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Top kid friendly cafes and eats in Melbourne

We love Melbourne with kids, we love good food and I love coffee – so naturally I have shared a few cafe and food reviews over time and collected a list of top kid-friendly cafes and eats in Melbourne.

The establishments listed here are ones who (in our opinion) welcome kids with open arms – but still deliver a delicious meal or solid caffeine hit.


ACMI Cafe & Bar – located in Federation Square this is Fed Square’s best kept eating out secret!

KereKere Green – located in the Fitzroy Gardens.  Breakfast, lunch and great coffee (with plenty of park to explore outside)

Munich Brauhaus – located at South Warf (near the DFO) on the riverfront.  Sunday lunch is a family friendly affair with kids games room and plenty of smiles!

Jardin Tan – while the menu can be a little challenging for little ones, it’s hands down the best coffee in the Bot Gardens

The Windsor – put on your Sunday best and brush your hair, this is one of those special treats… and kids are welcome

The Langham – every school holidays the Langham hosts a special High Tea just for kids, it’s a super sweet treatHigh Tea just for kids, it’s a super sweet treat

Pellegrini’s – an institution and right of passage (probably give this venue a wide berth if you are travelling with young children and prams – but perfect for slightly older children)


Ladro – Greville Street venue offers kids pizza making classes once a month, and also great for family lunches or dinners

Cubbyhouse Canteen – hands down our favourite kid-friendly cafe.  Situated in a park and with a super kids menu to boot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Hank Marvin – this is a food truck and farmers market that happens every Saturday and works for breakfast and lunch, not technically a venue.. but kid friendly and delicious!


Easey’s Cafe – burgers in train carriages on the rooftop of a building – dinner or lunch doesn’t get much more exciting that this

400 Gradi – once a month there are kids pizza making classes, make your pizza and then eat it for lunch

Meatballs & Sons – family friendly dinners made with local and/or organic ingredients

Crafternoon – a fun cafe for breakfast, lunch and crafting!


Heading to the Dandenongs for a day trip then The Piggery at Burnham Beeches is a spot you could pull up stumps for a few hours (especially if the weather is nice)

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