Activity Category: Cafes

Little White Rabbit Cafe, Foxton Beach

Little White Rabbit Cafe view

This bright, friendly cafe seems to cater well for both locals and those visiting Foxton Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (the latter from Thursday – Sunday only) the menu is short but should have something for most people. There’s often live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons…

Fergburger, Queenstown

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This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too.

This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too. The main menu caters to omnivores,…

Whoa! Studios, Henderson, West Auckland

Puppets Whoa

Whoa! Studios is all about fun, live performances. The resident puppet show is based on ‘Custards World’, a movie in production, written by Bob Baker who wrote the scripts for Wallace and Grommet. These live performances are aimed at 3-12 year olds although younger and older members can still enjoy…

Deluxe Diner, New Plymouth

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This is a central eating place that really is very true to a 1950s retro American diner, from the look of it with the big jukebox, to the food on offer. The menus cover breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer lots of choice, including a separate big kids’ menu. Both…

Bach on Breakwater, New Plymouth (Port area)

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Looking out onto the port, this café is just out of the city centre but still very accessible (it’s at one end of the coastal pathway) and there’s always something to look at from the big picture windows. There’s lots of outdoor seating with shade sails as well as various…

Pekaren Cafe, Oakura

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This little café is in the same building as the surf life saving club so commands the best views over the beach. With the choice of eating inside by one of the big picture windows or outside under sun umbrellas, there’s always something to look at! The menu is Italian, with…

Wholefood Cafe & Ice Cream Bar, Takaka

Wholefood cafe

This is a popular place to eat and it’s great for families. The food is relatively healthy, with an emphasis on seasonal, local produce and it’s definitely delicious! They serve breakfast and lunch and have cabinet food as well. There isn’t a kids’ menu but there is a ‘piccolo’ eggs hollandaise…

Penguino Gelato and Ice cream, Nelson

Penguinos ice cream

If you’re looking for ice cream in the centre of Nelson, this is the place to come – it is literally award winning. Philip the owner makes all the frozen delights himself so will be able to advise you if you have allergy concerns. The flavours are multiple and some are…

Mussel Inn, Onekaka

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This well-known pub is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. While it isn’t specifically child friendly, lots of families visit and because of its relaxed nature, it makes for a good place for meals out. The outdoor space is great especially for those that can’t keep still. There’s…

Woodlands Cafe, Playground and Petting Zoo, Leithfield

Woodlands playground

This business saw a change of ownership in the latter half of 2016 and the resulting changes in the cafe and what’s on offer for families, means that it is consistently recommended as a relaxing, family friendly place to go in North Canterbury. The food (all day breakfast and lunch served…