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Kid Friendly Eats
Find great local cafe’s and restaurants that don’t give you the ‘side eye’ when you walk through the door with kids (well most of the time anyway :0)
42 O'Riordan St (cnr Collins St), Alexandria
Spacious, relaxed, home-style kid-friendly cafe with off-street parking
Ph: 02 9690 0069
Grandma’s Little Bakery is a light, bright, thoroughly kid-friendly home-style cafe/restaurant, bringing together flavours & loved recipes from all over the world, located in the heart of the Alexandria on the border of Sydney’s east and ...... Read on...
400 Oxford St, Bondi Junction (cnr Newland St - mezzanine, Church In The Marketplace)
Not for profit community cafe in the heart of Bondi Junction
Ph: 0478 527 464
Timbre Cafe (nestled on the mezzanine of the Church In The Marketplace and a newcomer to the Bondi Junction cafe scene) is a perfect getaway for mums and their kids. It’s huge! With loads of room for pram parking and for kids to move around freely, ...... Read on...
Bondi Pavillion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Open every day from 12pm-12am
Call: 02 9365 4144
It’s official-we have a new favourite family hang in Bondi! The old Nicks Seafood on the beachfront has been transformed into a seriously cool restaurant that is equally perfect for date night, cocktails with the girls and family meals. The food ...... Read on...Filter:Bondi Beach
Alexandria Building 7A, No 2 Huntley St
Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-3pm
Located in an old pie factory from the early 1900’s, The Grounds of Alexandria is the flagship venue for its specialty coffee. The site hosts a coffee research and testing facility alongside a café, opening onto a luscious garden of heirloom vegetables ...... Read on...Filter:Alexandria
Sydney Southern Building Shop 24/25 Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street
Open 7 days
Cal: 02 9268 0888
We tried this great restaurant out after a visit to our favourite playground at Darling Quarter and a play at the new children’s theatre. This area is mecca to young families so it was no surprise that our meal was also totally family friendly. The ...... Read on...
Bondi Beach 68 Gould Street
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30 am-4:30 pm, Sat/Sun: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
“Brave Cafe has a menu called the ”Brave Baby Bonus” where kids (under 12) eat free with a breakfast eating adult before 9:30am. Kids can select from the following: 1. 2 boiled eggs with vegemite soldiers* 2. 1 egg, 1 toast, 1 side* 3. Museli ...... Read on...
Coogee Corner of Carr and Byron St Coogee
Call 02 9665 4466
Low cost dining. Lunch and Dinner
Kids Menu. Room for Prams. Highchairs
Following a major refurb a couple of years back, the Coogee Diggers (formally Coogee RSL) has become a new family-friendly hotspot in the Coogee area. Join your friends or family for a great-quality meal from the club’s bistro (open all day on the weekend), ...... Read on...
North Bondi 45 Gould Street
Paul Basset Coffee
Open 7.30 - 4 daily (licensed)
(02) 8021 5697
You’re sure to get a warm welcome from Patrick who runs the cutsey Sparrow Cafe tucked half way up Gould Street (after all he did win the Waverley Council’s Biggest Smile award in a cafe last year) With 3 kids himself he knows what it’s ...... Read on...
Maroubra 2/25-29 McKeon Street
Single Origin Coffee
Open 6 days a week from 7am (8am on Sundays) to 4pm.
We welcome Molly who’s been running Molly’s Fine Foods in McKeon Street for the last 3 years. Set 100 meters back from Maroubra Molly’s has got to be one of the cutest cafes Eastside, full of funky furnishings and fresh produce and friendly ...... Read on...
Coogee 244 Coogee Bay Road
Closed Mondays. 7am - 3pm Tue-Thu. Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm
Serves Organic Fairtrade Coffee - Di Gabriel
Meet the lovely Flora who runs Oneness Cafe at the beach end of Coogee Bay Road. This is a large cafe with a really chilled vibe, especially excellent for mothers group meet ups and rainy days. Mums wellbeing is also very close to Flora’s heart, ...... Read on...
Sydney 93 Macquarie Street
Bookings Essential. Call: 02 9252 4600
$32 per child
It’s Tea Party Time! Kids can enjoy a special stress free Sydney High Tea at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay. Your kids will love their own special Sydney High Tea menu: start with a fresh scone with jam & cream; then ham & cheese, egg & ...... Read on...
Dover Heights 218 Military Road
Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch
On Site Bakery - Artisan Breads and Pastries
Call: 02 9388 3443
Coffee and freshly baked pastry anyone? Meet Tre Pani Bakery on Military Road in Dover Heights. This cafe with on premises bakery makes the most delicious artisan breads and exquisite pastries. Serving up Di Gabriel coffee, they also have a fantastic ...... Read on...
Tamarama 32a Fletcher Street
Open Daily 7am - 5pm
Campos Coffee, awesome muesli, breakfasts and salad.
Perfect for post morning pram push refuel
Meet Peggy, vivacious owner of the popular M Deli Cafe nestled in the backstreets of Tamarama for the last 7 years. Serving up Single Original Organic coffee, and the divine breads from Iggy’s bakery this is a fantastic spot to stop for breakfast, ...... Read on...
Woollahra Corner of Jersey Road and Melrose Lane (above the Light Brigade Hotel)
Open for dinner Mon-Sat
Fantastic kids menu + Highchairs
Kids under 12 eat FREE (school hols)
02 9357 0815.
Parents will love the modern Italian menu and grown up atmosphere at La Scala on the Jersey Road in Woollahra. During every school holiday, Kids Eat Free at La Scala on Jersey! Throughout the school holidays, children (12 years or younger) can choose ...... Read on...
Surry Hills Shop 3, St Margarets Complex, 425 Bourke street
Pigeon Coffee is a cafe set in a large courtyard in the St Margarets Complex in Surry Hills. Sit on one of the brightly coloured stools under the shady tree and let your little one run around in the safety of the large courtyard away from the road. The ...... Read on...
Randwick 50 Frenchmans Road
Open 7am til late Tuesday – Sunday. Live music Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
“Cosy and intimate, SumBar / SumCafe is a small local hole in the wall cafe-by-day and wine and tapas bar by night. By day it’s a vibrant kid-friendly cafe with an extensive menu including many Spanish-themed dishes (think chorizo and egg roll). ...... Read on...
Maroubra 665-667 Anzac Parade
7 days Lunch and Dinner
See website for hours
Call 02 8347 2226
Kokoroya always exceeds our expectations when dining out with our toddler, this fantastic large Japanese restaurant on Anzac Parade in Maroubra is managed by the guys who own Sushi Train, open for both lunch and dinner 7 days a week, it’s one of ...... Read on...
Bondi 34 Campbell Parade
“This favorite local eatery is a bit cramped and service can be a bit slow at times, but the food is consistently good and the view of Bondi Beach is always a treat. Bookings can only be made after 1pm, but every time I have been there for breakfast ...... Read on...
Paddington 248 Glenmore Road (Five Ways)
Open 7 days. Breakfast and lunch. Mon-Sat: 7am—4pm. Sun: 8am—4pm.
Dinner Wed—Friday: 6pm—10pm
“I wanted to write in to tell you about my friends’ cafe and how great it is for eating out with kids. ‘Tiger Mottle’ is just down from 5 ways in Paddo and it’s run by Cheree and Pete who have a one year old daughter. They ...... Read on...
Alexandria 36-37a Copeland St
7 Days. Breakfast, Lunch. W/Ends Dinner
It’s a real (and rare) delight when you discover a place that not only serves up fantastic food but is genuinely geared to accommodate children, and French chef David Bitton has created something very unique and special in the Bitton Room in Alexandria. In ...... Read on...
Darlinghurst 227 Victoria Street,
5 a.m. till 11 p.m. Breakfast served until 4pm
“Tropicana in Darlinghurst is racing up my list of great kid friendly spots to go and have a bite with the bairns. The staff are great with kids and there is always plenty of room. The menu is really confusing but hides a plethora of wonderful options ...... Read on...
Bondi Beach 14 O'Brien St
7 Days. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cafe Bondi at Bondi Beach and Rose Bay are very child friendly cafes. Plenty of outdoor tables (with heaters in winter) to get your stroller alongside. There’s an extensive reasonably priced menu for adults and a great ‘Little Nippers’ ...... Read on...
Alexandria 38 Mitchell Road
Daily 7am - 3pm. Late Thu, Fri & Weekends
Love Grub in Alexandria is one of Sydney’s rarities, this is a little kid friendly cafe with a big heart and you feel that instantly with the relaxed atmosphere and super friendly service. Teeny tiny inside, there’s plenty of pavement tables ...... Read on...
Bondi Junction Shop 9 / 237 - 239 Oxford St
Mon from 7am, Saturday from 8am, Sunday from 9am
Previously ‘Baker Friday’, this gorgeous bakery cafe is an offshoot of the much loved Bourke Street Bakery in Surry Hills, serving Single origin Coffee and the most delicious breads, cakes and pastries. The cafe is set off-street in the pedestrianised section ...... Read on...
Bondi 56 Campbell Parade
7 Days. Breakfast & Lunch
“This weekend we ate at Trio on Campbell Parade with our little girl. It was fantastic, a really kid friendly cafe, the food was delicious and the staff super friendly. The highlight for our bub was the baby chair that fits neatly onto a ‘grown ...... Read on...
Bondi 140 Glenayr Avenue
7 Days. 7am Mon-Sat 8am Sun
“Greens Cafe in Bondi Beach is a fantastic kid friendly cafe. It’s really great quality food (the BEST chai latte served in little chinese teapots), and while it’s quite tight inside for prams, they have a little courtyard where we often ...... Read on...
Watsons Bay 8 Marine Parade
Daily for breakfast and lunch
This kid friendly Cafe has the most incredible location, it overlooks Watson’s Bay and is directly opposite the beach and swimming area, and it’s joined to the recently reopened and delightful Watson’s Bay Library. It’s completely ...... Read on...
Bondi 97 Hall Street
7 Days for Breakfast & Lunch
“Skinny Dip cafe on Hall St in Bondi became a favorite for us Wairoa avenue Mothers group graduates last June. Skinny Dip’s owner is hugely kid friendly, with huge portraits of his own little ones as pixies and angels on display. This is reflected ...... Read on...
Coogee 62 Carr Street
Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You’ll always see a pram or twenty at Barzura Restaurant on the South end of Coogee beach. This big cafe is an extremely popular spot in Coogee to bring kids, it’s in a fantastic location near to the kids beach pool, overlooking the beach ...... Read on...
Double Bay 15 Cross Street
Daily. 7am - 3pm
“I have been to Indigo cafe many times are they couldn’t be more helpful in catering for mums & bubs. The head waiter there always goes out of his way to find room for prams, and the service and food are consistently excellent. The Double ...... Read on...
Double Bay 129 Manning Rd
“I like the Cafe at bottom of Suttie Road – always full of families, but food is top notch so hard to get tables at weekend, but we often get takeaway and eat in the park opposite which works well” - Comments by Fiona, Mum of 2, from Bellevue ...... Read on...
Woollahra 1 Bunna Place (off Suttie Road)
Open 7 Days. Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks
“Gorgeous setting, the staff run the 8 tennis courts and the cafe – which serves great food and they are fab with the kids, has a lovely decked area, safe for the kids to run about too – and it’s 200metres from the playground, so it works ...... Read on...
Double Bay Shop 5a, 19-27 Cross St
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner
Best for balmy nights and early evening dinners with the kids. This place ticks a LOT of kid friendly boxes, good location, easy to park nearby, every other table had at least one child at 6pm. It’s set in a large courtyard where kids can tear around ...... Read on...
Moore Park In Centennial Parklands
7 Days. 7am - 5pm
We love this little kiosk at Centennial Park. Lot’s of lovely gourmet and healthy picnic style treats served up in lovely little eco boxes, it’s not the cheapest kiosk in town but they do an extensive and beautiful range of gourmet style foods ...... Read on...
Centennial Park Middle
7 Days. From 8am. Breakfast & Lunch
This place has it ALL … you probably know the kiosk near the playground, and you’ve seen the glassed upmarket restaurant, but through the same doors as the restaurant there’s a excellent café serving great breakfasts and lunches and snacks ...... Read on...
Darling Point In Rushcutters Bay Park, New Beach Road
Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
This lovely popular kiosk in the middle of Rushcutters Bay Park is a great option for breakfast, lunch or a snack with the little ones while you’re visiting the park or playground. Lots of space, plentiful tables and chairs overlooking the park and ...... Read on...
Bondi 126-130 Roscoe Street (corner Gould St)
Open Tue-Sun for Lunch & Dinner
Kids Menu $10-$15
Call 02 9365 1233
One of our all time favourites, especially for a late lunch or early dinner on a sunny day, there’s just something special about Pompei’s that makes you feel like you’re having a civilised meal out even with kids in tow. At 5 o’clock as the sun ...... Read on...
North Randwick 30 Clovelly Road
7 Days. Breakfast & Lunch
A great reception from this lovely little upmarket kid friendly café in a lovely little street in North Randwick. My good friend and I armed with our 2 edgy toddlers on a weekday morning were greeted by happy staff who immediately brought two highchairs, ...... Read on...
Waverley 285 Bronte Road
7 Days. Breakfast & Lunch
We give top marks to Bellagio for recognising and catering to their local mums and bubs customer base. Their set up is fantastic, walk through the restaurant and discover the fabulous little enclosed courtyard complete with play area, including cubby ...... Read on...
Bondi 101 Bondi Road
7 Days. Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner @ W/Ends
Katipo is a wonderful little kid friendly café hideaway half way up Bondi Road. It’s hard to read the name on the sign, but you recognise it with the 1970’s furniture on the pavement, roll your stroller up the conveniently sloped entrance through ...... Read on...
Clovelly 210 Clovelly Road
7 Days. Breakfast & Lunch. Closed Pub Hols
Ever popular and rightly so, Clodeli fine foods on the Clovelly road is lovely and welcoming place to bring the kids. Plenty of tables inside and out, a nice large one inside, room for strollers, plenty of high chairs, a large loo with pull down change ...... Read on...
Bronte 43-45 Belgrave Street, Bronte
7 Days for Breakfast & Lunch. Closed Pub Hols
Favoloso café is a lovely Sicilian inspired café serving great coffee and a range of breakfast and lunch dishes with an Italian twist from $10. Looking at the morning clientele, it seemed every second person had a baby or child in tow. We found the ...... Read on...