What: The Hideout is a sweet cafe in Woodend with a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and a brilliant gated outdoor play area for little ones. You can enter the cafe via an accessible ramp or stairs from the street that lead to the outdoor area. There is also a car park at the rear of the building with plenty of spaces.
Where: The Hideout Cafe is Shop 4 (hiding at the rear of) 80 High Street, (essentially, on Urquhart Street).
Rating on the kid friendly scale: The Hideout satisfies all the requirements for kids with: kid friendly food choices, highchairs, space for prams, a large kids’ play area, and nappy changing facilities. The kids area is outside so it may be a tad cool on Woodend’s wintery days but there are heaters outside in the undercover area and the sun did warm us on the afternoon that we visited. The toilets are also a little out of the way but they are immaculate.
The best bit: There is a small trampoline in the kids’ area – my little one had a ball!
You must try: After visiting I read that the crepes and waffles are the specialities of the cafe – they are on the list for my next visit. I did love the coffee though.