Eye on Business: Tot Café

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Colin and Sarah Myers (owners of Tots Café) with their daughters Brea, Avery, and Cora.
Colin and Sarah Myers (owners of Tots Café) with their daughters Brea, Avery, and Cora.

Located in the Subway plaza at 707 Fairmount Ave., Tot Cafe is Jamestown’s newest addition, geared toward child’s play and the necessity of regaining parental sanity.

With a recent start date of November 29th of this year, cafe owners Colin and Sarah Myers embarked on a journey to bring a safe space into our town for children to play and a relaxing environment where parents and guardians can gain back some energy and take some time for themselves. “Me and my wife enjoy traveling and we’ve come to realize that all these other places have things to do for kids, places to bring them where you can sit down and they can have a good time, but there’s nothing like that here. We kept hearing from numerous people about how there’s nothing for kids to do in Jamestown, and we really wanted to bring that here,” says Myers.

With 1,600sqft of play space, and an area in the front where parents/guardians can sit, drink coffee, and enjoy the free WI-FI, Tot Cafe makes for a perfect and relaxing afternoon.

They will be working on at least one event every month, such as Mommy & Me and Daddy & Me, and other various types of gatherings. “We want to create events that will bring the parents and kids closer together.”
Their latest upcoming event will be a “Morning with Santa” on Saturday December 14th, from 9am to noon. It is reservation-only, ensuring that your child will be able to interact with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

“Overall, we just want parents to leave here feeling like they were able to let their kid play, sit and have a coffee at the (coffee) bar, and really take a moment of relaxation. Of course we want the kids to have fun, but we really want to cater more toward parents and give them a break.

That’s why our slogan is “Kids Play, Parents Getaway.”

Know Before You Go:
Every parent/guardian/child must sign a waiver, which can be done on their website, you can text “WAIVER” to 888111 to sign the waiver electronically, or you can sign physically upon visiting.
All participants in the play area must wear socks.
Admission is $8 a day, or $5 for one hour with a $4 reentry fee. Parents and guardians are $3, and that is put toward a drink and snack voucher for you and your child(ren).

For more information on the establishment or to keep up with events, general information, updates in hours, and more, visit their website at: www.tot-cafe.com, “Like” them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/totcafeNY Reach them by phone here: (716) 489 – 8165, Or text “TOT” to 888111 to be entered into their text communication to stay updated on all upcoming events and other notifications.

Tot Cafe hours are as follows:
Mon: 9am – 2pm
Tues: 9am – 2pm, and 4pm – 7pm
Wed: 9am – 2pm
Thurs: 9am – 2pm
Fri: 9am – 2pm, and 4pm – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Closed Sundays

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