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6 Child Friendly Places to Eat in Bondi

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by Tracey (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer and jewellery designer living in Bondi. Check out for more.
Published May 23rd 2015
Treat your tastebuds in Bondi without the tantrums
Finding a great place to eat with kids in tow can make or break a family day out. Whether you have tantrum prone toddlers or picky pre-schoolers, these Bondi based kid friendly eating suggestions will allow you to at least grab a bite or two of your meal before it ends up in your lap.

1. Shuk - 2 Mitchell St, North Bondi
Cafe, bakery and deli. The flavour of Israel mixed with modern favourites.

Best for: Breakfast, bakery treats, lunch and dinner

Opening times: Mon to Thurs 6am–5pm/ Fri 6am–10pm/ Sat 6am –10pm/ Sun 7am–5pm

Why kid friendly?
There are plenty of high chairs, friendly staff who are amazing with kids and best of all, an enclosed kids play area out the back with toys and a chalk board. You can enjoy a meal (or coffee) with friends while the kids play safely.

2. Pasticceria Papa – Shop LG 1–4, 75–79 Hall Street, Bondi
Authentic Italian pasticceria and gelateria

Opening times: Open 7 days from 7pm-11pm

Best for: Snacks, treats and desserts

Why kid friendly?
Pasticceria Papa is a cake and dessert wonderland for big kids and little kids. There's plenty of sweet eye candy for kids to take in, high chairs, and areas to hide away if your little one is throwing a tanty. My toddler loves to stand in front of the cake fridge and admire the goodies while I enjoy a coffee.

3. Cafe Bondi – 14 O'Brien St, Bondi
A mid-priced, casual dining cafe offering Aussie favourites

Opening times: 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm

Best for: Any time of day

Why kid friendly?
The menu at Cafe Bondi is extensive (great for fussy eaters), there's plenty of seating both inside and out and I've never had to wait in a queue. High chairs are readily available, they have a kids' menu and a dinner deal (every evening from 5pm receive one free kid's meal for a child under 12 years of age when you purchase two main meals. Yessss!).

4. Nandos – 85-87 Hall St, Bondi
Flame grilled chicken with Afro-Portuguese inspired side dishes

Opening times: 7 days a week from 11am-10pm

Best for: Chicken burgers and chips

Why kid friendly?
This Nandos is huge and there's never a queue. If you're after something super quick and tasty for the family, this is the choice for you. There's an area with booths at the back so you can hide away with tantrum prone toddlers until your food arrives.

5. Bondi bowling club – 1 Warners Ave, Bondi
Lawn bowls, bar and restaurant

Opening times: Mon-Wed 3pm-11pm/ Thurs-Fri 1pm-late/ Sat-Sun 11pm-late

Best for: Family dinners

Why kid friendly?
The bowling club has funky music, great food for adults, a kids menu, and plenty of space for little ones to run around while you sip a cold something. There's a stage where your little dancer can strut his/her stuff and use up all that wonderful energy before bedtime.

6. Moo Gourmet Burgers – 70A Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Burger joint

Opening times: 7 days a week, 11am – late

Best for: Burgers so big and juicy they'll make your eyes bulge

Why kid friendly?
This one is the closest to the beach front of the suggestions in my list. You'll love the selection of gourmet burgers (including Wagyu beef, duck, lamb and grilled salmon), while the kids can choose from the 'little cow' menu. They have pictures for your little calf to colour in while you wait for your burger.

I've taken my extremely busy toddler to all of the above eateries and have compiled this list based on personal experience. Please double check websites for opening times/ days as they do change sometimes.
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Why? Finding a great place to eat out with kids can make or break your day
When: Any time
Where: Various cafes and restaurants in Bondi
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Your Comment
Actually, I was at Bondi Bowls with my toddlers the other night and as soon as they started to move about they were told by staff that they had to sit still or go! Not very kid-friendly I'm afraid.
by ariel (score: 0|2) 2007 days ago
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