Patch Kitchen and Garden Stirling
Every now and then you come across something new and unexpectedly awesome. Patch Kitchen and Garden Stirling is one of these places! Kids in Adelaide checked it out just after it opened in mid November 2014 (and MANY times since then!) and if you haven’t been yet you *need* to get there! Patch is a great place to take the kids – or great even if you choose to leave them at home (supervised of course!) and want to have a nice, child -free lunch too!
Patch is a great take on the new push for places to go where you can feel relaxed bringing the family, but can also expect to enjoy delicious food, great coffee and scrumptious cakes! There are a few different, seperated areas at Patch, including a large fully enclosed garden with safety gates as well as a smaller ‘kids play room’ complete with toys, blackboards and kids table. There are also smaller, more intimate areas designed perhaps, to give those without kids some places to grab a coffee without feeling bombarded by children – including a lovely fron deck. There certainly isn’t the feeling of being over run with kids at Patch, although if you pull up a table next to the grassy area with awesome climbing trees, large cubby and chickens, then you probably shouldn’t be too surprised to have all the kids playing nearby! But inside, around the corner or on the front deck, you can certainly feel you have some space to chat to your lunch mates 🙂
In addition to the amazing space, the food and coffee is certainly worth the visit alone. Patch aims to use local, seasonal and organic produce wherever possible and the menu is small, yet caters for all with a delicious, healthy range of options as well as sporting a mouth watering selection at the couter inside.
The owners have certainly put significant thought and effort into Patch – from it’s well thought out areas, kids play equipment, children’s change area complete with little people hand washing area and even offering options for picnic hampers – it’s really a wonderful new place to enjoy – with or without the kids! And despite the high quality surrounds, food and coffee all the people we met working there were really lovely – keen to share their thoughts about the food choice, were thoughful enough not to clear the tables and disturb the babies when breast feeding and just happy to be there 🙂
Patch Kitchen and Garden also run some great kids activities during school holidays and school term, where they entertain your kids (& sometimes include kids lunch) with things like kids yoga, craft activities and workshops. Meanwhile you have an hour or two to relax with a good coffee, tasty lunch and delicious desserts – definitely try them out – more info on their Facebook page.