Check out all our fave kid-friendly cafés and restaurants in Singapore with playgrounds, kids’ activities and healthy kids’ menus!
Looking for the best kid-friendly cafés and restaurants in Singapore where kids can run wild nearby? We’ve already lined up all the places in Singapore where kids eat free but you’d be surprised just how many restaurants and cafés in town offer some kind of kids’ play area, whether that be access to sand, a lawn, bouncy castles or a proper playground!
Many of these kid-friendly restaurants offer kids’ meals plus we make special mention of those offering healthier alternatives to the standard nuggets and chips. What constitutes a stroller-friendly restaurant really depends if you are happy al fresco or not, so we only mention if a resto stands out as especially unfriendly (lots of steps) or is super great for prams. Keep scrolling for our round-up of all the best places in Singapore to take the family for a meal — where kids are welcome and there’s something special to make it kid- or baby-friendly!
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NB: Due to Covid-19, some F&B establishments have had to close their playgrounds (we have mentioned this where possible but do note situations change, so always check with your chosen restaurant first before heading down)
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Smile Dessert: dessert cafe with ball pit
If you are at Funan Mall and looking for a treat for the kiddos, check out the Instagrammable Smile Dessert cafe. This very small cafe is all decked out in silver and has tables and chairs inside a small ball pit! Plus there’s a life-sized teddy bear waiting for a hug in the corner that kids will love. Order desserts at the counter (however staff do not speak English so you’ll need to point to the menus) – there’s Strawberry Souffle, Tiramisu desserts, snow ice desserts, as well as a range of hot Chinese desserts to go with your fruit tea or iced drink.
Smile Dessert cafe, 107 North Bridge Rd, #02-03 Funan Capitaland Mall, Singapore 179105
Señor Taco has a lovely location in Chijmes with a small lawn out front where kids can run around and sit on bean bags while parents order food. There’s a kids’ menu and all kids eat for FREE Saturday from 2pm to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 10:30 pm.
Señor Taco, 30 Victoria Street, #01-19,CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Smile Dessert Singapore
Another of the Smile Dessert cafe chains, this one at North Bridge Rd. We haven’t tried this out so can’t vouch for the food or drinks but what caught our eye was the ball pit inside the cafe again and the massive Pink panther cuddly toy!
Smile Dessert Singapore, 534 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188749
Huber’s Bistro in kid-friendly Dempsey has one of the loveliest shady playgrounds near a restaurant for kids. The play area with slides and swings (surrounded by a safety fence) is right next door to Huber’s Bistro. The bistro offers great Swiss-German beer and food (prepared with meat from the butchery next door) and is great for a lazy weekend brunch or early family dinner. Try their Charcuterie Platter or the 21 Day Dry-Aged Burger. There’s also some space for prams if parked al fresco. There’s no kids’ menu but you can order a small portion from the famous Sausage Menu; try a pair of Wienerli and potato salad (you can swap this for fries). Do note, though, that Huber’s Bistro doesn’t open on a Monday and only from 11am on weekdays (opens from 9:30am on weekends).
Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
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Baker & Cook+Plank Sourdough Pizza
Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza at the corner of Loewen Road is so popular thanks to its awesome little wooden kids’ playground, a first for Baker & Cook! On the playground you’ll find a bouncy swing, little treehouse, ship, and ride-ons, along with tonnes of green space perfect for running around and getting the wiggles out.
Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza, 30C Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
AT feast has taken over The Pantry and offers all-day dining with a kids’ menu (think Eggs, Sausage, Toast Breakfast, Mac & Cheese ($15), Burger & Fries plus for the adults, a mix of hearty salads, Fish & Chips, and interesting fare like Aubergine & Chickpea Stew. The cafe looks over a small wooden playground (sit at the alfresco tables with a direct view of the kiddos playing). The kid-friendly cafe AT feast has a cute space inside where kids can do colouring. Fans of this space will need to know that the huge treehouse playground at the back is no longer accessible to the public – it’s under renovation and when it opens will only be accessible to b_together members – a family neighbourhood member’s hang-out for all age groups. Closed Mondays.
AT Feast, 16A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677
Carrotsticks and Cravings
Carrotsticks and Cravings is a healthy café and deli with kid-friendly locations in Dempsey, and Robertson Quay. Their Dempsey outlet is perched on Loewen Gardens. It’s a hit with preschoolers and mamas alike thanks to the wooden playground with slide and trampoline. They serve Turmeric Lattés and healthy, refined sugar-free dishes. Kids’ dishes include a Sourdough toastie with ham and cheese plus berries, a picnic style pack of Hummus, veg crudites, bread, cheese and popcorn; smoothies; and gluten-free pancakes. Only outdoor seating available at the Dempsey outlet.
Carrotsticks & Cravings
Dempsey: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248845 Loewen Road, Singapore 248845,
Robertson Quay: 7 Rodyk Street, #01-34, Singapore 238216
The whole family will be satisfied at the family-owned brewery-slash-restaurant RedDot Brewhouse set in an old British Army Barrack in Dempsey. There is a lovely green garden where the kids can let off some steam, airy interiors, and alfresco dining (you can even bring your furkids!). Sit back and enjoy a pint brewed by the team at RedDot Brewhouse while the kids explore the garden. The menu spans appetizers to tapas, pasta, pizza, burgers, steak and desserts and there’s a kids’ menu too featuring French toast with fruit and maple syrup, Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Homemade cake and cookies.
RedDot Brewhouse, 25A Dempsey Road 247691 Singapore
ColBar along Portsdown offers some old school Colonial charm – it’s a casual rustic style kopitiam café set in lush greenery and the big draw here is the abundant open space for kids to run around or kick a football about right in view of the al fresco seating. The food is casual British pub fare with some Asian dishes thrown in, and all affordable enough to not warrant a separate kids’ meal — think chicken curry and rice, Sausage Sandwiches and Omelette and chips all washed down with copious beer (for mama and papa only, obviously).
ColBar, 9A Whitchurch Road, Singapore 138839
PS.Cafe @ Harding
PS.Cafe is a perennial family favourite and notorious for weekend brunch. There’s no play area as such but there is an open rolling lawn in front of the al fresco seating area so the kids can scramble into the jungle while the adults chow down on hearty salads, pasta dishes, those famous truffle fries, burgers and huge slabs of cake. No kids’ menu here and only booster chairs (as opposed to full high chairs).
PS.Cafe @ Harding Road, 28b Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Tiong Bahru Bakery TBB Safari
Oh how we love TBB Safari in Dempsey (part of the Tiong Bahru Bakery brand)! This safari-style glamping café is pitched in front of sister resto Open Farm Community. TBB Safari is open for early risers from 8am and offers Common Man Roasters coffee and amazing pastries, healthy breakfast bowls and sandwiches (though no specific kids’ menu). There is a 3,000 square foot garden of edible plants to roam through, and while this cafe does have a small playground and sandpit it is currently under renovation. Bring mozzie spray! There’s plenty of space for strollers (al fresco but lots of portable aircon blowers).
TBB Safari, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Open Farm Community
Open Farm Community is set in the same lush green edible garden as TBB Safari (see above). It shares the same kid-friendly sandpit play area (currently closed see above) though it’s not visible from the seating area. Indoors is glam enough for ladies’ lunches (though acoustics can be noisy so watch those yelling toddlers), and there’s some seating outdoors, too. On the dedicated kids’ menu there’s not a nugget or chip in sight — instead think posh kids’ nosh (priced accordingly) like open-faced Bolognese Lasagna or Rustic Fish Pie with fresh thyme from the garden.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Best known for their grilled specialties, Seared on Tanglin has a lovely outdoor seating area that’ll also be a hit with the kids – with a bouncy castle, giant trampoline, trikes to peddle and spinning buckets on-site! So while you tuck into some tomahawk and fries, let the kids run wild nearby with them in full view.
Seared, #B1-01 Tanglin Place, 91 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247918
Cafe Melba Mediapolis
Cafe Melba is super kid-friendly cafe thanks to its a huge lawn where kids can run about, scoot and on weekends (9am-4pm) there’s a bouncy castle! Cafe Melba has a kids’ menu and on Mondays kids eat free! There’s also ample space for prams indoors.
Cafe Melba, Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507
Cafe Melba Goodman
Cafe Melba is all about family time. This branch at Goodman Arts Centre has a huge lawn with a bouncy castle on the weekends. Kids eat free on Mondays and you can always head to The Artground nearby before or after your meal for a free indoor playground for littlies! There’s ample space for prams indoors.
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, Singapore 439053
Jimmy Monkey Cafe @ PLQ
While not exactly on the East Coast, Jimmy Monkey Cafe at PLQ deserves a special mention for its healthy menu, alfresco dining and amazing location right by the massive PLQ Parkside playground! We especially love how this kids-friendly cafe has affordable prices and you can sit and have a coffee while you watch the kids play! The dining area is nice and shaded but the playground can get pretty hot during midday – so make sure you head down in the early morning or for some tea time chow in the afternoon!
Jimmy Monkey Cafe @ PLQ, 2 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-10 Park Place Residences at PLQ
Little Farms Café
Neighbourhood store Little Farms has a bistro cafe attached to its grocery in Katong (as well as one in Valley Point and the soon-to-launch Little Farms bistro cafe within Tanglin Mall). They’re known for their stellar breakfasts (the Smashed Avocado on Toast with Meredith Goat Cheese is legendary). Ingredients in the dishes served at Little Farms Bistro are from its gourmet grocery so you know your kiddos are munching on good stuff when they tuck into their kids’ menu of Barramundi and Fries ($16), Cheeseburger ($16) and Pasta Pomodoro ($12) which even has the option of swapping the pasta for zucchini noodles – how healthy is that?
Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road #01-04, Singapore 427664
Zaffron is a fun spot for Easties looking for Indian fare where the kids can play indoors. A cute wooden wendy house (currently closed until further notice due to pandemic) awaits with kid-friendly toys (better for younger tots).
Zaffron, 137 East Coast Road, Singapore 428822
The Coastal Settlement
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in Singapore, look no further than The Coastal Settlement. Lending a rustic charm to this cavernous restaurant is the old-world memorabilia, the background melodies and the low-hanging chandeliers. But it’s not all about the looks mama — their menu is stuffed with finger-licking, tummy-rubbing delicious food plus they have a small retro-style playground outside for the youngsters! Just be sure to get there very early (service can get patchy if they’re slammed)!
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
We love heading to Sentosa with the kids – there’s always fun to be had playing in the sea and building sandcastles on the beach! While there’s no playground here as such, all these casual seaside spots offer al fresco seating where you can feel the sand between your toes and the kids can play nearby before or after your meal.
Coastes is a massive hit with families thanks to the easy-going casual atmosphere where dogs and kiddos are welcome. There’s plenty on the menu for kids from waffles and fruit platters to hearty mains (meat sourced from Huber’s) but the big draw is the proximity to the sea and those beach beds.
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05 Sentosa, Singapore 099000
Trapizza, the casual Italian resto on Siloso Beach and part of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa offers pizzas while the kids play in the water play area nearby, run on the beach or explore Nestopia, the nearby kids’ playground ($18 per hour on weekends).
Trapizza, 10 Siloso Beach Walk, 098995
Ola Beach Club
Ola Beach Club is a few beach beds down from Coastes bang on the sandy beach with the benefit of a small pool where kiddos can cool off. For older kids there are plenty of water sports on offer here, from kayaking to paddle boards, banana boats or jetblade thrills in the sea. Check out our full review of Ola Beach Club!
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005
Tanjong Beach Club
Enjoy brunch on the beach at Tanjong Beach Club, bar-meets-beach-club where kids can play in the sand and sea. Older kids will be happy with playing frisbee and there’s a pool too. Call ahead and book a cabana (brunch menu from 10am-4pm) if you plan to make a leisurely day of it.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
FOC Beach Club
Another popular beach spot thanks to the pool and access to prime beach for the whole family (dogs too). FOC is a Spanish inspired beach restaurant by the same peeps behind FOC Hong Kong Street.
FOC Beach Club, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, 098943 Sentosa Singapore
There’s an indoor playground as well as an outdoor playground for kids at Fusion Spoon that kids will love. No kids’ menu, but a huge variety of reasonably-priced Western and Asian fare like Nasi Lemak with Chicken and Malay Mee Rebus. Halal certification pending.
Fusion Spoon, Tanglin Gate, 1 Cluny Road, Botany Centre #B1-00 Singapore 259569
If you are out at the Botanics with the little ones, Bee’s Knees is the place to make a beeline to for a coffee (they open at 8am!) or a bite to eat. The kids’ menu is $18 and includes a main like pasta or pizza, a juice and chocolate cookie. Outdoor seating only (prams can be parked nearby).
Bees Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road Singapore Botanic Gardens Singapore 257488
With a prime position right inside UNESCO World Heritage site Botanic Gardens’ Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Little Spot (formerly Food For Tots) is one extremely kid-friendly café! The kids’ menu has plenty of affordable options for kids under 10 – from Yogurt and Fruit bowls to DIY Beef Burgers, pancakes and babycinos. The café is right next door to the sand play area. Closed on Mondays (as is Jacob Ballas).
Little Spot, 1H Cluny Road, Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, #01-K1, Singapore 259569
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Privé Botanic Gardens
Privé Botanic Gardens offers all-day dining and drinks for casual meals or brunch at the Botanic Gardens. They’ve got an indoor playground and kids’ corner (complete with a rock climbing wall, story books and little tables and chairs for kids’ colouring activities!) to entertain little ones.
Privé Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Little Lazy Lizard
Little Lazy Lizard is a Sassy Mama fave for their kids eat free weekends and super friendly staff who are always so sweet with kids! The food here is casual with a great bar on site if you feel like knocking back some drinks.
Little Lazy Lizard, 789 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269763
This casual cafe (no aircon but plenty of strong ceiling fans) serves brunch of eggs and pancakes as well as salads and comfort food. There is no play area on site (and note that it’s on the second level so not ideal with strollers due to the steps), but it remains popular with families on the weekend thanks to its proximity to the kids’ pony rides at the Saddle Club.
Rider’s Cafe, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
Cinnamoroll x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe
Kumoya Cafe at Orchard Central celebrates one of Sanrio’s most beloved characters, Cinnamoroll on its 20th anniversary! This kid-friendly cafe is super cute with specially-commissioned Cinnamoroll décor – all very whimsical and kawaii with a menu curated by Shirley Wong (Little Miss Bento). The food is vaguely Japanese/Western with nods to Cinnamoroll – the Cheeseburger comes in a Cinnamoroll mantou ($28), the Fluffy Seafood Curry Japanese rice is an omelette blanket, with karaage seafood, a kawaii cloud kamaboko, carrot hearts and cheddar cheese cloud and stars ($28.90). For dessert there’s chocolate lava cake and ice cream or waffles (from $22.90). Probably one for major Sanrio fans or those looking for pretty pics for their IG feed! Check out the newly opened X-SCAP8 playground on Level 7 of Orchard Central while you’re here!
Cinnamoroll at Kumoya Cafe, 181 Orchard Road, #04-08, Orchard Central, Singapore
Beauty in the Pot
Beauty in the Pot, one of our fave hotpot chains is now reopening kids’ indoor playgrounds at all its outlets islandwide so kiddos can go off and play while parents finish their meal. Additionally, children can also redeem sculpted balloons and tokens, which they can use to their heart’s content at the in-outlet toy capsule machines. What’s even better? The ice cream cart at Beauty in the Pot’s NEX and Westgate outlets will also reopen, so kiddos can enjoy an icy treat after lunch or dinner!
Kind Kones at kids’ mall Forum dishes out all-natural vegan ice cream free from dairy, refined sugar, soy, gluten, and other artificial additives. A cute kids’ colouring station with a free book exchange is handy to keep the kids busy while mama queues and there is a small dine-in area, too.
Kind Kones, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road B1-27, Singapore 238884
Hard Rock Café
No kids’ play area at Hard Rock Café but this casual restaurant is popular with families thanks to the great kids’ meals and activity packs, plus it’s a fun place to celebrate birthdays as the staff sing Happy Birthday and you get a free birthday dessert on your big day.
Hard Rock Café, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #02-01, 249724 Singapore
Marché is a food court-style Western restaurant where you can watch your meal being cooked in the open kitchens. Children under 10 years old can have a kids’ meal which includes a main of rösti, pizza or pasta plus a glass of fresh juice or soft drink, and a fun size ice-cream cone for under $16 which is great value. Multiple locations including 313 Somerset, Suntec and Vivocity.
Marche, multiple locations see website for address
All these kid-friends cafes on Rob Quay have ample space to scoot along the river and most are stroller-friendly so you can park prams alongside your table if you choose the alfresco seating.
Three Buns by Potato Head is perched right next to the new mini playground on Rob Quay so the kids can play before chowing down on grass-fed Australian burgers. Mama and dad will be happy with The Bun DMC or locally inspired Red Man Burger, while kids’ meals include mini beef burgers or a hot dog and a portion of fries with a little milkshake on the side.
Three Buns Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore 238252
Ever popular Mexican Super Loco in Robertson Quay offers friendly service and a kids’ menu including ham and cheese quesadillas (great with a side of guacamole and corn on the cob!). Super Loco does a kids’ menu on the weekends (with colouring pencils) for Eggs & Soldiers, Avo & Tomato Toast, and Chicken Tacos plus a fresh fruit plate as a dessert option. They also offer lots of fun and free themed kids’ activities geared around holidays like Easter, Dios de Los Muertos and New Year’s.
Super Loco, The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 23825
Les Bouchons, known for their Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye Steak ($39.80) with salad and free flow homemade French fries, has moved right beside the playground at Rob Quay. Kids will be happy with Nutella crepes ($8), or from the kids’ menu the mini Cheeseburger or Savoury Crepes ($12) both come with a juice. There are also a few toddler playthings put out on the weekend (but no shade cover over the play area, so bring your hats!).
Les Bouchons, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-02, Singapore 238252
Boomarang opens for brekkie at 7am so that’s a big plus in any parent’s book! The kids’ menu meals (printed on a colouring-in sheet) range from French Toast with berries, Bacon and Eggs with Toasted fingers for breakfast to Chicken Schnitzel and Mac & Cheese for lunch or dinner. It’s popular with families, cyclists and groups of people watching sports on the big screen.
Boomarang, 60 Robertson Quay, 01-15 The Quayside
District 10 Bar & Restaurant
On the weekends there’s a bouncy castle (currently closed until further notice due to pandemic) on the patio of District 10 Bar & Restaurant at UE Square. There’s al fresco seating, too so you can enjoy your Italian meal of pizza or pasta while the kids burn off some steam in view.
District 10 Bar & Restaurant, 81 Clemenceau Ave, UE Square Shopping Mall, #01-15/16/17, Singapore
Tapas, 24 on Rob Quay admittedly doesn’t have a super kid-friendly menu, but we love that it’s by the riverside so kids can scoot up and down along the quay easily to burn off some steam! Tapas, 24 is an award-winning restaurant by Chef Carles Abellán, with tempting Sangria and delicious eats like the “Tapas 24” Bikini Sandwich with black truffles, Ibérico ham and buffalo mozzarella; paella de Gambas Al Ajillo and more.
Tapas, 24, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-04, Singapore 238252
Within a shopping mall you probably won’t find a playground or bouncy castle, but if you’re visiting ArtScience Museum or attending a musical at MBS, these are our top kid-friendly picks:
SweetSpot at ArtScience Museum
SweetSpot at ArtScience Museum is the only cafe inside the museum (at the entrance) and offers a good spot to grab a coffee or wholesome dish like a salad bowl. They have a kids menu and treats like frozen yoghurt so it’s a hit with kids pre or post a trip to the FutureWorld exhibition.
SweetSpot, Lobby, ArtScience Museum
Black Tap (L1-80) is a popular spot with kids thanks to their amazing crazy milkshakes (at around $22 apiece – and over 1,000 calories – these are best shared!). You’ll also find a good selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads (no dedicated kids’ menu, though).
Din Tai Fung (#B2-63) is ubiquitous (with locations all over the island), and always a crowd pleaser with their award-winning dumplings and kid-friendly basics like buns and fried rice. There’s not a separate kids’ menu, but they do offer high chairs, booster seats, and adorable kids’ dining sets and cutlery with their cute little dumpling mascot.
Yardbird Southern Table and Bar (L1-82/B1-07) is a must for anyone who loves fried chicken, though their burgers and other BBQ delights are equally delicious. Their kids’ menu serves up mini versions of their most popular dishes, including a fried chicken drumstick, a crispy chicken biscuit, a little burger, and mac & cheese. Kids’ meals are priced between $12-$16 and come with a choice of drink and a scoop of homemade ice cream. Kiddos will also receive crayons and colouring sheets, and tend to love the classic rock tunes blaring on the stereo.
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Wheeler’s Estate (sister of Wheeler’s Yard in Balestier) does breakfast, Australian style steaks, fish and chips and burgers, as well as picnics in their lovely outdoor garden. There’s a fab playground nearby where kids can swing and play in view of parents sitting out on the lawn. It gets pretty hot after 10am so consider walking over to the shaded viewing deck nearby to spot some planes taking off or landing!
Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, 798386 Singapore
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro
Arbora Hilltop Garden and Bistro at the top of Mount Faber is a lovely casual restaurant surrounded by the lush greenery and tranquillity of Mount Faber Peak – it’s at the top of the hill 100 metres above sea level so the views are stunning! The menu is a mix of Western classics and Asian delights, refreshing craft beers and botanical-inspired drinks. Don’t miss the ‘Flower Pot Surprise’ dessert (we will say no more!). What makes it super kid-friendly is the experience of dining somewhere where you can take the Singapore Cable Car to reach your destination at the peak! Before or after your meal you can walk over to Faber Point and Henderson Waves (or even all the way over to Hort Park) for a whole afternoon of exploring!
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro, 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Nautical themed Bayswater Kitchen, complete with a boat-inspired bar, boasts a prime position on Keppel Bay overlooking the yachts and makes a lovely spot for al fresco dining. Foodwise there’s a kids menu with staples like Fish & Chips. This kid-friendly cafe has a small playground near the alfresco seating for younger kids while older kids will love the room at the back sporting a beautiful ping pong table and a foosball table (currently closed due to the pandemic). There’s indoor seating and some space for prams.
Bayswater Kitchen, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, 098382 Singapore
Privé @ Keppel Bay
Right next to Bayswater Kitchen is Privé @ Keppel Bay where you’ll find great wholesome options for the whole family! The playground is shared between the two cafes.