Kid Friendly Cafes in Auckland

I personally don’t take my kids out to cafes, only because it’s way too much of a hassle; and I worry all the time that my kids are going to act out and I’ll have to leave. So I usually play it safe and don’t go anywhere. However, I do know a lot of you wonderful parents brave the adult world, and take your kids along; and I often get asked where the best places are to go.

Here’s a list of kid friendly cafes in Auckland, divided into the North, South, East, West and Central.

Please note, I have focussed on cafes that make the overall experience easier on the parent – so not necessarily just a kid-friendly menu. Having a play area, or activities for kids is definitely a huge draw for parents!

If I’ve missed any, be sure to let me know below in the comments; I’ll update the post accordingly (kid-friendly means not just a kids menu!):


Cafe Windsor – Windsor Park
Little King Cafe – Milford
Armadillo Cafe – Rothesay Bay
The Postmans Leg – Glenfield
Roberts Coffee Bar – Hobsonville
Roberts Coffee Bar – Millwater / Silverdale
The Stone Oven – Devonport
Dutch Delight – Birkenhead
Fernielea Licensed Cafe – Coatesville
Boric Food Market – Riverhead
Walnut Cottage Cafe – Orewa
Cafe Bella Monte – Belmont
Black Cottage Cafe – Coatesville
Kauri Gum Store & Cafe – Riverhead
Hallertau – Riverhead
Torpedo Bay Cafe – Devonport
Cafe Hibiscus – Whangaparoa
The Wade – Silverdale
Little & Friday – Belmont
DD’s Country Cafe – Waitoki
Passionberry Cafe – Waitoki

Butterfly Creek Cafe – Airport
The Good Home – Takanini
Friend of the Farmer – Takanini
Ardmore Airport Cafe – Ardmore
Esquires Coffee – Takanini
Red Shed Palazzo – Karaka

Charlie & George – Stonefields
Hawthorne Dene Cafe – Botany Downs
Shamrock Cottage – Howick

BFF Adventureland – Henderson
The Tannery – New Lynn
Stripe Cafe – Titirangi
Mozaik Cafe – New Lynn
Cafe Korero – Swanson
Humbug Cafe – Glen Eden
Whoa! Studios – Henderson
The Delicious Food Store – Te Atatu (Formerly The Luscious Food Store)
Carriages Cafe – Kumeu
Route 16 Cafe – Kumeu

Catroux – Westmere
Tulip Cafe – Mt Roskill
Trinity of Silver Cafe – Mt Albert
Bean There Cafe – Onehunga
Ristretto – Royal Oak
The Parenting Place Cafe – Greenlane
The Fridge Cafe – Kingsland
Onehunga Cafe – Onehunga
The Good Home – Onehunga
Columbus Coffee – Mt Wellington
Peel to Pip – Morningside
The Fairy Shop Cafe – Ponsonby
Ironique – Mt Eden

Bunnings / Mitre 10 Mega’s always have great cafe’s with playgrounds
Coffee Club, and Columbus around Auckland can sometimes cater more towards kids.
Your local plant barn may also have a kid-friendly cafe – Kings, Palmers, etc

Remember it always pays to call first to make sure the cafe has what you require!

Be sure to check out my Things To Do In Auckland With Young Kids as well.


Like I said above, if you know of any kid friendly cafes, let me know! But REMEMBER: kid friendly means MORE than just a kids menu …



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