Middle Child is a healthy café in Maribyrnong across the road from the park. It is run by a north Melbourne supporter and here it is dog friendly. They have Puppycinos and dog friendly treats just for dogs. They have many dogs and people over the weekend enjoying their coffees and brunch.
It was open three weeks ago and already they are seeing many of the Boathouse’s unhappy patrons. Patrons don’t like to wait 45 mins for their coffee or a table hence they come here and they can borrow a rug or two and buy coffee to enjoy in the park.
The barista is friendly and knowledgeable. They support many AFL teams over the weekend and many gym patrons during the weekdays.
Unlike the Boathouse where they burn their coffees, here their coffees are stellar and you can choose the milk. Unlike the Boathouse they treat their pets well. The Boathouse does not have puppycinos.
They have vegan pies which I would love to try one day.
Do come by for the coffees rather than the Boathouse as you’ll love the friendly service and the lovely coffees and biscuits.