ARE YOU A FULL SERVICE CHILD CARE CENTER?
Family Grounds Cafe is NOT a Full-Service Child care center. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety and behavior at all times. A play space facilitator is in the play space to engage with children, lead activities, reinforce rules and keep equipment and toys clean and orderly. Back to top
WHEN ARE YOU OPEN
M-F: 8:00am-6:00pm / Sat: 8:00am-2:00pm / Sun: Closed
Please note hours may change on holidays and will be posted on our Home Page. Back to top
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
3652 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
Family Grounds Cafe is on the northwest corner of Lincoln and Patterson (across the street from the post office) and 1 block north of Addison Back to top
DO YOU OFFER CAFE PARKING?
Yes! FREE PARKING is available in our parking lot. There is also free street parking available on Lincoln Avenue, as well as on Patterson and surrounding side streets. We are also conveniently located next to the Brown-line Addison stop, as well as the Lincoln/Addison bus stop. Back to top
IF I WALK TO THE CAFE, DO YOU OFFER STROLLER STORAGE?
We provide inside stroller parking in our foyer as you immediately enter the cafe. Back to top
IS THERE A CHARGE TO ENTER THE PLAY SPACE?
Time Block Play: $5.95 (crawlers and up). Adults $5.95. Non-crawling infants free (adult price covers $4 minimum). Great for play groups and guaranteed no waiting!
- M-F: 9:00am or 11:00am
- Sat: 8:30am* / 10:30am* / 12:30pm
- *Prices change for special music performances
Drop-In Play: $10.95 (crawlers and up). Siblings $5.95. Adults free. Non-crawling infants; $4.00 minimum purchase.
- M-F: 1:00pm-5:00pm (summer)
CAN I BOOK A PRIVATE PARTY AT FAMILY GROUNDS CAFE?
Yes! Please visit our Birthday Parties section. Private parties in the Play Space are conducted after regular business hours. Semi-private party option available during Time Block Play times. Call 773-281-0785 to reserve your Birthday Party date. Back to top
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX and cash. Back to top
HOW BIG IS YOUR PLAY SPACE?
The play space is 1,500 square feet with exclusive perimeter seating for parents. Visit the play space page for themes, activities and features. Back to top
DO YOU OFFER ACTIVITIES FOR OLDER CHILDREN (5+)?
Yes. There are games and special after-school activities provided, as well as toys for older children (Just ask, and we will provide them). Children over five years of age are welcome to play with younger siblings in the play space, but must respect and yield to younger children. Back to top
DO I NEED TO STAY WITH MY CHILD?
Yes. We designed our space so that you can sit with friends and see your child at all times. Back to top
DO YOU CLEAN AND SANITIZE THE TOYS?
All toys and play structures are regularly cleaned, sanitized and rotated throughout the day. There is also a “Dirty Toy” bin for toys that have entered little mouths. Back to top
IS FOOD ALLOWED IN THE PLAY SPACE?
Outside food and coffee is not permitted. Drinks and food purchased in the cafe must remain in the table seating area of the play space. Food and drink are not allowed on the play floor or inside play structures. Back to top
DO YOU OFFER ORGANIC FOOD?
Yes. Wherever possible, we offer organic choices in sandwiches and organic milk for children. Back to top
DO YOU HAVE DIAPER-CHANGING FACILITIES?
Yes. Our bathrooms are equipped with changing tables and Diaper Genies. Back to top
DO YOU OFFER WIFI?
Yes. For cafe patrons only, we offer an open WiFi network. Please ask for a password when ordering your favorite drink and pastry. Back to top
DO YOU HAVE LIVE MUSIC?
Yes. Monday through Saturday, we offer live music sessions during morning and afternoon hours depending on artist availability and audience size. Occasionally, outside performers are brought in to promote their music and entertain our guests. Back to top