Activity Category: Cafes

The Chippery, Wellington

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This is not specifically child friendly but what kid doesn’t like fish and chips and what adult doesn’t enjoy GOOD fish and chips? That’s why The Chippery (2 branches at either end of the CBD) makes it onto this website! It’s not the cheapest fish and chips around but it…

Florence’s Foodstore and Cafe, Wanaka

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Set a little way out of Wanaka, on the road to Cardrona, as the name suggests, this is a cafe and food shop that comes highly recommended. Breakfast (served till 11.30am), lunch and morning/afternoon tea are on offer here with many of the food ingredients sourced locally. Seating is both inside and…

Mexico (restaurant) Christchurch & Wellington

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This is a chain restaurant with a branch in Wellington, Christchurch Hamilton and 4 branches in Auckland. The branches in Wellington, Hamilton and Britomart have all been recommended and they offer the same menu and set up and were equally good. The other branches should be too but if you’ve been to…

Mexico (restaurant), various locations Auckland

Mexico

This is a chain restaurant with 4 branches in Auckland and another in each of Wellington, Hamilton and Christchurch. The one in Britomart and others around the country have been recommended and they offer the same menu and set up, so the other branches should be good too. Let me know…

Cardrona Hotel, Central Otago

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Set halfway between Queenstown and Wanaka, The Cardrona Hotel gets recommended by lots of families. Whether you’re looking for somewhere warm and cosy to eat and drink in the winter (inside and outside fire places) or a place for the kids to runaround outside in the warmer months (great, big…

Sweet treats at Patagonia Chocolates, Arrowtown

Patagonia Chocolates

If you’re after an ice cream, hot chocolate, coffee or dessert, look no further than Patagonia Chocolates, which has outlets in 3 different Central Otago locations (Wanaka and Queenstown as well as this one). There are 20 different ice cream and sorbet flavours to choose from, some have even won…

Picnic Cafe and city end Botanic Garden, Wellington

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Set in the Rose Gardens which is one part of the Botanic Garden, this cafe has been serving up breakfast and lunch in beautiful surroundings for years! This is a great place for families to eat, whether it be for a snack or full meal as they are very child…

The Crab Shack, Wellington

Crab Shack

As the name suggests, this restaurant serves predominantly seafood with a couple of vegetarian and carnivore options available as well. Although the separate kids’ menu is predominately meat with only fish option being fish and chips (other meals include beef burritos and pulled pork baguette see here for link to all…

Pizza Napoli, Wellington

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This is a very central authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, serving wood fired pizza and pasta in adult and kid sizes. It’s a small, narrow restaurant, so wouldn’t cope well with kids who need to walk around but if your kids can sit down, the Italian staff are very tolerant. If your…

Chocolate Fish Cafe, Miramar, Wellington

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This is a well known little gem of a cafe on the Miramar Peninsular to the East of Wellington. There is indoor seating but most people go when the sun is shining, to take seats outside and relax while their kids are playing. There’s a big concrete area with a wide…