The best child friendly restaurants in Auckland are those which welcome children without patronising the parents. Offering menus which will appeal to both children and adults alike, many of the Auckland child friendly restaurants go one step further with child friendly seating and activities to keep kids entertained whilst their parents enjoy a meal out in Auckland.
The Library Cafe in Onehunga, Auckland had been solidly building its reputation as one of the most child friendly restaurants in Auckland. Parents gush over the large, thoughtfully designed and furnished children's playing space in The Library Cafe that even offers separate all-day and dinner menus for the kids. Housed in an Auckland heritage building, the child friendly Library Cafe guarantees the luxury of spaciousness for the kids that one doesn't often find in the highly populated Auckland.
55 Princes Street,
This Mairangi Bay cafe seated in the heart of the North Shore, Auckland provides peace of mind to parents with its fully fenced outdoor kids play area for those sunny spring days, or more space indoors for the children to scurry around with on days when the temperamental Auckland weather decides to go sour on you. This child friendly cafe even sends out regular e-mail newsletters to interested parents, detailing the up-and-coming happenings at this kid friendly cafe, including things like theme days, pony days and parents courses, so be sure to sign up for one of those!
550 East Coast Road,
Really, with a theme like one that Circus Circus Cafe embodies, how could this Mt Eden institution NOT be child friendly? No where else in Auckland will you be able to find a cafe that will be able to stimulate a child's imagination as much as Circus Circus will. From the cheeky lion statues standing guard outside the cafe to the rentable candy floss and popcorn cart that the kids are sure to fawn over, Circus Circus, winner of the best family restaurant awards for 3 years running, is an all day option that is sure to be a sound choice for the discerning parents and their children.
447 Mt Eden Road,
Devonport parents know a good thing when they see it - if there's any doubt that Auckland's Devonport Stone Oven Bakery & Cafe is a great child friendly cafe, turn up at 7.00am any morning and you'll see kids tucking into their fluffies and gingerbread men (with dads getting a good read of the paper while mums have a much needed sleep in!). Bring the kids in to the always bustling Devonport Stone Oven Bakery & Cafe for some of Auckland's most freshly baked goods in town.
5 Clarence Street,
With owners Rachel and Matt Macfarlane being the proud parents of two boisterous children themselves, it's not surprise that the resulting Fernielea Cafe caters so flawlessly to the children of Auckland. This child friendly Coatesville cafe - incidentally also winner of the Metro Magazine best Auckland suburban cafe award in 2010 - offers an exciting outdoor playground and sandpit area, toys, children books, a kids menu and even high chairs and changing tables for the convenience of parents with toddlers in tow. You can rest assured that kids are always welcome at the wholesome and child friendly Fernielea Cafe.
302 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway,
Frolic Cafe brings some serious competition to the cafe scene in Epsom, Auckland with its solid cafe fare, complete with a playful kids menu that even bears the curiously named Pink Panther beverage that is sure to tickle the imagination of every child out there. Child friendly with a toy box and high chairs for the kids. Bring the children here for a treat from the aforementioned kids menu or a warm, frothy fluffy after a good morning walk at Auckland's iconic Cornwall Park, located just a stone's throw away from this idyllic child friendly eatery.
653 Manukau Road,
Garnet Station deserves to be known as more than just the Westmere local - with people as passionate about their philosophy of organic and free range delectables as the ones behind this child friendly Auckland cafe, Garnet Station really does deserve to be more well regarded, despite being a fair drive away from the Auckland central city. Come to this relaxed child friendly cafe that offers toys for the kids, water for the dogs, and a well-deserved getaway for the parents.
85 Garnet Road,
If it isn't enough the the Kohu Road Cafe & Creamery nestled in New Lynn, Auckland tempts us with its award winning classic ice cream and sorbet flavours, they lure us back time after time because we can't get over the airiness of their space. We dub this one of the latest child friendly additions in Auckland because not only is the layout relaxed and spcious enough for strollers and allowing kids to be kids without bothering other patrons; an old vintage caravan complete with a DVD set that weary parents can distract kids with also wins them child friendly points.
44 Portage Road,
Enjoy long afternoons with friends, over a glass of wine or a cold beer at the Torpedo Bay Cafe.
Best views in Devonport City and fully licensed.
64 King Edward Parade,