Auckland, Family Restaurants

  • The Cake Stall

    The Cake Stall specialises in old fashioned cakes and treats just like Grandma used to make.....kids (and you too Mum and Dad) will love the wide selection of cakes and other baked goods that can be taken home or enjoyed at our delightful store over a cup of coffee and a fluffy.

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  • Milse Britomart

    Nestled next door to Ortolana in a little Britomart laneway is Auckland’s original dessert only restaurant and patisserie, Milse. This decadent dessert bar offers an intimate space for lovers of all things sweet.

    Dine in on one of our three-course dessert degustation options, or choose a stick gelato, verrine, gateau or macaron to take away.

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  • Cornwall Park Garden Restaurant

    Only a kilometre away from the Greenlane motorway interchange is this restaurant set in the grounds of one of Auckland’s most stunning parks. The kids’ menu has eggs or sausages for breakfast while the kids’ lunch menu offers crispy chicken pieces, little sausages or ham and cheese sandwiches. Parents can choose from an a la carte menu or share the scrumptious selection of savouries, petite sandwiches and sweet items at morning tea from 9 – 11.30 am. There is a changing room and highchairs are available.

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  • Baduzzi

    Baduzzi offers an Italian fix with a stop-off in New York for styling and menu tips.  Baduzzi means meatballs and here they are taken seriously. Well-seasoned crayfish and savoy cabbage meatballs served with a gutsy carrot sauce are very good, as are the grilled Wagyu versions with onion gravy and salsa verde. They also have a fantastic kids' menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and lunch and dinner on weekends.

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    • Web: baduzzi.co.nz/
    • Location: N° 10 - 26 CORNER JELLICOE STREET
      UNIT 2, NORTH WHARF, AUCKLAND
  • The Postmans Leg

    Kids Menu - check, Kids entertainment - sandpit, activity sheets, colouring pens, petanque - check!  Their weekday rituals (3-8pm) include Tuesday's ribs, Wednesday's pizzas, Thursday's steak night and Friday's offering of good ole fish and chips.  The Postmans Leg offers a great spot for friends and family to catch up and ensure that all will have an enjoyable dining experience. 

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  • Circus Circus

    Nestled in the heart of Auckland’s Mt Eden Village, is the extraordinary carnival themed cafe that is Circus Circus. This is a dining experience like no other! With fresh local produce, a menu that changes seasonally and several dining areas to choose from, we’ve got all the variety you could wish for making us perfect for groups of all shapes and sizes.

    For fun, funky carnival vibes and to add a bit of joy to your day, come join us at Circus Circus. We sure don’t clown around with our cuisine here! What’s more, we’re the only circus themed circus in Mt Eden, so this is an experience you won’t want to miss.

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  • Catroux

    Catroux's brunch menu changes with the seasons and they offer delectable baked sweet treats, great coffee and fresh juices. There is a delightful kids menu plus they have a sandpit for entertainment.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.