Boatshed Cafe and Bar, Narrabeen Lakes

Boatshed Cafe and Bar, Narrabeen Lakes

The Boatshed Cafe and Bar is right on Narrabeen Lakes. It’s a perfect spot to stop and grab a coffee on the walk around the Lakes.


I have never walked into a restuarant with kids and felt so welcome. From the manager (maybe the owner) to the wait staff everyone smiled and greeted the kids. The atmosphere coupled with the view and the space means we will definitely return.

Where is Boatshed Cafe and Bar

The address I found on the web was 11 Narrabeen Street, NSW 2101 which took us to a rather random spot.  It did take us right next to where we wanted to be though.


Look out for the entrance to the parking for Limani because it’s in the same building. It’ll be on your left, if you’re facing the water.


Boatshed Cafe and Bar Features


There are two options for seating – either inside or upstairs. The outside area is lovely on a warm day but seating is limited and it is very close to the waters’ edge.  Regardless of where you sit you will still get lovely views of the water.



Boatshed Cafe and Bar, Narrabeen Lakes

As soon as the waitress arrived we were presented with colouring-in sheets and crayons. A Spider-Man sheet for the boy and a frozen sheet for the girl. These kept the kids seriously entertained until the food arrived.


Food at Boatshed Cafe and Bar


As is becoming standard my husband had the egg and bacon roll which he said was ‘traditional’ and ‘good’, I had the pancakes which were okay as did our little boy. The coffee was awesome as was the babychino.


Kid friendly restaurant on the Narabeen Lakes

The menu is okay but the sweets on sale look better and I think I’ll give this a try rather next time. maybe we’ll go for tea next time.


Even if  you don’t stay for a sit down meal, you can always grab a take-away coffee or smoothie. We’ve often  stop and grab a coffee and an ice cream on one of our walks.


Boatshed Cafe and Bar, Narrabeen Lakes

Boatshed Cafe and Bar Facilities


There is lift access at the back of the building on the left hand side of the stairs.


There are bathrooms but not fantastic.


On the plus side, the service was very quick and thorough, the location is great, there is plenty of parking and the kids are well looked after.


Opening Hours

The restuarant is open for breakfast and lunch. Menus are all online for you to check out beforehand and bookings can be made online on the website.

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