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Café au Play

Recreate your extended family at Café au Play where you can connect with other parents and give your child the opportunity to play and grow.

Café au Play
1309 E 3rd Ave Room 201
Durango, CO 81301
Today's Hours: 9:30AM - 4:00PM
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Connect With Other Parents

Café au Play is a nonprofit organization that acts as a resource for parents and kids to grow and learn with other families through onsite childcare, playgroups, support and collaboration. If you’re a busy parent that needs to break away from the house to work or simply catch up with a friend over coffee, stop by Café au Play at anytime. Our drop-in, onsite childcare is held Monday-Friday for newborns all the way to four years old (check here for availability ... registration required). We're primarily located in the Smiley Building, but also host meetups at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango Columbine House, just north of town. Parents can utilize desk space and free wifi, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and work in a positive atmosphere. All childcare is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to sign up ASAP to reserve your spot!

A Kid Friendly Place To Go

Parents love Café au Play for its comfortable work space, but kids also love it! Your child will have the opportunity to interact and learn with other families under the watch of our trained staff while you take a few moments to yourself. The goal of Café au Play is to foster an emotionally uplifting experience for parents while giving your child the care and attention they deserve in a kid-friendly space. We want you to feel welcome to stop in at anytime to share coffee, snacks and company with other families, that’s why we keep our membership affordable and occasionally offer scholarships for low-income families. Find out more about becoming a member here.


We realize that it’s important as a parent to have time for yourself, even if just for an hour. Our meetups and schedule of events, classes and playgroups are built to work with your hectic schedule. Currently, we host Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday baby and toddler playgroups. For expecting mamas, stop by to de-stress at our prenatal yoga sessions. We also offer parenting classes to cover challenging subjects such as child behavior, potty training and sleep problems.

Aside from our ongoing schedule of weekly events, we act as a support system for parents and youth with autism, epilepsy, speech and developmental delays, brain injuries and more. Contact us for special requests or read more about our Peer Mentor Program and Family Referral Resources. Café au Play strives to be a local spot for families to share resources and parenting tips and challenges, we want to be your home away from home!

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Durango Cafe Au Play