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North Canterbury

Child-friendly Cafes and Restaurants


Artisan Cafe

  • Closed off play area upstairs with a TV and a few toys.

Coffee Culture Cafe

  • Cubbyhole play area, perfect for toddlers, with plenty of toys and books, and seating for parents to relax and enjoy their coffee.

The Station Cafe and Restaurant

  • Outdoor sandpit and area with toys, including a little ride-on vehicle

  • Indoor toy box

Reality Bites Cafe in the Gable Arcade

  • Toy box available to keep under fives entertained

  • Special diet food options

Mitre 10 - Espresso Garden Cafe

  • Play area

  • Good children's options on menu

  • Call in advance to book the leather couch seating area (seats 5) so that you have a good little area for the children.

McDonalds Cafe

  • Play area

Hachi Hachi Restaurant

  • Cubbyhole play area and kid's menu

  • Japanese cuisine

The Plough Restaurant

  • Indoor toys suitable for toddlers, including awesome vintage ride on vehicles

  • Outdoor playground great for older children

  • Colouring-in materials

  • Kid's menu

Five Stags Restaurant Rangiora

  • Toy box available

  • Colouring-in materials

The Brook Restaurant

  • Children eat free on Sundays

  • Upstairs area set up for children

Joe's Garage Restaurant

  • Box of toy trucks

Monteith's Restaurant 

  • Kid's menu

If the weather is nice: grab a coffee from Continental and sit across the road at the Victoria Park playground while the children play.


Coffee Culture Cafe

  • Great play area for under fives with seating in the play area so that you can eat and drink while watching your child/ren.

CBK (Craft Bar & Kitchen)

  • No toys/play area but kid's menu provided with fast meals. 

Jagz Restaurant of Sovereign Palms

  • Playground

  • Colouring-in materials

  • Kid's menu

Pineacres Restaurant & Bar

  • Kid's Corner with toys

  • Kid's menu

Teppanyaki Takao Japanese Restaurant

  • Children are entertained by the teppanyaki chef cooking creatively right in front of their eyes

Three Cows Bar & Restaurant

  • Play area and kid's meals


79 Impresso Cafe - Woodend

  • Outdoor playground

The Good Home - Pegasus

  • Children's play area

Not too far from North Canterbury...

Raeward Fresh Cafe in Harewood

  • Indoor area with plenty of toys and outdoor playground

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