A very different, very normal cafe brewing coffee as it should be and simple food as it could be at prices they once were. Overlooking everything from the mighty Maribyrnong River to charging extra for soy milk, Middle Child is the place to go for your wake up juice, free babyccino (kids just never bring their wallet) or treat for your furry friend.

Everything is available to enjoy as you stroll along to river or head inside and take a seat on a 5kg tin of Rumble Shadow Boxer. Plenty for the vegans and stuff for the gluten free kiddies as well. If it tastes alright use the free wifi to tell your friends (or just use it to watch people jump into pools off rooftops).

Look for the rainbow chair or the sign with occasional humorous mutterings.

327 Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale