Have a Babyccino
Swork (2160 Colorado Blvd., L.A.; 323-258-5600) features smoothies, teas, treats and coffee beverages, as well as it a play area and special menu just for little ones. Fun options such as Babyccinos, Cookies & Cream Milk Shakes and Happy Chocolates make a great afternoon treat.
A Laugh and A Snack
Giggles ‘N’ Hugs (6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., #2208, Canoga Park; 818-610-4847 and 3222 Glendale Galleria Way, Glendale; 818-856-4847) brings together high-end, organic food with more than 2,000 square feet of play space and activities including magic shows, face painting and crafts.
Lemon Tree Kids and Family Restaurant (621 S. Western Ave., #111, L.A.; 213-380-0038) features an immense 2,000-square-foot playground and a ‘shoe-free’ dining area. The menu features pasta, pizza, mac and cheese and chicken nuggets.
Playground and Performing Arts
SNOOKNUK (506 N Larchmont Blvd., L.A.; 323-498-5258) is the ultimate afternoon retreat. It features a large, indoor children’s playground, a performing arts studio with workshops and classes and a café with treats and snacks for picky eaters.
Huckleberry Bakery & Café (1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; 310-451-2311) is a great spot to unwind in the afternoon. It features local, artisanal foods. Children can enjoy classics such as PB&Js and grilled cheese while adults indulge in quinoa salads, house-made granola and caramel or vanilla lattes.
Help your kids unwind after a long day at school at one of these cute spots perfect for an after-school treat. Some offer play areas or indoor playgrounds.