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Published July 28th 2019
Pizza, beer and wine for you, indoor playground for the kids
Yes, the pizza is divine, but leave room for dessert!
Funkateers Pizzeria is a relaxed and fun Chermside hangout in Brisbane's northside for couples, friends and families. Fresh pizza? Check. A range of beer and wines, and gelato for dessert? Check. A kid-friendly restaurant - including an actual playground to keep them busy - so mum and dad can relax with their pizza and wine? Yes!
Entering on the ground floor, the delicious array of gelato and cakes in the cabinet inspire me to start making dessert plans already. However, first we're heading upstairs to the main seating area.
A decent-sized play area provides fun for the younger ones
Here, the kids are immediately thrilled to see the indoor playground. It's a fenced area with astro turf, a play kitchen, toys and books as well as the slide. The dining area contains brightly coloured plastic chairs and several highchairs, on a plain concrete floor. Fancy it isn't, but sometimes it's easier to relax in a practical and low-maintenance set up.
This would be a great place to come for something to do on a rainy day with the kids. On a cool afternoon we were comfortable here, but I could imagine the heat building up under the uninsulated roof of this partially open area in summer, if not counteracted.
Now, time to order. There's a good range of wines and beers, as well as coffees and gelato shakes. Our chicken wings were quickly devoured and the pizza was wonderfully fresh. As it turned out, I had no room left for dessert on this visit.
The menu also has breads, other entrees - like mozarella sticks and arancini - and three salads. For those with food intolerances or allergies - yes they do gluten free pizza and dairy free vegan cheese! The vegos have 9 pizzas to choose from.
Located in Chermside West, Funkateers is about 8 minutes from Chermside Shopping Centre. It's open 7 days a week. It does get busy on weekends so if the whole gang is getting together, taking advantage of their online booking system to make a reservation is advisable. You can order your food online too!
During Sunday sessions, every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, they offer $5 beers and $1 wings. A chilled way to catch up with friends and get ready for the week ahead.