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Kid Friendly Cafes and Restaurants

Kid Friendly Cafes and Restaurants

The BEST Auckland kid friendly cafes and restaurants that make it easy for families to dine out.

Find out where Auckland for Kids editor and readers recommend to go out to eat with kids in Auckland, New Zealand.

CENTRAL AUCKLAND

Auckland inner city cafes & restaurants

Better Burger

Better Burger
Better Burger

Britomart Transport Centre, Galway Street, Britomart, Auckland City
Also in Vulcan Lane, Mt Eden, Sylvia Park and Auckland Airport
www.betterburger.co.nz

Organically and locally produced burgers & the fries. Better Burger uses quality ingredients which are wrapped in a tasty honey bun burger.  For the vegetarians in your family they do a great vege mushroom burger too, so they won’t be left out. 

On a fine day, get your food to go and enjoy eating your meal and people watching on one of the beanbags in Takutai Square, or take in the views from one of the giant seats on Queens Wharf which are only a short walk away.


Ebisu

Ebisu restaurant
Ebisu kids bento box

116-118 Quay Street, Britomart, Auckland City
ebisu.co.nz

Upmarket Japanese restaurant which has a kids menu of health bento boxes followed by dessert. The kids get an an activity page too and there are highchairs for babies. Ebisu is more suited to older kids, but is a restaurant that the whole family (not just the kids) will enjoy.


Food Truck Garage

Editors Pick

Food Truck Kids
Food Truck Garage healthly burger

City Works Depot, Shed 1, 90 Wellesley Street West, Auckland CBD
www.foodtruckgarage.co.nz

Food Truck Garage makes fast healthy food for families. Choose from burgers, wraps, bowls, salads and tacos. There is a kids menu for children 8 years and under. Plus if the kids eat all their veges they get a free Fro-Yo sundae too.


Mexico

Mexico Restaurant
Mexico family friendly restaurant

23 Britomart Place, Britomart, Auckland CBD
Mexico also has restaurants in Sylvia Park, Ponsonby, Ellerslie and Takapuna.
mexico.net.nz

Mexico is a family friendly casual restaurant with a kids menu, highchairs, crayons & activity sheets. Plus on Sundays kids under 12 eat free from the kids menu when their parents dine. 


Sunday Nichiyo Bruch at Masu

Editors Pick

Masu Nichiyo Brunch
Kids Japanese bento box brunch at MASU in Sky City Grand Hotel

SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland City
www.skycityauckland.co.nz

If you like Japanese food, then Masu, one of Auckland’s best Japanese restaurants has a family friendly brunch option on Sundays.  At Masu’s Nichiyo Brunch (Sunday Brunch) kids enjoy a Japanese bento box and are entertained in the private dining room, while you get to enjoy a relaxed brunch  at MASU. 

Price: Brunch $70 per person, Kids under 5 are FREE when dining with an adult, Kids set bento box $26 per child (5 years to 11 years old)


Auckland Fishmarket

Fish and Chip Oceanz
Fish and chips at Auckland Fishmarket

22 Jellico Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 
www.afm.co.nz

 Auckland fishmarket has  one fishmonger and eight  different eateries to choose from including sushi, pizza and other Kiwi cuisine. When your family can’t agree on what they want to eat, this is a good option as everyone can choose different meals and still sit together.


Mexicali Fresh

Mexicali Fresh
Mexicali Fresh store at Princes Wharf

Princes Wharf, 137 Quay Street, Central City, Auckland
Other Auckland locations include: Botany Junction, Constellation Drive, Ellerslie, K-Road, Lincoln Road, Mission Bay, New Lynn, Ponsonby, Pukekohe, Takapuna, Victoria Street.
www.mexicalifresh.co.nz

Mexican food in a casual setting, complete with a kids menu. As the meals are made in front of you, its easy to get them to leave out certain items if you have fussy kids, like ours who don’t like lettuce. Plus for little ones there are high chairs. There is also an outdoor courtyard with a stunning view over Auckland harbour to watch the ferries come and go.


Baduzzi

Baduzzi Meatballs
Meatballs at Baduzzi

10-26 Jellicoe Street, North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
www.baduzzi.co.nz

Superb Italian restaurant on the North Wharf. The kids menu has Buttered Pasta, Mr Meatball, Chicken Schnitzel or  Chicken or Eggplant parmigiana, with Gelato or chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. There is colouring and highchair for the kids too.  

After you have eating let the kids run off their energy at the fun playground at Wynyard Quarter.


Moustache milk and cookie bar

Moustache Milk and cookie bar
Moustache milk and cookie bar on K Road

309 Karangahape Road, Food Workshop, Auckland CBD, Auckland
https://moustache.co.nz/

Milk and cookie bar for kids (and the whole family). Moustache make their cookies daily using free range eggs, New Zealand butter, premium Dutch cocoa and Whittakers chocolate with no additives or preservatives. They have soy and coconut milk options for vegans as well.  If you are after something more for lunch, then you can choose something from one of the Food Workshop eateries and sit in the main table area.


The Kapiti Store

Ice creams at the Kapiti Store in Auckland, New Zealand
Kapiti ice creams

19 Shortland Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
www.tastekapiti.co.nz

Enjoy an ice cream or a grilled cheese toastie at The Kapiti Store in town.  There is limited seating inside. On a fine day, its only a short walk along O’Connell Street or High Street to Freyberg Place where you sit on the steps and watch what’s happening in the city.



Balmoral and Mt Albert eateries

Albert's Post Bar and Eatery

Pizza Alberts
Pizza at Abert's Post

911 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, NZ
www.albertspost.co.nz

Albert’s Post kitchen specialises in pizzas and makes their dough every day. They cater to littler people with a special kid’s menus and a playroom to entertain your children. Plus they have rooms for buggies to park.


Barilla Dumpling

Barilla Dumplings
Dumplings

571 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland
Facebook: Barilla-Dumplings

A favourite place to go in Auckland for tasty dumplings.  It gets busy, so at times you may have to wait for a table. Barilla is a fun casual place to go as a family with your older children. Although you can take your younger kids to Barilla, you won’t find any extra things for younger kids.



Eastern Suburbs & Mt Wellington cafes & restaurants

Charlie & George Cafe

Charlie and George Cafe
Auckland for Kids playing hopscotch outside Charlie & George Cafe

Shop 4, 40 Stonefields Ave, Mount Wellington, Auckland
Facebook: Charlie-George-Cafe

Colouring for the kids, hopscotch and chalk drawing on the concrete patio outside the cafe. High  chairs for younger children are on hand. Note this outdoor playspace, may not be suitable for younger children as the concrete patio is not fenced and adjacent to a road.


La Fourchette

La Fourchette
La Fourchette french restaurant

8C Turua Street, St Heliers
https://lafourchette.co.nz/home

La Fourchette is a French patisserie, restaurant, cafe and bar. They are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There is a kids menu, highchairs and colouring available for the little kids. If it is a fine day, its also a great spot to pick up a coffee and something to eat to take to St Heliers Beach for lunch.


The Little District

The LIttle District at Sylvia Park
The LIttle District family eatery at Sylvia Park

Sylvia Park, Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland
https://www.littledistrict.co.nz/

Family friendly restaurant, bar and cafe at Sylvia Park shopping centre.  The Little District is an all day eatery with a brunch, snack, lunch and dinner menu.  Our favourites are their wood fired pizzas.


Mission

Mission by the beach
Mission outdoor courtyard

44 Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay, Auckland
https://www.missionbythebeach.co.nz/

Mission is a family friendly eatery and bar by the beach and playground in Mission Bay. They have  a kids menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highchairs are available for babies and toddlers. There is colouring, large outdoor games, and they often have special events on  such as outdoor family movies to keep the kids entertained. 

We like that the eatery is right by the Mission Bay playground, so the older kids can nip in out out to play between courses. Note: although the playground is next to the restaurant it is not easily seen from the restaurant due to the large trees, and the playground is next to the beach and a busy car park so you may only want to let your older kids explore by themselves.


Kings Garden Cafe Orakei

Kings Garden Cafe in Orakei (photo by Auckland for Kids
Auckland for Kids enjoying the retro caravan at Kings Garden Cafe in Orakei

Kings Plant Barn, Orakei Bay Village, 228 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland
https://www.kingsgardencafeorakei.co.nz/

The  Garden Café is a relaxed family cafe with large inside and outside seating areas. The retro caravan and trampoline in the kids area,always keep our children entertained. The outside area is also dog-friendly too if you want to bring the family dog with you.

After you have had your meal, then the nearby boardwalks around Orakei basin, or back to Shore Road Reserve are a fun family walk.



Ellerslie, Greenlane, Onehunga, Royal Oak and Three King cafes


Cornwall Park Cafe

Editors Pick

Cornwall Park Cafe
Cornwall Park Cafe

Pohutakawa Drive, Cornwall Park, Epsom
www.cornwallparkeateries.com

Kid friendly cafe in Cornwall Park. There is a large indoor kids play area and also a large lawn right in front of the cafe for the kids to play on with soccer goals set up.  The cafe has a kids menu and the brown paper as table clothes for the kids to draw on.


Zookeeper's Son

Zoo Keeper's Son in Royal Oak
Kids play area at the Zookeeper's Son

715 Mt Albert Road, Royal Oak, Auckland
https://joylab.co.nz/the-zookeepers-son

Family friendly gastro pub with a kids menu and a kids play area with toys, television and books upstairs.  There is free parking available behind the gastro pub too.

 


Luscious Cafe

165 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland

Cafe with an upstairs playroom with lots of toys. They have highchairs and a children’s menu too.


Oriveto Cafe

935 Mount Eden, Three Kings, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/orvietocafe/

Local neighbourhood daytime cafe with a kids menu.


Kingsland, Eden Terrace, Morningside & Mt Eden eateries

Morningside Tavern

Morningside Tavern sandpit and ping pong table (Photo by Auckland for Kids)
Auckland for Kids visits Morningside Tavern

16 Morningside Drive, Morningside Precinct, Morningside, Auckland
https://www.morningsidetavern.co.nz/

Family friendly tavern for lunch and dinner complete with a sandpit and a ping pong table to keep the kids entertained. There is pub food for the adults and a kids menu for your little ones too.


Crave Cafe

Editors Pick

Crave cafe in Morningside, Auckland
Crave community cafe in Morningside

6 Morningside Drive, Morningside, Auckland
http://www.cravecafe.co.nz/

Kid friendly neighbourhood cafe in Morningside complete with an ice cream shop, toy box and more to keep the kids entertained. There is lots of space indoors and outside on the deck too. Choose from comfy retro armchairs or table seating.


Circus Circus Cafe

Circus Circus cafe in Mt Eden, Auckland
Lions outside Circus Circus cafe in Mt Eden

447 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland
www.circuscircus.co.nz

Circus Circus is a circus themed cafes that has a kids menu and high chairs. Just behind the cafe is Essex Reverve Playground which is a fun place for the kids to play afterwards. (Note: the playground is not directly connected to the cafe, so you would need to get your drinks and food to takeaway if the kids can’t wait to go the playground.) Another good playground which is only a short walk or bike ride away is Tahaki Reserve Playground.


Brothers Brewery and Juke Joint

Brother Beer
Outdoor courtyard at Brother Brewery and Juke Joint

5 Akiraho Street, Mt Eden, Auckland
brothersbeer.co.nz/pages/brothers-brewery-juke-joint

Southern style BBQ restaurant  in an ex-leatherworking factory that is now a craft beer brewery complete with an outdoor courtyard, retro furniture and a sandpit. Plus there is an old classic Morris Minor for the kids to play in and classic toys.  They have a kids menu and there is lots on the Juke Joint BBQ full menu that kids will like too.


The Fridge Cafe

The Fridge cafe in Kingsland
The Fridge Cafe

507 New North Road, Kingsland
TheFridgeCafe

Child friendly, outdoor and indoor seating, plus a toybox for the kids.  Kids meals available too.


Bluebells Cakery

Bluebells Cakery
Cupcakes and slices at Bluebells Cakery

67b France Street South, Eden Terrace
Other cafes in Hillsborough and Takapuna
bluebellscakery.com

Boutique cakery with cupcakes, slices, sandwhiches, salads, shakes, coffee and more. High chairs for the little ones.


Peel to Pip

619 New North Road, Morningside, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/peeltopip

Kid friendly cafe in Morningside with a dedicated kids play area. They have a kids menu and highchairs are available for the little ones.


Kingsland Social

462 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/kingslandsocial/

Kid friendly cafe with an area set aside for little ones with toys. There is a kids menu and highchairs for toddlers.


Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera and Epsom cafes and restaurants

Best Ugly Bagels

Best Ugly
Best Ugly Bagels outdoor courtyard

3A York Street, Newmarket
www.bestugly.co.nz

Enjoy watching the bagels being made by hand, from being rolled out, simmered in honey water and then fired in the stone oven.  Then the hard part is deciding which toasted bagel sandwhich to eat.  There is no kids menu, but they do have a plain bagel with butter option on their menu which should keep any fuzzy eaters in your family happy. The casual outside courtyard has seating with an open fireplace.  Families with older kids and teenagers enjoy eating here the most.


La Porchetta

La Porcetta Parnell
La Porchetta restaurant in Parnell

167-171 Parnell Road, Parnell
(Other Auckland locations: Albany, New Lynn, and Hobson Street)

www.laporchetta.co.nz

Family friendly Italian casual restaurant in Parnell.


Hello Friends + Allies Cafe

Hello Friends
Hello Friends + Allies Cafe

93 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland
Facebook: hellofriendsandallies

Cafe with good food and coffee. Spacious room out the back which has an area with lots of toys and a dolls house for the kids to play with. 


Cafe Greenfinders at Palmers

Corner of Shore and Orakei Road, Remuera
www.palmers.co.nz/palmers-remuera/

Cafe in the garden centre, with a dedicated children’s play area, change table facilities and high chairs.

 


Archie's Restaurant and Pizzeria

63 Davis Crescent, Newmarket
Facebook: Archies-Pizzeria-Restaurant

Family friendly restaurant. They give the kids a rolling pin and dough to roll out their own pizza which keeps the kids entertained.


Ponsonby, Freemans Bay, Herne Bay & Westmere cafes & restaurants


Catroux Cafe

Catroux
Sandpit at Catroux Cafe

129 Westend Road, Westmere
www.catroux.co.nz

The cafe has a kids’ brunch menu,  an indoor sandpit, toys and kids blackboard.


Dear Jervois Cafe

Dear Jervois
Dear Jerviois Cafe

234 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland
dearjervois

Kids menu and colouring. Plus a baby’s change room complete with change table stocked with nappies, wipes, bags and a nappy bin.


Miss Moonshines

Miss Moonshines Restaurant
Miss Moonshines

Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Road (Laneway between Mackelvie & Richmond), Ponsonby, Auckland
www.missmoonshines.com

Miss Moonshines specialised in barbequed meat and has a “Little Shiners” kids menu for children.


Prego Restaurant

Prego family friendly restaurant in Ponsonby, Auckland
Prego

226 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
www.prego.co.nz

Prego is a long standing favourite Auckland Italian restaurant that has a kids menu, colouring and high chairs. 

Note: Prego does not take bookings unless you are in a group over 10 people, so you are best to head there early with the kids.


Fusion Cafe

Fusion Restaurant
Toddler friendlycourtyeard at Fusion Cafe

32 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, Auckland
Facebook: Fusion Cafe Ponsonby

Herne Bay cafe with  an outdoor courtyard with a sandpit and play equipment at the back of the cafe is best suited for toddlers and younger children. The popular cafe has a kids menu too.


One2One Cafe

121 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Facebook: One to One Cafe

One2One Cafe has been a longtime favourite cafe in Ponsonby. There is a covered sandpit and blackboard area for the younger kids in the rear courtyard.


Garnet Station

85 Garnet Road, Westmere, Auckland
garnetstation.com

Favourite neighbourhood cafe in a villa in Westmere. Toy box for kids. There are a few stairs in the cafe between the different levels.

EAST AUCKLAND CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

East Tamaki, Botany Downs and Howick cafes and family restaurant


Daruma Sushi Botany

Daruma Sushi
Revolving sushi at Daruma

451J Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland
https://daruma.co.nz/

Revolving sushi restaurant with booth seating for families. The kids menu is a Supertrain plate with sushi, noodles, juice and more.  High chairs are available for babies and toddlers.


Hawthorn Dene Historic Country Cafe

Hawthorn Dene cafe
Outdoor garden at Hawthorn Dene

280 Botany Road, Botany Downs, East Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/hawthorndene/

Cafe in a historic house set in a country garden. There is a club house, playground and sandpit for the kids to play outside.


Uxbridge Cafe

35 Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge Arts & Culture centre, Howick, East Auckland
https://uxbridge.org.nz/uxbridge-cafe/

Family friendly cafe open for breakfast, lunch and snacks in Uxbridge Arts & Culture centre.  


The Tearooms at Shamrock Cottage

73 Selwyn Road, Cockle Bay, Howick, Auckland
https://www.shamrockcottage.co.nz/

Enjoy home made food or high tea in a historical Auckland cottage with a roaring fire and sun drenched courtyard.


NORTH SHORE AND NORTH AUCKLAND CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

Devonport, Cheltenham and Belmont cafes

Torpedo Bay Cafe

Editors Pick

Torpedo Bay Cafe at the Navy Museum in Devonport
Nautical themed playground at Torpedo Bay Cafe

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, 64 King Edward Parade, Torpedo Bay, Devonport
http://navymuseum.co.nz/visit-ustorpedo-bay-cafe/

Family friendly cafe with a fun nautical themed playground outside the cafe with superb views across the habour back to the city.  Also, the cafe connects to the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum which has free admission.


Cafe Bella-Monte

Cafe Bella-Monte in Belmont
Bella-Monte Cafe

13 Williamson Avenue, Belmont, Auckland
http://navymuseum.co.nz/visit-ustorpedo-bay-cafe/

Neighbourhood cafe with a fully fenced kids playground.


Castor Bay, Campbells Bay, Mairangi Bay and Murrays Bay cafes

Cafe Windsor

Windsor Park Cafe in Auckland, New Zealand
Cafe Windsor outdoor courtyard and playground

Windsor Park Centre, 500 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
http://www.cafewindsor.co.nz/

Family friendly cafe with a spacious indoor and outdoor fenced playground with food and coffee.  There is lots of free parking on site too.


Paper Moon

PaperMoon restaurant in Mairangi Bay
Paper Moon

437 Beach Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
https://papermoon.org.nz/

Local neighbourhood child friendly restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Kids menu and colouring is provided for children.  High chairs are available for babies and toddlers. Outdoor seating and space to park your buggies is available. Plus you will find a  playground and the beach just a short walk away.


Takapuna and Milford cafes

Jam Organic Cafe

Jam Organic Cafe in Takapuna
Jam Organic Cafe

33-45 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/JamOrganicCafe/

Jam is off the main Hursmere Road strip and opens onto the neighbouring Hurstmere Green.


Rothesay Bay, Browns Bay, Waiake and Torbay cafes

Armadillo Cafe

Armadillo Cafe
Armadillo Cafe

Corner of Lyons Ave & Beach Road, Rothesay Bay, North Shore, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/armadillo.rothesay.bay/

Kid friendly breakfast and lunch cafe. Lots of toys for the kids, highchairs for the little ones. Outdoor deck with view of the Auckland harbour and Rangitito


Northcote, Birkenhead and Glenfield cafes and gastropubs

Postman's Leg

The Postman's Leg family friendly pub in Glenfield, Auckland
The Postman's Leg in Glenfield.

43-51 Downing Street, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland
https://joylab.co.nz/the-postmans-leg

The Postman’s Leg is a family friendly gastropubs with a covered sunny deck and outdoor courtyard.  There is pentanque, a sandpit, playground and colouring and kids menus to keep the kids happy.


Dutch Delight

Dutch Delight child friendly restaurant in Birkenhead
Dutch Delight pancake cafe.

3-5 Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead, North Shore, Auckland
http://dutchdelight.co.nz/

Dutch restaurant with great pancakes. There is a playroom for younger kids too.

NORTH WEST AUCKLAND CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

Coatsville cafes

Fernielea Licensed Cafe

Playground area at Fernielea cafe
Kids playground area at Fernilea Cafe

302 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Coatesville, Auckland
http://www.fernieleacafe.com/

Cafe with an all day menu and kids menu. There is a large sunny deck, garden, playground and sandpit area where the kids can happily play too.


Hobsonville and Whenuapai cafes

Catalina Cafe

Catalina Cafe
Catalina Cafe in Hobsonville Point Park

Buckley Avenue, Hosbonville Point, Auckland
https://www.catalinacafe.co.nz/

Family friendly cafe in the 1938 historic ex-airforce building.  The cafe has a kids menu and gelato menu too. It opens onto the grassed area of Hobsonville Point Park, which  has a playground at the far end of the park with giant metal sculptural pods, climbing frames, swings and slides. 

Other fun things for kids to do in the neightbour is to play at the Harrier Point Park Playground,  see the Hobsonville Ferry Terminal and walk along the Hobson Point walkway boardwalk.

The Parkhouse Whenaupai

Editors Pick

The Parkhouse Whenuapai (Photo by Auckland for Kids)
Auckland for Kids visits the Parkhouse cafe

1 Ripeka Lane, Whenuapai, Auckland
https://www.theparkhouse.co.nz/

Friendly cafe with an all day, dinner and kids menu. Right next to The Parkhouse is the Whenuapai Settlement Playground which is a fun place for the kids to play, and best of all you can easily see the playground from the deck.


Little Creatures Brewing

Little Creatures Brewing NZ indoor playground
Indoor Playground at Little Creatures Brewing

2 Boundary Road, Catalina Bay, Hobsonville,  Auckland
https://littlecreatures.co.nz/

Little Creatures is a family friendly brewery in the former Sunderland sea boat hangar in the Catalina Bay precinct at Hobsonville Point.  There is an indoor playground for the kids. Plus you can choose from 3 different eateries: Saltys for fish and chips, Little Creatures for pizzas or Kittyhawk for Italian.


Kumeu, Huapai and Riverhead cafes & restaurants

Hallertau

Editors Pick

Hallertau
Hallertau in Riverhead

1171 Coatesville Riverhead Highway, Riverhead 
http://www.hallertau.co.nz/

This is one of our favourite places to eat with kids in Riverhead. There are giant sized games, an outdoor playground, rock climbing wall,  toys and colouring to entertain the kids. There are high chairs for the little kids. The food is superb and there are Little Hopper kids meals too.


Boric Food Market

Boric Food Market
Playground at Boric Food Market

1404 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway,  Kumeu, Auckland
http://www.boricfoodmarket.co.nz/

Cafe with a fun outdoor country themed playground for the kids, complete with tractors, slides, playhouses, swings and more.


Soljans Cafe

Soljans cafe in Kumeu
Soljans Cafe

366 SH 16, Kumeu, Auckland
https://soljans.co.nz/

Family friendly cafe in a vineyard setting with a childrens menu and high chairs for babies and toddlers. There is a little playhouse for toddlers and younger kids and a grass field and 2 pentanque courts for the older kids to entertain themselves.

The Food Vault

10 Matua Road, Huapai, Auckland
http://www.thefoodvault.co.nz/

Deli style cafe with tasty seasonal food and freshly baked pastries.

Carriages Cafe

299 Main Road, Kumeu, Auckland
http://www.stripecafe.co.nz/

Carriages is a 1930’s style cafe and wine bar with 2 ex-train carts where you can have your meal or dink in Kumeu. There is an outdoor deck area and duck pond too.

SOUTH AUCKLAND CAFES

Auckland Airport cafes

Papillon Cafe at Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek Cafe
Papillon Cafe at Butterfly Creek

Butterfly Creek, Auckland Airport, Auckland
http://www.butterflycreek.co.nz/cafe-and-playground

Cafe at Butterfly Creek with a sunny inside deck and outdoor courtyard with a fund kids playground. You can just go to the playground and cafe without having to pay to go into the Butterfly Creek attraction. 


Manurewa, Takanini and Papakura cafes and gastropubs

Cafe Miko at the Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens visitor centre
Outdoor terrace at Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre, Manurewa, South Auckland
http://www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz/

Cafe Miko is a family friendly place for breakfast, lunch or a snack. The cafe and outdoor terrace have stunning views over the Gardens, and there is a small boat that our kids always enjoy playing in. The Botanic Gardens, make a fun place to explore together on a walk afterwards too.

Baby & Me

Baby & Me Cafe
Baby & Me cafe

52 O’Shannessey Street, Papakura, South Auckland
https://baby-me-52-oshannessey-street-papakura.business.site/

Baby & Me is a family friendly cafe with a kids play area to keep the kids entertained.  There are high chairs for your babies and toddlers too.

The Good Home in Takanini

254 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland.
https://www.thegoodhometakanin

Family friendly gastropub with a kids menu.

Friends of the Farmer Cafe

163 Airfield Road, Takanini, Auckland
https://www.kings.co.nz/cafe/

WEST AUCKLAND CAFES & RESTAURANTS

Te Atatu, Henderson and Ranui cafes and gastropubs

The Grounds at Whoa! Studios

Auckland for Kids visits Whoa! Studios
Auckland for Kids at The Grounds family eatery

8/14 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, West Auckland 
whoastudios.co.nz

The Grounds is a modern family eatery set wtihin 5 acres of urban park in Henderson Valley at Whoa! Studios. They have a highchair, kids menu and for a fee the kids can play on the urban playground for the afternoon too. 

Read about our visit to Whoa! Studios here

Cafe Korero

474 Swanson Road, Ranui, Auckland
http://cafekorero.nz/

Cafe Korero is a not for profit social enterprise with a playground for the kids complete with a sandpit, swings and climbing frame. Korero Café has been built reusing materials from the old building, tables are old doors, the wood on the walls was the interior framing and even the plant holders are old paint pots.

The Delicious Food Store

547 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/Thedeliciousfoodstore/

Cafe with large outdoor area with space for kids to play on a sunndy day.

Kings Plant Barn Henderson

224 Universal Drive, Henderson
kings.co.nz

Good kids play area in the cafe at Kings Plant Barn.

The Good Home Lincoln Road

159 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland
www.thegoodhomelincoln.co.nz

Gastro pub with a play area for the kids and a kids menu.


New Lynn, Glen Eden and Titirangi cafes

Humbug Cafe

Humbug cafe
Humbug Cafe

32 Rua Road, Glen Eden, Auckland
https://m.facebook.com/Humbug-Cafe-114285748683449/

There are two separate areas in the cafe, one is a child friendly space with vintage toys and comfy couches. There is a kids menu too.

Deco Eatery

Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland
http://www.decoeatery.co.nz/

Middle eastern themed eatery that welcomes children and families with a great view over the bush to the sea.

Mozaik Cafe New Lynn

2 Rankin Avenue, New Lynn
https://www.mozaik.co.nz/

Cafe with kids menu, playground & highchairs.

Stripe Cafe

521 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland
http://www.stripecafe.co.nz/

Cafe with a fun outdoor courtyard and sandpit for the kids. 

The Tannery

44b Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland
https://www.facebook.com/thetannerynz/

Cafe and Kohu Road Ice cream shop. The large cafe also has an old retro caravan called “Little Westie” that has been converted into a children’s play area with toys and books to keep your kids entertained.

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