Heading out for a family lunch or supper can be a little daunting when there are little people to keep entertained. Luckily, there are more than a few child-friendly restaurants in Mother City so you can still keep your lunch dates. Here are 5 of the best spots to break bread with the whole family (including kids):
MILLSTONE FARM STALL AND CAFE
This sweet cafe is a farm-style getaway in the city. You can enjoy fresh, homemade dishes alongside a fantastic cuppa. The tree house and play area makes it perfect for a kid’s outing.
Where Millstone Farmstall & Cafe, Oude Molen Eco-Village, Alexandra Road, Pinelands
When Sunday – Monday 8 am – 3 pm, Tuesday – Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Contact +27 21 447 8226, [email protected]
BLUE WATER CAFE
Keen to spend family time in the outdoors? Blue Water Cafe is great choice as it’s situated on a farm with sweeping views of Noordhoek beach and the mountainous surrounds. The younger members of the family can pass the time by doing tricks on the jungle gym or lawns. The Imhoff’s animal farm is open for camel rides and petting. The kids menu boasts mac ‘n cheese, Margherita pizza and other tasty treats.
Where Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie
When Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm, Wednesday – Sunday 9 am – late
Contact +27 21 783 4545, [email protected]
TABLES AT NITIDA
Having Nitida Farm as the home to this cosy restaurant means rolling lush green lawns, a winner for every young child itching to get moving. There’s an additional play area ensuring that there is fun to be had at all times. Plus, Tables at Nitida has a menu filled with all the kiddies’ favourites.
Where Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerbergvalley Road, Elkenbosch
When Daily 9 am – 4 pm, kitchen closes at 3 pm
Contact +27 21 975 9357, [email protected]
Ons Huisie is not only kid friendly but welcomes dogs too. So, your littles one can bring along their best friends to play along. Home to the most colourful park where kids can climb and slide while you enjoy a meal keeping a watchful eye. Or, leave that to the happy helpers present to monitor the kids area too. Ons Huisie has a beach-style menu for the tiny tots.
Where Ons Huisie, Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand
When Daily 9 am – 10 pm
Contact +27 21 554 1553, email
Everyone in the family is invited to Café Paradiso from the little adults to your pets. Children have a chance to get their hands dirty in the kitchen with the restaurant’s kids projects on the menu. These cooking activities will have your mini chefs baking up a storm from pizza to gingerbread men.
Where 110 Kloof Street, CBD
When Monday – Saturday 9 am – 10 pm, Sundays 10 am – 3 pm
Contact +27 21 423 8653, [email protected]
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