Carolyn Eisen is the founder of Small Talk Family Cafe, an indoor play space and cafe where parents and caregivers can relax over coffee, tea, or snacks while their kids play and interact in a safe environment. Small Talk offers classes and birthday parties as well.
Located in Walnut Creek, California, Small Talk Family Cafe was created with parents and caregivers in mind. While the play space is equipped with plenty of toys and activities for children, Small Talk is about meeting the needs of the adults who care for them.
In 2011, Eisen and her fellow playgroup moms realized there wasn’t a place where they could just grab a cup of coffee while their kids played in a child-proof environment. A light bulb went on in her head, but at the time she was too busy taking care of her toddler, working a full-time job, and being pregnant with her second child. Two years later, she found herself thinking about running a family-friendly coffeehouse again. Finally, on Mother’s Day 2014, Eisen opened the doors to Small Talk Family Cafe.