Kid-friendly Songbird Cafe & playground in Waiata Shores, South Auckland

Kid-friendly Songbird Cafe & playground in Waiata Shores, South Auckland

Songbird Cafe and Playground

Songbird Cafe is a family friendly and dog friendly cafe tucked away in the Waiata shore development in South Auckland.  Right next door is a fun playground in Papatakaro Reserve  for the kids to burn off some energy while you relax and enjoy a coffee or cold drink. The playground is not fenced so if you have littlies you will still need to stay nearby.  

Waitata Shores is a new Auckland sub-development whose neighbouring suburbs are: Confer Grove, Wattle Downs, Manurewa and Takanini. 

The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch with an all day menu and a Baby Bird menu for the kids.

There is a gravel car park on Gosper Road for customers to use if the closer parks are full.

Papatakaro Reserve playground
Auckland for Kids visits Papatakaro Reserve playground
Papatakaro Reserve playground and Songbird cafe
Auckland for Kids visits Papatakaro Reserve playground and Songbird Cafe

Why makes the Songbird Cafe family friendly?

  • Overlooks a fun public playground which you can easily see from the cafe

  • Kids menu, which doubles up as a colouring sheet and there are crayons

  • Caters for dietary requirements: gluten free, vegan, dairy free, keto and more. 

Papatakaro Reserve Playground and Songbird Cafe, Takanini, Auckland

Is the Songbird Cafe dog friendly too?

Yes, they have dog friendly outdoor tables and even have treats for your furry friends.

Where is Songbird Cafe?

Songbird Cafe is located at 9 Gosper Road, Waiata Shores in Takanini, South Auckland and is not far from the Southern Motorway on-ramp and accross the road from Te Mahia Train Station. 

The adjacent children’s playground is in Papatakaro Reserve which you can see from the cafe.

Other nearby reserves include Brylee Drive Reserve and Wattle Farm Reserve or further field is Auckland Botanic Gardens and Totara Park.

The Massey Park Aquatic Centre with wave pools and hydroslide in Papakura is the closest swimming pool.

Takanini Village and Southgate Shopping Complex are nearby on Great South Road.