Activity Category: Cafes

Fleurs Place, Moeraki

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Just over an hour from Dunedin and half an hour from Oamaru, this cafe/restaurant is worth a day trip from either and even more so if you planned to visit the Moeraki Boulders anyway! This is predominantly a fish restaurant that favours local produce, cooked well. Kids are catered for…

Marvel Grill, Auckland City

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If you’re on the waterfront in Auckland, looking for an early dinner with kids, this restaurant is a good option. Very friendly staff are happy to accommodate children and will swap the fizzy drink for diluted juice without your child realising, if required. The $15 kids’ meals are big (the cheese…

Major Sprout, Auckland City

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Right in the heart of Auckland City, this cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch cafe for city workers but it’s also great if you’re staying in the city on holiday or just having a city based day out. Breakfast options seem healthier than your average cafe and there’s a separate…

Stables Cafe, Timaru

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About 5km south of Timaru town centre, this cafe feels like it’s set well into the countryside, yet it’s only a few metres off the main SH1 to warrant a small detour if you’re passing through. Serving breakfast, lunch and tasty treats the food comes well reviewed but there’s also a…

Cafe Cuba, Palmerston North

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This is a popular cafe for breakfast, lunch and treats for local families, although they’re also open for dinner. There’s a full menu with the usual breakfast meals like eggs benedict, a build your own breakfast with eggs and extras, granola, a breakfast burger etc. The kids’ menu covers the usual favourites; waffles,…

Bespoke Kitchen, Queenstown

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This cafe has been voted the best cafe in all of New Zealand (2015) and the food is certainly good as is the friendly service. If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast or lunch this is the place to come – there are the staples like eggs benedict but also…

Seashore Cabaret, Petone, Lower Hutt

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If you’re looking for a cafe that has both great food AND entertainment for the kids, look no further than this cafe on the waterfront in Petone. In the old rowing club building, the menu is stocked with all the popular breakfast staples including a full cooked breakfast, eggs benedict,…

Little Kitchen, Mangonui

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This cafe gets well reviewed by locals and visitors alike as being a friendly place to enjoy a good breakfast, lunch or sweet treat. While the menu isn’t huge, there’s also cabinet food and both provide fresh and tasty options that together should mean there’s something for everyone to choose.…

Francesca’s Kitchen, Wanaka

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Serving traditional Italian food, the menu at Fran’s Kitchen is well stocked with pizza and pasta, as well as a good selection of smaller plates and main meals that don’t feature either of these. There’s no written kids’ menu but they’re happy to do half portions of just about any…

Caffe L’affare, Wellington

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If you have kids that need to get up and play when in a cafe, this Wellington institution is a good place to come. Although small and not fenced off, there’s an area between some of the tables that’s set up with toys and a little table and chairs for…