About Us

How we started:

Play Cafe has been a space for families to connect and play for the past 5 years. We have watched countless families grow. Now with Covid-19 we have changed how we operate and are looking forward to our new adventures in retail.

Boutique & Studio:

We have opened up a children's boutique! We have a variety of toys, books, gifts, baby/mama items and more! The store is online as well so you can shop 24/7! Go check out what we have brought in. We do curbside pickup, shipping, and free delivery in Peterborough!

Lavender & Play:

Sarah and Sonja have partnered! We are now called Lavender and Play - merging our businesses together. You will have the same great support for families under a new name. We provide a retail space for families, programs for parents and children, and so much more! 


Our Team:

Sarah Susnar

Sarah is the owner and dreamer behind the Play Cafe. She came up with the idea 13 years ago after having her first baby. Sarah is an Early Childhood Educator as well as a Trained Birth and Postpartum Doula. Sarah and Sonja have teamed up to form the new business called Lavender and Play! 

Sonja Martin

Sonja puts her heart and soul into our business. She teaches many of our classes and loves the new boutique. She is a Registered Yoga and Meditation Teacher (500 hour), Core Confidence Specialist, Postpartum Doula, La Leche League Leader, and Certified Infant massage instructor. Sonja is a mother of three and a Behaviour therapist. Sonja offers private yoga and behavioural consults and you can book online here.

Ashley Wynne

Ashley is an Early Childhood Educator with Fitness and Health Promotion & Recreation and Leisure Service Certificates . Ashley is a dedicated mom of 4 and aspiring health and wellness enthusiast who hopes to make a difference in the lives of families in our community. Ashley is our coordinator and special project management/program facilitator and keeps the place organized and running smoothly!

Janet and Cheryl

Janet (Sarah's mom) and Cheryl (her Aunt) helped Sarah open the business and continue to support running things. You can find them helping out and generally maintaining the space! It truly is a family run business.