The big questions...

Where are you located?

We are located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in the heart of East Tosa at 6505 W. North Ave. Right next to Crafty Cow and across the street from Wauwatiki. Read more about our location here!

Are you hiring?

Yes! If you're interested in working at The Little Village Play Cafe, please complete this form.


What are your Open Play hours?

You can check out our open play hours here.

Take a peek at our calendar for more classes & events! The best way to get notifications about these new events and classes is by following our social channels signing up for our email newsletter.

How much does Open Play cost?

We offer open play in 30-minute increments:

  • $7.50 for 30 minutes
  • $11 for 60 minutes
  • $15 for 90 minutes
  • $4 for 30-minute extensions

Siblings receive a $1 discount.

Children 6 months & under are free.

More info on pricing can be found here.

Is parking available?

We have a few parking spaces on the east side of the building. Additionally, there is ample + free street parking along the side streets and North Avenue.

What is your capacity?

Our capacity is approximately 25 children at a time for open play. Our play attendants and staff are trained to cap capacity based on the feeling of the space.

What kind of footware is required?

Socks please! If you have socks with grips on the bottom, even better. Shoes must be left in cubbies at the front entrance. This helps us keep our space clean and safe, especially for our littlest guests who crawl and scoot around. If you forget your socks, no problemo. We've got extras available for purchase.

Do you offer child care?

Good question. No, we do not offer child care. Our staff will help facilitate play and engage with your children. However, it is the caretaker's responsibility to be supervising their child's safety at all times.

Can guests without children visit?

Guests without children are welcome to purchase a drink to-go or shop our retail section for a gift. However, The Little Village Play Cafe is a safe space designated children and their caretakers. Because of this, only guests with children can access the play space. We reserve the right to kindly ask anyone to leave.

On Saturdays & Sundays, we apply a $7 Special Guest fee for customers spending time in the play space without children. Learn more about our pricing and this policy here.

Do you accomodate children with special needs?

Of course! If there's anything we can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please email

What is the age limit for the play space?

The sweet spot for our open play space is 6 months to 6 years old.

Children 6 months and younger are free.

Children 6 years and older are also welcome to play! We do not have an age limit for the play space. Often older children enjoy the imaginary play as well! We just ask that they are kind and mindful around the younger kids and be good leaders by following the rules. (No running, no throwing, no rough housing, etc.)


Are walk-ins allowed?

Yes, absolutely! We do not accept reservations. Our play space is exclusively walk-in based.

Can I schedule play time in advance?

At this time we are only accepting walk-ins!

You can always call or text ahead to check if there is any wait for the play space (414) 309-5700.


Can I bring my own food?

No outside food or drinks may be brought into the play space or cafe. We have a menu with featuring snack plates, toasts, bakery and alllllll the coffee drinks. You're welcome to bring a water bottle or sippy cup.

Where can we eat and drink?

In our cafe. :) We ask that all food be kept in the cafe seating area. This will help keep our play space clean and safe for all of our guests.

Parents, you're welcome to carry your drinks into the play space so that you can sip and play at the same time. Just be sure to keep an eye on your drinks & away from little fingers!


Can I purchase a gift card?

You sure can! Little Village Play Cafe gift cards are the perfect experiential gift for littles in your life. Gift cards can be purchased on our website or in person at The Little Village Play Cafe.

How do I redeem my gift card?

When you purchase your gift card, you'll receive an email with a unique gift card code. You can use this code online to schedule open play sessions or in person towards the purchase of retail or cafe items. If you have any trouble, feel free to reach out to us over the phone. We're always happy to help.

health & cleaning policies

What are your cleaning policies?

One of our play space attendants will be there to maintain a clean and safe environment. We also thoroughly clean and disinfecting the area after opening.

We have Yuck Bins located throughout the play space. In the event that a child places a toy in their mouth, please place that toy in one of our Yuck Bins. Staff will clean and disinfect toys in these bins regularly.

What is your sickness policy?

Keeping our guests healthy is a top priority. Children and adults will be turned away if they show signs of sickness (fever, cough, runny nose, etc.)

We get it, kiddos get colds and bugs. Please do your part and stay home if you're not feeling well.

Parties & Rentals

Do you offer party rentals?

We sure do! You can learn more about our party rentals and book your event here.

How much does a Party Rental cost?

Private Party Rentals cost $475. You can learn more and book your private rental here.


Can parents go on the climber?

You sure can! The climber is commercial-graded and designed for parents and children.

Is breastfeeding allowed?

Of course! The Little Village Play Cafe is a breastfeeding friendly facility. Additionally, we have a mother's room available if you're looking for a quiet space to feed or soothe your little one.

What is your diaper changing policy?

Please use one of the bathrooms or mother's room to change any diapers. We've got extra supplies on hand, so if you run out of wipes, diapers, cream, etc. just ask and a member of our staff will be able to help. ❤️ For the sanitation of our other guests, please do not change diapers in the open play space.

Can't find what you're looking for?

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We will get back to you as soon as possible.