Places to Eat with Kids in Brisbane

eating out with kids in Brisbane

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Sirromet Winery

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

Hamilton Hotel

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

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.

Mecca Bah Brisbane

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

Jamie's Italian Brisbane

Jamie’s Italian

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 –

Bistro dining area

Victoria Park Bistro

Catering to families of all ages, Victoria Park Bistro at Victoria Park Golf Complex offers family friendly alfresco dining at their hilltop venue and stunning views of the city across the rolling green golf courses. With a kid-friendly menu featuring delicious wood-fired pizzas and dozens of other yummy options, kids can also enjoy the on-site playground that includes a wooden cubbyhouse and farm tractor, as well as access to Victoria Park’s weekend kids’ games area, including GIANT games and a jumping castle. Of course, Victoria Park’s awesome putt putt mini golf course is also a lot of fun to play 9 or 18 holes before or after your meal (we suggest splitting it, and doing 9 before and 9 after!). Find out more, including a full menu at

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14 responses to “Places to Eat with Kids in Brisbane”

  1. Kelly says:

    I have heard ‘Red Raddish Cafe’ 3/70 Edith St, Wynnum, has a designated toddler play space, for those wanting a child-friendly coffee and catchup

  2. Angela Ironside says:

    Hotel Monier, 168-178 Monier Rd, Darra 4076 QLD

    There is a large video games room with machines that work. On Friday nights there is free face painting for children in the room and on Saturday nights Johnny the Jester entertains the children free of charge to parents. Johnny is a magician, comedian, makes balloon animals, shows animals to the children – snake, bird, etc. All the children had a ball and we could hear them laughing for a long time. You can easily see the games room from the tables inside.

    Meanwhile, John and I sat with our friends gorging on delicious meals from the very extensive menu. Presentation was fabulous, service was polite and efficient. Prices are very reasonable and cheaper than another popular child friendly venue nearby.

  3. Clare Lacanau says:

    I really enjoy having a lindt hot chocolate at Site Cafe on St Vincents Road Banyo. My three kids love the colouring-in books and the toy box they have available …and of course their baby chinos 🙂 I also love the book shelf for book exchange as well. A really lovely family run business for families.

  4. Anon says:

    The last family I saw dining at the Chalk Hotel had a topless woman, wearing only a g string, body-painted in front of them. She then proceeded to wander around being drooled over by drunk men. Can’t get more kid friendly than that!
    Admittedly, this was a few years back before I had children, but I find it hard to believe the place has changed that much.

  5. Anon says:

    I believe the indooroopily cafe, breathing space has closed (according to their website). This is a real shame!

  6. Lisa says:

    I believe the indooroopily cafe, breathing space, has closed (according to their website). This is a real shame, as it had true child minding.

  7. Rebecca Rodgers says:

    Unfortunately Urban Harmony at Coorparoo has closed

  8. The Stafford Tavern, 51-55 Webster Road, Stafford.
    We own and operate The Stafford Tavern which provides a fully gated playground for kids of all ages, baby change facilities and loads of rooms for high chairs and prams.
    The award winning playground is located right beside the Cafe where you can sit inside or out and watch the kids having fun!
    Being parents ourselves to three young kids, we understand what families are looking for when they head out for a meal. There is a great, healthy kids menu, lots of room for the kids to move and child friendly staff who are committed to ensuring everyone in the family has a great time.

  9. Bianca Judge says:

    Hi There,

    My name is Bianca Judge and I am the Functions & Events Manager at the Murrumba Downs Tavern. I noticed your website and thought what a great idea. As I use to teach I know how hard it can be for mums, especially when it come to socializing. This is why I am looking into mums groups and seeing if they would like to hold some here. We have a great playground in our Restaurant with sun shade and a top of the range coffee machine along with all other beverages.

    We also have 2 function rooms, so if you would like the children to run around or the weather is not on the sunny side we can cater for that too!

    Being a new Tavern everything is new, safe and family friendly. Our staff are excellent with children (some being mums them self’s). And our menu caters for all types tastes and dietary requirements. We also have party packs for the more able little ones so they can do some colouring in and play whilst waiting for their meal.

    We are a local Tavern who believes in supporting our local community and take pride in making sure only the best quality and experience is provided to all our customers even the tiny ones!

  10. Georgia says:

    How about ooniverse in Hawthorne!

  11. Sarah says:

    Birds and Bees cafe at Everton Hills has a great fenced play area, set back away from the car park and has great coffee and delicious meals. It’s become a new found favourite of ours!

  12. Ged says:

    Carina Leagues Club also has a great kids playroom with outdoor playground

  13. Melanie says:

    It looks like King Country at Thornlands no longer has the jumping castle or baby animal farm, according to their FB page.

  14. Frances McKay says:

    Anyone else have any other reviews on King Country at Thornlands? Looking for a group celebration lunch venue for 30+ people on a Sunday. Lots of kids from toddler age to age 10.
    How is the food? Is table service an option?

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