Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
We know that, all a parent REALLY wants, is to enjoy their time with their children, but also have a hot coffee! So, we have rounded up our top picks of places to eat and have a coffee, while your kids can play to their hearts content!
Dubai is full of kid friendly cafes and restaurants for your weekend breakfast or lunch outing, so check some of our favourite places!
- Café Confetti
Café Confetti offers everything you expect at a café plus a kids’ corner where little ones can play. They also have fun desserts like ice cream spaghetti that are sure kid favourites. You can also book the venue for your little one’s birthday complete with customized cake and décor.
Location: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster U
Enjoy a delicious meal at Tub of Butter while your kids are kept entertained at the restaurant’s “Kids Corner.” The Greek-Mediterranean restaurant offers hearty meals and also sells handcrafted pantry items for gifting or personal use. Don’t miss out on their seasonal deli section too.
Location: Sheik Zayed Road
While you enjoy the homey, laidback atmosphere of Tom & Serg while sipping on a hot cup of gourmet coffee, let the kids do their thing on the second floor. The café has set up a special kids’ area complete with toys, books, a chalkboard and more for your little ones’ entertainment.
Their kids’ menu includes yummy options such as apple pancakes, chicken quesadillas, kids spaghetti and more.Plus with kidzapp- Kids eat FREE!
Location: Al Joud Building, Sheik Zayed Road
This award-winning bakery, patisserie, deli, cheese room and gourmet grocer can fulfill all your birthday needs to keep little ones well fed and having fun. Preparing pre-packed party food boxes, pastries, sandwich platters, cheese board and more you can count on these guys to provide a birthday party full of delicious treats.
Locations: Al Manara Sheik Zayed Road, Dusit Thani Hotel and The Dubai Mall
Carluccio’s offers a wide range of dining options to suit your entire family; from delicious Italian coffee and hearty breakfasts to fresh and tasty deli takeaway food or even a purchase of their beautifully packaged products. You can even manage to sneak in a delicious Italian three-course candlelit dinner with your partner (if you manage to get the kids to sleep). They even have pizza cooking classes for the kids!
Locations: The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Springs Souk, Village Community, Ibn Battuta mall
Enjoy family fun entertainment at Chuck E Cheese’s with electronic games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment.
From the littlest of toddlers to the biggest of kids, enjoy everyday fun, or book for special occasions and birthdays. They even serve freshly baked pizzas!
Locations: Dubai Outlet Mall, Metha Plaza Building Oud Metha, and Ibn Battuta Mall
A popular go-to family-friendly restaurant, this is where mum and dad can enjoy a yummy menu on offer while your kids work up an appetite in the huge play park. The top of the icing – a funny and exciting kids’ menu full of silly dishes by none other than Magic Phil, Dubai’s favorite children’s magician.
Keep an eye out for their regular playdates and weekend family events.
Location: The Lakes Community
This perfect family spot comes with a terrace offering views over the golf course to soak in while you enjoy a breakfast or a nibble on one of the baked treats they serve. There’s even a climbing frame to keep littlest ones entertained.
Location: Arabian Ranches
This is a family-focus restaurant that brings back the memories of big family dinners around the table. There’s also a soft-play area for the kids to enjoy, along with a menu bursting with Michelin-star foods for both large and little appetites.
Location: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence
Celebrate delicious food and wonderful times at MORE Cafe with your family and loved ones over breakfast, lunch or dinner. This family friendly cafe serves wholesome, European cafe style mouth-watering dishes prepared from the freshest produce and highest quality ingredients, in a warm, kid-friendly ambience.
So, while the grown-ups enjoy their meal and conversation, the kiddos will be having an awesome time playing and having fun in the super entertaining kids play area
Locations: Al Murooj Complex (Downtown Dubai), Mall of the Emirates, Mercato Mall
- Café Ceramique
Enjoy a cup of coffee at Café Ceramique and watch while your little ones paint to their heart’s content. With ceramics, brushes and tools on hand, simply show up, sit down and enjoy a unique experience where coffee and craft meet.
Location: Town Centre Jumeirah
Enjoy an Authentic Parisian Bistro situated on the beautiful Dubai Marina for a perfect family meal. You’ll enjoy an endless choice of French delicacies, including a menu dedicated just for your kids. Along with all their scrumptious menu items, their breakfast is not to miss- especially if you’re an early riser.
Bonus: There’s a kids’ area for your little ones here
Location: Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
13. The Lime Tree Cafe
A much loved Dubai cafe! Step inside this cosy cafe and let kids enjoy the delights of both food and fun on offer. There’s a dedicated toy room, colouring facilities and books to read and get lost in. A healthy option for a family day of dining. They can also cater to your special one’s birthday at home. The Springs Souk Branch even has a special bakery window where you can pick up cakes, slices, brownies and tea cakes on the go.
Locations: Sheikh Zayed Road, Jumeirah 1, The Springs Souk