About Stickybeaks Cafe
Jill and Roy Ketjen came to Stickybeaks Playground Café in 1998 after 7 years at the old Breakers Kiosk on Cottesloe Beach, where Roy was part owner. Roy is very much hands-on at Stickybeaks, while Jill is active behind the scenes and has also worked part time as a nurse.
While Stickybeaks has changed over the years, it remains Perth's favourite family café. The vast majority of the clientele are parents and grandparents with toddlers, although the café is also popular with walking or cycling groups, businesspeople in nearby West Perth, and of course the growing number of tourists visiting the famous park.
Stickybeaks and the adjoining Ivey Watson Playground are part of the Kings Park Lotterywest Family Area, managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. Facilities were funded in part through a public grant to the Friends of Kings Park from Lotterywest.
The Ivey Watson Playground is enclosed by fencing, so that carers can easily keep an eye on their children while enjoying the café. Thanks to its perfect location in Kings Park, Stickybeaks also has plenty of space for older kids to run and cycle, or for large family picnics - all catered for!
Catering is available for functions at nearby venues, such as corporate or social events in West Perth.
The cafe opens onto the Kings Park Community Shelter, which is very popular for children's parties. Again, Jill and Roy are happy to cater for those groups with forward booking.
Essentially though, Stickybeaks is a casual drop-in cafe, ideal for young families. The coffee is excellent too!