June 16, 2021


The infamous Babycino, whether you have to pay $1.50 for one or you get it for free, there seems to be something magical about a bit of milk froth a sprinkle of chocolate…..kids love them!

If it brings a smile to my daughter’s face and gives me 10 minutes of peace to drink my cappuccino I am all for them! A big pat on the back to the cafe owner who invented them!

The trouble is, not all people seem to have the same opinion as me on these special kiddy drinks.

Whilst enjoying my usual morning coffee I had these two women sitting near me start complaining loudly about the concept of a Babycino (or were they speaking directly about me?)!

I had to do a double take to ensure I heard correctly, yep……they had some very heated opinions of a toddler drinking a Babycino!

“Oh those stupid Babycinos are just instilling a cafe culture into these kids! By the time they are 10 years old they’ll be wanting a ‘grande double shot, skim, mochachino!’ ”

Ummmmm didn’t these women get the memo about Babycinos being a little bit of milk and some chocolate?

Seriously, a cafe culture?

Even if it was true, would there really be any harm? There are surely worse things for kids to get involved in, drugs, alcohol, crimeWill we be heard to say in years to come “Oh no, I found out my kid hangs at the local cafe…maybe he is having a macchiato!!!”

Crazy times!

Since caffeine is a drug, and maybe these women need to lay off it. Heaven forbid if these women got wind of the fact that in Double Bay, ‘Puppycinos‘ are all the rage!

Long live the Babycino, keeping mums and bubs happy for years to come!

Do you order a Babycino for your kids when you’re having a coffee?  Do you think the women I overheard had a point?

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  • I always order a babycino for my daughter when we visit a cafe, so she enjoys the outing with me! My only irks with it are when they add extras like sugar, sprinkles and a marshmallow then place it in front of her, so she wants it all! To me, the babycino should just be the milk foam with a sprinkle of chocolate- and set it down near me, not my toddler!


  • My child’s grandparent had a go at me about giving him a babycino… because she thought it had actual coffee in it. He was 2 at the time haha. She ended up tasting it so I could prove it was just frothy milk!


  • My little girl loves babycinos and I don’t see a problem with the drink. It’s true we are getting them used to the idea of going to cafe’s, but I don’t see that being such a bad thing. Just because they drink babycinos doesn’t mean they will like coffee when they are older. Plus, what’s wrong with having a coffee?


  • I think we live in a world of cafes we can sometimes
    Treat ourselves enough judging


  • I can’t see a problem with babycinos at all. There are lots of things to worry about in this day and age, but babycinos is not one of them in my opinion.


  • Haha… Babychinos being the next big debate… Lol. I remember my cousins (toddlers) having these when I was a teen when I went out with my uncle and aunt. I didn’t see the fuss about them then especially when our grandfather whinged about it. Now my kids are old enough but have never had one. Admittingly I rarely go out and sit still for coffee, but if I do, they want milkshakes. I would rather see a kid having a babychino than having a class of softdrink, which seems to be a lot more common and a bigger problem.


  • I love treating my little one to baby cino


  • It’s just frothed milk ! You don’t even have to add cacao powder on top and could use a sugar free cacao powder or cinnamon. I actually made them frequently at home


  • It’s just milk so I th8nk it is ok. Although I pay $2 or $2.50 for them so that is too expensive


  • Those ladies need to get a life.
    That’s their twisted thoughts.
    My kids and I see it as a special date with mum and everyone gets a little treat.


  • Absolutely ridiculous to insist babycinos are a silly thing, given that perhaps they didn’t have them as kids but are still at a cafe anyway? There is no such thing as instilling a Cafe culture! A Cafe is a Cafe. Another place to eat/drink/hang out and have some time out. Nothing wrong with that at all !


  • Each to their own I say! It’s not harmful, you’re not abusing your child, it’s probably better than a big sugary drink, it’s just some milk froth and chocolate sprinkles.
    What cafe culture are they worried about? Is it that same one that got them out to a cafe to enjoy some time out?! People just like to judge!


  • My child doesn’t even like them


  • I dont find anything wrong with them, as I’m not a coffee drinker, my kids never got them, my niece has them daily as my sister is a frequent coffee drinker


  • I don’t see anything wrong with them, my daughter loves them.


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