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Brisbane's Most Family Friendly Restaurants and Cafes

by Sophie Cannon (follow)
A list of places that your family will feel welcome so you can relax

Welcome to another article in our 'Useful Lists' series. This week on the discussion group we asked what you thought are some of 'Brisbane's Most Family-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes'?

We asked and you answered! Take a look below and some of the most popular suggestions:

1. Redland Bay Hotel, Redland Bay

What's there: An awesome outdoor, fully fenced playground surrounded by seating areas.

Kids Menu: Kids club menu with a variety of options priced at $9. Add a drink and a dessert for an extra $3 and all kids meals come with a kids club activity pack.

Address: 160 Broadwater Terrace, Redland Bay 4165.

"Our go-to in the Redlands when dining out with the kids! The menu has lots of choice at great prices, and our son can play whilst he waits for his meal instead of being glued to an iPad!" - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

2. The Red Lion, Moorooka

What's there: Some of the best pub food in Brisbane as well as a newly built indoor play area for the kids.

Kids Menu: All the kid's favourites - fish & chips, pizza, spag bol and nuggets, priced at $10.50 and includes a free soft drink and ice cream.

Address: 215 Beaudesert Road, Moorooka 4105.

"The Red Lion at Moorooka has great food and a great big indoor play area." - BMG Member

"The Red Lion hotel at Moorooka just built a little kids zone and great prices on meals. Kids eat free on certain night's etc." - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

3. Izba Espresso, Newport

What's there? Large outdoor play area with climbing frame, slides and wobbly bridge- all built on sand and within close view of the eating area. The cafe is open for brekky and lunch 7 days a week.

Kids Menu: This place has a great kids menu and prices start at just $5.

Address: Corner of Griffith Road & Boardman Road, Newport 4020.

"Izba Cafe in Newport is awesome! Great service, great food and drinks, shade, shaded playground and beautiful view." - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

4. Everton Park Hotel

What's there? Awesome indoor play area fully equipped with arcade games, games consoles and even a couple of small rides, as well as an outdoor playground.

Kids Menu: Various options priced at $9.95 which also includes a drink and ice cream.

Address: 101 Flockton Street, Everton Park 4053.

"Huge fenced play space with CCTV cameras (for lunch and dinner)". - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

5. Birds and Bees Cafe, Everton Hills

What's there: Perfect for brekky and lunch, little ones can enjoy the fully fenced play area, chalkboards, toys and miniature tables and chairs.

Kids Menu: Prices start from $6 and options include meals such as 'Ham and Cheese Toastie' and the 'Mini Brekky Roll.'

Address: 5/1-5 Queens Road, Everton Hills 4053.

"Cafe with play space and super lovely staff as well as awesome food. (For breakfast)" - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

6. The Monkey Bar Cafe, Greenslopes

What's there: The outdoor seating overlooks a small playground with climbing frames, slides and modern seesaw, plus a large grassy area perfect for ball games.

Kids Menu: An awesome 'Mini Monkeys Menu' serving up a range of delicious meals, kids are sure to find something they'll enjoy and with prices starting at just $5, it won't break the bank.

Address: 98 Victoria Terrace, Greenslopes 4120.

"Monkey Bar at Greenslopes was great (it has a playground next to it!)" - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

7. Home Store Cafe, Ashgrove

What's there: This quirky little cafe is adjoined to a homewares store and is popular for serving up delicious brekkies and lunch. There is also a small playroom to entertain the kids whilst mum can enjoy a coffee.

Kids Menu: The kid's menu is slightly restricted with only 3 breakfast options available, however, lunch looks a little more promising with 2 hot food options and a range of different sandwiches. Kids menu prices start from $6.90.

Address: 4/20 Stewart Road, Ashgrove 4060.

For more information, see here.

8. Yeronga RSL, Yeronga

What's there: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, the Yeronga RSL offers family-friendly dining with an on-site, indoor play area, perfect for keeping kids busy under the watchful eye of parents.

Kids Menu:'Little members' can chow down on goodies such as sausage and chips, pasta bolognese and steak and chips- all for just $7, which also includes a small drink.

Address: Corner 391 Fairfield Road and Kadumba Street, Yeronga 4104.

"Yeronga RSL has an indoor playground easy for watching kids play and great nightly specials. Its our regular with a 3 and 1 yr old." - BMG Member

9. Chapter IV, Paddington

What's there: Serving up delicious brekky and brunch, reviews have said that Chapter IV is the most child-friendly cafe in this area. Plenty of room for prams and a designated children's playroom, complete with a selection of toys.

Kids Menu: With options for both breakfast and lunch, the children's menu (although limited), sounds delicious and with prices starting from $7, is easy on the purse strings!

Address: 180 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064.

"Chapter IV on Latrobe Tce, Paddington is a lovely cafe with a children's corner. They have plenty of high chairs and a good space so you can take your pram." - BMG Member

10. Beans on the Green, Bardon

What's there: An assortment of large toys to keep little ones busy whilst parents get their caffeine fix, including games, activity tables and a children's play kitchen. Check out a full review here.

Kids Menu: There is no specific children's menu and the food on offer is limited to toasted sandwiches, pastries and snacks from the fridge so you may need to bring little ones a packed lunch.

Address: 69 Bowman Parade, Bardon 4065

"Beans on the Greens in Bardon. This is an outside cafe however they have mats to sit on, plenty of toys for children to play with and lots of shaded areas." - BMG Member

11. Rose and Edward, Windsor

What's there: An awesome brekky and brunch menu plus a children's play corner fully equipped with books, games and toys.

Kids Menu: There are four options on the kid's menu to choose from, french toast, toasties, fruit and yoghurt and a bowl of 'chippies', prices start from $5.

Address: 110 Maygar Street, Windsor 4030

"Rose & Edward, Magyar in Windsor. Great food. Excellent coffee. And a kids play area with books and toys." - BMG Member

12. Mango Hill Tavern

What's there: Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Mango Hill Tavern has a huge menu and a brilliant indoor and outdoor play area, which are fully fenced for peace of mind.

Kids Menu: The kid's menu here is awesome and jam-packed with a variety of meals such as spaghetti bolognaise, grilled chicken salad, pizza and even child-sized steak and chips! Each kids meal will set you back $9.90 and this includes a drink and an ice cream or Zooper Duper!

Address: 2 Halpine Drive, Mango Hill 4509

For more information, see here.

13. Bellbowrie Tavern, Bellbowrie

What's there: The Bellbowrie Tavern prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere and have created an indoor play space, which includes a brightly coloured, tunnel playground to keep little ones entertained.

Kids Menu: All kids meals are $9 (which includes a drink) and there are so many dishes to choose from that even the fussiest of eaters will be happy!

Address: 5 Birkin Road, Bellbowrie 4070.

14. The Gap Tavern, The Gap

What's there: Kids can enjoy an outdoor playground, arcade games and movies, as well as face painting every Friday and Saturday night!

Kids Menu: 'Pepe's Club 4 Kids' menu is $9 and includes a meal, side and drink and there's plenty to choose from!

Address: 21 Glenquarie Place, The Gap 4061.

"Love the Gap Tavern for our weekend drinks, they have an indoor gaming area and usually play a movie on weekends. Have a lovely outdoor play area, you can have drinks and watch the kids. Also, have face painting over weekends - so it works great for us." - BMG Member

"The Gap Tavern - great playground area, games room and kid-friendly food." - BMG Member

15 Carina Leagues Club, Carina

What's there: Home to the Kids Safari Club, Carina Leagues Club is the perfect place to dine out with the family. As well as being able to play on the outdoor playground, as part of the club, kids will also enjoy a range of activities including painting, dress up, playing on the Xbox and loads more.

Kids Menu: With a great selection to choose from, kids meals are a bargain at $8.50!

Address: 1390 Creek Road, Carina 4152.

16. Victoria Park Golf Club

What's there: Victoria Park Golf Club is not only home to an awesome putt-putt course that the kids will love, but also a huge outdoor playground! The playground consists of a large wooden climbing frame, climbing nets, a slide, rock climbing wall and various imaginative play areas.

Kids Menu: The kid's meals sound just as delicious as the adult mains and with 3 different pizzas, fish, chicken and burgers, there's sure to be something everyone will love. Prices start from $12.

Address: 309 Herston Rd, Brisbane City QLD 4006.

17. The Tingalpa Hotel, Tingalpa

What's there: The Tingalpa Hotel caters for the whole family with their outdoor playground and indoor kids area, perfect for keeping children occupied.

Kids Menu: The menu covers all the usual 'pub grub' options that kids love and all come at a cost of $9.90, the best bit is that this also includes a kids activity pack, which is stocked with an activity book, colouring pencils, stickers and a small toy.

Address: 1563 Wynnum Road, Tingalpa 4173.

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18. The Grand View Hotel, Cleveland

What's there: Not only does the Grand View Hotel offer up lots of tasty grub, there's also a small children's playground in the outdoor eating area. Based on the sand, kids can enjoy the climbing frame and slide all within the watchful eye of mum and dad. There's also a table tennis table to occupy older kids.

Kids Menu: Kids meals are slightly higher in price at $12, which doesn't include any extras, however, the portions are great and the food is delicious.

Address: 49 North Street, Cleveland 4163.

19. Pineapple Hotel, Kangaroo Point

What's there: A relaxed family-friendly atmosphere and a great playground for the kids

Kids Menu: Kids eat free every Friday and Wednesday and Friday for lunch AND dinner

Address: 706 Main Street, Kangaroo Point

"Pineapple Hotel in Kangaroo Point is very kid friendly with an enclosed undercover playground and kids menu" - BMG Member

20. Let Minnow Cafe, Clayfield

What's there: A lovely kids corner with craft and pictures supplied for colouring in

Kids Menu: The Mini Minnows Menu is cheap and cheerful serving up favourites like ham and cheese toasties and fruit smoothies

Address: 57 Park Avenue, Clayfield

"Let Minnow is my favourite local with its bright and friendly colours and atmosphere" - BMG Member

For more information, see here.

So there you go! Some of Brisbane's most family-friendly restaurants and cafes where you will feel happy to make some lovely family memories.

Where is your favourite Family Friendly Restaurant and Cafe? Please comment below, we would love to hear from you!

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