Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants Cape Town

Cape Town is a city that offers many delights for young and old. Fortunately, along with all the excellent activities geared at families, the Mother City – and the surrounding Winelands regions – offer plenty of incredibly lovely, family friendly eateries too.

Here are the top ten family friendly restaurants in Cape Town:

#1 Dunes Beach Restaurant

Situated in Hout Bay, Dunes is one of the most family friendly restaurants you will find in Cape Town… and beyond.

With gorgeous views of the mountains and bay, good service in a lovely setting (with a choice between either indoor or outdoor tables) and an excellent play area for children, Dunes ensures quality family time without compromising on the finer things in life.

Their menu offers a nice selection of adult and child meal options, so no one gets left out. Some of the menu’s standout dishes include the seafood platter, an array of sushi options, sirloin steak, pizza – and kiddie ribs, homemade chicken nuggets, spaghetti bolognese and kiddies’ burger to keep the younger, pickier eaters content too.

If you and your family are looking for a classy, yet relaxed Cape Town restaurant, head to Dunes.

Contact: +27 (021) 790 1876

Website: www.dunesrestaurant.co.za

Address: Dunes Beach Restaurant, 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Dunes Beach Restaurant via Facebook
Dunes Beach Restaurant via Facebook

#2 Clay Cafe

If you are craving fun experiences and good food, then the Clay Cafe has you well covered on both fronts.

This charming, family-run establishment offers both fun ceramic painting, a peaceful setting and good times for young and old.

In addition to their excellent menu and play facilities, guests can also host parties, school outings, team buildings and more here.

So next time you need a soothing experience with your food, pop by Clay Cafe!

Contact: +27 (076) 810 5120, (062) 455 6578, info@claycafe.co.za

Website: claycafe.co.za

Address: Clay Cafe, 4080 Main Road, opposite Bokkemanskloof Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

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claycafe.co.za

#3 cafe Roux

cafe Roux is both a child- and dog-friendly eatery, which is one of the most popular places in the Mother City, for this and plenty of other reasons.

With excellent outdoor play facilities, a soothing atmosphere (enhanced by live music performances) and good food options to boot, it seems there is little cafe Roux doesn’t offer its visitors!

Additionally, they have a good menu for both adults and children so everyone can enjoy a fitting meal at this cool cafe!

Contact: +27 (021) 789 2538, info@caferoux.co.za

Website: www.caferoux.co.za

Address: cafe Roux, Noordhoek Main Road & Village Lane, Noordhoek, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 The Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant

With exquisite grounds and traditional, heartwarming cuisine, The Gardener’s Cottage is charming by all accounts.

Best of all, with its lovely indoor and outdoor spaces, it is very much family friendly, allowing families the chance to enjoy some fresh air and garden walks during their visit.

Join them under the vast Camphor trees for breakfast, lunch or tea – you won’t regret it!

Contact: +27 (021) 689 3158, gardenerscottage@telkomsa.net

Website: www.montebello.co.za/the-gardeners-cottage.htm

Address: The Gardener’s Cottage, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

The Gardener's Cottage
The Gardener’s Cottage

#5 Bon Amis at Bloemendal

If ever a place was made for children to run riot outdoors at and lose themselves in a world of exciting play areas and jungle gyms, then it has to be Bon Amis.

Situated on Bloemendal Estate in the Durbanville Wine Valley, Bon Amis is truly a delight for families. Offering both classy indoor seating and more relaxed outside tables, it is the perfect blend of classy and carefree.

The restaurant also has some quality menus – including a la carte, lunch and kiddies’ options – so guests are sure to enjoy a fine meal in a truly tranquil winelands setting.

Contact: +27 (021) 976 2682, info@bonamis.co.za

Website: www.bonamis.co.za

Address: Bon Amis, Bloemendal Wine Estate, M13 Tygervalley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Damhuis Restaurant

This quality family venue has so much to offer visitors… Incredible food (especially its seafood and traditional South African food!), a family- and pet-friendly space and a great ambiance with pretty views to boot.

For those who wish to bring their whole family along – furry friends included – Damhuis is one of the best restaurants to visit. Plus,the value-for-money food portions are generous and tasty every time!

Add friendly, efficient service in a beautiful setting… and you are all set for a gorgeous outing near the sea!

Contact: +27 (021) 553 0093

Website: www.diedamhuis.co.za

Address: Damhuis Restaurant, 32 Beach Road, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 The Stone Kitchen at Dunstone

Dunstone Country Estate via Instagram
Dunstone Country Estate via Instagram

Although it is situated in Wellington, The Stone Kitchen at Dunstone Country Estate deserves to be on every family friendly list, focusing on places in and around Cape Town.

It’s one of the most delightfully family friendly, elegant (yet relaxed) bistros you will find anywhere.

With gorgeous indoor and outdoor seating, peaceful garden areas and both indoor and outdoor play areas for children, The Stone Kitchen is an experience the whole family can enjoy… even well-behaved, friendly pooches!

The food (and wine) at The Stone Kitchen is equally great and service is friendly and warm, making you feel thoroughly welcome as you enjoy some quality family time out in the Cape Winelands.

Contact: +27 (021) 873 6770, 060 340 1635, 078 860 9721, food@dunstone.co.za

Website: www.dunstone.co.za/bistro

Address: The Stone Kitchen, Dunstone Country Estate, Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Tables at Nitida

Tables at Nitida looks like something out of Hansel and Gretel… Thankfully though, in strong contrast to the fairytale, it is very much family and child-friendly so you don’t need to worry about any scheming witches here!

With its picture-perfect setting on the gorgeous Nitida Wine Farm, this lovely, laidback restaurant is suitable for young and old to enjoy. The restaurant also offers everything from breakfast to lunch to cakes and mouthwatering savoury platters!

It is, in every way, a charming, family friendly eatery, ideal for groups of friends and family and couples to enjoy.

Contact: +27 (021) 975 9357, tables.nitida@gmail.com

Website: nitida.co.za/tables-at-nitida-restaurant

Address: Tables at Nitida, Nitida Wine Farm, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Joostenberg Bistro

A winelands gem near Stellenbosch, Joostenberg Bistro is a firm family favourite. Offering simple, good food from seasonal menus, cosy interiors and beautiful garden spaces, Joostenberg Bistro is a delightful eatery in so many respects.

As a bonus, the outdoor spaces allow children the space to run about and play in a safe, beautiful environment so families of all ages can relish this wonderful winelands bistro.

Contact: +27 (021) 8844208, bistro@joostenberg.co.za

Website: joostenberg.co.za/the-bistro

Address: Joostenberg Bistro, Klein Joostenberg. R304 Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch,Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Peppa Jack’s

Peppa Jack's via Facebook
Peppa Jack’s via Facebook

Peppa Jack’s is a fun Mexican-style eatery, which offers great food, a casual, yet lovely atmosphere and excellent play facilities for children to enjoy.

It’s ideally suited to families and groups of friends. Plus, their authentic Mexican cuisine is hugely appealing and good value for money.

For those seeking a fun date night experience, meal out with family or friends in a pretty setting or simply the ideal place to try authentic Mexican food, this Durbanville restaurant is the one for you.

Contact: +27 (021) 975 5606, bookings@peppajacks.co.za

Website: www.peppajacks.co.za

Address: Peppa Jack’s, Thaba Park, 19 Hooggelegen Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the delightful family friendly eateries you can enjoy in Cape Town and its surrounding areas… Which is your family most eager to try?

Top 10 Restaurants in Hout Bay

Hout Bay is loved for its beautiful ocean views, fun activities and strong sense of community, which makes it almost feel like its own republic within the city of Cape Town… but what about eateries? What has it got to offer us on the food front, you ask?

Well, it’s pretty great in that sense too – particularly as Hout Bay offers a host of top-class, varied restaurant options!

#1 Quentin at Oakhurst

As something of a hidden Hout Bay gem, Quentin at Oakhurst is arguably one of the most underrated restaurants in Hout Bay – and yet, popular review (straight from the people) tells us that it is oh-so-good!

Buoyed by wonderful, rich farming at Oakhurst estate, this restaurant believes in sustainable practices and foods (where possible), a strong family team and food focused solely on the people for whom it is intended.

Their ethos is firmly inspired by their sentiments towards the foods they source, prepare and cook… which probably explains why it’s so great!

These values have held them in good stead, as they ensure a beautiful and quality restaurant offering, with tasty meals prepared with care and dedication.

For these reasons – and so many more – Quentin is one of Hout Bay’s truly unmissable eateries.

Contact: +27 (021) 790 4888, (072) 242 0264

Website: www.oakhurstbarn.com

Address: Quentin at Oakhurst, Oakhurst Farm, Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

www.oakhurstbarn.com
www.oakhurstbarn.com

#2 Cheyne’s

Own and run by talented chef, Cheyne Morrisby, this Asian fusion-meets-tasty-tapas eatery packs a big punch… In all the right ways!

Cheyne’s – a vastly popular local eatery – brings a range of delicious and creative dishes to the table, while catering to both meat-eaters and vegetarians in the process!

If you’re looking to experience a true Hout Bay favourite (and enjoy tucking into mouthwatering meals while you’re at it!), then Cheyne’s is the place to go.

Contact: (066) 412 3289

Website: www.facebook.com/cheyneshoutbay

Address: Cheyne’s, Main Road, Scott Estate, Hout Bay,Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 La Cuccina

After 18 years of good, long-standing business, the same tried and trusted ways still play a key role at La Cuccina.

All meals are, as far as possible, prepared from scratch in the kitchen and healthy, natural flavours and ingredients are where it’s at.

The food – which is comforting, yet tasty- is as good as ever. It echoes of good, old-fashioned home cooking, while still incorporating some modern concepts!

For those craving a touch of mom’s cooking (with a modern twist) and a delightful restaurant ambiance, you need look no further than La Cuccina.

Contact: +27 (021) 790 8008

Website: lacuccina.co.za

Address: La Cuccina, Victoria Mall, Corner of Victoria and Empire Roads, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Chapman’s Peak Restaurant

Established some 25 years ago, Chapman’s Peak Restaurant is something of a grand dame in Cape Town’s outdoor restaurant scene.

Famed for its fabulous calamari and superb seafood, it is blessed with one of the best settings in the Cape Peninsula – and to top it all off, it also offers guests a beautiful terrace, perfect for al fresco dining or sundowners.

Join them for a drink, a scrumptious seafood dish or even just a touch of atmosphere, complemented by a light meal just to tide you over… Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

Contact: +27 (021) 790 1036

Website: www.chapmanspeakhotel.co.za/restaurant-e.htm

Address: Chapman’s Peak Restaurant, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Massimo’s

Combining their Italian and Liverpool roots, Massimo and wife Tracey are the passionate duo behind Massimo’s.

At Massimo’s, the food is honest, portions are generous and service is friendly, all of which ensure that this charming pizzeria is a winner.

And best of all, this popular Italian-style eatery is big on food – and even bigger on heart (they support some wonderful causes!).

Contact:  +27 (021) 790 5648

Website: www.massimos.co.za

Address: Massimo’s, Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

www.spiroshoutbay.co.za
www.spiroshoutbay.co.za

#6 Spiro’s

This Greek restaurant is like walking straight into a Mediterranean dream… In fact, you could even call Spiro’s a ‘slice of Greece in beautiful Hout Bay’.

Its authentic Greek cuisine is made with love, so you’re guaranteed quality, and it also offers guests a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, with a fresh, almost youthful feel to it.

Seating options offer something for everyone to enjoy – whether you are after al fresco dining areas, an enclosed courtyard or intimate indoor spaces, perfectly primed for lunch and dinner.

Contact: +27 (021) 791 3897

Website: www.spiroshoutbay.co.za

Address: Spiro’s, 30 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Ristorante Posticino

With a main branch first opened in Sea Point (which is still thriving, it must be said), Ristorante Posticino Hout Bay may have only been open since 2013 in Hout Bay, yet already it has become a local favourite.

Like its Sea Point sister, this restaurant offers a warm, welcoming family experience, with good food and quality service to match…

And given how it is located before the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive, gorgeous dining views are a given too!

Contact: + 27 (021) 791 1166

Website: posticino.co.za

Address: Ristorante Posticino, 6 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Dario’s Cafe

www.darioscafe.co.za
www.darioscafe.co.za

Found in 2007, this cheerful, little coffee bar has fast become part of the Hout Bay foodie scene. Dario’s brings with it everything from good coffee and fresh sandwiches to decadent cakes and incredible pasta dishes – to name just a few tasty options!

This authentic Italian ‘bar’ experience offers guests a vibey atmosphere, tempting coffee aromas and a sense of coziness, without being invasive.

Join Dario’s for that catch-up with friends, casual work meeting or fun weekend treat, perfect for the whole family.

Contact: +27 (021) 791 0021

Website: www.darioscafe.co.za

Address: Dario’s Cafe, Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Lucky Bao

Serving up Asian street food, the small but efficient Lucky Bao is another fine Hout Bay restaurant offering that comes courtesy of chef Cheyne Morrisby.

It might only be able to seat eight people, but, despite its size, it offers plenty of wondrous Oriental flavours and should be overlooked at one’s peril… As for what it lacks in space, it makes up for in food quality and flavour!

Contact: (064) 661 4415

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LuckyBaoBar

Address: Lucky Bao, 1 Pam Arlene Place, Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Dunes Beach Restaurant

Dunes is, as they say, a right favourite among the locals… This casual, laid-back eatery – enviously located on the lovely Hout Bay Beach – is perfect for all kinds of occasions, be they social, personal or corporate.

It offers gorgeous views, good food and plenty of child-friendly fun, including a popular kiddies’ playground.

Dunes also offers a well-balanced, varied menu, with something for every type of eater to enjoy!

Contact: +27 (021) 790 1876

Website: www.dunesrestaurant.co.za

Address: Dunes Beach Restaurant, 1 Beach Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of many great restaurants to enjoy in charming Hout Bay – but you’re not going to want to miss this bunch!