Activity Category: Cafes

Beach House and Kiosk, Island Bay, Wellington

Beach House and Kiosk Wellington

Situated on Wellington’s South Coast, this light and airy cafe is a good place to go if you’ve been exploring the rock pools in the Marine Reserve or perhaps walked some or all of the way to Red Rocks. There are no toys or colouring in for kids (so you…

Mr Go’s, Wellington

Mr Gos

While this restaurant, in the heart of Wellington, isn’t specifically child-friendly, in that there’s no children’s menu or toy basket, kids that are happy to try different foods, do seem to love it here. The menu is modern Asian hawker street food with twists on the food from several Asian…

Sawmill brewery and Smoko Room, near Matakana

Sawmill Brewery

The restaurant at this brewery is very child friendly with great, friendly staff. The kids’ menu has a platter of different finger food to pick at with the choice of 3 main protein items to choose from. The regular menu lends itself to sharing so if your kids are into trying different…

Henry & Ted Café, Papamoa

Henry and Ted CAfe

Bright airy café, popular with locals. There’s a large menu covering breakfast/brunch and lunch options. There’s also a cabinet with lots of savoury and sweet baked goodies – GF, DF and refined sugar free options are all available. Vegetarians are also catered for throughout. There’s a small kids’ menu (crepes,…

Floating Rock Winery, Kuratau

Floating Rock Pizza Kuratau

***Only open during some school holidays. Check the website or Facebook page before you go*** Set high above the vines, this small café specializes in woodfire pizza, made to order and served piping hot on wooden boards. There’s a range of around 8 different pizzas with a GF base option…

The Landing Restaurant @ The Riverhead Tavern

Riverhead

Around since 1857 this is certainly an old pub which happens to have a good restaurant. It feels like a world away from Auckland yet is actually less than 30km from the central downtown area. The menu is extensive covering brunch, lunch and dinner and there’s a separate kids’ menu…

Waimea Restaurant, Waikanae

Waimea Cafe Waikanae

Set near the Surf Life saving club, nested among the sand dunes, Waimea makes for a good alternative to the other cafes in Waikanae if you fancy a change or are based at the northern end of Waikanae. There are tables both outside and inside with an indoor fire place…

It’s Quite Cool Gelato, Martinborough

Its Quite Cool Gelato

Once a shop, now a cart on a trailer, the gelato and sorbet served by It’s Quite Cool is still delicious! Great choice of flavours and extremely friendly servers. They’ll even sell a kiddie size to adults that just don’t want a huge ice cream. There are tables, chairs and…

Coffee HQ, Ohakune

Coffee HQ Ohakune

Only open for the winter ski season, roughly July – October. Give them a call if you’re not sure. If you’re in need of a quick caffeine fix, check out the little coffee hut near TCB hire shop. Selling Revive coffee it is reputably the best coffee in town! You…

Johnny Nation’s Chocolate Eclair Shop, Ohakune

Chocolate Eclair Ohakune

Only open in the winter season (roughly beginning of June to early November). Check their Facebook page to see if they’re open. Essentially a dairy with in store bakery and famous for its Chocolate Eclairs, as the name suggests! If you’re looking to fill a sweet gap, this is a…