Cafe Meets Playhouse at Kid Ventures San Diego

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Sometimes Mommy needs an afternoon treat and sometimes (ok let’s be honest, a lot of the time) that treat needs to involve caffeine and a chance to recharge. Hip coffee houses have their moments, but we all know kids will be kids and that bringing your little ones to adult-only spots doesn’t always work out the way you envisioned it would.

Luckily, the coffee house and kid worlds collide at Kid Ventures Indoor Play Center and Parent Café. The cafe is a 100% kid-friendly atmosphere that is still considerate of parents need to reboot those mom and dad batteries. This is a “boutique-style” place where the kiddos can play and romp around while you sit back, sip an organic coffee, and maybe even indulge in some adult conversation. The kids Play Village, located right next to Parents Island, has a giant pirate ship, a princess castle with two slides, a fire engine, and lots of other play structures and themed rooms.

Kid Ventures is a socks-only facility and all kids must be between walking age and 8 years old. There are fun specialty classes for the whole family and weekly themes and special events like Daddy & Me Tea Time and Disco Dance Parties. Non-member visitors have the choice of paying the drop-in rate ($12/day) or purchasing an Adventure Card (8 visits for $75). There are also membership packages available. Admission is for kids only—mom and dad are free!

This year, Kid Ventures was a three-time San Diego Family Magazine Best of Family Fun Winner. Voted best indoor playground, best playground for kids with special needs, and best birthday party venue, Kid Ventures has clearly earned a cherished spot in the hearts of San Diego parents.

So the next time the kiddos have energy to spare and you’re in need of a get-up-and-go boost at a sit-down-and-breathe place, stop in at Kid Ventures!

Pacific Beach
5066 Santa Fe Street
San Diego, Ca

East Lake
851 Showroom Place
Chula Vista, Ca


-Abigail Matsumoto