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2020-09-28 Community & Lifestyle
Author: Satterley Property Group

Cafes close to Catalina, Mindarie: friends catch up, romantic meal or a family hangout

Where should you eat with kids north of the river? What are the best hubs for a catch up with friends in Joondalup and Mindarie? Are there any romantic lunch and dinner spots around me? If you're struggling to find your next eating destination, we've got you covered. 

The vibrant northern suburbs are bountiful in coffee spots and cafes to tend to your daily caffeine fix. No matter whether you're on the hunt for a spot to work from, a romantic date or a family-friendly area with a play zone for the kids, we have a directory of suggestions that may suit your needs!

FAMILY SPOTS TO GRAB A BITE TO EAT

When we say "family spots" we mean a spot where children can be occupied for a little and parents can have a breather. We also mean a place that has the greatest chance of generating an interesting discussion or an activity for the whole family. Moments Cafe (around the corner from Joondalup Public Library, Neil Hawkins Park and Central Park) is a place just like that. Relaxed atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating and a couple of board games, books and toys for the kids. It's a spot much loved by the locals.

Highlights: 

- all-day breakfast

- kids menu from $4.00

- latte from $3.60

If you’re looking to take the whole family out for a refreshing drink, or perhaps some lunch by the ocean on one of those magical weather days, head to Portofinos Cafe located at Quinns Beach. The cafe offers all you could need including hot and cold drinks and a delicious breakfast and lunch menu. The sheltered play area outside makes this spot perfect for the kids to play while you relax with a coffee! 

Highlights: 

- play area outside the cafe

- kids breakfast or lunch $10 

- latte from $4.00

- be warned: it's a little romantic too

If you’re heading to Ocean Keys for some shopping with the kids in tow, there are many cafes located inside the centre and just outside for you to enjoy. Essence Cafe offers a full breakfast and lunch menu along with fresh cakes. Their drinks menu includes scrumptious milkshakes, perfect for the kids. At Ocean Keys, you’ll also find The Coffee Club, a favourite with locals offering great coffee and an equally tasty food menu. Explore the shopping centre events and time your coffee visit with an event that will keep the kiddies entertained for hours!

A LITTLE ROMANTIC: ENJOY WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL

Hunting for somewhere a little more intimate than a family-packed cafe? We have you covered. The Cabana at Mindarie Marina is the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat followed by a dip in the pool. A popular 'grown-up' spot, The Cabana also has a pool menu. So grab your significant other, bring your bathers and enjoy some quality time, poolside. It doesn't get more local than this when you live in Catalina. 

The Beach House or Jindalee Beach Shack is a short fifteen-minute drive from Catalina Beach and offers idyllic ocean views from the balcony and a delicious coffee to match! With a menu featuring a number of beers and ciders on tap and cocktails along with a top-notch food menu, either of these places are great for a weekend treat. Head down in the early evening to watch the sunset over the ocean from the balcony the perfect romantic date! 

If sweet treats are your thing then head to San Churro Chocolateria in Joondalup who serve ice cream sliders, Churros and dipping sauce and tapas-style delights! Romantic evenings must include chocolate - or at least we think so! 

SOCIAL HUBS TO ENJOY WITH FRIENDS

The Indian Ocean Brewing Co. is your local go-to for a romantic drink and a bite to eat, watching the boats go by at Mindarie Marina. With several craft beers on display and a full cocktail menu, try your favourite drink to enjoy with a share plate or pizza.

Paper Avenue Cafe at the heart of the City of Joondalup is a popular spot for those studying at the Edith Cowan University, working locally or at the Joondalup Health Campus. It's a central spot, across the road from the busy Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, that is open for business seven days a week. It is a great spot to work on your laptop while enjoying a meal or a cup of coffee. 

Finally, Burns Beach Cafe is your spot for before or after a nice walk along the beach with your friends. Or your family. Or your dog. The cafe is dog-friendly, with a large outdoor area where you can enjoy breakfast, coffee or lunch. 

There are many places to enjoy refreshments near to Catalina, which makes the location even more enviable! Residents can enjoy a range of venues whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the whole family or to catch up with friends, there’s something for everyone!

When you live in Catalina you are enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Mindarie and its thriving amenity and community. Nearby Ocean Keys, Joondalup, Quinns and Burns Beach also offer a variety of destinations to visit for a bite to eat, coffee with a loved one or evening get together with friends. There's really no need to compromise. 

Land is for sale now at Catalina starting from $196,000* with house and land packages also available. To learn more about Catalina and find out how you can make it your new home, get in touch below! 

PS. This article is of general nature, no endorsement is intended. 

* Correct as of 19/02/2020, prices are subject to change

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