A café and indoor playground called “A Latte Fun” is scheduled to open by early December in Huntington Station.
“It’s a café on one side with a coffee bar, pastries, light lunch and light breakfast. The other side is a fenced-in play area for kids,” says owner Teresa Gabriel of Commack, a former middle school English teacher who has two young children, Eva, 4, and Layla, 2. The play area offers a playhouse kitchen, a farmers market, a dress-up area, a train table and Legos. Plans also include children’s classes in yoga, music and dance. The venue will also offer birthday party packages.
The target age is crawlers to age 7. When she had her first baby, she was always looking for places to socialize with her and other parents, Gabriel says. She says she is betting that A Latte Fun Indoor Play and Café will be a perfect place for play date meetups, especially through March, when “you’re kind of trapped indoors.”
The cost is $16 for the first child, $12 for a sibling and $10 for crawlers. A Latte Fun is at 570 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station. For more information, call 917-617-6977 or visit alattefunlongisland.com.