I love having breakfast out with the kids on the weekend. Here are My Top 10 Child Friendly Breakfast Restaurants in and around Cape Town.
Company’s Garden Restaurant
The Company’s Garden Restaurant, inspired by its natural surroundings, serves a selection of hearty breakfasts, light meals and authentic South African and Cape cuisine. There is an enchanting feel to this causal, family friendly restaurant where kids can play in weaved, human sized bird nests or on carved animals while you eat and keep an eye on them. There is also a human sized chess board. After breakfast enjoy a stroll through the gardens and laugh at the adorable friendly squirrels. Open daily from 7am to 6pm.
19 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City | Tel: 021 – 423 2919 | www.thecompanysgarden.com
Located in Kloof Street in the CBD this welcoming, family café has designed an eating experience for adults to enjoy while their little ones and aspiring chefs are invited to supervised fun activities in the kitchen. Kids are offered an unique experience to make their own pizza, cookies or ice a cupcake. This is the only café, I know of, that offers this for kids, which I think is such a fantastic idea! (and of course they get to eat it too). Embracing the simplicity of food in a relaxed farm stall setting, everything is homemade from the hand churned butter and creamy mayonnaise to the daily baked breads and delicious preserves. Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 10pm; Sunday 10am – 3pm.
110 Kloof Street, CBD | Tel: 021 – 423 8653 | www.cafeparadiso.co.za
Deer Park Café
Located in Vredehoek on the scenic slopes of Table Mountain National Park this café is located next to Rocklands Road public park with abundant space for the little ones to play and plenty of jungle gyms, swings and slides. The breakfast menu covers all appetites from healthy options, the best eggs benedict to homemade bran muffins and French toast. If you are gluten free then you are in for a treat as they serve gluten free waffles! They have a great children’s menu too including fruit salad, oats, muffins, croissant and scrambled eggs. Freshly squeezed juices are made to order and they make Nutella milkshakes 🙂 The café has a trendy vibe to it with large windows creating a very light and airy space. Open daily from 8am – 8pm. Breakfast served till 11:45am.
2 Deer Park Drive, Vredehoek | Tel: 021 – 462 6311 | www.deerparkcafe.co.za
Blue Water Café at Imhoff Farm Kommetjie
The Blue Water Café is a lovely, relaxed family friendly café and the perfect place for breakfast with the family. The restaurant is set in a lovely, secure garden so mom and dad can actually relax while the little ones play. The restaurant has spectacular, picturesque oceans views overlooking Noordhoek Beach. For the little ones they have a fairy-tale, Magical Faraway Tree, with a treehouse and slide. This is really special and I have not seen something like this anywhere else. Great fun for the kids to climb up into the tree and play. There is also a jungle gym and swings and animals in the fields in front of the restaurant. Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard is next door, with an entrance into the petting zoo from the secure garden. This is a great location to relax with busy toddlers, it is safe and lots to keep them entertained. The breakfast menu is simple but delicious. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am. Breakfast served till 11:30am.
Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie | Tel: 021 – 783 4545 | www.imhofffarm.co.za
Situated at the charming Noordhoek Farm Village, Café Roux is a fantastic child friendly restaurant that overlooks a large playground with a jungle gym, slides, seesaw and more. Sit under oak trees and watch the kids play while you enjoying a delicious breakfast. Open daily from 8:30am to 5pm.
Cnr Main Road and Village Lane, Noordhoek Farm Village | Tel: 021 789 2538 | www.caferoux.co.za
Klein Joostenberg Bistro
Klein Joostenberg Bistro situated on the Joostenberg Farm is a lovely, relaxed family restaurant serving simple, good food inspired from traditional French bistro cuisine. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens with a jungle gym on the lawn space in front of the restaurant and lots of space for the kids to run and play. Attached to the restaurant is the Joostenberg Deli where you can shop for a variety of products from organic produce, free range meats and eggs, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, home cooked meals, Joostenberg wines and tasty treats. For the little one’s horse and cart rides are available on the weekends. Open daily 8am – 5pm.
R304 Muldersvlei | Tel: 021 – 884 4208 | www.joostenberg.co.za
This exquisite child friendly restaurant was an absolute gem to discover and definitely worth a visit. It’s rare to find such a stylish child friendly restaurant set in the picturesque Blaauwklippen valley in Stellenbosch surrounded by vineyards and mountains. Once you have arrived you will appreciate the extra care they have taken to show families how welcome they are with the little ones. The restaurant overlooks a dam and hosts an amazing enclosed kids play area set in a fenced area for extra safety with lots of jungle gyms, slides, swings and sandpit with toys. The setting, play area and food are all outstanding and it is a special place to experience. From the moment you arrive you will feel the magnificence of this outstanding venue. Open Wednesday to Sunday 8:30am – 3pm; Thursday to Saturday 6:30pm – 9pm.
Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch | Tel: 021 – 880 0777 | www.montmarie.co.za
Stables @ Vergelegen Wine Estate
Stables at Vergelegen is a lovely, relaxed child friendly restaurant and perfect for a family breakfast with breath-taking views of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. The restaurant has modern décor with beautiful furniture and solid wood tables. The restaurant serves a contemporary breakfast menu from with a delicious selection of gourmet breakfasts, health breakfast, smoothies and bakery fare. There is a little VIP’s menu for kids. I recommend to book a table outside if your children are young, so they can play on the lawn in front of the tables while you are eating as the play area is a little distance away. The play area is still in view of the outside tables, if your children are older and do not need to be supervised while playing. The play area is beautiful and one of the best I’ve seen. They have definitely taken pride in constructing this for our little ones, all specially handcrafted with a large jungle gym, slide, swings and gorgeouns handcrafted wooden animals. Safety is of top priority at Vergelegen with spongy flooring and even with the small trickle of water is purified, and ideal for kids to wet in the summer heat. It really is lovely with beautiful mountains in the background it almost feels tranquil, if that’s possible with kids 🙂 Open daily from 9am – 5pm, breakfast served till 11:30am.
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021 – 847 2156 | www.vergelegen.co.za
Millhouse Kitchen at Lourensford Wine Estate
The Millhouse Kitchen is located on the Lourensford Estate situated at the foot of the majestic Hottentots Holland and Helderberg Mountains. It is a lovely, relaxed restaurant for a family outing for breakfast with a lovely, large garden for the little ones to play in with three natural wood jungle gyms. It is a great place to relax with your hubby or wife and let the little ones play and explore. They have an extensive breakfast menu and a separate menu for the kids. Only free range eggs are used. The restaurant is quite big with seating inside and outside on both sides. On one side there is a deck and on the other side is the garden with the kids plays area so ensure when booking to request a table near the kids play area. This is a beautiful, historic farm definitely worth visiting.
Breakfast is served Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30am – 10:30am.
Lourensford Road, Somerset West | Tel: 021 – 847 0030 | www.lourensford.co.za
Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia
Jonkershuis Restaurant is located on the beautiful, historic Groot Constantia wine estate, nestled in the lush Constantia Valley. This relaxed eatery, surrounded by ancient oak trees, is a lovely family friendly restaurant to enjoy a celebration with kids. Their food reflects the Cape Malay heritage and culture and is of the highest quality. They have an delicious breakfast menu with an excellent selection on the kid’s menu. There is no jungle gym for the kids but the lawns in front of the restaurant provide plenty of space creating an environment where all kids come together and play, run, chase and have old school fun. Open daily, breakfast served from 9am – 11:30am.
Main Road, Constantia | Tel: 021 – 794 6255 | www.jonkershuisconstantia.co.za