The Topiary Pantry

13th Oct 2014


The Topiary Pantry | A Hidden Gem in Tea Tree Gully

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If you like toys, books, a playground and grassy ovals with your coffee, cake & lunch then this little gem might be the place for you! Nestled within the Tea Tree Gully Library/Council building, The Topiary Pantry is a beautiful and child friendly spot. In one outing with your little one you could attend Baby Bounce & Rhyme at the Library, borrow a book, borrow from the Toy Library, have a coffee & lunch and then wander across the oval to play at the Civic Park playground.  It has everything! Plus Tea Tree Plaza is just across the road.

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Address: 571 Montague Road Modbury

Located at the base of the Tea Tree Gully Council building, right next to the Library & overlooking Civic Park (just across the road from Tea Tree Plaza)

Opening Hours: 8:45 – 4:00 Monday – Friday (lunch service 11 – 2:30)

Phone number: 83977383



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At a glance

High Chairs – Yes

Change Facilities – Yes in the Library Foyer area

Room for prams – Yes

Kids Menu – Yes

Play Area – no but the Civic Park playground is across the oval.

Activities Provided – not in the café but the Library and Toy Library do!

Healthy Kids Meals – Yes

Kids Eat Free Deals – No

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I’m just a little bit addicted to hazelnut flavouring in my coffee, and Topairy didn’t disappoint. And of course my little miss got a babychino and made a huge mess!

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I ordered a delicious salad (pear, parsnip, cos, celery, walnut, feta, bacon & avocado) and house-made banana bread for my little one. The food at the Topiary Pantry feels that little bit more fancy that your regular café. Lots of other yummy choices too and some tasty kids menu treats!

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If you like ‘High Tea’ or feel like a Mum & Dad date night out  – try the Topiary Café (owned by the same people). Perhaps not as child friendly as the ‘Pantry’ but I’ve heard the food and atmosphere is amazing. It’s on my to-do list!

1363 North East Road.


Reviewed, Photographed & Written by Lauren Hunt, of ‘Teacher Types’

Visit her blog here for tips on Early Learning and activity ideas for your little one (you’ll also find a review of the Tea Tree Gully Toy Library if you’re interested).

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