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“Amazing place for families but great food too”

Munchkins Play Cafe
Ranked #37 of 141 Restaurants in Dorchester
Price range: US$3 - US$11
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Children's heaven, parents haven! This is a coffee shop with a difference. Provdiding speciality teas and locally roasted espresso based coffees of utmost quality, this cafe combines all the comforts and high standards you would expect to find in the yummiest of coffee shops with a beautiful space for little ones to play imaginatively while you sit back and relax! (Small charge applies). You will find light meals including stunning sandwiches, made with only the best of Dorset ingredients, artisan pies, platter,soup, cakes and more! We have a lovely fresh menu for big and little customers. Takeaways are available and parties in our upstairs function room.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is such a great find. We happened across it on a visit to Dorset county museum to see Dippy (there until May 2018) just round the corner. It is a play cafe with a fenced off play area for babies and a general play area for older kids. Mine are 5 and loved it. Plenty for them to do from dressing up to play kitchens to giant connect 4 and even a slide down the stairs. But forgetting all that the coffee and food are really great. So many play places just don't bother with that but Munchkins used loads of local ingredients. My husband had gammon and piccalilly sandwich and I had ham,cheddar and onion marmalade toastie and we got 2 lunch boxes for them - Apple, 1/2 sandwich, pom bears, juice carton and giant cookie. Whole lot was £22 including the fee for them playing which was £1 each and included free squash. Service was a little slow but it was school holidays and really busy. I'd highly recommend it. Thanks for reading and drop me a helpful vote if you think it was.

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Michelle C, Owner at Munchkins Play Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We love what we do and really appreciate you being patient during our busiest times. Hope your Dippy trip was fun too!

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

I come here with my kids all the time. Munchkins is a cafe that provides space where the children can play whilst I can have a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The place is very clean and has lots of toys for the children. The food is really yummy! The staff are really friendly. The youngsters love it here.

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Michelle C, Owner at Munchkins Play Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. It means such a lot to us to know we are keeping our visitors happy

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a really lovely visit here on a rainy January day. Really clean with lots of space and toys and a great coffee and cake ☕️. My children (ages 3,6 and 8 ) All want to go back and we will.
And a special mention to Michelle who found my daughters favourite soft rabbit she had left there and rescued it and for helping it find its way back home ❤️ I never write reviews but you really did go way above and beyond, thank you

Thank AnnaRea17
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Michelle C, Owner at Munchkins Play Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Thank you xxxx

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Looked like a bomb had gone off behind the counter when we walked in. Service couldn’t have been slower. Very poor, shame as it looks like it has potential to be great.

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Michelle C, Owner at Munchkins Play Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2017

Hello. Thank you for your feedback. It is important to know when things have not gone to plan as well as when we get it right which thankfully is the norm. We are currently going through a period of a fairly young and inexperienced team gradually getting to grips with their roles. In addition we have in the pipeline another more experienced weekend member of staff joining us very soon which will help our consistency over the whole week. Always a challenge when there are changes in a small team and apologies that this affected your experience. It was very busy this weekend even by usual standards. However to make up for it please let us know if you are willing to give us another chance and let us offer you a free lunch/coffee to change your mind! Best wishes Munchkins x

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited munchkins for a few hours while my husband visited a relative in hospital. The staff are so lovely. The cakes were very yummy. really impressed with this place would recommend to everyone.

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