Child friendly cafe’s and restaurants in Brisbane can be hard to find. To save you some time we have compiled a list to help you find an awesome, child-friendly place to eat in Brisbane.
To make this list, venues need to offer a menu that caters for both adults and children, provide a family-friendly environment and have activities and/or events which cater for children.
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Child-Friendly Eating in Brisbane
The Albany Creek Tavern – Albany Creek
Location: Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek
The Albany Creek Tavern has a family-friendly atmosphere with an outdoor playground and indoor play area for your Brisbane Kids to enjoy. Family fun days are often held at the tavern, and you can even hold your next birthday party there. If the kids order from the designated kids menu, they will also score a drink and ice-cream with their main course, which is always a bonus.
Arana Leagues Club – Keperra
Location: 247 Dawson Parade, Keperra
The combination of good food and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained means 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 offers an enormous range of food – everything from a traditional mixed grill to the vegetarian eggplant parmigiana – plus a range of kids’ meals.
Read our detailed review of Arana Leagues Club.
Café Kalina – Springfield
Location: 66 Kingfisher Street, Springfield
Visit Café Kalina to relax and have something yummy to eat while the kids play and have fun in a family-friendly environment. Not only do they serve scrumptious meals and snacks, but the cafe overlooks a park and playground area perfect to enjoy at any time of the year. Even your furry friend (the dog) is welcome.
Read our detailed review of Café Kalina.
Coffee n Bricks – Wynnum
Location: 44 Bay Terrace, Wynnum
It doesn’t get more child friendly than being able to play with LEGO while having a bite to eat at Coffee n Bricks. For a small fee visitors can select a LEGO or Duplo set to play with and build while they have a snack and drink – how cool is that!? If you prefer you can just check out the LEGO creations in the café while sipping on a coffee.
Read our detailed review of Coffee n Bricks.
Everton Park Hotel – Everton Park
Location: 101 Flockton Street, Everton Park
Adults and children will enjoy a visit the Everton Park Hotel. Featuring a bistro, sports bar, café and function facilities, sharing a meal at this venue is a highlight for all. The kids will especially be delighted to discover a massive play centre including a working carousel and many special events throughout the year.
Read our detailed review of Everton Park Hotel.
EVO Espresso – Yeronga
Location: 100 School Road, Yeronga
A firm favourite among local parents, EVO Espresso offers great coffee and a huge outdoor fenced for families to enjoy. Children are well catered for with half-serve of meals on offer, as well as well as kids smoothies, little cupcakes, yoghurt pots and fresh fruit juices.
Read our detailed review of EVO Espresso.
Famished on Frasers – Ashgrove
Location: 62 Frasers Road, Ashgrove
Famished on Frasers is always popular with parents and families, with the choice of indoor seating in the café, in a lovely room of the adjacent building or outdoor seating on the deck. There’s a kids’ menu and a whole box of colouring supplies and activities to keep them occupied. TIP: we highly recommend booking for larger groups and reserving a room to yourselves.
The Gap Tavern – The Gap
Location: 21 Glenquarie Place, The Gap
Head to The Gap Tavern if you are looking for great pub food and environment that welcomes kids. The kid’s menu will delight the taste buds of the Under 10’s – they even get a choice of ice-cream or a ‘frog in a billabong’ to accompany their main meal. To keep them entertained when they are not eating there is a playground and games room. TIP – We suggest asking for booking next to playground if your kids plan on using this area.
Hedge Espresso – Salisbury
Location: 94 Lillian Avenue, Salisbury
Relaxing at Hedge Espresso is a favourite pastime for many local families. Not only is there a great kid’s menu and delicious food for the adults, there is an enclosed and fully covered courtyard perfect for roaming Brisbane Kids to play in.
Read our detailed review of Hedge Espresso
Jugar: Eat, Play, Drink – West End
Location: 71 Jane Street, West End
As the name suggests Jugar: Eat, Play, Drink is all about eating, drinking and playing. Children will love the custom-built playroom (small admission fee) full of fun equipment and toys to explore. Meanwhile the adults will be happy to relax and enjoy the good food and drinks from the extensive menu. Party rooms are also available for children’s parties.
Read our detailed review of Jugar, Eat, Play, Drink
Mango Hill Tavern – Mango Hill
Location: Corner of Anzac Avenue and Halpine Drive, Mango Hill
A fun indoor play area, relaxed environment and a good variety of meals await guests at the Mango Hill Tavern. The bistro seats more than 150 people, making is a great venue for large gatherings and family catch-ups.
Mecca Bah – Newstead
Location: Gasworks Plaza, Shop 5/70 Longland Street, Newstead
The Mecca Bah welcomes families to dine with them, and is one of the few restaurants in Brisbane which 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.
North Lakes Sports Club – North Lakes
Location: 36 Flinders Parade, North Lakes
On the northside of Brisbane you’ll find the North Lakes Sports Club. Visitors can enjoy a variety of meals in a family-friendly atmosphere, with both indoor and outdoor seating. A kids club features gaming consoles, a playground and art and craft activities, while in the school holidays the Club hosts events and entertainment designed especially for the kids. Membership may be required.
The Nurso – Chandler
Location: 1666 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler
Don’t be fooled The Nurso is more than a garden centre. It has a cafe, kids play area, animals, classes , live music and more. Sandwiches, burgers and baked goods can be found on the menu, alongside a dedicated kids menu. Leave plenty of time after you have eater for the kids to play and visit the cute and cuddly animals.
Read our detailed review of The Nurso.
The Pancake Manor – Brisbane CBD
Location: 18 Charlotte Street, Brisbane
The Pancake Manor is housed in a church building, formerly St Luke’s Cathedral, built in 1904. This unique building makes it a fun and quirky setting for a pancake restaurant. The fully licensed Pancake Manor is open 24 hours a day and serves both sweet and savoury food, with a dedicated children’s menu.
Read our detailed review of The Pancake Manor.
Samford Hotel – Samford Valley
Location: Main Street, Samford Valley
Perfectly situated in gorgeous Samford Valley, the Samford Hotel is known for its delicious meals and large outdoor dining area. An equally large children’s play area adjoins the dining area and is popular among local families looking to enjoy good food in a relaxed environment.
Read our detailed review of Samford Hotel.
Victoria Park Bistro – Herston
Location: 309 Herston Road, Herston
Nestled within the Victoria Park precinct, the Victoria Park Bistro offers family-friendly alfresco dining with a dedicated kid’s menu, as well as an extensive menu for the adults.
An on-site playground featuring a wooden cubby house and farm tractor will entertain energetic children, and on weekends the kids can enjoy giant lawn games and a jumping castle. And don’t forget the awesome putt putt course which is lots of fun to play before or after your meal.
Read our detailed review of Victoria Park Bistro.
Whiskey Business – Capalaba
Location: 200 Old Cleveland Road, Capalaba
Dining out at the cool and colourful Whiskey Business is always a great experience. From the delightful staff, to the delicious food and scrumptious drinks you will want to come back more than once. Families can utilise a range of books, boardgames and cards to entertain little ones while you are waiting for your food in this pleasant, family-friendly cafe.
Read our detailed review of Whiskey Business.
More Places to Eat in Brisbane
If you are looking for a list of great places for kids to eat in other areas of Brisbane check out: