About Us

The walls of your house are caving in and everyday stresses have you at wits end. All you want is to set up a coffee date with a friend, but where do you go when you have kids? At this point in life, when you most need this type of escape, there was nowhere to go...
Until now.

MiniSota Play Cafe provides the only indoor play space in Minnesota that combines an imaginative play area and a café.

In an era of drive-thrus and “screen time”, we provide children and their caretakers a fun, clean place they both can enjoy.


Our Story

At the beginning of 2017, I was seven months pregnant with my son. My husband and I were working full-time jobs and trying to be good parents to our then 2-year-old daughter. Due to the lack of things to do with young children, we bought toys (with too many used once and tossed aside), went to parks (when seasonally possible) and tried to have as much play time as we could. Inevitably, the walls of our house would start caving in and I would ask myself, ‘Why isn’t there a place for us to go?’

My questions multiplied: Why isn’t there somewhere local that we can take our small kids where they can release their imaginations and energy and caretakers can enjoy a cup a coffee? Why isn’t there a coffee shop where we can take our kids and we won’t feel like we’re disturbing the peace or walking into ten other people’s home offices? Why, just because you’re caring for little kids, is it so hard to find a fun and safe place to meet up with friends?

Why? Why? Why?
Then I asked,
Why Not?

In 2018 MiniSota Play Café was born. We are a Minnesota themed indoor play area for your young kids. “Mini”sotans can explore the cities of Mini Grove, Infant Grove Heights, and Lake Minitonka! While your Minisotans are playing make believe, you can catch up with friends and enjoy your favorite drink from our café.