Our story

Our story so far

From our Family to yours...

Ollie Polly Play Cafe is a family run business opened in February 2020, in the year of the Covid pandemic (Great timing, we know!!)

With 2 of our own, we understand that raising little people is tough. It’s important to feel able to take the whole family out or meet other parents without the constraints (and occasional eye-rolling sigh from strangers) of traditional restaurants and cafes.

At Ollie Polly Play Cafe we’ve created a space, where parents and carers can relax and enjoy some wholesome food while their children laugh and learn together. A sociable experience for everyone, parent can meet other local families with similarly aged children and start building those essential friendships. Of course our cafe has a lovely play area, Montessori style!

The closure of many Baby Clinics and Sure Start centres created a need for places where new parents; and those with very young children can meet up, have a break and also get support and reassurance with the many struggles of family life building those networks that last through the early years and beyond. Just for under 5’s so no risk of little one’s getting bashed around like traditional soft play centres.

Ollie Polly started with two successful pop-up café in local spaces in Beckenham providing fantastic play time, home-style healthy food and the opportunity for parents to drop in when it suited them, fitting playtime in around their family schedule, rather than being restricted to a particular day at a particular time each week.

As a family run business we also like to support local companies and service providers with a family focus by offering a chance to connect with our customers through presentations, informal sessions and courses.

We hope to open other Ollie Polly Play Cafe’s across South East London and Kent so join us on our journey.

Amy & Neil x

What we Offer

Relax, meet friends for breakfast or lunch while little feet play!


Have the most wonderful birthday party at the play cafe. The perfect spaces to celebrate and for little ones to have fun while guests socialise and enjoy.

The Cafe

Meet up with friends & other parents while enjoying a healthy lunch or breakfast without the stress of going to a regular eatery with a hungry toddler.

Book Online

Cafe bookings can be made online: Book a table for the cafe email us for  availability for parties and to book. Have a questions? Call us.

Book a table

The Ollie Polly Play Cafe provides a unique space dedicated to under 5’s & babies.

Book a Party

Have the best part ever with our exclusive hire. No stress, no clearing up, no settings up!