Family-friendly dining


Posted on 16 Aug 2019

Dining out with the family should be an enjoyable experience, for everyone. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best kid-friendly restaurants and cafes in town. Whether you’re looking for cafes with enough activities to distract the kids while you enjoy your coffee, or great children's menu's that look beyond the nugget, here are our recommendations for child-friendly dining in Adelaide.

Gelatissimo Rundle St

280 Rundle St, Adelaide

Gelatissimo is all about creating an authentic family-friendly experience that makes people smile, beginnning with their delicious gelato. Fresh gelato made in-store every day, Gelatissimo also caters for families with specific dietary requirements providing a range of vegan-friendly, dairy-friendly and nut-allergy friendly options so there isn't any missing out on a sweet treat with us! With an array of flavours available in-store, choosing is just half the fun.

Facilities available

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Cutlery Child-friendly cutlery

Adelaide Rockford

164 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Spice Market Restaurant complements exceptional cuisine with sophisticated yet relaxing ambience, fine wines and cityscape views. Its international fusion dinner menu showcases local and seasonal produce, which also extends into a great children's menu.

Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Baby changing Changing table

The Foodprint Experience

111 Franklin Street, Adelaide

The Foodprint Experience café provides ethical and sustainable meals with hyper-local and native Australian Ingredients. All suppliers are consciously chosen, and are ethical, sustainable, seasonal and local. 

The Foodprint Experience has teamed up with two organisations to provide work experience and employment opportunities for community members who have experienced crises, long term unemployment and disadvantage. Extra time and care goes into mentoring staff to support them with their future. The two organisations are: 

  • OZ Harvest’s Nourish program to provide at risk youth, on the job experience to complete their Cert II in Hospitality or Kitchen Operations
  • Common Ground community garden & Housing Choices residents to provide on the job training and work experience in a safe and nurturing environment.
Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Baby changing Changing table

Montezuma's North Adelaide

134 Melbourne St North Adelaide

Montezuma's is known not just for their heritage in Adelaide, but also for their fresh, locally-sourced ingredients that get created into authentic, mouth-watering Sonora-style recipes. 

From providing customers with excellent value to delicious food delivered in a festive, friendly atmosphere, Montezuma's is the perfect place for a school holiday treat! 

Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Baby changing Changing table

Cutlery Child-friendly cutlery

The Himalayan Kitchen

73 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Established in 2003, this restaurant is family run and owned. Bhim and Holly started this adventure as soon as they arrived in Adelaide, where they successfully brought their authentic Nepalese and Tibetan spirit. 

Enjoy the flavoursome herbs and freshness of Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine in this cosy and warm family-run restaurant. 

Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Baby changing Changing table

Hello Sarnie

99 Gawler Place, Adelaide

A healthy, grab and go breakfast and lunch bar located in the heart of Adelaide on Gawler Place, just near Rundle Mall. Hello Sarnie is the perfect option for families coming to Adelaide CBD to enjoy a healthy breakfast or lunch, along with coffee and freshly squeezed juices. Grab your food and enjoy while on a picnic in one of the squares, and exploring the Adelaide surrounds, or dine-in in our friendly cafes.

Facilities available

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Good Samaritan Cafe @ The Cathedral Hotel

45 Kermode St, North Adelaide

The Good Samaritan Café is one of the Cathedral Hotel's most recent renovation additions created to offer their customers, workers for surrounding businesses and visitor's to the Women's and Children's Hospital a cosy, intimate retreat when they need a coffee kickstart or a pick me up during a tiring day. The café was created in part of the hotel's original footprint converting the former dining space into a light, open and welcoming environment suitable for visitors of all ages.

The café has quickly developed a positive reputation amongst locals for serving fantastic coffee which can be enjoyed onsite or on the go with a large variety of milk alternatives, hot chocolate and decaffeinated coffee available also. A selection of delicious smoothies, juices and flavoured kombucha are also on hand to tempt customers looking for a chilled beverage option. Each day the café prepares and serves a selection of freshly baked slices, muffins, focaccias, toasties, bagels, baguettes and numerous other scrumptious treats as well as the always popular smiley face cookies (for the kids or kids at heart)!

School holidays offers:

  • $6 hot chocolate and smiley face cookie deal for all children aged 15 years and under
  • FREE babycinos for children aged 10 years and under with any food or drink purchase
Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Baby changing Changing table

Menu Kid's menu

Ramp Ramp access

Schnithouse

260 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Schnithouse is an exciting German restaurant / Beer House concept offering relaxed, casual dining with full bar facilities and one of the largest range of schnitzels in town. With up to five types of schnitzels (chicken, beef, pork, fish and vegetarian), all freshly crumbed using our 90 year old family recipe, it is then cooked to order with a delicious range of unique toppings. Don’t like crumbs? Try one of our mouth-watering grilled fillets. Schnithouse also serves a range of gourmet salads and offer GLUTEN FREE crumbs.

The Schnithouse menu items consist of fresh ingredients of the finest quality sourced from local suppliers and made fresh daily. There’s also a selection of burgers, wraps, pizzas and other delicious extras, and while you're there, don’t forget to tuck into their World First Dessert Schnitty! 

There's also activity packs for the kids (Little Schnitters) to keep the little ones amused.

School holiday offers:

  • Kids aged 12 and under dine for free when ordering from the kids menu and dining with an adult ordering a main meal (1 free meal per paying adult). Not available with any other discounts and promotions.
Facilities available

Kid and baby High chair or booster seats

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Cutlery Child-friendly cutlery

Nathan Bakes

2/39 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

With an entirely gluten free premises, this vegan patisserie understands allergies, as well as flavour. With the motto 'life is too short for bad cake', we believe that having dietary requirements or preferences shouldn't mean accepting sub quality patisserie goodies, so everyone can enjoy a treat together at Nathan Bakes whether allergic or not.

With 5 different plant milks available as standard (no surcharge) on a wide range of coffees, hot chocolate made with real chocolate or chai made from in house steeped spices not powder, flavour is order of the day at Nathan Bakes. Complimentary babychinos are served up, alongside gingerbread unicorns, fairy bread cup cakes or creme brule tartlets for parents.

School holiday offers:

  • Free babychinos (year round)
  • In-store colouring competition - win a dozen mini cupcakes!
Facilities available

Stroller Tables with ample room for stroller access and storage

Menu Kid's menu

Bakery on O’Connell

128-130 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide

If you’ve got picky eaters on your hands, look no further than Bakery on O’Connell. Not only are their baked goods delicious, they also play to the child in all of us – who wouldn’t want to eat a heart-shaped, bright pink donut? They’ve also got savoury covered, being the perfect place for your kids to experience their first true blue meat pie. For the more health conscious families, they have an ever-expanding range of vegan and vegetarian options.

Jamie's Italian

2 King William Street, Adelaide

Jamie Oliver’s take on Italian cuisine is a winner with children all around. Not only is the food nutritious, it’s also easily accessible for children of all ages. Having two different sizes of kids meals (one being $9.50 and the other $12.50) means that you can personalise their order dependent on how hungry your children are, avoiding excess food waste and unnecessary money spent. Jamie Oliver’s has regular ‘kids eat free’ deals occurring every South Australian School Holidays, so keep an eye out on their social media to see when the next kids deals are!

Malt Shovel Taphouse

Festival Drive, Adelaide

Your kids will love the view from Malt Shovel Taphouse. The riverbank scenery means that your kids will be kept entertained by watching the ducks and rowers paddling along the River Torrens. Parents will love the scenery too, and should appreciate the vast beer and wine lists and interesting menu items geared towards adults, as well as pub classics. Kids meals come with a small drink and an ice cream choc top for $13.50 – making Malt Shovel Taphouse another affordable eat for kids around Adelaide.

Kiosk on Sixteen

Park 16, Victoria Park (corner of Wakefield Street and Fullarton Road)


Besides winning best babyccino on the block, Kiosk on Sixteen is an outdoor restaurant, serving all day breakfast treats and lunch specials (as well as puppy treats, if you want to bring the whole family!). Their outside seating means the children can run around Victoria Park while you keep a watchful eye on them – all while enjoying your coffee from your seat. This is the easiest place in town to go from playing chasey one minute to enjoying bacon and eggs the next!

Museum Café

South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide

The Museum Café love little visitors, and offer a child-friendly fuss-free menu. With delicious milkshakes, dinosaur chicken nuggets and toastie fingers featuring on their ‘Young Explorers' menu – they turn a normal lunchtime snack into something fun! The Museum Café also specialises in hosting children’s birthday parties, where cake, drinks, and party food can all be provided, along with an interactive museum tour with singing palaeontologist, Professor Flint.

Peter Rabbit

234-244 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Peter Rabbit is an outside eatery perfect for your spring mornings. The grass floors and garden beds make Peter Rabbit a child-friendly environment they’re going to love running around. Although the space is an open-air courtyard, there are only two small entrances into Peter Rabbit, meaning the kids are easy to keep an eye on and safe from traffic. The icing on the cake for Peter Rabbit, which is the reason your kids will be begging to go back, is their resident furry friends – look out for two fluffy bunnies who live out the back, that are more than happy to be pet and fed!

Spokey Dokey Play Café

Velo Precinct, Victoria Park Grandstand, Adelaide

Inside the Victoria Park Grandstand, you’ll find the Velo Precinct, which is home to the Spokey Dokey Play Café. Spokey Dokey is an inside café with a colourful play-pen for the kids. With its own slide and lookout, Spokey Dokey’s playground will keep your kids entertained for the duration of your breakfast or lunch. They have a special children’s menu to keep even the smallest of tummies satisfied as well.