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Co written by Stephanie Peeters, Dawn Pillay, Soma Dutta
How many times have you had to leave your delicious meawl midway just to take a bawling baby outside?
When you have to keep a close eye on your little mischievous troublemakers, eating out can sometimes be a chore.
But, don’t let these potential problems put you off travelling!
Sunny Bali can be a paradise not only for you, but for your kids as well, with family-friendly villas and even restaurants equipped to handle active toddlers.
So at these kid-friendly restaurants, both you and your little ones will be able to enjoy an awesome meal together – and you won’t even have to break a sweat.
1. Have a relaxing picnic in a restaurant by the beach – The Lawn
Formerly known as Street by The Sea, The Lawn is a restaurant located right smack on the shores of Batu Bolong, Canggu.
If you’re here, all you need to do is enjoy the breeze, the sound of the waves and of course, the ever gorgeous sunsets.
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Our favourite thing about The Lawn? The colourful mats on the green grass, and the fun swing that both kids and adults enjoy!
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Your children will spend a delightful day frolicking in the grassy areas – as you enjoy a variety of cocktails and snacks, while lounging on soft beanbag chairs, hammocks, and huge cushy cushions.
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When children start getting tired from all that running and playing, invite them to come back to your large mat to fall back on cushions – to enjoy some delicious treats. These include juices, popcorn, and a wide selection of snacks. And if they’re too hungry for light nibbles, feel free to order hearty meals off the varied menu.
A day at The Lawn basically means this:
A day of utter relaxation for the family by the beach, and with gorgeous sunset views too!
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2. Rice paddies, swings, hammocks and a pool: Alam De Ubud
Alam De Ubud is a happy and colorful place where families can spend the whole day relaxing in the sun, on the colorfull beanbags, swimming (yes, they have a pool!) and drinking fresh juices.
You can gaze at the rice paddies and snooze in the hammocks while safely letting your kids run around on the manicured lawn or have some good old fun on the swings.
Getting too hot? Splash into the refreshing pool together!
Alam De Ubud is also a great place to watch the sunset, and when you can see the stars, the place transforms into a cozy hang-out spot with lots of colorful lights.
For dinner, try the traditional Indonesian Nasi Campur, or for the hungry Daddies among us, go for a plate of pork ribs.
3. Healthy food over Canggu’s rice paddies: Cinta Cafe
Not only does Cinta Cafe serve excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner with an amazing rice paddy view, but it also features an actual on-site playground, making it a little kiddie heaven.
While the little ones can slide and play for hours while, you can watch them from a distance while enjoy quality time with your partner, sipping a good old cup of coffee and trying out several delights from the menu.
Every Sunday, Cinta Cafe organises special activities for kids, so it’s the perfect family day out!
Get your kids over between 4 to 6 pm to thrill them with face painting, balloons and guided activities. They will love it and so will you. In the meantime, you can enjoy a good glass of wine or a happy hour draft beer.
Famous for its delicious breakfast menu packed with a healthy range of selections, La Lucciola Bali is a waterfront restaurant near Pura Petitenget.
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Serving up breakfast specials like scrambled eggs served with toast, sautéed mushrooms, and grilled tomatoes, to waffles with various yummy toppings – the meals here are perfect for kids.
Honestly, which kid could ever turn down a good plate of waffles and pancakes?
Bringing the kids here will also mean that you’ll get to sit quietly at the restaurant enjoying a peaceful meal – while watching your babies run around the grass and down to the beach.
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Last of all, don’t forget to bring a camera if you decide to come here. The coconut trees, green grass and sparkling sea is the perfect combination for stunning photos of your family vacation.
5. The warung with incredible views and activities – Warung Rekreasi Bedugul
If you’re in Bedugul, it’s a given that you should dine at a place that gives you a view that lives up to Bedugul’s picturesque reputation.
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This is where Warung Rekreasi comes in with its stunning views of the mountain and the lake.
First, fill up with food like betutu and grilled chicken (we hear these are delicious!), and then wander around the restaurant/hotel complex to check out other activities you may do.
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There’s a playground for the kids, and orchid garden and organic farms, a coffee plantation, and even a bamboo forest where you will definitely take photos at, and more!
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Dining at Warung Rekreasi is something like an all-in-one experience where you get to not only eat, but take in the stunning views, and hop along to other activities too.
6. Yoga, healthy food and a playground: The Cashew Tree
Hidden away at the southern tip of Bali near Bingin Beach awaits a little family paradise – The Cashew Tree.
This cafe serves mouthwatering colourful food to thrill any food lover. Even the cakes are a dream come true for parents as they are not only delicious, but also healthy!
While the kids slide and swing happily at the playground, you can practise yoga. The kids might even want to join in! The family dog is also welcome here too.
7. Treehouse family haven with organic treats: Bali Buda Ubud
Bali Buda is the place to go for healthy, organic food and drinks.
Treat yourself and your kids to a raw chocolate treat with healthy goji berries and nuts to go with your cappuccino or a healthy homemade lemonade for the kids. How about a raw chocolate heart to share with your loved ones?
You can come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu is extensive, portions are generous and everything is delicious!
Their Ubud branch comes with an enclosed playground for the kids, complete with books, crayons and wooden toys, making it a perfect family cafe where you can spend more than just a bit of time.
Both kids and parents will love the treehouse mezzanine where you can lounge on comfy colorful beanbags, enjoying fresh air and yummy treats.
Bali Buda also has other branches in Bukit, Sanur, Kerobokan and Munggu.
8. Horsing around: Aravina Restaurant @ Bali Equestrian Centre
Whether your kid is prepping to be a Horse Whisperer or just wants to have some fun in the sun, they’ll surely enjoy the Aravina Restaurant, located within the Bali Equestrian Centre at Canggu.
Your little animal lovers will be delighted at the pony rides available, and if that’s not their thing, the premises are also equipped with a wide variety of toys and play areas – a sandpit, cubby house, swings – you name it.
There’s also a TV room where you can keep the kids quiet and content with a movie, and a swimming pool right beside the restaurant, so your child will always be in your line of sight.
Imagine sipping at a glass of wine leisurely and digging into one of the restaurant’s popular sunset platters as you watch your children have the time of their lives – doesn’t that sound like a great outing already?
9. Fusion cuisine for the young and old: Warung Sopa
For kids who love the outdoors, Warung Sopa is an ideal location for lunch out on a sunny day.
You get a large play area for the older kids, even equipped with tire swings.
For your young toddlers, you’d want to an eye on them – and you can do just that.
Warung Sopa has a small, cosy fenced playpen filled with toys for small children.
So they’ll be able to tinker around while still staying in absolute safety, and you can relax as you wolf down your lunch.
And that’s not all.
The restaurant also serves up Japanese-Indonesian fusion vegetarian food that’s not only tasty, but healthy as well, so your kids get the best of both worlds! If you ever drop by, make sure you don’t leave without first trying out the restaurant’s much-raved-about Nasi Campur and vegan pies.
10. Playground for parent and child: Warung Hana
Warung Hana is a heaven for children – with a rainbow-coloured indoor playground, a box of toys, and a matted floor to cushion any fall.
And it’s not just only about the little ones.
On a quieter second floor, hidden away from the clamour at the playground, parents can enjoy some time to themselves – do try out the fried calamari and goat curry stew! – and even play a game at the pool table.
It’s a place where you and your kids can have fun at the same time – almost too good to be true.
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11. Tea with the lions: Wana Restaurant, Lounge & Bar @ Bali Zoo
Has your toddler always wanted to be Tarzan or Jane?
At the Wana Restaurant, Lounge & Bar @ Bali Zoo, they’ll be able to get in touch with their inner wild child – without driving you crazy meanwhile.
The restaurant has a special Jungle SocieTea high tea programme, which makes excellent use of the restaurant’s close proximity to the lion enclosure.
You’ll be able to enjoy a variety of snacks – sandwiches, spring rolls, scones and tea; the little ones can even have the special “Cubs Tea” menu to suit their palate.
And you can dig into all these, with the ferocious King of the Jungle merely a glass panel away from you.
Who says high tea has to be a staid affair?
Now that’s what we call an exciting day at the zoo!
12. Off the Caribbean seas: The Pirate’s Bay
If you’re after a slightly more unique experience for your kids, The Pirates Bay is a once-in-a-lifetime experience of eating in a treehouse and being a pirate for a day.
That’s right, they’ll no longer scream and run around or pretend to climb a tree as though it’s the mast of a ship.
Located just off the Nusa Dua beach, The Pirate Bay’s authentic-looking pirate ship and treehouses will definitely awe the little ones.
They’ll even be able to try out various activities such as pirate games, swings and ropes.
Meanwhile, you’ll be able to go for a quick swim at the nearby beach and enjoy your meal in peace for once – other happy parents have satisfied their taste buds with special dishes like the fried banana with cheese and grilled tuna.
Imagine listening to your child’s euphoric “ahoy!” as you dig into your sumptuous meal and down a cup of ice cold juice on a sweltering hot day.
Doesn’t that sound simply idyllic?
13. For both toddlers and teens: Pizza Bagus
What do you do if you have a wailing baby and a rebellious teen? Who would you rather placate?
Well, you won’t have to make that choice, because Pizza Bagus is capable of solving that problem for you.
Besides selling affordable and yummy pizza – which kid doesn’t love pizza? – and drool-worthy spaghetti carbonara, the restaurant also has different tricks to cater to children from different age groups.
For the younger ones, playing blocks, paper and crayon are provided for them to keep themselves occupied.
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As for the older ones, they can challenge their dart-throwing skills on a dartboard or play futsal with the other kids at the restaurant.
So at the end of the day, your children are bound to have a bagus (which means “good” in Bahasa Indonesia) time.
14. High tea party: Biku
High tea is no longer only for the adults at Biku, where your children can try out the real thing for themselves.
The kids’ high tea set is presented on a classy three-tiered plate, just like the adult version.
The only difference – they get cute miniature versions of the snacks, with delicious cakes and scones stacked up high.
And when they’re tired of stuffing themselves, you can request for games and colouring books to keep the little ones occupied, while you scour Biku’s well-stocked bookshop for a good read to bring home.
You can even buy some children’s books about Bali for the kids, just to remind them of the awesome experience.
15. Throw the kids in the pool: Cocoon Restaurant and Beach Club
For water-loving kids, Cocoon Restaurant and Beach Club is a dream come true.
The restaurant is located right next to a pool with an entertainment area, and there’s even a special “Cocoon Kids Sunday”, when your kid can make fun crafts and swim, under the watchful eye of a lifeguard.
So what else is there to fear?
All you need to do is to sit back and enjoy Cocoon’s extensive menu of delicious pasta, pancakes and many more yummies!
The kids’ menu also features popular bites such as the homemade gnocchi and grilled fish.
16. For the sporty teens: Sundays Beach Club
If your children are much too old to be entertained by playpens and dartboards, why not take them to Sundays Beach Club?
While you relax and bask in the sun’s warm glow, the kids can run havoc for once – watch them as they zoom down the cliff on the inclinator ride, or cheer them on as they try out snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding for the first time.
If you’re game, you can even try out the activities together with them, play some beach volleyball on the beach, and try out amazing dishes like the pizza, meatball spaghetti and fish & chips.
What better way to bond than to have fun together?