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Family Friendly Restaurants Adelaide: Your Guide to the Best Kid-Friendly Eats

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.

From highchairs to colouring books, these family friendly restaurants will have what you need to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy a delicious meal. 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. Food the kids will actually eat, a crafty kids menu that’s more than just a few frozen nuggets and a handful of hot chips, family friendly staff, kids activities or a play area. Our top pick of family friendly restaurants in Adelaide will tick most or all of these boxes.

If you’re on the hunt for family-friendly restaurants in Adelaide, look no further!

Adelaide is full of fantastic dining options that cater to both kids and adults. Whether you’re craving Italian, Asian, or classic Aussie fare, there’s a restaurant in Adelaide that will satisfy your family’s hunger pangs.

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.

Doughballs – The Pizza Place

We honestly can’t remember a time when we have been more impressed with a kids menu.

Passionate about pizza, fresh SA produce and delivering a quality value offering and experience to families, we couldn’t rave more about our meal with the kids at DoughBalls.
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The Dutch Pantry, Klemzig

The Dutch Pantry, Klemzig

Have you ever craved a taste of Holland but couldn't quite make the trip to Amsterdam? Well, you're in luck because The Dutch Pantry in Klemzig is here to satisfy all your Dutch food fantasies! With its eye-catching traditional Dutch-inspired signage, The Dutch Pantry proudly stands out, inviting you to explore its rich heritage and delicious...

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Doughballs The Pizza Place

Doughballs The Pizza Place

When you need a lunch or dinner spot in Glenelg or the Adelaide CBD, Doughballs is hands down, our Kids In Adelaide FAVOURITE spot for a family meal. The Glenelg restaurant is stunning with a balcony overlooking Moseley Square and their brand new Rundle Place restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner before or after an activity in the city. Plus,...

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Park Hotel, Mount Gambier

Park Hotel, Mount Gambier

Cosy, with a huge menu and great service is the best way to describe the Park Hotel in Mount Gambier! We visited in winter and the fire was roaring to keep everyone warm while the staff bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. There are two main dining areas at the Park Hotel, both with plenty of room for large or smaller...

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ScRoll Queen, Mount Gambier

ScRoll Queen, Mount Gambier

Ladies and gentlemen, it lives up to the hype! ScRoll Queen in Mount Gambier on the beautiful Limestone Coast has reached almost cult status and after our recent visit while we were in town, we can see why! So what do ScRoll Queen do anyway? A delicious range of savoury and sweet scrolls that are perfect for breakfast, lunch or a treat. They also...

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South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier

South Eastern Hotel, Mount Gambier

Yee-haw! It’s time to round up the whole family for a meal at the South Eastern Hotel in Mount Gambier. This Limestone Coast town has no shortage of pubs to dine at, but this one surely has to be one of the most family friendly – there really is something for everyone! Older kids can kick back and watch the footy on one of the big screens,...

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Mount Gambier Hotel

Mount Gambier Hotel

A hotel in the middle of town possibly isn’t the first place you would think of for breakfast with kids, however we recently enjoyed breakfast at the Mount Gambier Hotel (or ‘The G’) while holidaying in this gorgeous Limestone Coast town and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The G is conveniently situated right in the centre of Mount Gambier and...

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Café de Vili’s

Café de Vili’s

Iconically South Australian, you will find affordable, warm, filling and delicious options for all of the family on the massive menu at all four Café de Vili's locations. We recently popped past with a couple of kids to see what they thought, and they gave the kids menu a double thumbs up. If you are looking for somewhere to refuel any time of...

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Agatha’s Food Store, Port Noarlunga

Agatha’s Food Store, Port Noarlunga

Agatha's Food Store has been a part of the Port Noarlunga cafe community for as long as we can remember - we remember going there as kids and now we are taking our own kids there for their delicious, family friendly drinks and food menu! You'll find Agatha's on the corner in Port Noarlunga, opposite the pub - just a short walk to the Port...

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Half Cup Café & Living Jute

Half Cup Café & Living Jute

Allow us to put a spotlight on one of the most welcoming and flavoursome brunch cafe's that we have ever experienced in Adelaide. You are going to love this one and so are the kids! Lets unpack it - there's a lot. Half Cup Café is more than just a café, it's soul food. A social and environmental enterprise committed to making a positive impact....

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South Australia’s Best Babyccino – 2024

South Australia’s Best Babyccino – 2024

Just for a bit of fun, every year here at Kids in Adelaide, we engage the help of our huge local audience to hunt down the best babyccinos in South Australia. We then give you guys the only list you'll need for the winter..... the top ten BEST Babyccinos in SA! Perfect for grandparent outings with our little people, play dates, catch ups and an...

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Chuck Wagon 175, North Adelaide

Chuck Wagon 175, North Adelaide

Skip the 16-hour plane trip and dive straight into the great American diner experience at Chuck Wagon 175. Located at North Adelaide, this eatery serves up more than just food; it envelops you in nostalgia with its walls filled with an eclectic mix of movie posters, classic car parts, old-school knickknacks, and an array of superhero figurines....

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Zeea’s Eatery – Tony & Marks

Zeea’s Eatery – Tony & Marks

Zeea's Eatery, exclusive to the Tony & Marks retail experience, is basically the superhero of Adelaide dining spots for families. Picture this: you walk in with your squad of mini-humans, and instead of getting the side-eye from fellow diners, you're greeted with sympathetic nods, quick, quality caffeine offerings and knowing smiles. Talk...

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Causeway Cafe, Victor Harbor

Causeway Cafe, Victor Harbor

No trip to Victor Harbor is complete without a delicious cup of coffee from The Causeway Cafe. Located at Number 1, The Esplanade, this café is the epitome of family-friendly dining. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the iconic Horse Drawn Tram and Warland Reserve, with Granite Island Causeway within easy reach, it's the ideal starting point...

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Peter Rabbit Cafe, Adelaide

Peter Rabbit Cafe, Adelaide

Planning a leisurely brunch with the family before tackling the bustling aisles of Rundle Mall for yet another round of school shoe shopping? Overdue a cosy rendezvous with your bestie or perhaps you just want an aesthetically pleasing spot to read a book and whittle away a few hours? Peter Rabbit welcomes you with open arms. Nestled in...

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Farm Café and Dairy, Beerenberg

Farm Café and Dairy, Beerenberg

In the warmer months, strawberry picking at Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hill's (Hahndorf to be exact) is a bit of a South Australian right of passage. We take our interstate and overseas visitors, we take our kids, and my god is it good! However, we feel a bit cheated. We had no idea until very recently that the 'Farm Café' and inhouse ice...

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Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Benni’s Cafe & Gelato Bar at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opened just before Easter 2019, and is a must-visit when you are in the area. Don’t plan on a quick visit just to buy some amazing chocolate though, there is so much on offer here you may as well book in for lunch at Benni's Cafe and try it all! It's a fabulous alternative to a traditional cellar door with so...

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Taste Of Paradise, Acai Bar & Cafe, Hackham

Taste Of Paradise, Acai Bar & Cafe, Hackham

We visited Taste Of Paradise in Hackham on a 40 degree day and there was nothing that could've cooled us down more than their delicious juices, smoothies and Acai Bowls - this is such a hidden gem in the southern suburbs and we'll be regulars now anytime we need something for the kids that feels like a treat but is actually good for them! Taste...

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Melba’s Chocolate Factory

Melba’s Chocolate Factory

You can now experience Melba's Chocolate Factory in two fantastic, picturesque locations - their original factory in Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, and now in Angaston in the beautiful Barossa Valley! Melbas Chocolates in Woodside, Adelaide Hills Melba's Chocolate Factory is located just past the main shopping area of Woodside, about 40mins east...

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Bloom Cafe

Bloom Cafe

Want an exceptional quality, cute as, *hidden* café on the city fringe, with a secluded river path to explore? Think large alfresco pavilion, shady garden with games strewn, and and irresistible brand new kids menu. Where well behaved dogs are welcome and there are zero cars whizzing past? Throw in coffee so good you will have at least two, and a...

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Moonta Garden & Landscape Supplies + Chloe’s Cafe

Moonta Garden & Landscape Supplies + Chloe’s Cafe

Heading to the Copper Coast and fancy a budget friendly cafe-style meal in a beautiful setting? Who loves pondering a garden shop, perusing the aisles of adorable pots and plants, and enjoys a cup of amazing coffee too? We do! Moonta Garden and Landscape Supplies has everything a parent of 3 kids could want! We wandered the aisles looking at all...

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Acai Affair

Acai Affair

Here's a fun and guilt free spot to take the family! Acai Affair on King William Road is a brand new premium self serve Acai and Frozen Yoghurt Bar! The kids are going to love creating their own bowl and best of all you can indulge completely guilt free here! It's a perfect substitute for Ice Cream and definitely a lot more fun - just wait until...

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Bridgewater Inn

Bridgewater Inn

There’s nothing like sitting back in a beautiful beer garden on a sunny day and enjoying a leisurely meal while you soak up the scenery - even better when it's kid and pooch friendly. Set right alongside Cox Creek and adjacent to the Heysen Trail, the historic Bridgewater Inn is in prime position for making the most of nature's beauty. An ideal...

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Milky Lane, Adelaide

Milky Lane, Adelaide

Fancy your next family friendly meal with a side of gangsta rap? We certainly don’t mind a cheeky burger or two, so when we heard the news that Milky Lane was coming to Adelaide our ears pricked up immediately and like many we waited eagerly for the doors to open. If you’ve been living under a rock and for some unknown reason are unfamiliar with...

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West Beach Eatery

West Beach Eatery

At a quick glance, you might think that West Beach Patisserie & Eatery is only for guests staying at the Big4 in West Beach Parks, but we are here to tell you that it is OPEN to the public, 7 days a week and your family are going to love some of the best coffee, food and hospitality going around! Legitimately, every thing this talented family...

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What the Croque! Café

What the Croque! Café

Hello brand new Adelaide café that your kids are going to LOVE every bit as much as you will! With a delicious French inspired menu, think next level toasties like the OG Croque: Leg Ham, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese and Home Made Béchamel, toasted on sourdough. Plus some of the best coffee we have had in a while AND a beautiful adjoining fenced...

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Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions 'Grapes for Good' initiative, come take a look at our recent visit. Less than an hour away from the...

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Joan’s Pantry

Joan’s Pantry

Newly renovated, Joan’s Pantry is an icon for those who have grown up in the lower foothills around the Blackwood area, with the Hawthorndene cafe serving the community for what seems like forever. Reading through their history and they have indeed been here forever, since the 1920s to be exact! Located in the ideal spot for families, across the...

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High Street Cafe, Kensington

High Street Cafe, Kensington

Picture this. You've been up most of the night with a teething baby and at 5 am, your 4-year-old decides it's time to play. You feel so exhausted you wonder if it's possible to fall asleep standing (the answer is no, FYI). Cue a caffeine fix, because everything is just a bit (or a tonne) better with a great cup of coffee. The kids in tow will...

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Coffee Barn and Gelateria, Moonta

Coffee Barn and Gelateria, Moonta

If you take a trip to Moonta and only stay in the main street or on the foreshore, you're doing it wrong! Head less than 5 minutes from the Moonta town centre, down Spencer Hwy and you'll find the hidden gem, that is the Coffee Barn and Gelateria! Well, we say hidden but the Coffee Barn and Gelateria is such a Copper Coast icon, that everyone in...

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The Shores Eatery, Wallaroo

The Shores Eatery, Wallaroo

It's called The Shores Eatery for a reason! You'll find this fabulous cafe right on the foreshore at Wallaroo at the end of the Jetty - we think it's one of the best places to eat on the Yorke Peninsula. Great food, great views, great service and a great welcoming vibe for the kids. Let's start with that- as soon as we walked in the kids spotted...

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The Vine Shed, McLaren Vale

The Vine Shed, McLaren Vale

We love a family friendly winery and they don't come much better than Vine Shed, in McLaren Vale on the wonderful Fleurieu Peninsula. If you haven't been here yet, clear the diary and book in for lunch, wine tasting or some live music with the whole family at this stunner of a cellar door! The Vine Shed is so much more than a cellar door however...

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Bean and Bikkie Co – Gingerbread Cafe

Bean and Bikkie Co – Gingerbread Cafe

Everyone loves gingerbread. The smell is like a magnet for the food enthusiast, drawing you in off the street like a mermaid’s song. We have long been admirers of Bean and Bikkie Co and are sad to see they are no longer in Hahndorf, however we have popped past their Beulah Park location this week (top of The Parade) and it's nothing short of...

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Diamond Burger

Diamond Burger

Fans of a good burger rejoice, for the incredible hospo team behind C*R*E*A*M cafe down at Brighton (its the one that is ALWAYS packed) and Remy’s Deep Dish Pizza in the city, have entered the burger game…family friendly style! Located on Portrush Road, Glenunga, you are in for an absolute treat, with the U.S cafe style booth set up really...

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Adelaide’s Best Burgers

Adelaide’s Best Burgers

Who doesn’t love a burger? The KiA team have slipped on their stretchy pants (ok that was just Tim) and taken to the streets to find the best family burgers. Fair to say our gastro mission uncovered some serious burger gold. Some we always knew were good, some we had to search bloody hard for and some, well we can’t actually tell you about,...

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Best Fish & Chips in Adelaide

Best Fish & Chips in Adelaide

FISH AND CHIPS. Who doesn't love it? Whether it's fish & chips at the beach on a hot night, or something to warm you up in winter, you really can't go past the local fish & chip shop. Battered, crumbed, grilled or deep fried, there is just something about unwrapping the paper to reveal a delicious piece of fresh fish, being gently hugged...

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Adelaide’s Best Milkshakes & Crazy Shakes

Adelaide’s Best Milkshakes & Crazy Shakes

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard……..ok, no it doesn’t, but some of these beauties might! The Kids in Adelaide team are partial to a milkshake and we have dropped a list of our favourite Adelaide (and beyond) rich, frothy, cold, flavoured dairy milk delights. From the humble traditional milkshake at Cheffy Chelbys in the south, to the...

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Cheffy Chelbys – Morphett Vale & Christies Beach

Cheffy Chelbys – Morphett Vale & Christies Beach

Breakky rolls, brunch and burgers - food for the soul we reckon! Find Cheffy Chelby's in not one but TWO great locations down south. (Soon to be three, with Hallett Cove opening soon!) 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...

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O’Leary Walker

O’Leary Walker

You will be hard pressed to find a better quality, more family friendly winery experience than O'Leary Walker, which overlooks vineyards and magnificent rolling hills of the Clare Valley. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter fit for a king, taste award winning wines or indulge in a guided flight. Our favourite thing? Watching the ear to ear smiles on...

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Adelaide’s Best Donut

Adelaide’s Best Donut

Our team at Kids in Adelaide are passionate about World Donut Day. Nobody hates a donut (especially not kids, or Tim). Possibly the most important food in our South Australian economy, demonstrated regularly when referencing any country town by the quality of the bakery before anything else. Also every bakery lives or dies by its donuts. Case...

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Remy’s – Deep Dish Pizza & Bar, Adelaide

Remy’s – Deep Dish Pizza & Bar, Adelaide

Do your kids love pizza? Do your kids love mac n cheese? If you answered yes to both......don't make them choose! We've found a place where you can get both......together......on the same plate! That's right.......mac n cheese deep crust pizza at Remy's - Deep Dish Pizza & Bar is a thing.....and it's a DELICIOUS crowd pleaser of a thing. If...

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White Picket Coffee House, Dulwich

White Picket Coffee House, Dulwich

We may just have found Adelaide's most charming, family friendly spot to eat, that caters to both parents and kids. White Picket Coffee House, on the Eastern city fringe, serves up some brilliant kid-friendly menu options in a spacious setting with a choice of indoor tables, enclosed verandah tables, or our favourite, the rear courtyard/ garden...

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Village Grounds Cafe, Alberton

Village Grounds Cafe, Alberton

Kids in Adelaide Best Babyccino 2024 - click here for all of the info and full list ‘It takes a village’. As parents, I'm sure you've heard the term thrown around the playground before. But, the Village Grounds Cafe adapts the phrase into their daily perfectly. With a welcoming vibe and philanthropic values, it's easy to see why locals have...

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Charlie’s Diner at Brighton Metro

Charlie’s Diner at Brighton Metro

We recently booked a Saturday lunch at Charlie's Diner with in The Brighton Metro, to check out the brand spanking new indoor playground and our opinion remains, we think this places is the bees knees with kids or when you have a family celebration or multiple tastes to cater. Plus they have some great value deals, like 'Kids Eat Free' on Monday...

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The Experience Cafe Broadview

The Experience Cafe Broadview

If you like your morning with a side of community, respect and diversity, we have a fantastic little well priced excuse to get you out of the house with your babes and toddlers. Enter The Experience Cafe, Broadview, in Adelaide's North East. You'll not only find your caffeine and food fix in an extremely inclusive and friendly environment, there...

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The Boatshed Wallaroo

The Boatshed Wallaroo

Picture this. You head up to the Yorke Peninsula, landing in Wallaroo, ready for a blissful relaxing trip away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You have packed enough clothes for you and the kids to last 48 weekends and are all set, but you have no idea where to eat with the family. Well never fear, because The Boatshed has you covered!...

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The Best Icecream in Adelaide

The Best Icecream in Adelaide

Is there anything better than an ice cream on a hot Adelaide day? (Or any day really?!) We have collated the best spots in Adelaide & beyond to enjoy a delicious ice cream, gelati, gelato, frozen yoghurt or even acai treat with the kids! Whether you're into classic scoops and flavours like vanilla, chocolate or mint chocolate chip, or like...

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Best Sushi in Adelaide (for kids)

Best Sushi in Adelaide (for kids)

Welcome to the ultimate sushi adventure in Adelaide, where even the pickiest little eaters will become sushi enthusiasts! Either that or they will continue to ask for sushi with no seaweed like my kids. Rice, my kids say they eat sushi but basically they just eat rice. However at Kids in Adelaide, we’ve embarked on a mission to uncover the city’s...

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Port Hughes General Store

Port Hughes General Store

If the last time you've seen a general store was in a movie, it's definitely time to pack your bags for a road trip. Location - Port Hughes. First Stop - the General Store! Holidaying *anywhere* on Yorke Peninsula? You need to look this magical little place up and visit, it's that good, worth the drive and you will undoubtedly make some...

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Sassy’s Cat Cafe

Sassy’s Cat Cafe

Adelaide cat lovers, kids who love animals and families looking for a beautiful unique experience, welcome to Sassy's Cat Cafe and Adoption Centre in Felixstow on Payneham Road. Last week we popped out for cake and coffee to meet Sharon and her adorable fluffy friends, some permanent residents and some rescues waiting for forever homes. You can...

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Megazone Noarlunga

Megazone Noarlunga

As the winner of our Best Babyccino in South Australia competition for 2023, we were keen to head to Megazone Noarlunga and give their café a whirl. And yep, the people who voted MegaZone Noarlunga as our winner definitely were not wrong! Not only do they serve up an epic babyccino, they also have an extensive menu full of delicious meals and...

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Woodstock Wine Estate

Woodstock Wine Estate

Ahh McLaren Vale - you are breathtaking! Surrounded by rolling hills dotted with vineyards (lots and lots of vineyards) it’s no wonder wine tasting tops the list on most McLaren Vale itineraries. But with kids in tow, is it possible? It’s not just possible—pick the right one and it can be fun for everyone, we promise!  Here at Kids in...

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Waterloo Station Hotel, Paralowie

Waterloo Station Hotel, Paralowie

This Northern suburbs pub has had a face lift, a new fresh look and we're here to tell you, it's phenomenal! Long gone are the days of this place being the dingy local, the Waterloo is a venue you can feel good about bringing the little ones along to. And we don't just mean nuggets and chips, oh no - they offer so much more! A central location,...

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Schnithouse – Aston Hills

Schnithouse – Aston Hills

Schnitzel lovers of our fair Adelaide Hills....rejoice! The stunning Aston Hills development (right smack bang in the middle of the Gather Round footy venue up at Barker) has opened a huge shopping centre (headlined by a very flash Drakes) and is now complimented by a fabulous family friendly place to take the kids for a huge feed. Schnithouse...

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Taste the Yorke, Moonta

Taste the Yorke, Moonta

I think I just died and went to brunch heaven. I definitely have a new contender for best brunch on Yorke Peninsula...while staying in Moonta, we dropped into Taste The Yorke, a delightful and delicious café on the main drag in town. Run by Jo and her lovely staff, Taste The Yorke gives locals and tourists alike somewhere to support local Yorkes...

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Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market is always a hive of activity and are a great place to explore piles of scrumptious fresh food from a variety of cultures. There's loads for kids to learn, mountains of foods to choose from and plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the activities include face painting, cooking demonstrations, small goods appreciation...

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The Suburban Brew

The Suburban Brew

Day drinking becomes a difficult task when you have children, trust me. I know because I like beer, a lot. But I also like our kids, a lot. In fact, if I had to choose, I'd definitely pick our kids over beer. But, it shouldn't have to be an either-or situation because the undeniable truth is, people like to conregate over drinks and guess what?...

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The Flipside Barcade, Daw Park

The Flipside Barcade, Daw Park

We are the first to admit that we talk a lot about places to visit for families with younger kids. But what about older kids that are too old for a pub playground or colouring pack? Enter THE FLIPSIDE BARCADE in Daw Park. Not only does this place have the best name, it also has some great food, along with some epic entertainment for your older...

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Sisterhood, Somerton Park

Sisterhood, Somerton Park

Here it is, we've found it! The perfect cafe for a catch up with friends with or for when you might be on your own with your kids and just need a coffee and a breather. Sisterhood on Brighton Road at Somerton Park is a delightful spot adjoining LuLu & Lo Boutique - so you really can get your coffee fix and retail therapy all in one place! So...

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Kies Family Wines

Kies Family Wines

We have been in love with Kies Family Wines up in the Barossa Valley for as long as we can remember. It was always such a beautiful stop off on a Barossa wine tour or day trip, that we could not wait to take the kids up to soak in the serenity and tuck into a fabulous meal. Located out at Lyndoch, under an hour from the CBD, this stunning estate...

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Little Beans Play Cafe Port Pirie

Little Beans Play Cafe Port Pirie

Port Pirie locals are already well aware of this place, but anyone travelling to, or through, Port Pirie and looking for a place for the kids to run around and burn off some energy for a few hours Little Beans will provide just that. Located on Florence St, Little Beans is a great spot for kids of all ages with plenty of equipment for kids of all...

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