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Kid-Friendly Roseway Play Café Aims For June Opening

Portland’s soon-to-be newest kid- and parent-friendly cafe will be home to curbside coffee and, come fall, pre-school classes.

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You've gotta feel for new parents. There are so many restaurants, pubs and cafes in this town, but very few of them cater to new parents and their young broods.

Sure, there are a few spaces seemingly, if not deliberately, designed to let parents catch up while their kids play themselves tired—including Laurelwood Public House and Poa Cafe—but spots like those tend to be outliers.

Well, Kayla and Bryan Husen, parents of two girls and a 9-month-old boy, are looking to add another kid- and parent-friendly option to town when they open the doors to the Roseway Play Café in the old Game shack video store on June 1.

Their 1,600-square-foot space will feature sofa-, armchairs and table-seating for 29, and an approximately 800-square-foot play space for the kiddos that will be filled with books and toys designed for exploration and imagination.

That means your little ones can play while you, your spouse or your friends can catch up on life over coffee, tea, beer, wine, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and breakfast burritos, as well as pastries, courtesy of Kim Boyce's Bakeshop.

The Husens are also offering something for tired, frazzled, under-caffeinated and on-the-go parents: curbside coffee service. All you do is order online what you want and when you need it the night before, and when you pull up, they'll run your coffee to your car.

One more educational aside: Come fall 2015, the Husens plan to hire on a certified teacher to lead on-site pre-school classes for as many as eight children.

Roseway Play Café, 7135-7137 NE Fremont St., 503.477.9441

Roseway Play Café

7135 Northeast Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97213, USA

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