Opening Times:

Monday- Friday 9:00am – 2pm

Saturday – 9am – 2pm

161, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1LJ


This North London child-friendly coffee shop is based in Finchley Central. Coffee and Crayons Cafe is the ideal spot for breakfast, lunch or just a quick delicious snack while you catch up with loved ones, or make new local friends. Coffee and Crayons Cafe is the perfect place for your little (and bigger) minis to let off a little steam in our play den. Why not try one of our super-fun and engaging classes? We also have soft play available Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30am-6pm (last entry 5pm), or have the best Birthday Party ever in our upstairs private-hire function room!


Every Monday & Tuesday 8:30am-6pm we have stay and play sessions with a specially designed Soft Play area – perfect for under 4s (preschool). Our Soft Play is also available for parties in our newly refurbished upstairs private-hire function room. ( Last entry 5pm)


Take a look at our Timetable for weekly and monthly scheduled classes. We have a wide variety of activities from Baby Massage, Yoga, amazing drama classes to fun arts and crafts, soft play and even dance classes for all the aspiring Michael Jackson and Beyoncés!

Please email for more information, or pop in and speak to one of our friendly staff members.


Take a look at our full drinks & food menu.


Do you have a special occasion coming up? Birthdays, Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Seminars and More.


  • positive review  Don't forget Boogie Bear will be waiting to see you tomorrow at Coffee And Crayons cafe 2pm 161 Ballards Lane N3 1LJ To book visit www.hoop.co.uk , www.boogiebear.co.uk or walk ins welcome x

    Andre Andreou Avatar Andre Andreou
    February 11, 2020

    positive review  What an amazing place to have lunch and bring your family great location as well!!!

    Lucy Halligan Avatar Lucy Halligan
    December 9, 2019

    positive review  As a new mum coffee and crayons has been the best place I found! Iv been taking my daughter here for the past 10 months every week and we both love it. The owners are so welcoming and go out of their way to help you! They run great classes and serve the best coffee in Finchley!

    Cliona Rushe Avatar Cliona Rushe
    December 3, 2019

    positive review  I love taking my son here for classes and staying for lunch. The service and food are great, and the atmosphere is lively and welcoming.

    Carly Elisabeth Dryhurst-Smith Avatar Carly Elisabeth Dryhurst-Smith
    November 21, 2019
  • positive review  Loved the atmosphere and all the classes available for little ones.....and great coffee !

    Samantha Spector Avatar Samantha Spector
    November 18, 2019

    positive review  This cafe is a life saver, and has helped me through some seriously dark days as a mother of 2 under 4. They have a small play area downstairs so kids can play while your enjoy a nice coffee and some delicious menu options. They also have soft play and run all kinds of baby/child classes. The staff are so friendly and helpful and genuinely like children. A sanctuary for mums totally recommend!!!! top tip if driving ...park round the back on residents roads that only have restrictions 2-3pm 🚗

    Ashlee Tew Avatar Ashlee Tew
    November 15, 2019

    positive review  Warm welcoming atmosphere helped by two great hosts and their amazing team. Great place to entertain our little ones with the soft play area. highly recommended!

    Kimberley Myra Lodge Avatar Kimberley Myra Lodge
    November 13, 2019

    positive review  We had our son’s birthday party at Coffee & Crayons, Finchley. Tia and Jonathan went the extra mile to make it special. The decor was fabulous, food was delicious and the service was perfect. The kids loved the play area and the disco lights! Tia personally looked into every detail and added lovely extras. Highly recommend these guys xo

    Meg Bhatia Avatar Meg Bhatia
    November 8, 2019