and will report back in due course.
So what do you think is a reasonable charge for a babychino? Should soya milk be extra when there's so little milk involved?
Cheers, KangaRue :)