Every parent’s worst nightmare is having their kids scream and kick at a restaurant chock-full of people. We have to agree that life’s completely different after having kids. They can be such a handful at times, especially when all you’re trying to do is to finish your meal in peace.
To ease your woes, here is a list of local cafés and restaurants that has great food and facilities that will keep your kiddos entertained while you fill your tummy!
Open Farm Community prides itself on providing food from their own edible garden. Among their planted herbs sits a wooden cow playground embedded in a sand pit, where kids are free to roam around and play. There is also lawn bowling and a table tennis table near the restaurant’s al fresco dining area, which in our opinion, is the perfect spot to keep an eye on your kids while enjoying your coffee and brunch.
Address: Open Farm Community: 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
12:00pm – 4:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
SAT & PH
11:00am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 12:00am
11:00am – 5:00pm
6:00pm – 11:00pm
From Chilli Crab Pizza to Rendang with fries, Café Melba serves a wide variety of western food with a local twist to it. Besides providing a wide variety of food choices for the adults, they also provide a special kids’ menu for the little ones too. Over the weekends, the restaurant sets up two bouncy castles on a grass field for children to play and have a jolly good time.
Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Blk N #01-56, Singapore, 439053
8:00am – 10:00pm
EatPlayLove Café is a vintage Thai-Western restaurant with baby blue, rustic interior. Once you step into the café, you will be greeted with craft books, retro decors, toys and stationeries of all sorts. Adjacent to the eating area is an art and craft corner where both parents and kids are able to read books or play with free-flow art material. The café charges $5 per hour during the weekend and $5 per two hours during the weekdays.
#01-07 Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street (near Arab Street), Singapore 199918
MON-SUN (Closed Tue)
Located at Bishan Park, GRUB is most popular for serving yummy fish burgers amongst many other good food. Housed within greenery, you’ll often see park goers taking a stroll or walking their dogs near the café during the weekend. When you’re here, opt for the outdoor seats and let your kids roam free at the park while you keep a watchful eye on them as you finish your brunch.
Address: 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan Park, Singapore 569983
11:00am – 3:00pm
5:30pm – 10:30pm
SAT, SUN & PH
9:00am – 10:30pm
Tucked within Sentosa, Ola Beach Club is a haven for parents and kids alike. The restaurant serves well-known Hawaiian food such as Loco Moco and Poké Bowl among many more choices – think guacamole, fresh tuna and all that goodness! Some of their facilities include a slide bouncy castle, a pool and a playpen for the little ones. On the other hand, the adults have the options of going for thrilling water sports such as doughnut ride, kayaking, stand up paddle board and banana boat (starting at $35 per pax for 15 minutes). With a nursing room, nappy changing facilities and toddler-sized tables, parents don’t have to worry about fussing over their kids at all!
Address: Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099005
10:00am – 10:00pm
Located beside Seletar Airport, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Café overlooks the runway where private jets take off. The owner of the café is an avid vintage bike collector and he displays his extensive collection within the restaurant. A little tip: visit Soek Seng 1954 Bicycle Café during the evening and you’ll be able to view the beautiful sunset while you finish your meal – which is a rare sight considering the fact that Singapore has so many high rise buildings!
Address: #01-01, MAJ Aviation Building, 80 Seletar Aerospace
MON-SUN (Closed Mon)
District 10 is a laid-back bar and restaurant that serves modern European dishes. Every weekend, a bouncy castle is set up from 11.30am to 4.30pm and it’s free of charge for kids to play. The bouncy castle is usually set up in a sheltered area so you do not have to worry about wet weather plans. P/S: colouring sheets are also provided for kids to doodle on.
Address: 81 Clemenceau Ave, 01-15/16/17, Singapore 239917
11:30am – 12:00am
Vineyard Hortpark Restaurant is located in a gorgeous location. It has both an air-conditioned and alfresco area, with a large pond outside the restaurant, where the view is absolutely tranquil. The restaurant serves European cuisine such as your typical Eggs Benedicts, Pizzas and Pasta. For the kids, there’s a children brunch menu starting from $6. Over the weekends, a myriad of activities is available for the kids to indulge in, such as bouncy castle, bowling, balloon sculpting and even an archery zone.
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, #02-02 Hort Park, Singapore 119578
Quentin’s Eurasian Restaurant mixes the East and the West and cooks up excellent dishes like the Curry Moolie and Prawn Bostador. They have a fantastic indoor play area with life-sized toy cars, slides and ball pits for the little ones, which makes it really kid-friendly. With the indoor play area, you won’t have to worry about sitting outdoors to watch your kids under Singapore’s unrelenting sun!
Address: 139 Ceylon Road, Eurasian Community House, Level 1, Singapore 429744
MON-SUN (Closed Mon)
Trust us when we say your kids will love Cool De Sac. They have a huge entertainment centre with many play stations. It includes plush toys, LEGO, art and craft and a variety of interactive games. Utilising the freshest ingredients, the restaurant whips up high-quality korean-western fusion dishes at a modest price point. We’d say it’s worth a visit!
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, 378-379, Singapore 038983
Picotin Express is one of the most unique restaurants. Located within the Champions Public Golf Course, they have a mini golf course for kids to try their hands at the sport. The restaurant offers an al fresco dining experience with outdoor seatings facing the lush greenery, which is bound to take away some stress from your daily hustle.
Address: Picotin Express: 60 Fairways Drive Champions Golf, Singapore 286966
The Treehouse Café is a casual diner that caters to large families. In the middle of the restaurant is a treehouse that children can play at. The play area is divided into two sections. Each section comprises of different activities and a variety of toys. At designated spots of the restaurant, televisions have been set up to play cartoons and entertain the younger ones. Their menu also offers a good selection of food from pizzas, salads, sandwiches to desserts.
Address: 200 Turf Club Rd, The Grandstand, #01-17, Singapore 287994
Bouncy castles seem to be a popular choice amongst kids. Timbre @ Gillman is another restaurant that provides such amenities. Their open space play area is huge with plenty of grass area for your kids to run freely. Feel free to watch them from afar as you dine at their sheltered dining area. Other interesting activities include face painting and arts and craft. To keep customers coming and because all humans need variety, the team at Timbre @ Gillman change the themes of these activities monthly! Every Sunday, Timbre @ Gillman also offers a special burger menu where you can build your own burger! With such great food and facilities, it’s no wonder this place is such a popular destination for families over the weekend.
Address: Timbre @ Gillman: 9A Lock Rd, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108926
You’ll be shocked to find out that E-sarn Thai has been around for more than a decade. The lady boss of the restaurant first started selling simple Thai dishes at a hawker centre in Singapore. After moving to The Grandstand, the restaurant is now much more established. It has a simple play area consisting of a small slide on a soft mat for your kids, where you can be seated by the corridor to watch over your children.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-13 The Grandstand (formerly Turf City), Singapore 287994
MON-SUN (Closed on Tue)
We’re all familiar with IKEA. Widely known as the ready-to-assemble furniture hub, IKEA is also famous among Singaporeans for their good and affordable Swedish meatballs (and chicken wings)!. Other than meatballs, the restaurant also offers kids’ menu and high chairs for your toddlers, making it really kid-friendly. Additionally, there is a small space located in the middle of the cafeteria where kids can play around while you continue munching on your meatballs.
Address: 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965 and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
If you’ve ever been to Marché Movenpick, you’ll realise that the restaurant is very similar to a bustling marketplace. However, do you know that a two-storey playhouse is also obscured at a corner of the restaurant? The playhouse features a suspension bridge and a low rock-climbing wall and stairway that links to the second storey. Imagine how much fun would that be for your kids?
Address: Marche Movenpick Suntec City: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, Tower 3 East Wing, #01-612 to 614, Singapore 038983
Bored of heading to the same old restaurants? Give Trapizza a try! The bistro is located by the beach with al fresco dining. Your kids can play at the beach or go on the small playground inside the restaurant while you sip on your drinks and unwind as the cool breeze grazes your face. For adventure seekers, you can also opt for paddling in the sea if you’re up for it!
Address:10 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098970
This article originally appeared on Shopee Singapore.
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