It can be difficult to find cafes & restaurants, where you can enjoy a nice brunch or lunch, while the children are entertained. The following spots have been chosen as they offer not only great food, but plenty of space for kids to play.
2 Kalinya Street, Newport
A very spacious cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Plenty of grassy areas as well as a playground for young kids. The perfect place for Sunday brunch or lunch as it offers incredible water views and great food selections.
Carss Park Cafe & Grill
Carwar Avenue, Blakehurst
Located in the middle of Carss Bush Park, this cafe offers delicious food for adults and kids. Great playgrounds and lots of green open spaces. There is also a small beach, where children can play. Interestingly, the top layer of the sand is yellow, but if you dig deeper, the sand is dark grey, which is awesome for sandcastle building.
1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy
This great cafe is located right on Collaroy Beach. Enjoy a quiet coffee or lunch, while the kids build sandcastles or kick the ball on the sand. During summer, take a dip on this gorgeous patrolled beach.
The Sandbar Cafe
Shelly Beach, Manly
The Sandbar Cafe is a great family spot for families as it offers casual dining at a stunning location. Children can collect shells – and there are plenty to be found, ride their scooters or fly a kite, while you sit back and relax.
2 Mona Street, Mona Vale
Located right next to an enclosed playground, this is a favourite amongst parents. Great breakfast and lunch menu for adults as well as kids and also pet friendly. Children can play at the playground or ride their bikes/skateboards/scooters around or kick the ball at the great open spaces. Suitable for kids of all ages.
Little Manly Beach Kiosk
Stuart Street, Manly
Manly’s hidden treasure that only the locals know about. Located on little Manly beach, this little cafe offers a stunning setting right next to the beach. There are some swings and grassy areas for kids to play on or play in the sand. This beach is protected, so there are no waves, making it ideal for young children to swim in summer.
Centennial Parklands Dining
Grand Drive, Centennial Park
The perfect place for a catch up with family and friends, this magnificent space offers great food and wine and plenty of space for children to play. Bring a ball, a frisbee or a kite and the children will be entertained for hours. After lunch, take a walk through the stunning park, while kids ride their scooters or bikes.
Lilies on the Park
Australia Avenue, Homebush
Overlooking Bicentennial Park and Lake Belvedere, this cafe has everything one needs for a great family lunch. Plenty of open spaces around as well as a bike/scooter track and a big playground for toddlers as well as older kids. If your kids don’t have bikes, you can hire them from the bike hire shop next door.
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe
1-25 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour
This is heaven on Earth … combine delicious chocolate with great coffee and relax while your children play in one of Sydney’s best free playgrounds. Bring a towel and change of clothes for the kids, as there are plenty of water games at the playground.
Nielsen Park Cafe & Restaurant
Greycliff Avenue, Vaucluse
Watch your children play in the park or on Shark’s beach while you enjoy a nice brunch or lunch. The beach has no waves, so is great for even young kids to play on. The park has large trees which provide plenty of shade during hot summer months.
Next time you are looking for things to do in Sydney with Kids, venture to one of these cafes and let us know what you thought.