Having a kid these days doesn’t mean your foodie adventures have to come to an end. Spectacular Sydney is serving up plenty of delightful choices for families to take their mini-gourmets to enjoy fancy babyccinos along with a perfectly smashed avo.
Check out my top kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney – where the wee ones can eat and play while adults dine on fine cuisine.
- 1 Kid-friendly Restaurants in Sydney
- 1.1 Black Star Rosebery and Entertainment Quarter
- 1.2 Burnt Orange
- 1.3 Clover Cafe
- 1.4 The Groundskeeper Cafe
- 1.5 Three Williams
- 1.6 The Grounds of Alexandria
- 1.7 Bitton Gourmet
- 1.8 The Incinerator Willoughby
- 1.9 Coogee Pavilion
- 1.10 Grandma’s at McEvoy in Alexandria
- 1.11 Camperdown Commons
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Kid-friendly Restaurants in Sydney
The Picnic Burwood
The Picnic at Burwood is a whimsical elevation of the humble outdoor dining experience. The outdoor cafe is located inside a pavilion in a park in Burwood, a few metres from a large, fenced in playground. The menu is delightful and delicious. Adults can order the very insta-worthy pavlova hotcakes while kids’ eyes light up to see the adorable “bear” dish of bear-shaped toastwith banana and blueberries.The Picnic is our constant go-to and is always on the list of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney.
Get more info on visiting The Picnic Burwood here.
The Picnic Burwood
Burwood Rd & Park Ave, Burwood
Hours: Tue-Sun 8am-4pm. Closed Mondays.
Black Star Rosebery and Entertainment Quarter
The home of delicious pastry such as the famous watermelon cake as well as quiche that tastes like heaven, Black Star’s Rosebery and Moore Park cafes are perfect places to take the kids to appreciate the finer tastes in life. Both have large seating areas with plenty of tables and space for strollers, and the Rosebery one has a nice little set of toys for kids to play with while they’re munching their way through some of the best cake in Sydney.
Get more information on visiting Black Star Rosebery here.
Black Star Pastry
C1, 85-113 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm Sat & Sun 8am-4pm
210 Bent St, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-5pm, Fri & Sat, 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-4pm
The Burnt Orange cafe is housed in an historic sandstone manor overlooking Sydney Harbour. Adults are spoiled for choice with an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, while kids can enjoy fine dining of their own with options such as the crumbed whiting fillets with chips, pasta spirals with fresh tomato sauce or mini organic cheeseburger with chips served with a smartie cookie and a choice of fresh orange juice, strawberry or chocolate milk for $15. Next to the dining area upstairs is a gorgeous boutique store filled with kids toys and clothes.
Get more info on visiting Burnt Orange here and on their amazing high tea here.
1109 Middle Head Rd, Mosman
Hours: Daily 8:30am-5:30pm
A cheerful little cafe on Annandale, a part of Sydney with loads of young families. A kids play area with sturdy toys keeps little ones entertained while their parents enjoy their baked eggs and fresh juice. While the breakfast menu is light on kids meals the lunch menu has a choices such as the every-popular toastie.
78 Booth St, Annandale
Hours: Daily, 7am-3pm
The Groundskeeper Cafe
Around the corner from the bustling Top Ryde Shopping centre, you’ll find the Groundskeeper Café in Ryde Park. Kids enjoy their own menu section, called “The Little Groundskeeper”, including simple dishes like eggs with bacon with toast, a ham and cheese omelette with toast, pancakes with strawberries and a ham and cheese toastie. Adults will enjoy traditional dishes with a Middle Eastern twist.
Outside there is a shaded playground where kids can play within their parents’ view, and a new scooter/bike path has opened up within Ryde Park, too.
Get more info on visiting the Groundskeeper Cafe and Ryde Park here.
The Grounds Keeper Cafe
Ryde Park, 30 Argyle Avenue, Ryde
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9am-4pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A cafe in the trendy part of Redfern, Three Williams is a delightful surprise for families looking to dine in the area. A peek inside the entrance into the cavernous underground cafe reveals plenty of space. Kids love to race up and down the ramp intended for disabled access, that leads them straight to a giant chalkboard and small play area. The food is fantastic and the staff extremely kind towards their youngest guests.
Get more info on visiting Three Williams here.
613a Elizabeth St, Redfern
Hours: Daily, 7am-4pm
The Grounds of Alexandria
This cafe is constantly rated one of Sydney’s best for a very good reason. The Grounds of Alexandra is a cornucopia of whimsical delights. From the farm animals (meeting the famous pig, “Kevin Bacon” is a must) to the play area, fountain and rambling paths leading through gardens and lanes bursting with flowers, statues and tiny creative details, the external grounds at The Grounds is, in itself, worth a visit alone.
The food is excellent: the popular “signature avocado” set a new standard in smashed avo brekkies when introduced a few years back. The Grounds is such a special place to visit that it is always right up the top of lists mentioning the best kid-friendly restaurants in Sydney.
Get more info on visiting The Grounds of Alexandria here.
The Grounds of Alexandria
7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-9pm, Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 7:30am-10pm, Sunday 7:30am-9pm
Ask for a table out the back next to the small toddler play area when dining at Bitton Gourmet with littles. Adults enjoy the delicious French-Australian cuisine while the kids love that they have somewhere to play while waiting for their scrambled eggs. We love their all-day breakfast menu and the can-do staff who are always happy to help in anyway they can.
Get more info on visiting Bitton Gourmet here.
36-37A Copeland St, Alexandria
Hours: Wed-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun-Tues 7am-4pm.
The Incinerator Willoughby
A popular cafe for families on Sydney’s North Shore, the cafe is inside old incinerator that has been given a new lease of life. Outdoor tables and grassy areas give kids plenty of room to roam while their parents enjoy “Have it your way” free range eggs and Ti Tam milkshakes. A nearby playground provides a convenient place to let kids run around if there’s a wait for tables.
Get more info on visiting The Incinerator Cafe here.
The Incinerator Willoughby
2 Small St, Willoughby
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7am-4pm, Fri & Sat 7am-4pm, 5pm-10pm
Head to the back of the Coogee Pavilion to find a paradise for kids and their parents. Giant games of Connect Four and Scrabble, building blocks, board games and a colouring table entertain the kids, leaving adults free to enjoy a well-deserved drink. The wood-fire pizzas are our fave dishes to order.
Get more info on visiting the Coogee Pavilion here and on the perfect day in Coogee here.
169 Dolphin St, Coogee
Hours: Daily, 7:30am-12am
Grandma’s at McEvoy in Alexandria
One of our go-to kid-friendly cafes in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, Grandma’s Little Bakery serves up home-style cooking and baking in a cosy, friendly environment. Their concept is “bringing together flavours & loved recipes from real Grandmas & Grandpas from all over the world”, which I found very sweet. Try their famous Shakshuka (2 eggs served on a hot pan, olive oil with added ingredients like feta or spinach, served w/ Bread). A standard all-day breakfast menu plus soups, salads, sandwiches and pastries are also on offer. Kids adore getting their milkshakes and juices in the bear-shaped mugs – if you can tear them away from the playspace, that is!
Grandma’s Little Bakery Alexandria
140-142 McEvoy St, Alexandria
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-4pm
Order a meal from acre, the sustainably-focused eatery at Camperdown Commons, while the kids play nearby. Diners can choose between a large, sit down restaurant and bar, container with takeaway coffee and snacks and a casual outdoor area on the terrace or lawn area outside. Many of the ingredients in the dishes come directly from the pocket gardens onsite, making the dining experience very literally farm-to-table. Families will particularly love the outdoor area with its interactive kids’ play space and chicken coop where rescue hens from battery farms now live a life of luxury.
Get more info on visiting Camperdown Commons here.
31a Mallett Street, Camperdown
Hours: Mon-Thu 12pm–3pm, 5pm–10pm, Fri-Sun 8am–3pm, 5pm–10pm
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