Child Friendly Cafe’s and Restaurants in Brisbane are hard to find, so we are gathering them in one easy area for you so you can find places to eat with kids in Brisbane without too much trouble. To qualify, they need to be child friendly in the food they offer, offering a kid friendly environment by the children’s activities they offer or some other special child-friendly quality. We won’t simply list a place because it has a kids menu or might happen to hand out coloured pencils- If we list it- you will love it!
Famished on Frasers: Ashgrove
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 62 Frasers Rd, Cnr Mirrabooka Rd in Ashgrove. Taking in both the corner location as well as the building next door, Famished on Frasers is always popular with parents and families. With the choice of indoor seating in the cafe or in a lovely room of the adjacent building or outdoor seating on the deck, we highly recommend booking for larger groups and reserving a room to yourselves. There’s a kids’ menu and a whole box of colouring supplies and activities to keep them occupied. Note: you will encounter about 3 steps to access the adjacent building and deck, and one step into the cafe, but, with so many people around, there’s usually a kind stranger to offer a hand if you are struggling with a pram. Open 7am-3pm Mon-Thu, 7am-4pm Fri-Sat and 8am-2pm Sun. www.facebook.com/pages/Famished-On-Frasers/105833989541237?fref=ts
Bald Hills Tavern: Bald Hills
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 2077 Gympie Road. Bald Hills. With a play area and games room and yummy steak on the menu. ourhotels.com.au
Bean to Cafe: Regents Park
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 1/57 Emerald Drive, Regents Park. This is a community Cafe with an enclosed play area for kids while you look on sipping your coffee. They are like a home away from home offering great food and free internet access. http://beantocafe.com.au
The Hutch: Grange
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. Shop 6, 100 Days Rd, Grange. This is a great little place to eat because it has an awesome menu including catering for kids and a gated play area for peace of mind and relaxation. http://thehutchbistro.com.au/
The Albany Creek Tavern: Albany Creek
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. Albany Creek Rd, Albany Creek. This Tavern has a small playground and you like there are 4 or 5 tables outside that are actually in the playground area. This could prove great for toddlers, because you can eat and literally let them run around without having to get out of your chair. It also features a couple of computer games, a toy box and a tv with kids movies. It often has a facepainter on Friday nights and several kids dishes to choose from.
The Gap Tavern: The Gap
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. The Gap Tavern, 21 Glenquarie Pl, The Gap. Great pub food, kids deals, playground and games room. Suggest asking for booking next to playground.
The Pineapple Hotel: Kangaroo Point
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point. Awesome food, covered playground for the littlies, kids meals, activity sheets and staff that welcome children.
Samford Valley Hotel: Samford
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. Main Street, Samford. The Samford Valley Hotel has a large outdoor dining area which adjoins an equally large children’s play area. The menu at the Samford Valley Hotel is also kid friendly, with a dedicated children’s menu including a healthy option of steak, salad and a bread roll. There is also a children’s ice cream station for dessert. See our review here, or visit their website at www.samfordhotel.com.au.
Ironbark Superfoods Cafe: Samford
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. Main Street, Samford. A child friendly café that is different from any other. Ironbark Superfoods Café offers a wide range of scrumptious and organic meals, fair trade Jasper coffee, raw cakes and treats, cold pressed juices and healthy smoothies. Everything is sugar and wheat free, and many dishes are suitable for vegans. Perhaps the best part of this café is that while you’re enjoying your guilt free treats, your Brisbane Kids will be happily playing in the large, undercover sandpit. See our review and photos here, or visit www.facebook.com/ironbarksuperfoods
The Pancake Manor: Brisbane CBD
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. Charlotte St, Brisbane. The Pancake Manor is housed in a church building, formerly St Luke’s Cathedral, that was built in 1904. This detailed brick building with its magnificent arches and roof and stained glass windows make it a fun and quirky setting for a pancake restaurant. The Pancake Manor is open 24 hours a day and serves both sweet and savoury food, with a dedicated children’s menu to please the littlies. See our review and photos here, or visit www.pancakemanor.com.au
Arana Leagues Club: Arana Hills
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 247 Dawson Pde, Arana Hills. The combination of good food and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained means that everyone kicks a goal at Arana Leagues Club! The KICK Bar & Grill Restaurant has both indoor and alfresco dining areas and overlooks the awesome fully supervised Cosmo Kids Club. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers an enormous range of food – everything from a traditional mixed grill to the vegetarian eggplant parmigiana – plus a range of kids’ meals. The Tall Story Cafe, also within the Arana Leagues Club, is open mid-morning till late 7 days per week and opens at 8:30am on Sundays for breakfast. The kids club does book out on busy evenings. See our review here, or visit www.aranaleagues.com.au.
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 850 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton. Sirromet is a fantastic local experience and is surprisingly a family friendly winery. The Cellar Door Café serves Devonshire teas, coffee, cakes, vineyard platters and light lunches. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, live music adds to the laidback atmosphere. There’s a children’s menu at the Cellar Door Café and a large playground nearby (supervision required). The Tuscan Kitchen serves up delicious Italian lunches – homemade pasta, wood fired pizzas and children’s meals between 11am – 3pm, Wednesday – Sunday. It also overlooks the expansive green, where kids can kick around a ball, spot wallabies hiding in the bushes and you can spread out the picnic rug and laze the day away. See our full review here, or visit www.sirromet.com.
Child Friendly Eating in Brisbane. 442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton. When it comes to keeping the little ones happy so you can relax, this centrally located hotel (between Brisbane CBD and Brisbane Airport) has it covered. On the first Sunday of each month, the Hamilton Hotel holds a monthly theme party as part of the Club 4 Kids – Food and Fun program. The activities change each month and include petting zoos, pony rides and cupcake decorating. Dressing up is encouraged, and there is no cost for these activities. There are the usual kids’ meal options of fish and chips and pasta, or a healthier steak and salad meal. See our full review here, or visit www.hamiltonhotel.com.au.
New York Slice North Lakes
Opened in mid 2016, New York Slice North Lakes is adding to that number, serving Brisbane families delicious craft pizzas with their choice of toppings; all made fresh to order. Located in the food court of Westfield North Lakes Shopping Centre, New York Slice is part of the well-loved franchise of pizza parlours in Australia. The staff of New York Slice North Lakes welcome families wholeheartedly, and even offer pizza parties for children’s birthdays. www.facebook.com/NYSNorthlakes/
Mecca Bah Brisbane
The Mecca Bah welcomes families to dine with them, and is one of the few restaurants in Brisbane that offers an exceptional dining experience for both adults and children. As well as a dedicated children’s menu, complete with mocktails, the staff are only too happy to tailor meals to suit any dietary requirements. The children’s meals are Middle Eastern inspired, but without spices, to suit sensitive taste buds. For special occasions, getting the family together for a Middle Eastern banquet is a must! Find out more at www.meccabah.net
Super kid-friendly, Jamie’s Italian in Edward Street in Brisbane City is perfect for families. With a comprehensive kids’ menu that includes pasta (gluten free also available), mini burgers and chicken, all kids’ meals also include a ‘Shake Me’ salad served in a cute plastic mason jar. There are dozens of delicious options for grown ups too (we’re addicted to the Arancini!)! Every kid also receives a colouring page, and the opportunity to hang their completed artwork on the wall of fame at the entrance to the restaurant. Look out for family dining discounts, such as kids eat free promotions, that regularly pop up throughout the year – www.jamieoliver.com/italian/australia