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Child-friendly restaurants in SA

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by: Cath Shone | 01 Mar 2012
Mother and kids eating

“What about the Spur?” is the stock-standard answer when I ask people to name child-friendly restaurants? Yes people, I had thought of that myself. Kids love the Spur, what is not to love, but sometimes their parents are after something other than a “taste for life”.

I’ve never seen a Spur with a lovely outdoor area (correct me if I’m wrong please) and I am always told by my friends who are now parents… “Don’t go to the Spur now Cath, you’ll go enough when you have kids!”

So we’ve compiled a little list of some child-friendly spots just to get the ball rolling… but what I’d really like from you guys is your suggestions. Please name your favourite kid-friendly restaurant with one line about why you love it so much and we’ll include it in our “family-friendly restaurants” hub, coming soon.

And please people from all over SA we welcome your suggestions... PE, Pretoria, Garden Route folk, we are asking you too. If you'd rather email us then do so on

Your fellow parents will thank you!

Cape Town child-friendly restaurants:

Café Roux - Noordhoek
Massimo’s - Hout Bay
Deer Park Café - Cape Town CBD
Primi Piatti
Ocean Basket
8 Restaurant at Spier
Café Paradiso - Kloof Street
Jonkershuis - Groot Constantia Estate
Dunes Bar & Restaurant - Hout Bay
Ferryman's/Mitchells Brewery - Waterfront
Café Dulce in Bellville in Stodels
Moyo restaurants
The Roundhouse- Breakfast and lunch

JHB/Gauteng child-friendly restaurants:

Panettone Café at The Zoo Lake Sports Club
Adega Restaurants
Papachinos – Crowthorne
Bambanani - Melville
Col 'Cacchio's
Moyo restaurants

Durban/KZN child-friendly restaurants:

Prawn Shack - Amatikulu
Sage Restaurant & Deli - Salt Rock
Green with Envy - Berea
Freedom Café - Greyville
Arts Café - Glenwood
Moyo uShaka - uShaka Pier


If you're wondering why we haven't included the winelands on this page - Cathy Marston did a lovely round-up recently of family-friendly wine estates, so if you fancy a trip out to one of the most beautiful areas in the world with your kids, check out her Top 10 family friendly wine farms.

So please tell us below where you like to take the little 'uns and enjoy yourselves at the same time?

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