Our Inspiration

Quite literally, we wanted to bring a living room setting – comfy couches, a good cup of coffee, child friendly but bright, clean, and modern – out to the community. As parents of three young children, we wanted to foster lasting friendships, provide support systems, and create a space for connection and fun for our family and our community.  We know parenting can feel isolating, which has been challenging in our area, especially in the colder months when other options are so limited. We felt the call to get involved in the community and fill the gap in opportunities for social interactions for young families in the area. We are so excited to welcome you into the Little Things Play Cafe!

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: 

Encouraging connection through kids + coffee. Promoting opportunities for children to explore and develop and for caretakers to caffienate and chat.



Our Team


Owner, Momma, Coffee Connoisseur

Can’t Live Without: Coffee creamer
Favorite Music: Kenny Chesney
Favorite Things to Buy: Children’s Books
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream


Owner, Dad, Handyman

Favorite Food: Tacos
Best Parent Hack: Snacks, lots of snacks
Favorite Bedtime Story: “If I Ran The Circus” by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man



Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: strawberry
Fun Fact: Cynthia is also Erik and Brittany’s
 nanny on days she’s not working the play cafe
Favorite Vacation: Trip to Maine with her family


Team Lead

Favorite Movie: Mona Lisa Smile
Favorite Meal: Silver Beach Pizza – Big Cheryl Salad
 or Harvest Pizza
Interesting FactShe loves budgeting and even runs
 Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes!



Team Lead

Favorite Local Restaurants: Mason Jar, Tim’s Too, Silver Beach Pizza
Favorite Coffee Drink: caramel oat milk latte
Fun Fact: I love plants but have a brown thumb! 😩
Favorite Night Out: dancing and karaoke

Play cafe located in St. Joseph, Michigan and serving the Southwest Michigan area. Encouraging connection through kids + coffee.

1332 Hilltop Rd 
Suite I
Saint Joseph, MI 49085