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Singapore Kids-Friendly Eateries with Play Areas

Singapore Eateries with Play areas - Bumble Bee Mum

Let’s face it, we SAHMs hate meal times. They drive us INSANE.  We need to feed our kids and we need to feed ourselves. Except that our kids will not let us feed ourselves! They will be doing everything they can to make sure that we do not have time to eat.  This is why I love eateries with play areas.  Feed the kids, leave them in the play area and EAT IN PEACE.  Hence, I have compiled a list of all the eateries with play areas in Singapore below.  SAHMs, you will now be able to actually chew and taste your food!

best = Bumble Bee Mum’s Favourites!

 

Eateries with Permanent Play Areas

The eateries below have a permanent play area for kids that can be accessed any day, any time during their opening hours.

Bangkok Jam (United Square)

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Bangkok Jam is a popular Thai food restaurant chain.  The outlet at United Square has a play area for kids.

Sample food pricing:

  • Phad Thai $11.90++
  • Tom Yum Kung $10.50++
  • Weekday Lunch Set $10.90++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

Buffet Town (Raffles City)

This popular international buffet restaurant allows parents to enjoy the all-you-can-eat spread while the kids are entertained at the playground.

Pricing:

Lunch Buffet (11.30am – 3pm)
Monday-Friday: $26.80++ (adult)  $18.80++ (child)
Saturday, Sunday, Eve PH and PH: $31.80++ (adult)  $18.80++ (child)

Dinner Buffet (6pm – 10pm)
Monday-Thursday: $36.80++ (adult)  $21.80++ (child)
Friday – Sunday, Eve PH and PH: $41.80++ (adult)  $21.80++ (child)

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Chilli Padi Nonya Cafe (Heng Mui Keng Terrace)

This Peranakan buffet restaurant serves an all-you-can-eat nyonya spread.  You can enjoy a sumptuous lunch, high tea and dinner while your children play at the Kids’ Corner.

Pricing:

Lunch Buffet (11.15am – 3pm)
Monday-Thursday: $16.80++ (adult)  $9.90++ (child)
Friday-Sunday and PH: $19.80++ (adult)  $10.80++ (child)

Hi-Tea Buffet (3pm – 5.15pm)
Friday-Sunday and PH:$10.80++ (adult)  $7.80++ (child)

Dinner Buffet (6pm – 9.30pm)
Friday – Sunday and PH: $19.80++ (adult)  $10.80++ (child)

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage

 

Clementi Mall Food Court

NTUC Foodfare, the food court at Clementi Mall, has a small playground for children. It is surrounded by low tables and chairs that are great for kids.  A popular place for budget family dining.

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read more on food courts with play areas <

Official Website: NTUC Foodfare Homepage

 

D’Good Cafe (Holland Village) best

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While the play area at D’Good Cafe was not much, the cafe is so beautifully decorate that it is hard not to fall in love with D’Good Cafe at first sight!

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Bacon Cabonara Pasta $15+
  • Cappucino $5.50+

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my Review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

Eat Play Love Cafe (Aliwal Arts Centre) best

Eat Play Love Cafe serves Thai-Western fusion food.  They offer a wide range of craft activities for kids to engage in at the dedicated craft corners within the cafe.

Sample food pricing:

  • Mac and Cheese Bake $9.50
  • Plain Waffle $5
  • Latte $4.50

Fee for play area:

  • $5 for first 2 hours on weekdays
  • $5 for first hour on weekends, public holidays and school holidays
  • Subsequent 30 minutes $2.50

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

E-Sarn Thai Cuisine (The Grandstand)

A casual Thai restaurant at The Grandstand serving popular Thai dishes with kids-friendly options.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Pineapple Rice ($9.50)
  • Tom Yum Soup ($9.50)
  • Thai Iced Tea ($5)

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro (One KM)

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A cozy cafe with the garden feel, Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro offers authentic Swedish food with a small play area for young children.

Sample food pricing:

  • Weekday Set Lunch $19.90++
  • Kids Meal $15.90++
  • Swedish Pasta Bake $17.50++
  • Latte $6.90++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official websites: Official Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

Food for Thought (Singapore Botanical Gardens)

Food For Thought Singapore Botanic Gardens Review 05 Playground

Located at Singapore Botanical Gardens, this place is great for family outings before or after a visit the the gardens.  There is an outdoor playground located at the restaurant.  Menu includes all-day breakfast and kids meals.

Sample food pricing:

  • Burger Set Meal $13
  • Kids Chicken Tomato Linguine $9
  • Latte $5

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

IKEA Restaurant (Ikea Tampines)

Help yourselves to signature IKEA Swedish meatballs while your kids entertain themselves with an array of IKEA toys: IKEA train sets, IKEA kitchen sets, IKEA bead chasers etc.

Official website: Homepage

 

Ju Shin Jung (East Coast Park)

Ju Shin Jung East Coast Park Review 03 Playground

Located at East Coast Park, right above Burger King beside Polliwogs, Ju Shin Jung offers reasonably priced Korean food with a small play area suitable for young children.

Sample food pricing:

  • Korean BBQ Buffet $29 – $35++
  • Lunch Special $9.90 – $12.90++
  • Ala Carte Bibimbab $13++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Ju Shin Jung (Guillemard Road)

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Very similar the Ju Shin Jung West Coast, this branch is newer and offers the same wonderful ball pits, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ buffet and value-for-money weekday lunch sets!

Sample food pricing:

  • Korean BBQ Buffet $29 – $38 ++
  • Lunch Special $9.90 – $12.90++
  • Ala Carte Bibimbab $13++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Ju Shin Jung (West Coast Highway) best

Kids and Korean BBQ generally do not gel.  Unless Ju Shin Jung is involved.  With a large play area that comprises of two ball pits, kids can entertain themselves while parents grill away at this Ju Shin Jung outlet.

Sample food pricing:

  • Korean BBQ Buffet $29 – $35++
  • Lunch Special $9.90 – $12.90++
  • Ala Carte Bibimbab $13++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Just Acia (Downtown East)

Just Acia Downtown East Play Area

Just Acia offers diners access to free-flow drinks and ice-cream with each main course purchased.  On top of free-flow milo for kids (which kid doesn’t love that?), there is a small table with some toys at the Downtown East branch.

Sample food pricing:

  • Steamed Dumpling Set ($6.90)
  • Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Teriyaki Chicken ($10.30)
  • Bulgogi Beef Ramen Set ($14.80)

Fee for play area: FREE

Official Websites: Homepage

 

Kallang Wave Food Court

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The food court at Kallang Wave has a sports-themed play area called ‘Kids’ Arena’.  With soft cushioned play area for babies and toddlers and table soccer for older children, there’s something for everyone here!

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read more on food courts with play areas <

Official Website: NTUC Foodfare Homepage

 

Kopitiam Food Court (KK Hospital)

The Kopitiam food court at KK Hospital has a play area in the middle.

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read more on food courts with play areas <

Official Website: Kopitiam Homepage

 

La Pastificio (Sembawang Shopping Centre)

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La Pastificio is a casual Italian dining cafe at Sembawang Shopping Centre, one of the few in this list located in the North of Singapore.  The small play area there packs in trains + tracks, a bead chaser and cooking set.

Sample food pricing:

  • Beef Bolognese Pasta $8.90+
  • Kids Meal $8.90+
  • Iced Latte $3.90+

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Latte e Miele (Turf City) best

Latte E Miele is a Gelato cafe serving delicious artisan gelato.  They have a playground within the cafe for the kids who are on sugar rush to go wild!

Sample food pricing:

  • Grande Cup of Gelato (3 flavours) $8.80
  • Waffle with gelato + hot drink combo $11.90

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Marche (313 @ Somerset) best

Marche at 313 Somerset has a play area called Heidi’s Hut.  Here, you will find wooden train tracks, a wooden play house and a wooden rocking horse.  Within the restaurant, you can even find a baby service station which includes a microwave for heating up food.  There are toilets within the restaurant that has a diaper-changing table.

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Marche (Suntec City) best

Marche Suntec City Mall Playground 01

Marche at Suntec City Mall has a play area that’s BIGGER and BETTER than the one at 313 Somerset!.  Here, you will find wooden train tracks and wooden play houses.  Kids can even climb up the stairs to a second storey.  Within the restaurant, you can find a baby service station which includes a microwave for heating up food.  There are toilets within the restaurant, though it lacks a diaper-changing table.

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Marche (Vivocity)

Marche Vivocity’s playground may not be as big as the Suntec City branch’s, but it has a pretty decent slide!

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

McDonald’s

McDonald’s with playgrounds used to be my favourite childhood hangouts.  But with increasing rental costs, McDonald’s around Singapore have been closing down their playgrounds in exchange for more dining areas (and hence more revenue).  Below are the surviving McDonald’s playgrounds in Singapore:

McDonald’s Ang Mo Kio Garden

McDonald’s Kallang (Stadium Boulevard)

McDonald’s Ridout Tea Garden

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read more on McDonalds with play areas <

Official Website: McDonald’s Homepage | Facebook Page

 

NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe (MacPherson CC)

NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe Review Macpherson CC Facebook Feature

NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe is a chic cafe situated in the heartlands, serving great bruch and irresistible rainbow cakes!

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Carbonara $14.90
  • Latte $3.90
  • Rainbow Cake $8.90
  • Kids Meal $6.90

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official Websites: Facebook Page | Instagram | @noothermeaning

 

Open Farm Community

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Open Farm Community is a popular bistro + cafe at Dempsey that packs a crowd even on weekdays.  There are two sand playgrounds as well as lawn bowling and table tennis available on their premise.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Pasta $25 – $29++
  • Kids Menu $16 – $23 ++
  • Latte $5.50++

Fee for play area:

  • Sand playground FREE
  • Lawn Bowling $10/hour
  • Table Tennis $5/hour

> Read our review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

Prive Bakery Cafe (Keppel Bay Marina) best

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Prive Bakery Cafe serves wonderful food in a serene setting at Keppel Bay Marina.  There is a small play area suitable for young toddlers.  All-Day Breakfast and Kids Menu are available.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Linguine Carbonara $18++
  • Kids Meal $12++
  • Latte $5.50++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Quentin’s The Eurasian Restaurant best

One of my favourite restaurants, Quentin’s serve excellent Eurasian (fusion of European and Asian) food at very reasonably prices.  The play room for kids is air-conditioned and packed with toys and books!

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Curry Moolie $16.80++
  • Sugee Cake $5++
  • Cappuccino $3.50++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read My Review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Royals Cafe (Upper East Coast Rd) best

Royals Cafe is a very popular Halal cafe located in the East.  There is a narrow table with Lego and Duplo bricks and bead chaser, and a magazine rack with some children’s books. Kids Set Meals are available.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Tea-Time special for two $16.80+
  • Kids Fish and Chips Meal $7.90+
  • Latte $3.90+

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage

 

Sakae Sushi (Tradehub 21)

Sakae Sushi needs little introduction.  The Sakae Sushi branch at Tradehub 21 in Jurong has a playground behind the restaurant.

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official Website: Sakae Sushi Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Sandbank (East Coast Park)

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Separating itself apart from the rest of the restaurants in this page, Sandbank has a plunge pool for kids to swim and play in!

Sample food pricing:

  • Weekend breakfast buffet: $19 (adult) / $9.50 (child)
  • Funghi Pasta $16
  • Latte $6.50

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my Review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

ToTT (Sime Darby Centre, Bukit Timah) best

ToTT Bistro Sime Darby Centre Playground 1

ToTT is a shop along Bukit Timah specializing in baking ware.  The bistro at ToTT has a playground for children.  They serve kids menu and free-flow soft drinks at reasonable prices.

Sample food pricing:

  • Fish and Chips $10.90
  • Kids Mac and Cheese $5.90
  • Free flow soft drinks $1.60

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

> Official websites:  Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Trapizza (Siloso Beach, Sentosa)

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Trapizza is a casual pizza place on Siloso Beach at Sentosa, ran by Rasa Sentosa Resort.  They have play houses on the sandy beach, where kids can enjoy slides and sand play while parents chill out al fresco style by the side.

Fee for play area: FREE

Official Websites: Homepage

 

Zaffron Kitchen (East Coast Road)

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Zaffron Kitchen serves authentic Indian cuisine.  They have a play area, diaper-changing facility and children’s toilet within the restaurant.

Fee for play area: FREE

> See more photos <

Official website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Eateries located beside shopping centres’ play areas

Below is a list of eateries that do not have play areas, but they are conveniently located next to the shopping centre’s play areas.

Kohi Koji / Emporium Shokuhin (Marina Square)

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> Read more about Emporium Shokuhin & Kohi Koji <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

Food Republic (313 @ Somerset)

313 Somerset Playground Food Republic

> Read more on 313 Somerset Playground <

Official Website: Food Republic Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Cookhouse Food Court (JEM)

Food Republic at JEM is located right beside JEM Playground.

> Read more on JEM Playground <

Official Website: Koufu Homepage

 

Swensen’s (Causeway Point)

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> Read more about Causeway Point Playground <

Official Website: Swensen’s Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Wan Chai Hong Kong Tea Room (Sembawang Shopping Centre)

> Read my review of Wan Chai Hong Kong Tea Room <

> See more photos of Sembawang Shopping Centre Playground <

Official Website: Homepage

 

Eateries with Temporary Play Area on Weekends / Public Holiday

The eateires below do not usually have a play area.  However on weekends and public holidays, they set up a temporary play area for the children.  Excellent venues for a get-together with your friends with kids!

@ Punggol (Tebing Lane)

Fee for play area: $5 for 15 minutes

> Read more about @Punggol’s Bouncy Castle <

 

Cafe Melba (Goodman Arts Centre)

Official websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

District 10 (UE Square)

District 10 UE Square Review Facebook

On weekends, kids can have a bouncy good time in the sheltered bouncy castle at District 10 while you catch up with your friends over a lovely brunch and coffee!

Sample food pricing:

  • District 10 Brunch Burger $22++
  • District 10 Eggs Benedict $18++
  • Latte $6++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official websites: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Five Square (Pickering Street) best

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Five Square is a gathering of 5 food chains sharing a food-court style seating area at Great Eastern Centre.  On Saturdays, you can find play areas for children and also a flea market.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Kurobuta Pork Collar Noodles $12.90
  • Grilled Chicken $12.80
  • Coffee / Tea $2

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my Review <

Official Website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar (Goodman Arts Centre) best

La Barca Ristorante and Wine Bar (Goodman Arts Centre) facebook feature

La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar is an Italian fine dining restaurant located at Goodman Arts Centre.  On weekends, the Kids Playroom will be opened from 10am to 3pm to let the kids enjoy themselves while parents treat themselves to a romantic meal outside.  Bouncy castles will also be set up!

> Read my review <

Official Website: Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Mitzo (Grand Park Orchard)

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During their weekend brunch buffet, Mitzo sets up a play area for kids while the adults enjoy free flow of exquisite dim sum from 12noon to 2.30pm.

> Read my review! <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram

 

The Bank Bar + Bistro (Shenton Way)

The Bank Bar + Bistro Play Room 1

The Bank Bar + Bistro transforms from a bar + bistro for the working class on weekdays to a family dining venue on weekend.  On Saturdays and Sundays, a section of the restaurant is converterd into a playroom for kids.  Coupled with kids dine free promotion, it’s no wonder this restaurant is packed with families with young children on weekends.

Sample Food Pricing:

  • Lamb Shank $33.50
  • Pan-seared Salmon $28
  • Kid’s Meal (Dory with spaghetti) $12

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official websites:  Homepage | Facebook Page

 

Timbre @ Gillman best

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On Saturdays, Timbre @ Gillman holds their Social Saturday BBQs where kids will be entertained by a wide-range of indoor and outdoor activities!

Sample food pricing:

  • Spicy Garlic Soy Grilled Chicken $16++
  • Philly Cheese Steak thin crust pizza $20++
  • Kids Spaghetti Bolognaise $10++

Fee for play area: FREE

> Read my review <

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter

 

Eateries that provide toys

The eateries below do not have play areas, but they have a stash of toys which you can help yourself to.  Hopefully these can keep your kids occupied long enough while you have your meal.

Kith Cafe (Park Mall)

Kith Cafe Park Mall Toys for Kids

> Read my review <

Official website: Homepage

 

La Marelle Boutique Cafe (Baghdad Street)

La Marelle Boutique Cafe Baghdad Street Facebook page

La Marelle Boutique Cafe is a whimsical one-stop eat + shop + play boutique cafe.  While you enjoy delicious cake and coffee, kids can entertain themselves with some toys and books, teens can play some board games and mummies can shop at the boutique!

> Read my review <

Official Website: Facebook Page

 


Closed down

So sad to see these go.  Please support the eateries above to commend their effort in providing a conducive dining environment for families with children! And keep our fingers crossed that they don’t fall into this list. >_<

And the following eateries used to have play areas but they have removed it.  Oh well, they were good while they lasted.

27Comments

  1. archana says:

    Hi! I really love reading your blog as this is exactly the kind of information I’m always looking for! By the way, I visited Zaffron Kitchen today and took some photos of the place. There’s even a diaper changing area and a kids’ toilet n basin! Pls let me know if you would like to include these pics on your blog! I can email them to you 🙂

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Hi, thank you for visiting my blog! Zaffron Kitchen sounds amazing. Yes, I would love to include the pictures on my blog, I’m sure other readers would love to see it too. My email address is email address.

      TIA!

  2. Luxi says:

    Yo! Really enjoyed reading your blog. By the way, I came across punggle settlement the other day and saw their playground hidden on the second floor. And a small toy shop selling interesting stuff right next to it. Did not get any photos though, but guess you may be interested to add it to your list.

    Well wishes to your two boys!
    Luxi

  3. Musigal says:

    Thank you for this amazing list! I sniff out cafés and restaurants with play areas like a hound too! “NOM” @ Mountbatten CC has a small iconic dragon slide. Food is nice and reasonably priced.

    “Stirling Highway” @ Ridgewood has toys for kids and really yummy food.

  4. jac says:

    So nice of you to collate such list. Really helpful to all mummies. Last weekend I went to a new place too at Five Square which has ample space and kids area with bouncy castle. You may want to check out this new space too
    Keep it going

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like it very much, thanks for sharing! I have visited Quentins, it is very nice.
    Also went to chilli padi, and it is very dissapointed, food not nice, play area just one corner and dirty…

  6. clementi money changer says:

    Pretty nice list of locations in Clementi district. Like it.

  7. CG says:

    Rokeby no longer has a kids play area and their food quality and variety has gone steadily downhill since mid of last year. Not sure if there’s been a change of management but what used to be one of my favorite places to dine at is now on my no go list.

  8. Mee says:

    Thanks for your reviews! Bookmarking this page now 🙂 checking out prive bakery tomorrow thanks to you!! :):):)

  9. David says:

    Brussel sprout at ECP has closed.

  10. Sharon says:

    Andersen’s at Tampines One has a really nice play area! We were really pleased with this find 🙂 nice to have ice cream while watching the kid play

  11. Karen says:

    I found a place called One Thing Cafe. http://onethingcafe.wixsite.com/http

    But the play area is not free.

  12. R3Mami says:

    Wow! What a great list! Way better than those listed recently… hope this list is still accurate ☺ that said, 👍great effort mommy! So far my family has been to Royals, Quentin and of course East Coast’s new Macs. Many more on your list for us to try, yippee!

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Ah.. Okay.. I can’t guarantee the list is accurate coz there’s only one of me and I can’t be at all these places all the time to know if they have closed down or removed their play areas etc. We largely depend on readers to update us when eateries close down or they don’t maintain their play area / food standard etc. through the comments section. So to play safe, you may want to call up the eateries to see if they still have the play areas before heading down with your kids. Coz it can be pretty frustrating to bring kids all the way to a place to find that it’s closed. #beentheredonethat

  13. Vevin says:

    Marina square emporium playground has been removed and converted into salad bar

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