With a third child you rarely have the chance to sit down with a latté and watch your little one play. But on a rare Friday I had the chance to spend a mommy and me day with Leo when his daycare was closed and the big kids were in school. So we headed out to our neighbourhood kids play café.
We arrived at NDG’s Biscuit & Confetti just as they opened and within a matter of 10 minutes the café was packed with moms, dads and grammas with their 1-2 year old counterparts. This relatively new boutique answers so many needs of local moms. It offers a place for babies and toddlers to play and interact with other children, while mom can sit down, catch her breath and perhaps even eat a meal or finish an entire cup of coffee.
Part-restaurant, part-boutique, part-playspace, Biscuits & Confetti is a one-stop shop to spend a few hours in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Oh, and did I mention they have La Croix seltzers?
While you can’t bring in your own snacks, pre-packed bags of Cheerios, Love Child Organics pouches and fresh baked goods will keep the smaller set satisfied. At the same time, a wooden play house, kitchen toys and super soft Rubbabu blocks will keep them entertained.
The boutique has recently started renting out their space for birthday parties and is offering weekly classes like music. They even hosted a flu vaccine clinic a few days ago with a private registered nurse. I was just there again on December 2nd for the When We Wear Young pop up shop.
Like any mommy-friendly local, the boutique features a nursing room, a changing room and plenty of nooks to cozy up for a sweet snuggle.
So while I can’t get there too often without my older crew in tow, that morning out with Leo was a wonderful break from the everyday. For him, for me and for a much needed caffeine fix. Thanks Biscuit & Confetti, I love you a latté.
Biscuits & Confetti
5712 Sherbrooke St. W.