Take a look at the best kiddie friendly restaurants around South Africa.

As a parent, looking for a child friendly restaurant with great food and ambience for kids and adults can be a challenge. We’ve taken the guess work out and found various options around the country to suit your needs.

Blue Water Café in Kommetjie

Enjoy the scenic drive to Kommetjie and settle in at Imhoff’s Blue Water Café for a feast on some of the best pizzas in the province. An enclosed outdoor jungle gym is on-site to burn off excess energy while a nearby petting zoo will have them talking for days. Kids under the age of 12 have a choice of chicken burgers, fish and chips or toasted sandwiches.

Bon Amis at Bloemendal in Durbanville

Your little ones can enjoy fresh air, a jungle gym, rabbit hutch and plenty of space to run wild under the shade of tall trees at Bon Amis. Kids can enjoy firm favourites on the menu such as burgers, toasted sandwiches, pizzas, hot dogs and gourmet milkshakes. Parents can take delight in fresh salads, light meals, burgers and succulent steaks. Changing facilities are available for both mom and dad at this restaurant.

AJ’s in the Park in Craighall Park

This child friendly restaurant in Craighall Johannesburg is centered around no-technology fun for children. With an enormous outdoor play area, jumping castles, jungle gyms and complimentary kites this restaurant is guaranteed to be a favourite with parents and kids alike.

The play area is mainly outdoors, with an indoor option and kiddie’s library, perfect for rainy days. A separate changing facility where parents of young children can use complimentary baby powders, wet wipes and a nappy bin.

*Kids eat free on Tuesdays and child minders are available on weekends

Bambanani in Melville

The Bambanani restaurant in Melville with outdoor play area, TV and game room, with a sweet and toy shop is any child’s dream destination in Johannesburg. The outdoor play area has a huge jungle gym and the sweet and toy shop features delicious goodies and imported toys to excite enquiring minds.

There is a set children’s menu with all the usual suspects on such as mac and cheese, hot dogs, burgers and chicken nuggets. All kids receive complimentary lucky packets and there are special activities for kids three times a week such as puppetry, magic shows, mobile zoo and kiddies’ disco.

Dimples Cafe in Woodmead

Dimples Café in Woodmead is located at the World of Golf and promises tons of fun for kids age two to early teens. With a state-of-the-art play area offering activities such as soccer, basketball, netball, sand art, face painting, biscuit decorating and golf, your children will be entertained for hours.

Built it yourself pizzas are available for kids, along with other firm favourites such as croissants with Nutella, chicken strips and mac and cheese. Parents can enjoy peace of mind while they eat with diligent and experienced child minders on duty.

Bona Terra Café in Hillcrest

The Bona Terra Café in Hillcrest in a haven for children with sand pits, slides, activity tables and a wooden jungle gym. Little visitors can enjoy pizzas, burgers and gourmet shakes. Adults can sit back and feast on cheese boards, gourmet salads and colourful quiches while friendly childminders keep an eye on the kids.

Modern Italian Kitchen in Menlo Park

The Modern Italian Kitchen features delicious pizzas with unconventional mouth watering toppings and various authentic pasta dishes for your enjoyment. The kids have plenty of things to do in the form of a jungle gym and fun activities available on weekends and holidays such as sand art and plaster mould painting. The kiddie’s menu features tasty goodies such as pizza, ribs and meatballs.

Port Elizabeth
Coffee and Kids Company

The name says it all! The Coffee and Kids Company provides you with delicious coffee, giving your children a safe place to burn off their energy while you refuel yours. With a fully equipped indoor and outdoor playground, this hot spot has a little something to captivate all age groups from young to old. Parents can enjoy delicious daily specials while children are entertained with a sandpit, jungle gym and ball pit.

We hope you’ve found some new places to dine with kids in your area, check in next time for more updates on this popular topic at Absolute Mama.