An amazing cardboard cafe

The most-played imaginary game in our house is ‘cafes’. A good game of cafes ticks all the boxes – there’s imaginary cooking, eating, customer service and of course the best bit, having mum or dad sit down to a freshly brewed coffee!

I think I’ll have to start scavenging for cardboard because when I saw the amazing cardboard coffee shop created for a little girl, Emilia, I was truly blown away.

Like my kids, Emilia likes playing cafes and coffee shops. Unlike my kids, Emilia’s mum built her an astonishing cardboard cafe of her own, known as ‘Millz Coffee‘.

cardboard play cafe

Emilia’s mum is the incredibly talented Traci of 45Wall Design. Traci claims the Millz Coffee project started with the acquisition of a toy wooden coffee pot and the throwaway line, “maybe I’ll build her a coffee shop to go with it.”

And she did. In fact, I think Traci has  set a precedent. Look at the amazing details – a Millz Coffee logo, felt food, an espresso machine, a cash register and even bags of coffee beans!

toy cafe

Millz Coffee is a lovely reminder of what can be created for kids with a little imagination (and a little talent!).

(via 45Wall Design)

toy cafe


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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