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Family Friendly Restaurants, Cafes and Places to Eat in Adelaide

We’re really lucky here in Adelaide that there are so many great cafes, restaurants and pubs that are great for the whole family. There is nothing better than finding a restaurant that just ‘get’ kids, and who go over and above to welcome them and cater for them.
To make it to our website they will have at least a couple of the below qualities or have something special about them that we know your family will love.

  • A family and kid friendly environment
  • Food our kids will eat (well you know – sometimes kids and eating just does.not.happen)
  • A crafty kids menu thats more than just frozen nuggets thrown on a plate with a handful of hot chips
  • Kid and family friendly staff
  • Kids activities or a play area

It’s not just about chicken nuggets and a few crayons. There’s WAY more to a kid friendly eat that that, and there are some epic Adelaide cafes, pubs, restaurants and dining options that go above and beyond to be family friendly. They are usually the same places that shoot you an understanding look when the squids spill their second or third drink too, right?

If you’re keen to find out the best family friendly place to eat in Adelaide – we’ve done the groundwork for you!

Family friendly cafes, pubs, clubs and restaurant dining options are aplenty in our forward thinking city, with playgrounds and activities on board to entertain your younger peeps. To top it off we have amazing play centres which are a match made in heaven for mums and dads, with great coffee available while the kids play. Read on to find your next family friendly venue to visit!

If we’ve missed a great one you know about please let us know in the comments below, we’d love to check it out.

Cheffy Chelbys – Port Noarlunga

Cheffy Chelbys – Port Noarlunga

Breakky rolls, brunch and burgers - food for the soul we reckon! Ok, this is good vibes, kick arse, clean, but tasty AF, food. Especially the burgers. These dripping fresh explosions of flavour are so good that you'll also find them in our guide to Adelaide's Best...

NuggLyf

NuggLyf

Nuggets are life. Fact. It is probably also a fact that a lot of you reading this likely have a child(ren) who are those 'only eat nuggets and chips' type of operators when you take them out for dinner. No judgement, I have 2 of those in my clan so know all the feels...

Schnithouse – Hilton

Schnithouse – Hilton

Schnithouse at Hilton is a perfect place to book a family meal, catch up or celebration when you have kids in tow. Open 7 days a week (that can be hard to find....), expect a family restaurant, but also with an authentic beer house feel to it. Talking to owner Frank,...

The Stunned Mullet Henley

The Stunned Mullet Henley

Multi award winning fish & chips by the beach? Yes please. I doubt there is a kid in the world who wouldn't want to eat fish and chips on the beach for tea, enjoying all of the freedom to run, yell and cartwheel while taking in the sunset over St Vincent Gulf....

Para Hills Community Club

Para Hills Community Club

The Para Hills Community Club offers families a place to come together with a relaxing and casual atmosphere which offers great value, fast and friendly service, and has an indoor playroom for the kids. Offering a wide (like huge) selection of affordable of menu items...

The Bavarian, Tea Tree Plaza

The Bavarian, Tea Tree Plaza

It's not often my family can go out for dinner and truly not able to finish another bite, but that is exactly what happened at The Bavarian TTP. We popped in to try out their new $49 Feed the Family Deal (available daily before 6pm) and it was sensational! This wasn’t...

The Essence Cafe, Stirling

The Essence Cafe, Stirling

We love finding a little hidden gem and that's exactly what The Essence Cafe is. Located in beautiful Stirling (Adelaide Hills) The Essence Cafe is tucked away behind the main road with indoor and outdoor seating available, and plenty of car parking nearby. There's...

Cafe Capellas

Cafe Capellas

A family started and locally owned business who specialise in Italian which can be dine in, take away or delivered in Moonta/Port Hughes area. Renown for their large servings and delicious home made products. Licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch,...

The Barker Hotel

The Barker Hotel

Where: 32 Gawler Street, Mount BarkerFollow them on Facebook hereFollow them on Instagram  hereCheck out their website herePhone: (08) 8391 1003 We love a good pub feed and were excited to head up to Mt Barker to try out one of the best pubs...

Tram Side Kiosk

Tram Side Kiosk

Playground and coffee dates have never (ever ever) looked better. Trendy new coffee hut + old world tram car + reeeaally lovely people + million dollar play ground redevelopment. City of Holdfast's Tram Side Kiosk at Wigley Reserve is where it's at this playground...

Kokko – Korean Fried Chicken

Kokko – Korean Fried Chicken

We are going to be honest here and preface this with the fact we are huge lovers of fried chicken. Not really a shock, it is some of the best food going around. It is not a small statement then to say that we were absolutely blown away by the fabulously talented Julie...

Saints Kitchen, Salisbury

Saints Kitchen, Salisbury

We hit 5 skateparks out north last Sunday and boy were we in need of a good feed.Bypassing the multitude of fast food outlets on Main North Rd we chose Saints Kitchen to slow things down with our excitable couple of kids. Saints Kitchen is a family friendly, cafe and...

Oleaceae Mediterranean Cuisine

Oleaceae Mediterranean Cuisine

Where: 2 Gawler Street, Mount BarkerFollow them on Facebook hereFollow them on Instagram  herePhone: 0438 358 626 We will help you out here, it is pronounced "Oh-Lee-See-Ah", but all you will need to say after you visit is "Oh-My-God-That-Was-Amazing"....

Acre and Ash Grazing Studio

Acre and Ash Grazing Studio

Where: 21 Seventh Street, Murray BridgeFollow them on Facebook hereFollow them on Instagram herePhone: 0472 733 925 Going to be honest, one of our favourite things is having an incredible brunch, but sometimes our least favourite things (actually....things that suck!)...

The Mile End Hotel

The Mile End Hotel

Here is a really fun pub that's not to be overlooked for eating out with the kids! The Mile End is a bit of an iconic and historic pub that we have surely all had a pre show drink (or six) at before wandering down the road for a Thebbie Theatre gig. Honestly this...

Pancake Kitchen

Pancake Kitchen

With 3 great new locations City, Modbury and now in Port Adelaide, why not get together with your friends and pop into The Original Pancake Kitchen! Whether you like burgers, pancakes, nachos, shakes or just a great cup of coffee, Pancake Kitchen has something for...