Activity Category: Cafes

UMU Cafe, Coromandel

This cafe has got a varied menu with lovely food, as well as counter food and great pizzas. You can sit outside or in and there’s a chalkboard and plenty of room for the kids. There’s also a toy cupboard and colouring in. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner…

Driving Creek Cafe, Coromandel

Don’t be put off that this is a vegetarian cafe as even meat eaters love it! It’s funky, has a great garden, books to read, a friendly cat to play with, great staff, toys for the kids, a sandpit, a playhouse and trees to climb. No specific kids’ menu (although…

Gladstone Inn, Carterton

This pub is steeped in history even if the original building is no longer around. A pub on this site first opened to service those being ferried across the river which is sits next to. While it’s not far from Carterton, it has a rural, peaceful feel about it. On…

Café Raeward, Christchurch

With multiple seating options inside from couches to tables to bar leaners, you’re bound to find something that works for your family. There’s a fire for cooler days and outside tables and chairs for warmer days or for keeping an eye on your kids playing in the enclosed children’s playground.…

La Porchetta, Christchurch

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Very family friendly restaurant with a huge menu (which you can view online here) that includes pizza and pasta as well as meat, fish, risotto and salad dishes. There is also a kids’ menu that is a set price for a main course (there are around 8 dishes to choose from), a…

Raspberry Cafe & Berry Shop, Christchurch

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Family friendly, delicious food including kids’ menu and great staff. This is an enjoyable place to have brunch, lunch or sweet treat due to the cafe’s peaceful setting. You’re in the countryside but only about 25 minutes south of the city centre of Christchurch. The kids often enjoy visits from…

Dux Dine, Christchurch

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This is a vegetarian and seafood restaurant that is family friendly. Its not recommended if your kids can’t sit down for periods of time although there are fish to get up and feed while you wait for your food and a lovely garden area that you and your kids can walk…