In Port Elizabeth, the struggle is real to find things to do with your kids, so I was elated to discover The Unicorn Cafe and Salon on Facebook when I was looking to spend some QT with my daughter over the long weekend recently (can we have a moment of silence for the end of all out long weekends 🙁 ) .
We walked in and they were busy at the counter, so we stood to one side waiting for somebody. A very sweet waitress came to assist us and seated us at the manicure station and offered to take our order.
The manicure itself was very underwhelming (for me). Her hands were washed and I think a scrub was put on and then her nails were painted. No base coat, no top coat, no spray or cuticle oil. All those things were right there on the table so I just thought at R65 for just a wash and nail paint was a bit steep, but beauty and makeup is my thing…kids don’t mind..they just want pretty bright nails. he he
While Addison was having her manicure, I took time to admire the decor. The cafe is spotless and the decor is beautiful. There is just a light and happy feeling inside the Unicorn Cafe <3
After the manicure we moved to our table and our order arrived. Addison thought her unicorn milkshake was magical and super impressed with how it looked. She was also over the moon that she could get crisps with her sandwich, because she suffers from a very real chip addiction. lol.
I just had a scone and a cappuccino. Boring I know. 😉
On the menu there are quite a few lovely activities for the kiddies, like decorating a cupcake, decorating fridge magnets, making bracelets and then the one Addison chose, baking cookies. I thought it was going to be 1 cookie for R30, so was pleasantly surprised when they brought out the dough, flour, rolling pin, etc. Addison was over the moon and I could see this was going to get messy, but I knew she as going to have fun. She’s always wanting to cook and bake at home, so this was perfect, because I would not have to clean all that flour up. he he.
She rolled and floured and over floured and then we flagged down a waitress to bake the cookies for us. When they were brought back to the table with some sugar dusted on them, we sampled 1 each and the rest were put into a takeaway box.
– This is a beautiful little cafe to go and spend a good 1 to 2 hours with your kids. I say kids to include younger boys as well. My son would love a unicorn milkshake and he’d also love baking cookies
– Don’t expect gourmet sandwiches or food. I personally found the menu to be a bit light in terms of offerings, but I went there really hungry (starving!) expecting to be able to order breakfast and that was not the case. There are lovely cakes and sweet treats on offer though. Maybe next time I’ll try the nachos 😉
– I love that there’s the element of activities to keep the kids busy. I would actually love to let them do the ‘pot a herb’ activity next time we go.
This is definitely a welcome and much needed addition to Port Elizabeth <3
Have you been to The Unicorn Cafe yet? Do you know of any other fabulous places in PE that is great to take your kids to?
PS The Unicorn Cafe and Salon is situated at 154 Main Road, Walmer. You’re welcome 😉
PSS They also do kids parties.