About Us

Wishing everyone a wonderful week! In ca
Justin Cordes
Justin Cordes


about us

Justin, Maddie (our 4 year old), Mason (our 2 year old), and I (along with many supportive family, friends, and neighbors) have been dreaming up be kids cafe for the last 2.5 years. We are so excited for be kids cafe to come to life after tailoring ideas to fit family's and neighbor's needs. The play system is the largest of its kind in Chicago including a 32 foot drop slide, monkey bars, obstacle course, block room, and rainbow climb, but most importantly, providing a space in the city where kids can be kids. Justin is a Marine Corps Veteran, entrepreneur, and former General Manager at Butch McGuire's. He has 9 brothers and sisters (yes, 10 total, same loving parents) and an absolute kid at heart. He is the best dad and ever since I've known him, kids gravitate towards him. He knows how to speak 'kid' and such a kind and care-free spirit. Be kids cafe is a place where community can come together, kids can play and learn, parents and caretakers can socialize/recharge, and neighborhood businesses can thrive and support each other. Be kids cafe is a dream come true for our family and hope it can be the same for yours.  


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