If left un-entertained, idle children fall into costly activities such as playing musical instruments, attending college, and founding city-states. Keep curious child minds occupied with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a punch card good for four play area admissions ($6 per child) and four 16-ounce cups of regular brewed coffee ($2 each) at Coffee & S'cream (a $32 value).
Winner of the 2010 Calgary Choice Awards' Best Children's Retail and winner of two Calgary's Child Magazine Honourable Mentions, Coffee & S'cream's full-service coffee shop suits nutritional and recreational needs for parents and their toddlers. A four-punch card grants admission to the play area, where colourful play sets beckon children up to six years to swing, plunge down tiny red slides, explore round plastic huts, and invest in Easy-Bake Oven stocks. Kid-powered cars circle a small road surrounding the foam-matted play area, and a toddler-friendly obstacle course trains small legs on ramps, stairs, and cylindrical stepping blocks. Parents may supervise and shout encouraging Restoration poetry from adjacent tables, sipping cups of regular fresh-brewed Fratello coffees. Coffee & S'cream also boasts a menu featuring ice cream and fruit smoothies, as well as panoply fresh breakfast sandwiches and wraps
Coffee & S'cream
A 2010 winner of the Calgary Choice awards for Best in Children’s Retail, Coffee & S’cream invites parents and kids alike to mingle and unwind in a shop that’s equal parts coffeehouse and playland. In the latter, colourful paintings of puzzle pieces dance across murals on the walls, echoing the soft mats that fit together to cover the floor, as pint-sized patrons slither down slides, pilot toy cars, and instill a working communist utopia within 30 seconds of playing. Meanwhile, adults sip smoothies or lattes from the coffee shop, whose menu of sandwiches, soups, and 27 flavours of ice cream keeps visitors of all ages sated.
555 Northmount Dr. NW
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