Activity Category: Cafes

The Vines Village Cafe & Store, Blenheim

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As the name ‘Village’ suggests, there’s a whole lot going on here! The cafe and kids’ activities get the thumbs up – the food is tasty and with the added bonus of things to do, the Vines Village is the type of place that adults might actually be able to relax…

Giapo, Auckland

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Children and adults who are happy to forego the usual Tip Top flavours of ice-cream and instead test their tastebuds should experience Giapo for some ice-cream fun. Unlike a typical ice-cream shop or dairy, Giapo doesn’t have a display of their daily flavours for you to look at, instead you decide…

Jack And Jill Cafe, Greytown

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There are lots of places to eat in Greytown but some are better suited to accommodating kids than others. This is a spacious, light and clean cafe that has plenty of room for kids, so you don’t need to feel like they have to sit still and be confined to…

Little Vintage Espresso, Amberley

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Owned and run by parents, this cafe is very tolerant of younger diners! There’s a basket of toys and highchairs for those that need them. Food wise, there’s a cabinet of well priced savoury and sweet treats and a menu including breakfast and lunch items. This also includes a kids’…

Red Barn Cafe, near Murchison

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This cafe has an animal park attached to it (see ‘price’) so it’s a good place to stop and stretch the legs if you’re travelling along SH6 with animal lovers in the car! Pick up some animal feed at the barn ($1 per bag) and visit the donkeys, sheep, goats…

Paper Road Winery and Bistro, Opaki near Masterton

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Just north of Masterton, this winery serves great pizza! If you’re passing through Thursday to Sunday, there’s a full menu on offer in the bistro (including a kids’ menu) but it’s the pizzas and space to run around that usually get the thumbs up from kids. The wine and plenty…

Verde Cafe and Deli, Geraldine

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This cafe is set within lovely gardens, giving kids who struggle to sit down for long periods, somewhere to go without being in the way of serving staff. There are swings and some other playground equipment in the gardens that are suitable for younger kids and a bit of space for running…

La Bella Italia, Petone

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Italian food is often a good ‘go to’ for families with pizza or pasta being enjoyed by lots of kids. The food at La Bella is authentic, tasty and generally comes quickly. Add to this the staff who are friendly and happy to have children dining, it all makes for…

Wildside Bar and Grill, Whangarei

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This burger joint comes highly recommended for families who enjoy a good burger! The regular menu has over 15 different types of burgers to choose from with a couple of non-burger options also available. The kids’ menu has just the one burger as well as fish and chips, hotdogs and…

The Green Man Pub, Wellington

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This pub, right in the heart of the business area of Wellington CBD, is surprisingly child friendly if you choose the time you’re visiting carefully! Activities in the form of colouring in help to keep the kids occupied and there’s a small but reasonable kids’ menu which you can look…