Café Boobah is a café specifically designed for children, their families and friends.
The scale of the space and furniture is comfortable for kids and almost every surface beckons to be played with. The Lego lounge has a view of the garden and consists of Lego boards covering the walls from floor to ceiling so children can build with or against gravity; everything a child builds becomes an integral part of the play space architecture until a new construction is made by someone else.
There is a floor to ceiling abacus that also acts as a screening device, a chalkboard wall, a magnetic wall, and a wall for drawing on with crayons. The flooring is colorful and soft enough to cushion a child’s fall and there are numerous built in benches and cubbies filled with toys. Large soft geometric shapes invite kids to build their own environments.
The backyard garden has live bamboo, flowers, trees, a big sandbox and a two story play house with lots of fun features.
Parents and caregivers are perhaps Café Boobah’s most enthusiastic patrons. It is one restaurant where adults can relax with a cup of coffee while their kids are free to run around and entertain themselves as they wish. Café Boobah serves delicious organic food including many of children’s favorite treats like macaroni & (no) cheese, (tofu) hotdogs and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Credits: Cafe Concept by Lena Seow and Elizabeth Pressman Cafe Owner: Lena Seow Garden Design and Construction: Lena Seow and Richard Seow Architecture and design by Lena Seow and Vrinda Khanna in collaboration with Suzan Wines (I-Beam Design) Total Construction Budget: $20,000 Photos: Silke Mayer unless otherwise noted in image file title.