Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants near Amanzimtoti

Life Cafe

Amanzimtoti is a popular KwaZulu-Natal tourist attraction, largely thanks to its picture-perfect ocean setting, excellent surf and annual sardine run.

It is blessed with numerous beaches, a balmy climate and some great family-friendly experiences – including local eateries.

Here are the top ten restaurants in or near Amanzimtoti for families to enjoy together:

#1 Chatterbox Cafe

This cosy cafe is suitable for the whole family and you can even hire the cafe as a venue for your children’s parties.

With a good kiddies’ menu (complete with toasted sandwiches, fish fingers, kiddies chicken salad and mini pizzas), a homely atmosphere and good, simple food, Chatterbox Cafe is a joy for all to visit.

Join them for a good cup of coffee, dear catch-ups with friends or simply some quiet time together as a family.

Contact: +27 (031) 171 0985,


Address: Chatterbox Cafe, 22 Rockview Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Chatterbix Cafe via Facebook
Chatterbox Cafe via Facebook

#2 Cafe Amanda

This charming cafe, with its beautiful garden setting, is a lovely spot to go as a family.

They can also host great kiddies’ parties and the cafe is equipped with a great kids’ play area, making them very child-friendly.

Overall, food is wholesome and tasty; service is good; and the setting is relaxing and family friendly.

Visit Cafe Amanda for a delightful family experience.

Contact: +27 (082) 371 6814


Address: Cafe Amanda, Corner of 16 Rockview Road and 1 Seaforth Lane, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#3 Friends Family Restaurant and Pub 

Both child- and dog-friendly, Friends Family Restaurant and Pub is naturally a really great place for the whole family to enjoy.

They offer a chilled restaurant experience, great food and some good meal ideas, like their Sunday Roast, which is ideal for adults and kids alike.

Visit this lovely gastro pub for a good family time, with great service and tasty food.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1713


Address: Friends Family Restaurant and Pub, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook
Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook

#4 Tiago’s 

Equipped with a delicious kiddies’ menu, Tiago’s is a place where the whole family can go enjoy excellent food.

Staff are friendly; their open flame grilled chicken and food flavours are out-of-this-world; and the restaurant atmosphere is welcoming.

Kiddies’ food options include: two wings and chips; toasted cheese and chips; chicken burger and chips; and a few more tasty choices to entice little eaters.

Tiago’s is small, so dining space is a bit limited – but whether you visit and sit down or simply stop by to pick up some takeaway meals to enjoy at home, Tiago’s has you covered.

Contact:+27 (031) 903 2070,


Address: Shop G5, Seadoone Mall, 21-37 Seadoone Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#5 Ollie’s Pub and Grill

At Ollie’s Pub and Grill, kids are welcome so parents can head to this popular eatery with a sense of ease.

While it is not the most child-friendly spot for very young children, it is a good idea for families with older kids who are past the need for playtime and can simply enjoy sharing a meal with their family.

And with meal options like toasted sandwiches and burgers, everyone can find something to tuck into.

Here you can enjoy great food; a fun vibe; and friendly, dedicated staff who do their best to make you feel completely at home.

Ollie’s also enjoys lovely sea- and lagoon-views, adding an extra element of beauty to this already much-loved pub and grill.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 7912

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Address: Ollie’s Pub and Grill, Corner of Beach and Rosslyn Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#6 19 Beach Road Restaurant

This casual eatery offers a pleasant experience for families. It is friendly, welcoming and geared at those with kids too, thanks to the play area and TV on-site to entertain the little ones.

Adults, meanwhile, can enjoy delicious food and refreshing cocktails, while their children play.

Visit them for a great family meal.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1068

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Address: 19 Beach Road Restaurant, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#7 Life Cafe

Life Cafe
Life Cafe

Family and friends are firmly the focal point at this charming cafe.

Not only are they a local favourite for hosting events, functions and kids’ parties – but they are a quiet, cosy place to enjoy with the whole family.

And best of all, they even lay claim to serving the best milkshakes in Toti… Mmm!

Contact: +27 (031) 903 7539


Address: Life Cafe,  54 Bhengu Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#8 The Thirsty Whale and Splash World

With entertainment for the kids and good fare for the adults – this pub and grill is a crowd-pleaser no matter your age.

Situated on Toti Main Beach, alonside the popular Splash World, it offers a great beach atmosphere and even better views.

And with its good menu – including its famous Mojo Jam Jars, cocktails/sundowners and seafood platters – The Thirsty Whale is sure to make for a memorable family meal.

Contact: +27 (031) 904 2273/(031) 904 2385


Address: The Thirsty Whale and Splash World, Amanzimtoti Main Beach, 97 Beach Road,  Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#9 Lords and Legends Sports Cafe

This popular, long-standing spot is a great place to go as a family.

With good food (especially their burgers) and service; outside space for play; and a dedicated, well-priced kiddies’ menu, they are certainly a family-orientated eatery.

Join them for a special time out together with your loved ones – and give your kiddies the freedom to run and play or sit together and eat as they choose.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 4534


Address: Lords and Legends Sports Cafe, 1600 Riverside Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#10 Indian Origin Family Restaurant

A bit further out, we find the tempting Indian Origin Family Restaurant.

This family eatery is perhaps best suited to families with older children who can quietly enjoy a family meal out – but it welcomes children regardless of age.

Still, even if you don’t take the family with, you can order some amazing takeaways and enjoy quality family time together at home… A win-win situation either way!

Their amazing, fragrant foods, all-day breakfast and great coffee are sure to win you over, as much as the friendly service and lovely restaurant atmosphere.

Menu highlights include: beef curry, Aloo Paratha roti, Butter Chicken and other mouth-watering delicacies.

Be sure to check them out for a delicious sit-down or takeaway meal!

Contact: +27 (064) 031 3501


Address: Indian Origin Family Restaurant, 117 – 122 Kingsway St, Warner Beach, Kingsburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

These are just some of the family friendly spots in and around Toti!

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