Bizzy Lizzy’s Cafe in the Homedale Village, serving up Ripe coffee. Open Tuesday to Sunday until 4pm. Blackboard menu and delicious breakfast and lunch menu too. A great stop on the way to the Wainuiomata Coast. 135 Main Road, Wainuiomata.
Empire Hotel restaurant has a really good kids' menu and activity crafts to keep them busy.
Hoopers Cafe on Petone waterfront, for lunch and brunch.
Kensington Restaurant in the Petone Working Men’s Club has a buffet so kids can choose what they want from a wide selection of food - now that's kid-friendly! Kids are free on Sundays (with a paying adult). Booking is recommended. You don’t have to be a member to dine there.
Go Bang Espresso cafe at 182 Jackson Street in Petone. Tolerant of children and babies.
Lone Star cafe offers a good child's menu with lots to select from and they provide kids colouring materials with the menu. Cnr Jackson and Buick Streets, Petone.
Speights Ale House restaurant in Petone offering lunch and dinner. A family favourite for dinner - high chairs available and a good kids menu. Special of $15 for main, dessert, drink and colouring pack to keep the kids occupied. They are awesome at tailoring your meals to come out to fit in with the little one's eating.
Fahrenheit cafe formally known as Celcius Coffee cafe has a small children's play-area and selection of toys. Great kids' menu and super-delicious food with coffee roasting on site. 130 Hutt Road, Petone.
The Sprig & Fern Tavern is a Family friendly pub that has games and toys for the little ones. You can also bring your own food. 146 Jackson Street, Petone.
Espresso Garden Cafe - The cafe in Mitre 10 Mega in Alicetown, Petone is just across from the store’s large indoor playground. Covered playground for the littlies!
Days Bay Pavillion - a real favourite for the family; a kid-friendly option in Days Bay, offering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Williams Park is across the road from the beach and wharf. You can enjoy a meal or relaxing coffee in the sun while the kids play ball in the park, whizz around on the toddler push bikes, feed the ducks and play hide and seek in the large hedge. Behind the park there are tennis courts and bush walks. Across the road (Tui Road) there is a petanque area. Colder days there's a warm fire inside and toys for the kids to play with. It's also great for family pizza nights with its yummy woodfired pizza ovens!
Chocolate Dayz Cafe, at Days Bay Beach in Eastbourne. Great kids' menu. Opposite the beach so bring a towel and change of clothes for the kids!
Lifeboat Tavern & Restaurant at 5 Oroua in Eastbourne has a good child's menu and toys to play with. Sundays kids eat free if adults order a meal!
Vostrogusto Cafe, 11 Rimu Street (Eastbourne Village). For the most devine gellato ice creams, sit in the bean bags under the trees and enjoy - super kid friendly! Then follow the bronze seal and head to Rona Bay wharf for some fishing or seaside and playground fun with your children.