Best child-friendly restaurants and cafes in Singapore: kids’ menus and cool play areas

We've got the ultimate guide to restaurants in Singapore that welcome children – so sit back and enjoy a meal while the kids play!

We’ve given you the lowdown on the best pizza restaurants in Singapore, and shared the hottest restaurants for a romantic date, but if you’ve ever been given a dirty look by a fellow restaurant goer when your little darling has had a full-scale meltdown while holding a pint of raspberry lemonade, you know what we mean when we say a kid-friendly restaurant can be a beacon of light for parents who enjoy eating out with – shock horror – their kids. Parents, we bring you a whopping great list of the best kid-friendly restaurants the length and breadth of the island, the places where parents can finish a good hot meal in (relative) peace…

Bayswater Kitchen

Seafood restaurant at Keppel Bay Bayswater Kitchen has a fun nautical-themed vibe and foosball for the kids

Bayswater Kitchen has a fun nautical-themed vibe and foosball for the kids! Photography: Selina Altomonte

Now this is how you do a relaxing Sunday brunch by the water. Bayswater Kitchen, overlooking the Marina at Keppel Bay, brings on instant weekend vibes with its light and bright space, breezy outdoor dining area and cool nautical styling: we’re particularly fond of the mural of the octopus wearing shades. What’s in it for the children? A great kids’ menu for the under-12s with some seriously good fish and chips ($14), then foosball and a ping-pong table! And for us parents, the Brunch By the Bay menu serves up lobster and prawn rolls plus traditional fish ‘n’ chips alongside an impressive Chef’s Seafood Platter loaded with seafood to share, including grilled prawns, soft-shell crab, mussels, clams and oysters. It all calls for a glass of rosé or jug of Pimm’s while you kick back and enjoy the live jazz, we say. And after that long lunch, the kiddos can scoot along the marina. This is as laid back as it gets, folks.
Bayswater Kitchen, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382;

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari


Lush greenery and tasty pastries – what more could you ask for?

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari is the new cafe on the block. Outdoor playground, a boules lawn, plenty of jungle greenery to explore and an edible garden to get busy in. Add to that bunnies, chickens and plenty of great eats and this place was made for families. You can tuck into a menu packed with healthy dishes made from fruits and herbs harvested straight from the on-site garden, or nibble on some cheeky pastries and cakes. We paid it a little visit with our own troopers; check out our full review!
Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari, 130E Minden Road;

Ola Beach Club

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Ola Beach Club knows how to keep the kiddos busy and the whole family well fed at Siloso Beach. Photography: Selina Altomonte

Brunch on the beach with a pool, bouncy castle and sand between your toes? Yes, yes and yes to that. This addition to Singapore’s beach club scene is super family friendly – we’re talking nursing room, nappy-changing facilities, toddler-sized tables and a playpen for the littlies. We loved the modern Hawaiian menu, and the kids tucked into burgers and an amazing grilled chicken. Grown-ups, of course, should enjoy the fab tiki cocktails by that pool. Check out our full review of Ola Beach Club and get over to Sentosa now.
Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099005;


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There’s something on the menu to keep everyone jumping for joy all Summerlong (see what we did there?)

We road-tested this relaxed Eastern Mediterranean restaurant for weekend brunch, and we’re totally digging its relaxed beachy vibe. Brought to us by the team behind Neon Pigeon and Fat Prince, we were expecting big things from Summerlong (including exceptional cocktails). We weren’t disappointed with its good coffee, super-fresh salad counter and interesting ‘Little Pelicans’ menu. The best part of the dining experience is the old-school soft-serve ice-cream station with toppings galore (dairy-free options available). We’ll be back with and without the kids.
Summerlong, The Quayside #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252;

Potato Head Folk

If, like us, you usually head straight to the rooftop bar, you probably didn’t know that Potato Head has an amazing family-friendly space on its second floor. Expect the same whimsically painted walls and sculptures, but throw in some fun little burgers on legs, brightly coloured bunting and high chairs and you’ve got your new weekend hangout with the kids. Check out their brilliant brunch menu: it’ll be hard to tear the kids away from the Dizzy Rascal kids’ burger and a milkshake. We love this joint!
Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143;


Head on over to Seletar to check out Wildseed, the chilled-out cafe below colonial-style stunner Summerhouse: this is where parents in the know are hanging out on Sunday mornings for coffee, pastry and lovely live music. The best bit? There’s an awesome plane-themed playground right next door, where the kids can burn off some energy after brunch or hit the swings! Tip: book early to snap up a spot in the air-conditioned room, but even if you’re planning on dropping in, there’s plenty of seating!
Wildseed, Level 2, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387;

Open Farm Community

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Let the kids hit the sand pit and roam the gardens at OFC before tucking into an amazing lasagne!

Play areaBar none our absolute favourite spot to treat the kids (and ourselves) to a feast is Open Farm Community.  The moment you step in to the epic grounds of this farm-to-table restaurant, you’ll see why it’s THE name on everyone’s lips. Abutting thriving beds of kale, thyme and Italian basil you’ll find a huge kids sandpit with wooden cow playground, a family grocer garden, a collection of quirky sculptures, a Common Man Coffee Roasters coffee shop and a sprawling green (where you can bowl or get your yogi on). The kids menu is so healthy, fresh and inventive that you’ll happily scoff their leftovers. LOVE that lasagne. For the full download, including mouth-watering pics, check out Honeycombers’ review of OFC here. Warning: once you go, you’ll find yourself back most weekends.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819,

Oxwell & Co

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Sit back, relax and enjoy the gastro-pub vibe at Oxwell & Co while your kiddos sample the tasty kids’ menu.

We’ve been known to herald in le weekend with a Friday night drink and nibble at the gastro-pub with the mostest, Oxwell & Co. Until now we’ve treated it as more of a parent’s guilty pleasure than a family-friendly destination. Well, do we have news for you… there’s a dedicated kids’ menu ($20), which will mean you can still chillax with delectable burgers and beers while your kids scoff junior beef burgers, meatballs or fish and chips. You’ll squeeze in a nightcap as they doodle away on their menus and inhale their ice-cream dessert. And for those of you with older kids, head to Oxwell & Co on a Friday or Saturday evening, and nab an alfresco table on the street for a Parisian vibe (road closed to traffic from 7pm).
Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown, Singapore 069688;

Cafe Melba

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Cafe Melba at Mediapolis has loads of games and fun for kids including a bouncy castle and noughts & crosses board.

Play areaWe’ve long been massive fans of the corker of a kid-friendly venue that is Cafe Melba. Both branches in the East and West have really got it all in terms of delicious Australasian fusion grub and a gigantic lawn (with bouncy castle on weekends). At Mediapolis you’ll also find a sweeping area perfect for scooting and loads of games for the kids including soccer balls and nets, a basketball ring, frisbees, and a life-sized wooden noughts and crosses board! Food-wise, our pick is the parma ham and rocket wood-oven pizza, washed down with a lime frozen daiquiri. Refreshing. Ask about the Kids’ Club Card, which involves some tasty perks! (Pssst: Head over on a Monday and kids eat free!)
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block N#01-56, Singapore 439053, and Mediapolis, 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507;

Pizza Express

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The light and crispy pizzas at Pizza Express will keep the whole family VERY satisfied

British export Pizza Express is a fantastico place to get a pizza fix with its Piccolo kids’ menu ($12 for pizza/pasta, drink and dessert). The HoneyKids mum crew had a top night at Pizza Express. So good in fact that we may, or may not, have been back a few times since… The colouring pencils and activity sheets distract little hands in the four minutes it takes to cook the pizzas to perfection. And did we mention the dough balls? We’d go there for the little garlicky balls of heaven alone.
Pizza Express, various locations at Duo Galleria, Marina One, Century Square, Holland Village and Scotts Square;

Riders Cafe

If you’ve got a little one with a penchant for furry friends of the equestrian variety, then Riders Cafe is for you. Chow down on contemporary comfort food on the verandah of a colonial black and white, and then head down for a look at the horses. And on the weekends you can give in to the kids’ demand for a pony – rides are at a wallet-friendly $10 a pop.
Riders Cafe, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965;

Plank Sourdough Pizza

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Rustic, relaxed dining at it’s best – we love Plank Sourdough Pizza

If you love the soft, pillowy sourdough bread at Baker & Cook, you’re going to go cray cray for the pizza at sister restaurant Plank Sourdough Pizza. Our favourite branch is nestled in the quiet boot-leg of shops along Namly Crescent. Think wood oven, fresh, authentic Italian ingredients and a relaxed vibe – the perfect recipe for a cracking meal out with your crew. Pop next door for a sweet treat for dessert afterwards (and a takeaway bottle of wine and loaf of bread we were raving about!). There’s also a small playground just across the way for a post-lunch run around.
Plank Sourdough Pizza, various locations at Namly Estate, Eng Kong Park, Serangoon Garden and Swan Lake;

Flock Cafe

If you’re a bit like us and are loving Tiong Bahru right now, then you’ll be right at home at cool Flock Cafe. It’s definitely more of a breakfast and coffee kinda joint, but with menu highlights such as the cheeky poached eggs with braised pork cheek, hollandaise sauce and brioche, you’d be crazy not to give it a whirl. Healthy, fresh juices for the kids, too. 
Flock Cafe, Tiong Bahru, 78 Moh Guan Terrace #01-25, Singapore 162078;


The sign does not lie: Coastes is an awesome spot to spend an arvo with the kids.

A gem on Sentosa’s white sands of Siloso Beach, Coastes is the ultimate laid-back beachfront restaurant/bar. There’s just something about enjoying a tipple and a simple meal with your toes in the sand. Your little ones will while away the hours building sandcastles right next to your table as you enjoy the sunset with icy beverage in hand. Perfection!
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000;


Not only does Boomarang serve good, honest Aussie food, but the kids’ menu is printed on a colouring-in sheet. The restaurant’s massive frontage means that it’s super roomy (pram parking is a doddle), and you’ll easily score a table outside with a view of the river. Make sure to bring your scooters for your kids to burn up all that excess energy. And if he absolutely must, hubby can catch the footy on the big screen.
Boomarang, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252; Boat Quay, 52 Circular Road, Singapore 049407;

Huber’s Bistro

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Huber’s Bistro has a lovely, shady playground for the kids to work up a hunger.

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Huber’s Bistro is a casual alfresco affair, designed as an add-on to their ginormous two-storey butchery. Hit the awesome soft-fall playground first to run off some energy. It’s shaded and gated, so you won’t have to worry about run-aways or sunburn. Then head to the bistro for a bite to eat and an ice-cold beer. As you can imagine, the meat is as fresh as it comes. They’ve got at least seven sausage dishes on the menu, and some pretty good-looking burgers too. Before you leave, don’t forget to stock up inside, and you’ll be sorted for dinner for the next week or so.
Huber’s Bistro, 22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679;

Jamie’s Italian

Dishes on the kids’ menu at Jamie’s Italian are all made from fresh, natural ingredients, and their portion sizes really are perfect for kids.

True to his roots as the father of good kids’ nutrition, the menu at Jamie Oliver’s restaurants at VivoCity and The Forum have an impressively wholesome yet appealing menu for the little people: think fish of the day in a bag, happy chicken lollipops and even a mini picnic. Kids are the VIPs here, and the staff know how to take care of them with activity packs at the ready. We think the menu, a retro viewfinder with pictures of the kids’ menu items, is the coolest thing ever. Needless to say, parents will also be more than happy with the fantastic Italian fare. Kids will rave about the old-school view-masters, stickers, crayons and paper-tainment. Pop in to the rooftop water play area at VivoCity post lunch to round out a great day.
Jamie’s Italian, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk #01-165/167 Singapore 098585, and The Forum, 583 Orchard Road #01-01/04 Forum, Singapore 238884;

Kith Cafe

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Just one look at the stand-out brunch offerings at Kith is making us VERY hungry.

Play areaThis Robertson Quay fave is so popular with the brunch crowd that outlets have now popped up all over Singapore. It’s little wonder as it’s a place you can kick back with the kiddos and enjoy damn good coffee. We’re also big fans of its brilliant brunch menu (the salmon scrambled eggs and pancakes are always a hit) and a genuine family-friendly vibe. There’s always something to keep the kiddos happy here: a box of toys, rocking horses and the perfect location to enjoy a scoot around (Marina Square in particular has an awesome dedicated kids’ play zone). 
Kith Cafe, Various locations;


Okay people, we’ve decided it’s time to let you in on a little-known local secret – Valle bar. It’s tucked away adjacent to Ridgewood Condo and it’s a no-frills outdoor casual bar and restaurant. There are many reasons that it is absolutely brilliant: a) it serves skinny pizza and bar food like nuclear buffalo wings and fries; b) it has a craft beer, wine and cider menu to die for; c) you can order from neighbouring Esarn Thai restaurant and Poulet Vous Rotisserie direct to your table; d) your kids have plenty of flat scooting space and e) kids can (unofficially) play downstairs at the condo playground.
Valle, 5 Ridgewood Close Unit G6, Singapore 276696;

Picotin Express

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Picotin Express in Bukit Timah is set in a lush golf course.

You know the moment you roll up to Picotin Express that you’re entering a kiddie haven. We have a soft spot for the lush Bukit Timah location, nestled within a green golf course. The alfresco deck has a relaxed family vibe, the kids’ menu is spot-on with a drink, pizza/pasta and ice-cream for only $15, and the adult fare is top notch. The mini putt-putt golf next door will offer loads of happy distraction for the kiddos – there are also swings, hurrah! – so you can eat in peace. And if you’re an east-sider, the Joo Chiat branch has foosball, a pool table and the occasional bouncy castle to keep younglings happy.
Picotin Express, Champions Golf Course, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966, and 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622;

Da Paolo Pizza Bar

Arguably dishing up the best pizza on the Little Red Dot, you can’t go past Italian stallion Da Paolo Pizza Bar for your family feast. The gorgeous little strip of restos along Jalan Merah Saga in Chip Bee Gardens all afford exquisite outdoor shaded space, and the pet store next door is always entertaining. Extract good behaviour with a promise of a stroll down to the Daily Scoop ice-cream joint, post-dinner.
Da Paolo Pizza Bar, 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-46, Singapore 278116;

La Barca Ristorante

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While your tots are on the bouncy castle, you can enjoy a glass of wine and Italian fare at the uber kid-friendly La Barca.

La Barca is the sort of place you can enjoy authentic, organic Italian cuisine AND have your kids happily entertained for hours! This joint ticks all the boxes, making it not only a fab place for the kiddos, but also a parent’s happy place. Think bouncy castle, trampoline, playroom filled with toys and educational cartoons on the TV. Plus on weekends they really up the ante with a water slide (and complimentary towels to dry off tiny diners!). Get. Us. There. Now.
La Barca Ristorante, 90 Goodman Road, #01-21 Block C, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053;

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The Vineyard at HortPark

The Vineyard at HortPark is more of a sophisticated adults venue midweek, but come the weekend it’s a veritable kiddie utopia, complete with bouncy castle, bowling, balloon sculpting and archery zone. All this in a stunning setting – sounds pretty good to us! The French-Italian menu is delish, and with weekend brunch options starting from $8, you really can’t go wrong!
The Vineyard at HortPark, 33 Hyderabad Road HortPark #02-02, Singapore 119578;

Timbre @ Gillman

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Kids have a ball at the Timbre Saturday BBQ.

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Timbre @ Gillman is known not only for its sprawling green expanse, live music, and child-centric menu, but also for its cracking Super Social Saturday BBQ. Head down at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and prepare for a carnival of craft, face painting, acrobatics on the bouncy castle, dancing and delectable grilled meats. You’ll also feel like you’re off the beaten track at the Gillman Barracks enclave. It’s the perfect place to meet a group of families for the afternoon (we just went to a very fitting farewell party there for good friends). Watch the website for monthly themes like superheroes and nerf gun wars. This is our kids’ top pick – maybe it’s something to do with the fact that the live band takes requests!
Timbre, Gillman Barracks, 9A Lock Road, Singapore 108926;

Play areaDistrict 10 at UE Square

What could get more perfect for a family outing than an eatery with a bouncy castle for the kids? It doesn’t hurt that the food is pretty spesh, too. Sip a cocktail and let the good times roll while your little people bounce the hours away within your line of vision.
District 10, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #01-15/16/17 UE Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917;

PS. Cafe at Harding Road

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Check out the stunning Floral Displays at PS Cafe.

Play areaFor a special treat, check out PS. Cafe at Harding Road (Dempsey). The food is truly sumptuous, and special mention must go to the cakes, which are unbelievable both in flavour and size: one serve of the blackout chocolate cake will satisfy four, and then some. And those truffle fries… The ambience at this stylish cafe is simply divine, and the outdoor lawn and garden will entertain your little ones for a good hour or so.
PS. Cafe, 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549;

The Coastal Settlement

Come casually attired and pull up a pew on the alfresco deck at The Coastal Settlement with your fam. It’s got a fab vintage feel and an equally quaint kids’ courtyard with swings, toy rocking horses and rides. We adore the retro styling (including old-school TVs and telephones). There’s plenty of wide-open space for your kids to explore, and a stellar cocktail menu for the parents.
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529;

Super Loco

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Let the kids work up an appetite before tucking into a Mexican feast at Super Loco.

Super Loco is our top spot in Robertson Quay. The outdoor tables populated by Bugaboos and kids zipping around on scooters are a good sign, but settle into this bright and cheery brunch spot on a weekend and you’ll see why it’s such a hit. We love the funky decor, abundance of high chairs and brilliant brunch menu that includes super smoothies and treats for kids including ham and cheese enchiladas and pineapple crepes. Grown-ups can tuck into monster heuvos rancheros and a cheeky sparkling sangria. Hot tip: Weekend brunch is from 10am-3.30pm. No bookings for brunch, but we’ve never had to wait long for a table. Kids love running across the brightly coloured Art Bridge after brunch – join the chase to work off those Mexican desserts!
Super Loco, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-13 The QuaySide, Singapore 238252; 
Duxton Hill, 15 Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089598; Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04 Customs House, Singapore

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When the term ‘family restaurant’ was coined, it was in reference to Trapizza. Head to Sentosa for a paddle and then mosey on up for a refreshing tipple and slice of pizza without feeling the pressure to hose down. The kids can roll their own pizza dough and then frolic on the numerous play gyms while you unwind with a sundowner overlooking the South China Sea. The kids will be keen to gobble down their cute pig-shaped pizzas the moment they hit the table.
Trapizza, Shangri-La Sentosa, 10 Siloso Walk, Singapore 099538; Trapizza


At SandBank, every meal becomes a mini pool party. Photography: SandBank via Facebook

Lamenting the loss of The Bank Bar + Bistro? SandBank, its kid-friendly little sister restaurant is still open at East Coast Parkway. The 15m plunge pool makes this seaside diner a definite hit with the kids. In between bites of crispy bacon and hash browns from the weekend breakfast buffet, the tots can dip their toes into the 0.5m pool while the bigger kids can have a splash in the deeper pool. There’s even a shower area just around the corner for them to wash up. If you’re having trouble prying them from the pool, we suggest bribing them with a trip to the beach! (Although the husband might have a bit more trouble ungluing his eyes from the three TV screens…)
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-28/32 Parkland Green, Singapore 449875;

The Living Cafe

If you’re on the hunt for super-healthy grub for your active kiddos, give The Living Cafe in Bukit Timah a go. Think raw, wholewheat, sugar-free, gluten-free goodness. It’s all very yummy – even for us mere mortals yet to jump on the health-food bandwagon. And the fit-out is just as light and breezy as you’ll feel when you leave.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758;

The Boiler @ Howard Road

Fans of seafood will just love the meals they can bag at this resto. Photography: Boiler Room

This kid-friendly resto is home to some seriously delish Louisiana-style seafood. Come hungry and tuck into an authentic Cajun seafood boil with seasonal crab, prawns, mussels, clams and lobsters served in a bag with your sauce of choice. It’s served with corn on the cob and bread rolls but if you’re still hungry, there’s add-ons like smoked sausages, sweet pearl corn and even buttered rice for that extra bit of yum. Don’t worry, kids won’t be left out of this seafood madness: they’ll be busying digging into crispy fish and chips while the stellar staff make them feel right at home.
The Boiler @ Howard Road, 18 Howard Road, #01-06 Novelty Bizcentre, Singapore 369585;


Take a break from museum-hopping and head to Flutes at the National Museum for some kid-friendly fine dining. There’s a great kids’ menu (Dave’s mac ‘n’ cheese is hands down the best mac ‘n’ cheese ever, although we’ve never found out who Dave is) and amazing staff who have been known to take the kids off our hands for a quick minute or five so we could eat in peace. There’s even an escalator behind the museum to take you to straight to Fort Canning to burn off all those calories with some after-lunch adventures.
93 Stamford Road, #01-02, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897;

Camp Kilo Charcoal Club at Kallang

Camp Kilo promises BBQs, beer and plenty of fun! Photography: Camp Kilo via Facebook

If you’re craving a genuine outdoor BBQ, Camp Kilo is where the party’s at. Kick back at this chill roast joint by the Kallang river with beer in hand, a platter of roast meat and a DJ spinning round the clock. This outdoor joint welcomes people of all ages as well as pets, so Fido can have a bone to chew while the kids get to explore the hammocks, crafts and tents. Camp Kilo also holds weekly events including the upcoming vegan day out as well as Camp Kido, which is made specially for little campers – think plenty of games, activities and workshops to keep them entertained. Talk about an easy weekend winner!
66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987;


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This lava cheeseburger tastes even better than it looks! Photography: Atmosphere Bistro

The Japanese fusion menu at this super kid-friendly restaurant and sports bar has plenty of great food picks for the whole fam and makes a great pit stop if you’ve been busy in the Parkland Green area of East Coast Park for the day. See that photo above? That’s just a small taster of the fabulous things on offer. And don’t get us started on desserts. We will say that you absolutely HAVE to try the Black Pearl – a molten chocolate affair that will be flamed at your table! Amazing menu aside, we also love that this place has an indoor play area for little ones and plenty of green space outside for kids who can’t keep still – plus there are regular cooking classes for mini chefs (keep an eye on its Facebook Page for deets). Could this place be any more perfect for families? How about regular sports screenings for dad, and even a dartboard for the moody teens in da house? Yep: this place has us totally covered and we can’t wait to go back!
Atmosphere Bistro, 920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25 to 27, Parkland Green, Singapore 449875, p. 6440 9705;

Carrotsticks and Cravings

Following the success of the Carrotsticks and Cravings recipe books, author and mum-of-three Terri-Anne Leske has upped the kid-friendly dining game in the Dempsey area by opening Carrotsticks and Cravings. Located within Loewen Gardens, this Aussie-inspired cafe has the sort of relaxed, fresh vibe we love. Kids can run around the large outdoor space or have a jump on the trampoline around the corner while you sip on an almond milk latte. There’s a dedicated kids’ menu too, with delish, nutritious options including toast with smashed avo and feta and a mini acai bowl. Adults are also well catered for – our favourite dishes include the green falafel bowl and breakfast berry parfait.
75 E Loewen Road, Singapore 248845;


It definitely doesn’t get any kid-friendlier than Picnic! Strategically located right in the heart of Orchard Road in Wisma Atria, it’s the perfect respite from a day of shopping for the whole family. Take your pick from 10 different stalls offering a range of cuisines from Japan Butadon, Taiwanese beef noodles, Korean-Mexican tacos, Swiss Rosti, French poulet, Italian pastas, pizzas, and American-style smash burgers by Omakase Burger – you’ll be spoilt for choice! After you’ve ordered your meal, you can settle the kids with some colouring or let them run around on the “grass”. They can also let loose in the mini ball-pit or dance like nobody’s watching on the stage – woohoo!
Wisma Atria #03-15-49, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore;

Gallery and Co

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the newly revamped Keppel Arts Centre at the National Gallery. After all, it’s guaranteed to keep the little ones busy with all its art and crafts tables and cool spaces to play in and explore. Gallery and Co has nom-worthy food in close proximity to Keppel Arts Centre and an awesome $10 kids’ lunch set that can’t be beat (they get a free toy too!). For the kid-ults, there’s a good selection of mains, including a TDF Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich and a generous Wagyu steak bowl. Here’s our top tip: grab a cuppa and a pain au chocolat to munch on while the kids get all artsy!
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore; 178975;

Hai Di Lao 

If you haven’t had your hotpot cherry popped, bring the fam over to Hai Di Lao. Not only does it have some of the best hotpot that the Little Red Dot has to offer, it’s also an experience in itself. Where else can you can get a manicure or massage while you’re waiting to be seated? Also, there’s free snacks for both the parents and the kids to tide you over before your actual meal. There’s also a fun play area for tots and a cool “dancing noodle man” too! Oh, and if you’re bringing a baby, they have a cot that they can bring to the table so you can keep a close watch on your little love bug.
Hai Di Lao, various locations,

Illustration: Stephanie Cahyadi for HoneyKids Asia

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