50+ Child-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town, the Northern Suburbs and Cape Winelands
Trying to figure out where to go out and eat, somewhere family-friendly? Take a look at our list for Child-friendly restaurants and Cafés in Cape Town, the Northern Suburbs, Durbanville Hills and the Cape Winelands, I’m sure you will find something where you can relax and where the kids can enjoy themselves.
Child-friendly Restaurants and Cafés in Cape Town
1. Bistro Sixteen82 Restaurant, Southern Suburbs
Located adjacent to the Steenberg Winery, extending into beautiful gardens the Bistro offers fine dining and inventive dishes full of flavour and freshness. The kids are most welcome and can enjoy the garden and open spaces.
Website: www.steenbergfarm.com | Contact: 021 713 2211
2. Four &Twenty Café, Wynberg
The café and staff here are passionate about producing traditional yet unconventional products with the aim of creating a love for food. A welcome environment in the heart of Wynberg; where the kids can enjoy a yummy treat from their pastry kitchen.
Website: www.fourandtwentycafe.co.za | Contact: 021 762 0975
3. Jonkershuis Constantia Eatery, Groot Constantia
This eatery can be found in Groot Constantia with beautiful views with indoor and outdoor seating available. The menu has a Cape Malay influence and is perfect for many occasions. The kids can have fun and enjoy themselves on their lush green lawns.
Website: www.jonkershuisconstantia.co.za | Contact: 021 794 6255
4. Knead Palmyra Junction, Claremont
A neighborhood café and artisan bakery, providing simple comfort food that everybody will enjoy.
Website: www.kneadbakery.co.za | Contact: 021 671 0802
5. The Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant and coffee shop, Newlands
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and tea under Camphor trees in a tranquil setting. The Restaurant is definitely family-friendly and boasts a great garden area the kids can enjoy.
Website: www.montebello.co.za | Contact: 021 689 3158
6. Rhodes Memorial Tea Garden and Restaurant, Rhodes Avenue, Mowbray
Situated on the Northern slope of Table Mountain, this historic and child-friendly Restaurant and tea garden offers beautiful views and delicious food. They offer special rates for children under 10 years old and has recently been renovated to include a playground with swings, slides, a jungle gym, and sand pit.
Website: www.rhodesmemorial.co.za | Contact:
7. Jakes On Summerley Restaurant, Kenilworth
Great food and even better service with indoor and outdoor seating available. They offer a social and relaxed environment for adults and kids.
Website: www.jakes.co.za | Contact: 021 797 0366
8. Café Paradiso, Kloof Street, Gardens Cape Town
A relaxed restaurant serving country-style dishes. The kids can enjoy a unique cooking experience making their own pizza and cookies.
Website: www.cafeparadiso.co.za | Contact:021 422 0403
9. The Two Ocean’s Restaurant, Cape Point Nature Reserve
Famous for its seafood cuisine and stunning ocean views. They serve great sushi and have a kids menu available that include fish balls and crumbed chicken for those picky eaters.
Website: www.capepoint.co.za/two-oceans-restaurant | Contact: 021 780 9200
10. Company’s Garden Restaurant, Cape Town
Found in the heart of Cape Town, in the historic Company’s Garden is a restaurant that is made for families. They serve a selection of light meals and tea time treats with a South African flair. There is plenty for the kids to do at this child-friendly restaurant; a jungle gym, outdoor chess set, nest chairs and wooden animals to play on. This is one is on the list for family-friendly destinations.
Website: www.thecompanysgarden.com | Contact: 021 423 2919
11. Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek
Cape Point Vineyards is an award-winning winery with a restaurant, function venue, and picnic spot. The picnic can be enjoyed on the large beautiful lawns surrounding a dam and the kids can have fun running around or climbing on the jungle gyms that are found on the banks of the dam.
Website: www.cpv.co.za | Contact: 021 789 0900
12. Da Vinci’s, Harfield Village, Cape Town
Da Vinci’s is a great place to enjoy delicious pizzas and all their yummy food in a family-friendly environment. Kids under the age of 12 eat free on Monday’s.
Website: www.davincison2nd.co.za | Contact: 021 6835453
13. Deer Park Café, Vredehoek, Cape Town
The restaurant borders on the Rocklands Road Park; this is a fenced public park with swings and jungle gyms. While you have your cup of coffee the kids can enjoy the park playground. A great child-friendly restaurant with extensive kids menu available.
Website: | Contact: 021 462 6311
14. Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar, Hout Bay
Swings, a jungle gym, a beautiful sea and mountain view, what more could you ask for. Oh yes, and great food of course.
Website: www.dunesrestaurant.co.za | Contact: 021 790 1876
15. Massiomo's, Hout Bay
Massimo's is an Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria that has an outside, shaded and secure play area that offers plenty of entertainment for the kids.
Website: www. massimos.co.za | Contact: 021 790 5648
16. Eden on the Bay Mall, Blouberg
Find a number of restaurants suitable for all ages. There is also a lovely grass area where you can have picnics and a jungle gym for the kids to play on. There are also many stores, coffee shops and events held at Eden on the Bay.
Website: Eden on the Bay | Contact: 021 556 2043
17. Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek
A weekly market that provides coffee, freshly baked bread, regular live music acts and loads more on offer. The kids can enjoy a spacious and safe outdoor playground.
Website: Noordhoek Farm Village
18. The Foodbarn, Noordhoek
Delicious fine dining at this fabulous Restaurant and Deli. The family-friendly restaurant also has a play area for the kids with a jungle gym and swings. The Deli offers lunches and dinners and of course some delicious cakes for dessert.
Website: www.thefoodbarn.co.za | Contact: 021 789 1390
19. Spiros, Hout Bay
Spiro’s offers Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Spiro’s is a child-friendly restaurant that has a kid’s play area to keep them occupied with a full-time childminder, while you enjoy your much needed time out. There is also a kiddies menu, so the little ones are well looked after here.
Contact: 021 791 3897
20. Driftwood Cafe, Parklands, Cape Town
This is a family-style restaurant in Table View, providing a kiddies menu and outdoor play area.
Contact: 021 557 8401
21. Millstone Farm Stall and Cafe, Pinelands
This is a family-friendly restaurant located only about 12 minutes from Cape Town. The child-friendly restaurant forms part of the Oude Molen Eco-Village. Here the kids can feed the farm animals, take a pony ride or playing the tree house, there is plenty of things to do.
22. Die Damhuis Restaurant, Melkbosstrand
Die Damhuis is the oldest building in Melkbosstrand and been declared as a National Monument. The building has been restored to a wonderful Restaurant on the beachfront. They provide delicious seafood and for the kids, there is a large covered sand area where they can build sand castles and play on the jungle gym.
Website: www.diedamhuis.co.za | Contact: 021 553 0093
23.Octopus Gardens Restaurant, St James
Colourful, creative dining restaurant with separate beautiful garden. The restaurant is kid-friendly and dog-friendly with a jungle gym and treehouse.
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Website: www.facebook.com/OctopusGardenRestaurantStJames/ | Contact: 076 904 0976
24. Little Stream Conference Centre and Tea Garden, Constantia
Situated in the peaceful hills of Constantia, this establishment is great for events like kitchen teas and kids parties. Experience a relaxing afternoon under the shade of the beautiful trees.
Website: www.littlestream.co.za | Contact: 021 794 3413 or 021 794 9147
25. Open Door Restaurant, Constantia
Located on the historic Constantia Uitsig Farm, the restaurant provides entertaining kids play area along with good food. Not only that but there is also a bike park nearby. The Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Website: www.opendoorrestaurant.co.za/ | Contact: 021 794 3010
Child-friendly Restaurants in Cape Town Northern Suburbs
26. Bamboo Garden Restaurant, Joostenbervlakte
The Bamboo restaurant has a lovely indoor and outdoor seating area. They serve great food and of course, it is on the same premises as the Bugz Family Playpark.
Contact: 021 987 7455
27. Ocean Basket, Glengarry
The Ocean Basket in Glengarry is a family and child-friendly Restaurant that offer a kids menu and a great indoor play area.
Contact: Ocean Basket
28. Tables @ Nitidia, Nitidia Wine Estate, Tygerberg Valley Road
This is a firm family-friendly favourite. All kids are welcome in the children’s play area on their beautiful lawns. They provide a yummy kids menu and baby chairs to keep the little ones safe.
Website: www.tablesatnitida.co.za | Contact: 021 975 9357
29. The Hollow tree, Bellville, and Durbanville
The Hollow tree restaurant is located within beautiful garden settings; provide outdoor seating areas and children facilities.
Website: www.thehollowtree.co.za/ | Contact: 021 914 0186 \ 021 976 3522
30. Dutch Haven Bistro, High Street, Durbanville
Dutch-inspired dishes served in a relaxed child-friendly environment. A children’s menu is available and the kids can play on a jungle gym outside, the little ones also have an enclosed play area.
Website: www.dutchhaven.co.za | Contact: 021 914 6120
31. Willowbridge Restaurants, Bellville
Willowbridge offers a variety of restaurants and cafes that all offer great food in a relaxed shopping environment. You can choose the Primi Piati, the Woolworths Restaurant to the more recent RocoMamas. There are small play areas with jungle gyms the kids can play on scattered throughout the Willowbridge Mall.
Website: Willowbridge Mall | Contact: 021 914 7218
32. Hillcrest Estate, Durbanville
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and tea amongst the sweeping vineyards. Be relaxed and comfortable and enjoy the spectacular views. Their lawn is popular for families and kids.
Website: www.hillcrestfarm.co.za | Contact: 021 970 5800
33. Ke Monate Restaurant, Signal Gun Wines, Durbanville
Enjoy a family day with a delicious meal while the kids can explore their sweeping gardens. Enjoy their craft beer selection and wines away from the noise of everyday life.
Website: www.signalgun.com | Contact: 021 976 7343
34. Rusty Oak Bistro, Durbanville
The Rusty Oak can be located in the heart of Durbanville at the popular Ruslamere Hotel, Spa and conference centre. This is a great destination to spend time with family and friends. There are plenty of activities for the kids with a jungle gym and swings.
Website: www.rustyoak.co.za | Contact: 021 975 5677
35. Crown Restaurant and Wine Bar, Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville
Inside and outside seating available so you can look at the spectacular views. The menu is changed regularly and also caters for the kiddies. They do have quite nice lawns, a jumping castle and jungle gym for the kids.
Website: www.crownrestaurant.co.za | Contact: 021 975 0383
36. Ashley’s Family Restaurant and café, Goodwood
Ashley’s is a family child-friendly restaurant with a dedicated kiddies corner and menu. There is also a kiddies club the little ones can join to get extra special deals.
Website: www.ashleysrestaurant.co.za | Contact: 021 591 8555
37. Lisa's Restaurant, Milnerton
Lisa’s can be found in the Stodels in Milnerton, they offer light meals, kids parties, and functions.
Website: Lisa's Restaurant | Contact: 021 551 0880
38. Blasters, Brackenfell
A child-friendly restaurant found at the Cape Gate Décor Centre. They offer the biggest, safest and supervised indoor play area in South Africa.
Website: Blasters | Contact: 021 981 7555
39. Rocomamas, Cape Town
There are a number of these restaurants all over Cape Town from Green point to Stellenbosch. In the northern suburbs, you will find one in Willowbridge, Okavango angle gyms, Durbanville. They may not have huge play areas and jungle gyms, but the yummy milkshakes, waffles, burgers, and fries will keep the busiest little one occupied for a while. Everybody can also play a game of Jenga to pass the time.
Website: www.rocomamas.com | Contact: See website for different branches
40. Durbanville Hills Restaurants
The Durbanville Hills restaurant offers a wonderful family-friendly environment from which to escape to. The expansive area has double volume ceiling, wood finishes, and local décor. The restaurant offers scenic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and the vineyards. The wooden deck is the perfect place to be for sipping on a glass of superb wine whilst the kids enjoy themselves in the play-area.
Website:www.durbanvillehills.co.za/our-restaurant/ | Contact: +27 (0)21 558 1300
Child-friendly Restaurants in the Cape Winelands
41. Eight Restaurant, Spier Wine farm, Stellenbosch
Located on the well know Spied Wine farm in Stellenbosch. (https://thingstodowithkids.co.za/child-friendly/spier-stellenbosch) Fresh and natural ingredients are used in their healthy and delicious food. They have a children’s menu and the kids can play on the beautiful lawns and jungle gym outside.
Website: www.spier.co.za/food/eight-restaurant | Contact: 021 809 1100
42. Ride in café, Stellenbosch
This café can be found on the Jonkershoek road in Stellenbosch, offering breakfasts and lunches. The kids can play on a small bike track or in the large garden. The Ride in café also offers bike rentals for adults and also provides different child seats and kids trailers so the whole family can enjoy their outdoor experience.
Website: www.ridein.co.za | Contact: 021 883 3985
43. Mont Marie Restaurant, Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch
They offer a kids menu and jungle gym where the kids can play while you enjoy your meal.
Website: www.montmarie.co.za/ | Contact: 021 880 0777
44. Southey’s Bistro, Somerset West
The Bistro is a child-friendly restaurant and can be found on the main road in Somerset West, offering a wonderful and relaxed experience with a safe playground for the kids to enjoy
Website: www.southeysbistro.co.za/ | Contact: 021 851 6060
45. Skilpadvlei restaurant, Stellenbosch
A popular family destination that offers delectable food, wine, and beautiful views. They also provide a large outdoor play area and an indoor play area for those rainy days.
Website: www.skilpadvlei.co.za/ | Contact: 021 881 3237
46. Warwick Wine Estate, R44, Stellenbosch
A lush picnic area with a jungle gym area for the kids and lots of entertainment for everyone.
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Website: www.warwickwine.com | Contact: 021 884 4410
47. Tokara Delicatessen & Restaurant, Stellenbosch
The Tokara Delicatessen is a child-friendly deli offering breakfast and lunch with scenic views of the mountains and vineyards. The kids can play on the wooden jungle gym and there is also a slide and sandpit.
Website: www.tokararestaurant.co.za/ | Contact: 021 885 2550
48. Blue Rock Restaurant and Café, Somerset West
They promote a healthy lifestyle and provide only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is located on the Blue Rock Resort where there are activities the whole family can join and enjoy.
Website: www.bluerock.co.za/ | Contact: 021 858 1330
49. The Stables at Vergelegen, Somerset West
A family and child-friendly restaurant where you can find beautiful views and a spacious garden for the kids to run around in.
Website: www.vergelegen.co.za/ | Contact: 021 847 2100
50. The Deck Restaurant @ Ridgeback, Paarl
Enjoy a delicious meal looking over the beautiful dam; the kids will enjoy the wonderful open spaces and love the swans and ducks found on the estate.
Contact: 021 869 8068
51. The Red Table Restaurant (Nederburg Wines), Paarl
Located beneath the Drakenstein Mountains in the Manor House. The Restaurant offers fresh food and a comfortable atmosphere. In the summer months, you can enjoy your meal outside under the shade of their beautiful old trees where there is plenty of space for the kids to run around.
Contact: 021 877 5155
52. The Goatshed Restaurant, Fairview Wine Estate, Paarl
Their philosophy is, fresh and homemade is always better. They offer the original cheesecake for weddings and events. I have seen this recently on television and it looks great, different types of cheese and other yummy goodies make up your tiered cake. This is something different, savoury, sweet and delicious. The kids will love the Goat Tower, the home of Fairview’s furry friends and mascot.
Website: www.fairview.co.za/goat-shed/ | Contact: 021 863 3609
53. Pearl Rock Terrace, Paarl
The view of the Laborie Wine Estate are wonderful, the service is great and the kids are welcome.
Here is a review of Pearl Rock from Tripadvisor from a happy customer:
If you are looking for a child-friendly restaurant with friendly service, a beautiful view and good food and wine, you cannot do better than Pearl Rock Terrace. The waiters call our children by their names and there is always some kind of surprise for them. Every experience there is a good one. Definitely a family favourite!
Website: www.pearlrockterrace.co.za | Contact: 021 807 3467
54. Under Oaks, Paarl
A family-owned working farm found in the Cape Winelands Town of Paarl. They make great pizzas and pasta and provide a kid’s menu. The kids can also play on the large lawn, jungle gym and swings.
Website: www.underoaks.co.za | Contact: 021 869 8045
55. Allée Bleue, Franschhoek
They offer visitors a wonderful experience at their restaurant, bistro and picnic venue and fresh produce shop surrounded by spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley. Enjoy a picnic with the kids well looked after with a jungle gym, jumping castle and trampoline.
Website: www.alleebleue.co.za | Contact: 021 874 1021
56.Franschhoek Station Pub, Franschhoek
The Pub offers something for all tastes and provides great specials on a regular basis. They have live music and craft beer and biltong tastings. They also have a jungle gym, swings and a jumping castle in a safe outside play area.
Website: www. franschhoekstationpub.co.za | Contact: 021 876 3938
57. Hermitage Family Restaurant, Hazendal Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
The food at the Hermitage is a fusion of Mediterranean and South Africa flair. The restaurant and coffee shop offer a jungle gym for the kids, play area and also a kids menu. Family picnics can also be enjoyed by the whole family.
Website: www.hazendal.co.za | Contact: 021 903 5034
58. Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl
They offer breakfast, lunch, dinners and picnics. The Wine Estate has a kids menu for the Restaurant as well as a kids picnic choice. They also have loads of activities to do with the whole family including, hiking, fishing, tented camping, and loads more.
Website: www.rhebokskloof.co.za | Contact: 021 869 8386
59. Wild Clover Farm, Stellenbosch
The Wild Clover’s kid’s zone offers a variety of activities for the kids such as a jungle gym and bike track. They also have a wildlife sanctuary and you can enjoy other activities and more including horseback riding and archery. The Restaurant offers great food with a kids menu.
Website: www.wildclover.co.za | Contact: 021 865 2248
60. Dornier Bodega Restaurant, Stellenbosch
The restaurant offers great food and an outdoor area that overlooks a jungle gym. The kids' can enjoy their time in a pirate-themed play area.
Website: Dornier Bodega Restaurant | Contact: 021 880 0557
61. Hog House, Spier- Stellenbosch
The Hog House offers craft and has a wonderful bakery. The Hoghouse Barbeque Garage also offers a Texan style smokehouse experience. There is plenty of open grass for the kids to play on as well as a wooden jungle gym. There is no special supervision for the kids, but parents will be able to keep an eye on their children sitting at the outdoor tables.
Website: www.hhbc.co.za/ | Contact: 021 881 3174
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