The best child friendly cafes in Auckland are those which welcome children without patronising the parents. Offering menus which will appeal to both children and adults alike, many of child friendly cafes in Auckland go one step further with child friendly seating, activities, toys and play-areas to keep kids entertained whilst their parents enjoy a hard-earned meal or coffee.
An Eastern Bays institution, Cafe Windsor offers not only great food and coffee, but more than enough room for the kids to run wild.
550 East Coast Road,
The old faithful, Devonport Stone Oven has long been the central meeting point for Devonport families. It's not the large play area at the back that keeps 'em coming back - if you've done your cardio for the week make sure you invest in a Jam Berliner or even a cheese frank...you'll thank us - oh yes, you will.
5 Clarence Street,
The Fridge is a great cafe in Kingsland serving delicious european deli and standard cafe food (and what some say are the best pies in the country!). Eat in or take out.
507 New North Road,
Westmere, Auckland Espresso Bar, Garnet Station, is winning Aucklanders over with its commitment to the use of fresh organic products where ever possible. So naturally the coffee and milk are 100% organic, and because they care about what goes in their body, they’ve extended that care to the Auckland community.
"We buy our ham and bacon from West Lynn Organic Meats & our eggs from Sunset Free Range Eggs, we shop at Harvest for the organic ingredients in our bran muffins, we use real vanilla essence not imitation, the sandwich lettuce is more often than not out of our garden, and we compost the coffee grounds."
The Garnet Station customer service is second to none - if you aren’t happy when you arrive you will be by the time you leave. Children are welcomed, babies cooed over, grandmothers doted on and everyone flirted with!
85 Garnet Road,
The Kohu Road new cafe and creamery provides a haven for lovers of ice cream, fabulous food and coffee. With speciality and exclusive flavours of ice cream and sorbet available for complementary tastings, a viewing window into our production facility and tours available, the creamery offers a keen insight into the Kohu Road brand and the passionate people that create it. The Kohu Road Cafe & Creamery is already a favorite, with exquisite handmade lunch, cakes and nibbles, all prepared fresh every day in the open kitchen and their Fair Trade, organic coffee, made with care and dedication.
The community table hosts very large groups, and they do tours for all ages - it makes for a a special treat, but do remember that bookings are essential for big groups and tours.
44 Portage Road,
The heritage building in Onehunga is home to one of Manukau's best-kept cafe secrets. Good, honest food and plenty of space/distractions for parents and children alike, The Library Cafe comes highly recommended!
55 Princes Street,
The Luscious Food Store is a new, child-friendly cafe on the Te Atatu Peninsular. With superb deli food, good coffee and an ambiant setting, The Luscious Food Store simply demands a trip to Te Atatu for a look.
547 Te Atatu Road,
Te Atatu Peninsular,
Raven & Cook is a new cafe and deli located in the Greenwoods Corner area along Auckland's Manukau Road.
565 Manukau Road,
Although new, Wai Kitchen is already setting the Waiheke dining scene alight. With a huge array of great counter food on offer, some of the best views in town and servie with a smile, Wai Kitchen is easily one of the best cafes in Waiheke Island.
1/149 Oceanview Road,
Zus & Zo is a brand new cafe located along Jervois Road in Herne Bay. The food is simple yet delicious - it will have you begging for more.
228 Jervois Road,