Family Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in South Australia

Find some of the best Family Friendly Cafes and Restaurants around Adelaide & South Australia

South Australia has so many amazing restaurants and cafes which are very family friendly and offer great value for money as well as fantastic food. Some venues also have great indoor and outdoor areas for kids to play and run around, plus great kids’ meal deals.  Here are some of our favourite places for eating out with the kids around Adelaide plus other places we’ve visited while holidaying around South Australia. 

Unless stated otherwise, our Play & Go Reviews for places to eat are not sponsored. They are written independently by our Review Team. We pay for our meals and don’t usually let the place know that we are reviewing. We don’t write about all the places we visit, only the ones we think are worth sharing.

 

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The Moseley Igloos | Moseley Bar & Kitchen | Glenelg | Review

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TGI Fridays – Kids Eat Free | Marion | Review

A visit to TGI Fridays in Marion where Kids Eat Free*! If the sound of chicken wings, ribs, hand crafted ...

Beckman Street Deli | Glandore | Review

Beckman Street Deli in Glandore. Work up an appetite for the delectable dishes at this family friendly eatery by the ...

Dear Daisy Cafe | Forestville | Review

Dear Daisy is a cute-as-a-button cafe on Forestville's Leah Street, dishing up brekkie, burgers, toasties, vegan fare, and more. Review ...

Christies Beach Hotel | Family Friendly Dining | Review

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Gunbae Korean | Family Friendly Dining | Review

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Bloom Cafe | Thebarton | Review

Bloom Cafe sits between quiet backstreets and the River Torrens in Thebarton. It has a quiet, open vibe, excellent food ...

Pirate Life Brewing | Port Adelaide | Review

Pirate Life Brewery's headquarters in Port Adelaide is a great family-friendly destination for lunch, dinner, or a snack. There's ample ...

Husik – Pop-up Korean Dessert House in Goodwood | Review

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Mick O’Shea’s Hotel l Kids Eat Free | Review

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Butter & Toast – Sourdough Donuts | North Adelaide | Review

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Nugg Lyf | Eat In or Takeaway | Croydon Park Review

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Viewpoint Cafe Waikerie | Review

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Cheers Lily | Mediterranean Dining in Brooklyn Park | Review

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Charlie’s Diner | Kid Friendly Buffet | Brighton Metro Hotel

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The Food Barr Cafe | Mawson Lakes | Review

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The Dutch Pantry | Klemzig | Eating out with Kids Review

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Okami Restaurant | Japanese Dining in Adelaide

Okami Restaurant in Adelaide - Review Okami Japanese all you can eat restaurant is perfect for family friendly dining. Who ...

The Gardens Kiosk (Simpson Kiosk) | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Review

Family friendly café set in the heart of the gorgeous Adelaide Botanic Garden Review by Sharon Harrington The Gardens Kiosk ...
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Sidewood Restaurant | Kids Nature Play Area | Adelaide Hills | Review

Sidewood Restaurant - Family Friendly Dining in the Adelaide Hills Set amongst towering gums in the most picturesque hills setting, ...

Tealicious Cakes | Willunga | Review

Tealicious Cakes at Willunga Review by Jo Parkinson If you enjoy cupcakes, coffee and cuteness, then hop on into Tealicious! ...

Gico Eatery | Family Friendly Cafe | Firle | Review

Gico Eatery in Firle A new Cafe in Firle is causing quite a buzz with their beautifully plated dishes and ...

Nook & Nourish Cafe | Moonta, South Australia | Review

Nook & Nourish Cafe | Moonta, South Australia | Review This cheery, Insta-worthy eatery will be your happy place while ...

Lukoumades – The Greek Donut Store in Adelaide | Review

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The Bridgewater Inn

The Bridgewater Inn | Family Friendly | Outdoor Dining | Adelaide Hills | Review

Beautiful, spacious outdoor dining in the Adelaide Hills The Bridgewater Inn has a large two level outdoor eating area that ...
Marryatville Hotel - Kensington Rd

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Highway Hotel

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High Tide Cafe in Semaphore High Tide, previously Whipped Baked Bar Cafe on Semaphore Road, is perfect for families. Review ...
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Woodstock Wines

Woodstock Wines | Family-Friendly Winery | Wildlife Sanctuary | McLaren Vale | Review

Family-friendly winery with wildlife sanctuary, playground & beautiful grounds to explore by Sharon Harrington Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale is ...
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Schnithouse Hilton | Family Friendly Restaurant With Playground | Review

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Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia

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Shibui Dessert Bar

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Bakery O’Connell Cronut Cones & Bakery Treats | North Adelaide

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Lot 100 Adelaide Hills | Family Friendly Restaurant | Review

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Tavern on Turton - Point Turton

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Hokey Pokey | Ice Cream & Lolly Shop | Stirling | Review

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Tanunda | Review

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