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Kids parties, play and cafe in Brighton!  - The Deck Kids, Brighton, AU-VIC

The Deck Kids

3.9
3.9
108 Reviews
$40 and under
Café
Located at the rear of the Deck Brighton (entry via 26 Outer Crescent), we bring you a one of a kind, newly renovated and multifunctional space for kids in Brighton.

With five different themed house play areas, the kids will have plenty to stay entertained. Each house is complete with interactive play stations and allows the kids to let their imagination run wild! The five houses include Soft Play, Kitchen, Outdoor (Building & Gardening), Deck Mart (Supermarket) and Home.

The cafe is the perfect place to enjoy coffee and bite to eat with friends whilst peeking over the white picket fence to check on the kids!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Breakfast, Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 9:15 am–12:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:45 am–1:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9596 2622
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Full cafe menu available <br /><br />https://thedeckkids.com.au/menu/
  • Private party facilities
    Entry Price$8 Child/Adult – (redeemed across food & bev. Only valid on day of entry).*fee must be redeemed in The Deck Kids café**no outside food or drinks to be brought in*Free for u/12 monthsSessions – 1.5hrsMon - Fri 9:15-10:4511-12:30Sat – Sun8:45–10:1510:30–12:0012:15–1:45Want a private party? Email events@jbshospitality.com.au
  • Area
    Brighton
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Outer Crescent. Parking time limits do apply. Please refer to street signage
  • Additional
    Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • The Deck Kids

    $8.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Must be redeemed on day of booking. Ticket price can be redeemed on food and beverages. 1.5HR SESSIONS SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8:45AM - 10:15AM 10:30AM - 12:00PM 12:15PM - 1:45PM 2:00PM - 3:30PM

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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108 Reviews
  1. CarolG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was fabulous ! Everything perfect ! Will definitely. E back !

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  2. Inmybelly

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed it, good value for money. Lots of different toys fors the kids and good food options. I like that you can redeem the entry feed on food

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  3. Gbob

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Coffee is good but service is bad. Good spot for a play date.

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  4. Samt

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Pros… The concept is great, somewhere for the kids to play while parents eat. The food is nice - good range for both adults/children. And the play area has a range of toys that my toddler was interested in. Cons… The area itself isn’t great, there’s no windows or natural light and the seating area is very small/tight, it’s in a back building. The biggest issue was the service - it was non existent. Greeted at the desk very coldly and told to order through a QR code, but there is no reception to do so. Staff just seem to be cutting through to the main restaurant and don’t wear uniform/apron, so it was hard to find help. Staff weren’t friendly at all. Overall, I enjoyed my meal and my kid had a nice time so I’d still recommend and come back.

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  5. LaurenT

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great idea. My 4 yo daughter loves it. Service can be a bit slow but the food is pretty good and the play area is great!

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  6. CaitlinH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the well needed break my husband and I had, letting the kids explore and have fun independently and safely while we watched and ate our lunch. Food was incredible but I found the portions small and was still hungry. The kids didn’t want to leave but I felt 1.5 hours was a good amount of time. Will likely be coming back again!

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  7. Anon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great set up for the kids to enable parents to eat / drink in peace. Although… given it’s a child friendly space, it can be noisy! The service was wonderful. The drinks were not so wonderful - the chai tea was like drinking warm milk. They re-made it, but it tasted like warm milk round 2. We also got the berry smoothie which tasted great but my kiddo couldn’t drink it because of the hundreds of ‘hard bits’ (Berry seeds?) so we brought it home to strain it before we could enjoy it.

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  8. LaurenT

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the space and play area. Makes for a very relaxing breakfast. Food was pretty good. Coffee was good. Service was a bit slow.

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  9. Eria

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good, overall I wouldn’t say there was any service. We were waiting out the front for a while before anyone came to seat us. The other booking was a large mothers group catch up, so they made it difficult to attend to my own children as they were constantly blocking the gates to the play area.

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  10. AnnK

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered a coffee and some banana cake which was fine. I ordered a kids chips a nuggets for my daughter there was hardly any chips and I had to get her something else for lunch after we left. She also wouldn’t eat her lunch until she had sauce and there was no one around to ask, I looked at the front and back and no service staff around. Eventually someone come though and they got some for us. Play area very small and cramped.

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  11. Steff

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Love the concept but this place doesn’t quite hit the mark in my opinion. There needs to be designated play times based on age of child. We were told our 3yr old boys were too “aggressive” (not the case, they were playing with the wooden kids tool kit and bench provided) because another mum had complained her 9mth old couldn’t play with it. Host didn’t bother to ask us before pointing the finger at our kids either. If the idea is this space gives parents time to relax over a coffee, needs time slots based on child age, or cap it for kids 2yrs and under.

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  12. IrisW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab concept for a cafe! My toddler really enjoyed the play area and it was clean and safe and a great size given how many kids could be in there. The food was delicious and it was just a levelled up cafe experience where you could enjoy your food/drink and know that your toddler was just there playing.

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  13. AileenR

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been wanting to take my daughter to The Deck for a while but I don’t believe it lives up to the hype. The food and coffee were great but the play area was tiny. It was too narrow and crowded. It was good to tick off the list but I wouldn’t go back. It’s too small for my 2 year old and not overly exciting.

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  14. TashB

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best coffee we’ve ever had. Great food, great service. Our new favourite place.

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  15. LeanneA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I like the idea of this kids cafe although the execution is not great. You need to purchase tickets ($8 each) to make a booking (minimum of 2 people per booking). This is redeemable on food and drinks although they do not split bills? Most people who attended on the day I did needed to split bills and booked separately so were unable to redeem their ticket price, effectively doubling their bill. The $16 amount is not huge, but it seems terribly inconvenient to not split bills and "take a credit" for a future booking. Why not just split the bills like most places do?!?

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  16. laurenl

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I like the concept, decor was very cute but felt the play toys were quite worn and the soft toys were very dirty. It didn't live up to the vibrancy of the online photos.

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  17. IKUEH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 2years old son and his friend was very enjoying!

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  18. Lisa

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful venue for children and excellent service.

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  19. LeanneW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, play area for kids and we'll priced menu with dietary options. Will visit again!

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  20. Ktoon

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold. First ones there and first to order, food came out last.

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  21. PWright

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really nice but you need to key an eye on your little one. There are 2 safety gates to play area. Older kids can open the gates. The sliding door at the front is also often left open meaning littlies can get out.

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  22. MAYA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It was too dark and gloomy as there are no windows. It was way too noisy even though there were only four children playing. Overall the ambiance was terrible. Staff were continuously walking through the take food to a party in the room next door. It felt like we were sitting in a corridor. The food was not very good and not good for value.

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  23. Drushti

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I am not sure if it was just the session we were in; but small toys and balls were outside the play area in the walkway and were constant trip hazards. Food and coffees are great but it was hard to enjoy both - eat food and watch the kids playing as the play area is quite from table we were given.

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  24. SilviaT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to keep your toddlers entertained, safe and happy while you enjoy some delicious coffee and food! Highly recommend!

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  25. LisaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointed. It’s a long narrow room with okay play equipment on the left hand side and tables at the back. There are no windows at all so it’s a little claustrophobic. Tables are very crammed at the back especially with prams etc. so the lady behind me and I struggled to sit comfortably back to back. Hard rock chairs. No soft furnishing, it’s very loud and echoey, esp if you’re sitting near the play area gate like we were that keep shutting close as kids go in and out. Cold service, not unpleasant just not friendly. Main purpose was clearly to get us in and out of the door in time for next batch of people coming in. Food is good though. Overall disappointing, might as well just go to a normal cafe with a little play area or cubby house in the corner. We will not be back…

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  26. yumyum

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun! Great for kids!

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  27. Mumof2

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    First time going to The Deck kids and it wasn’t the best experience. The host was rude and had a really bad attitude. She made a few of us mums very uncomfortable. It has made me not want to go back just for that reason! Food, coffee and play area was great.

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  28. CharlotteH

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great space to catch up with friends and encourage kids to use imaginative play while allowing the parents a hour or so to have a coffee and relax a little. However there were several pretty basic items on the menu that had run out and staff were less than welcoming and at times rude. Great idea, but service definitely needs some work.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our grandkids love the space and the different things they can play with together with the great food varieties available for them and us.

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  30. BarbG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Should be designated age times. Big kids just trample little ones. Push, shove, bowl over and parents don't care.

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  31. JessicaGold

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good idea for kids aged 1-3. Highly recommend when you first arrive order food drink as quickly as possible, so you have the time to enjoy a little play and eat before the 1.5 time frame ends

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  32. Patricia

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    There was no staff member available to prevent dangerous behaviour by other children, which undermined our purpose for coming. It was not safe for our child to play in the play area.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place needs to be packed up before each group and it wasn’t. Leaving it messy And orders are just left on tables without looking for the people that ordered them.

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  34. Shaunish

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you’re a parent with a kid 0-4, this is a great little place to spend 90 minutes of your life.

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  35. SKach

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The play area is really nice, the kids had a great time and the food is really tasty. We did not enjoy the automated ordering system as it was not intuitive and took us a while to finalise the order. The order came out wrong a couple of times as the notes were not read by the staff. Since the allocated time is only 1.5 hours we only had a short time to finish the food before we were ushered out by the staff. Overall a really nice place but a bit more personalised service would make the experience a lot more enjoyable.

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  36. JessicaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    High Chair was left with a lot of food - suggest staff to clean in future. As we were eating, staff advised that we had 15 minutes left before we had to leave, when we actually had over 20 minutes left to our booking. Part of order did not arrive.

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  37. Michelle

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, safe area for kids to play while adults can keep a watchful eye on them and enjoy a lovely meal.

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  38. VioletaS

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for parents with toddlers. Have a coffee as they play in nice surroundings. Pity no outdoor lookout

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  39. Cabbage

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wall colours are great but kids play area is messy. maybe it's suitable for party. Food is ok. The cafe is too small, only 4 or 5 tables available? Minimal customer service.

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  40. PreshniN

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prefect spot for my little toddler. Helps that there is a bit of noise so that we all fit in perfectly and don’t feel stressed out your child misbehaving.

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FAQs

The Deck Kids is rated 3.9 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Deck Kids

26 Outer Crescent, Brighton, AU-VIC 3186

Additional information

  • Area
    Brighton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 9:15 am–12:30 pm Sat, Sun 8:45 am–1:45 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Breakfast, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available on Outer Crescent. Parking time limits do apply. Please refer to street signage
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (03) 9596 2622
  • Catering
    Full cafe menu available <br /><br />https://thedeckkids.com.au/menu/
  • Private party facilities
    Entry Price$8 Child/Adult – (redeemed across food & bev. Only valid on day of entry).*fee must be redeemed in The Deck Kids café**no outside food or drinks to be brought in*Free for u/12 monthsSessions – 1.5hrsMon - Fri 9:15-10:4511-12:30Sat – Sun8:45–10:1510:30–12:0012:15–1:45Want a private party? Email events@jbshospitality.com.au
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