We found a lovely little gem in Wareham yesterday called ‘Not Just Sundaes’. It’s a fantastic child friendly community café/ice cream parlour which sits near the Quay, opposite the library in a converted historic Church.
As we went in we were immediately met with smiles and after promising my son ice cream I quickly checked they had some and then found a lovely big table to sit at and peruse the menu. I didn’t notice at first but in the corner there was a lovely sofa and some toys, books, colouring in pictures and crayons and it didn’t take Sam long to spot them either.
I’d presumed by the name of the café that we were able to purchase an ice cream sundae and we were certainly not disappointed. There are a few different options to choose from and we went for a ‘mini sundae’ which contained one scoop of ice cream, sauce, cream, a choice of topping and all for a whopping £1.50!* I couldn’t resist having one too while grown up Nanny had a delicious cappuccino.
There’s plenty to choose from on the menu with various sundae options (very cheap in my opinion), hot and cold drinks, very yummy looking cake plus breakfast and light lunches including paninis, sandwiches, salad, pate and a children’s special containing ½ a sandwich, cucumber sticks, crisps, a carton of juice and a scoop of ice cream all for £4.50.*
I noticed on the back of the menu that the community café offer a suspended coffee/soup service for a person in need. They write that it is not their premise to judge or ask if a person is in need and sometimes that person may not be homeless but simply a mum who has had a very tough week and desperately just needs to sit and relax with a hot drink for half an hour. I’m always quite touched at businesses with community spirit and bought a suspended coffee for the next person who asks.
Any parent knows how nice it is to sit and relax while the children are happily playing and the toys and colouring in certainly provided us with a bit of time to do just that.
For further information on location, menu and opening times please visit the Not Just Sundaes Facebook page.
Good to know………..
The staff are happy to provide jugs of hot water to warm milk and they are able to microwave baby food if you ask.
There is a baby change table in the toilet and a highchair if required.
If you are travelling from out the area then you’ll find a couple of small Pay and Display Car Parks on the other side of the High Street.
If you are a frequent visitor then pick up a loyalty card which gives you a free hot drink for every 6 hot drinks purchased.
If you are a cream tea addict like me then you may be interested to know they offer one with home baked scones, jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea all for £3.50.*
*Please note, prices stated are correct at the time of writing and may change in the future.