Life with kids in Sydney City
Saporium Market Day in Rosebery is on every Saturday 10am and 3pm with amazing food, fresh produce, drinks, live music and kids entertainment. A foodies one-stop-shop.
This kid-friendly rooftop cafe at the Australian Museum has some of the best views in the City. The kids will have fun finding all the city's landmarks.
Bungalow 8 is a fun restaurant in Barangaroo with a sunny outdoor area with great weekend activities for kids.
Camperdown Commons and Camperdown Tennis offer a unique line up of experiences and activities to ensure your kids are thoroughly entertained throughout the school holidays.During the Autumn school holiday’s, the two Inner West community hubs play host to a massive vacation care program for primary school kids (ages 5-12) to enjoy.
Ideal for breakfast, lunch, high tea or even a shopping break to just indulge, enjoy, relax.
The Grounds of Alexandria impressed from the moment we arrived. Cafe, roastery, bar, eatery, organic gardens, markets, lemonade stalls, animal farm and kids enclosed play area.
A kid friendly cafe with culture and a view! Located in the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Rocks and overlooking Circular Quay, The Harbour Bridge and The Opera House it's definitely one to put on your 'must do' list!
This 80's inspired cafe on the King St strip is a hit with both adults and kids. Arcade games, consoles, vhs videos, great coffee and even better food.
Grandma´s Little Bakery is a home-styled cooking and baking concept, bringing together flavours & loved recipes from real Grandma´s & Grandpa´s from all over the world.
A local institution, the North Annandale in the heart of the suburb has had a make-over and now boasts one of the best kids play areas in the City.
A Sydney icon with multiple locations across the City and a family-friendly vibe.
Yummy food facing the beautiful Alexandria Park and with a fantastic kids play area.
Bitton Gourmet in Alexandria is a French inspired cafe/bistro with fabulous food and a kids' playroom stocked with toys. I think every local parent knows about it. It's one if our top picks!
Bourke Street Bakery is known for its beautiful breads and wholesome baked food. The coffee is amazing and basically everything they make is gorgeous. It's great for a take away on the way to the park or a sit in if it's not too busy.
Located in the East Village complex, this bar/restaurant is welcoming spot for families where kids eat FREE every weekday.
Another great Cafe and Park combo! A great option for family's and mother's groups.
A fun cafe to drop in and try their delicious and quirky chocolate concoctions.
Sappho Books & Cafe is a general secondhand bookshop and at the rear of the shop is Sappho Cafe, Wine & Tapas bar.
Sydney's finest hand-crafted donuts full of fun ingredients the kids (and kids at heart) will love.
The Lindt Chocolate Café in Darling Harbour offers a uniquely exciting chocolate experience.
A family friendly restaurant/pub at the Entertainment Quarter. Handy if you are off to a movie, the EQ Village Markets or the playgrounds.
What a beautiful cafe! Nonno Lucio's has a warm ambiance and is definitely child friendly (2 and 4 legged - pups welcome!). Home made and organic ingredients can be found on their menu.
So, I usually add really kid friendly places to eat out to our website. This time I'm sharing a place that you wouldn't necessarily think of as kid friendly but we love it! Our boy is 13 months and we have been so many times and even ordered take out from there when our eating out plan has gone to pot.
The old Rozelle Tramway Depot, originally built in 1904, has been brought back to life as a foodie haven at Harold Park, Forest Lodge.
Broadway Sydney’s Level 2 food zone is now open. Boasting a 3,400 square metre expansion, the new area boasts some of Sydney's hottest eateries alongside commissioned public artworks.
Yum Cha in the heart of the City with outdoor seating options so you can dine under the Moreton Bay Fig Trees at Cook & Philip Park.
A wonderfully friendly cafe with loads of room for prams and squirmy young ones.
A beautifully designed, multi-purpose space which includes a restaurant, community areas, working farm, a wonderful outdoor play area and plenty of grass for the kids to run around on.
Yummy yummy gelato with a crazy good range of flavours, great for kids and also the more sophisticated palette (I think I mean us adults).
The Shelbourne Hotel is conveniently located at the city-side entrance to Darling Harbour and all it's great attractions. It offers free kids meals on Saturday evenings.
The Lakes Hotel in Rosebery offers relaxed dining for the whole family.
A unique dining experience (literally) on top of Sydney. Get a spectacular 360-degree views of the city while you take your pick from the extensive buffet selections.
Diverse sushi and sashimi on a conveyor belt, plus hot Japanese mains, at a straightforward chain.
A Sydney institution. Yum Cha at the Marigold is a must do.
On recommendation from some Botany locals with kids, we visited the Waterworks Hotel for a trad-style lunch that had the kids entertained for ages.
A great gem in Ultimo for the kids - rooms with couches and a sunny courtyard!
Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen was one of the first places we visited in Sydney, and it has been a firm favourite for 2 years. Largely organic and biodynamic food that changes daily and fantastic service.
Get your Keyboard covers on and prepare for a drool inducing review - KIDsize living takes you to one of Sydneys favourites in Woolloomooloo.
Located on the bustling Erskineville Road, this small cafe is a perfect stop for exploring the area!
Tea Room & Asian Fusion Restaurant
Located on the waters edge of Darling Harbour, only a short walk from the CBD and with magnificent views of the city's skyline, Harbourside offers a unique dining, leisure and shopping experience.
This is what you call a hidden gem! A unique spot for dinner, drinks, a family function or just a hot chocolate.
This is a great little retreat on busy King Street, especially if you have kids with you!
Three Williams is the place to be. Bring the kids!
The Park Café on Chalmers is open 7 days for breakfast and lunch with free Wi-Fi and beautiful views of the park.
I stopped into The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish after getting a sweet tip from a local mum who said her kids loved it!
Grandma's Little Bakery is a home-styled cooking and baking concept. It's super family friendly with a play area, kid's meals and drinks and special kid's offers on buffets.
This beautifully renovated pub is great for family dinners or a casual meet up with other families.
This is a great family friendly pub/bistro with great food, board games and a handy park location.
Just footsteps from King Street, the University of Sydney, and the RPA Hospital, the fully-licensed Hoochie Mamma Café offers an inviting atmosphere, indulgent coffee, and delicious, European-inspired café fare.
One of the world’s most luxurious shopping icons, located in the centre of Sydney, Westfield Sydney is the ultimate shopping destination for both locals and world traveller’s alike.
It offers over 250 fashion, food and lifestyle stores over seven levels. Offering a unique mix of luxury retailers, Australian designers, international high street stores and premium world-class dining options, Westfield Sydney is the place to shop and dine in the city.
Seasonal, organic produce in the arty streets of Chippendale and within an easy stroll to Central Park.
I love the buzz about this place, the super tasty food, all the interesting fruits and veg on display and bringing kids is hassle free.
Hard Rock Cafe Sydney is a kid-friendly restaurant with it's interior boasting iconic music memorabilia collection. Located on Level 1 & 2 in Darling Harbour shopping precinct. Enjoy American cuisine with legendary burgers, cocktails and buffalo wings.
Broadway Shopping centre is conveniently located on the edge of Glebe, Camperdown and Ultimo, just 2km from the CBD.
It houses over 140 speciality stores including big favourites like Coles, Kmart, Target, Apple and Nike, plus a 12 digital screen Hoyts and Happydays arcades.
There is a new state of the art Kids Playcentre, located on Level 3 outside Priceline. Kids will be entertained on the climbing equipment and meet other children. You'll enjoy the short break!
The Tea Cosy is a little gem in the heart of The Rocks! Both kids and adults will love this cute, quaint, cosy cafe. It’s home to possibly the cutest babyccino and the best scones in Sydney. If you struggle with where to eat with kids in The Rocks, next time you're in town, stop in and relax in their secluded courtyard. I just didn't want to leave!
One of the best meals I've had in ages - a unique menu and quirky kids area.
Cafe Madame Frou Frou is a quirky cafe in Glebe with fantastic coffee, a delicious menu and FREE babycinos.
The Lakes Hotel is a perfect venue for dinner and drinks and it's great for families. Their Bistro and bar have been beautifully decorated and they have a huge courtyard. ;
Twelve is an bar, restaurant, serving Italian and Australian dishes and it's super kid friendly!
Pancakes on the Rocks is a perfect, hassle free option for hungry families visiting the Darling Harbour.
Located in Darling Quarter over looking the Tumberlong Park, Vesta serves the freshest modern Italian food & coffee.
Bona Fides serves Fairtrade Organic Coffee and Modern Australian Cuisine with Mediterranean influences and has a fantastic outlook onto Darling Harbour and close to all the main attractions.
Cafe 101 is a great cafe and play combo in Alexandria!
The Tea Salon is a great place to bring kids for high tea in the city!
Calling all chocaholics!! Oliver Brown, a new Belgian Chocolate Cafe has opened at East Village Shopping Centre in Zetland and is packed with all kinds of gorgeous chocolate treats!
The Annandale Hotel has a great courtyard restaurant; a perfect spot for lunch or weekend breakfasts with the family.
A really cool cafe and bakery that serves great coffee and sweets in Rosebery.
A family friend pub in the Entertainment Quarter.
Big or little, this is THE coolest place to get your Gelato fix. These Gelato nerds are in a league of their own using liquid nitrogen and a truckload of science and imagination to create impossibly smooth textures and exciting new flavour combinations every day.
What a perfect addition to Glebe Point Road! A speciality coffee house with a unique and unbelievably tasty menu, lots of space, a chalk board and a swing!! It ticks the boxes for everyone but it’s going to be a massive hit with families and mothers groups once everyone realises its open!
Metro St James is a gorgeous cafe, bistro and bar in a perfect location in Sydney City.
There's a brand new indoor Play Centre and Cafe in Alexandria!
Coffee Tea & Me in Waterloo make the cutest babyccino's! This is such a pretty cafe, kid friendly, lots of room for mothers groups and minutes from Corning Park Playground in Waterloo.
Really yummy, fresh and healthy food, stunning sweets, very tasty sourdough breads baked on site daily and great coffee roasted on site.
Eden Coffee is a fantastic kid friendly cafe and a new addition to Zetland.
Where do I start! I love this place; the chilled atmosphere, friendly staff, funky decor, and yummy food. Great choice for a mothers group or family gathering or even just a take away coffee.
Kitchen By Mike craft their menu each day based on the produce they source during the week. You can find a daily post of their menu on their Facebook Page. Expect the food to be always delicious, seasonal, fresh and honest.
A lovely cafe with a homely feel, delicious food, great coffee and activities to keep the kids entertained.
Pyrmont Point Hotel is a great place to go for a meal with the family meal or catch up with friends. Bring along the little ones because it’s super kid friendly!
Booth St Bistro ticks all the boxes and is one of our TOP PICKS!
A spacious and comfortable family friendly cafe/restaurant in Newtown.
A small but lovely kid friendly cafe/restaurant near Rushcutters Bay Park.
The kiosk next to the tennis courts in Rushcutters Park has 270 degrees of panoramic views of the water and park. Both with indoor and outdoor seating area it is an excellent place to relax to have a meal or beverage.
Rushcutters Bay Park Kiosk is in the centre of rush cutters Bay Park right next to the enclosed Rushcutters Bay Park Playground with gorgeous view of the bay. It's a great cafe, park, playground combo!
Another great option for refuelling after a swim or a play in Victoria Park, a spot of shopping in Broadway Shopping Centre or school holiday activities at the Seymour Centre. It's located in Chippendale but on the edge of Camperdown, Newtown, Ultimo and Glebe.
Following major renovations by the City of Sydney, the historic Gardener’s Lodge Cafe is open for business.
A tiny but perfectly formed cafe, The Purple Moose has been my morning pit stop since my wee man was about 4 months old and my only regret is not finding it sooner!
Gather on the Green is a laid back local cafe opposite Camperdown Oval with a vintage feel & an emphasis on local, ethical & sustainably sourced product. The coffee is excellent with beans by Mecca, winner of SMH's Boutique Roaster of the year 2012!
This cafe has great food and coffee as well as two things not often found in Sydney cafés - lots of space and toys!
Located on Erskineville road, they have lots of outdoor seating to make the best of the good weather.
The Erskineville Hotel, or the Erko is a great family friendly pub.
Cicco is located near the play centre on level 3 in Broadway Shopping Centre. It has stacks of highchairs, lots of space for prams and large tables for mothers groups.