Family Friendly

As Rotorua is a favourite destination for families to visit during school holidays, most eateries are family-friendly.

Here's a selection of establishments that go out of their way to make children feel welcome and special – music to parents' ears! Whether they have awesome children's menus, spaces for them to safely play and have fun until their meals arrive, or more than 40 flavours of ice cream to choose from (if they've behaved themselves, of course!), these spots should be your go-to for great dining experiences.

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Capers Café + Store

Family Friendly, Central

Capers Café + Store is a contemporary café that offers products that are both good for your body and soul and for the planet. 

Fat Dog Café

Family Friendly, Central

Since 1995, Fat Dog has been the funky, quirky café in then CBD of Rotorua.

Lone Star Rotorua

Family Friendly, Central

We strive to run the best restaurant operation in New Zealand. From the moment you enter Lone Star and are welcomed by our friendly staff, we want you to enjoy a fantastic fun filled night with us. We will always do our very best to ensure you receive fast, efficient and friendly service, outstanding food sourced from the best and freshest ingredients, offering value for your hard earned money.

Zippy Central Café

Family Friendly, Central

Zippy's is a funky café popular with locals.

Arts Village Café

Family Friendly, Central

AVC - the cosy café at Rotorua Arts Village. Food, coffee, art and chill.

Pig & Whistle Historic Pub

Family Friendly, Central

Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic atmosphere of one of the most popular bars in Rotorua.

Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour

Family Friendly, Central

Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour is a Rotorua icon! More than 40 different flavours of ice cream to choose from and great coffee too!

Trail Kitchen

Family Friendly, South

One of Rotorua’s newest cafés located at the stunning Waipa Mountain Bike Park specialising in casual dining and great coffee.

Heritage Farm Café 171

Family Friendly, Central

Heritage Farm Café 171 is the place to visit when it’s time to take a break from whatever you are doing.

Charlie's Café at Chipmunks Playland

Family Friendly, East

Grab a bite to eat at Charlie's while the kids play at the number one choice for kids' entertainment in Rotorua!

Scope Rotorua

Family Friendly, Central

Wild about flavour, Scope Café’s all-day breakfast and lunch menu is a fusion of delectable wild flavours, combined with a twist, to create mouth-watering dishes.

Okere Falls Store

Family Friendly, East

Espresso, beer and wine, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, take-home meals, pies, organics, gourmet and everyday groceries, Italian and German treats, New Zealand artisan foods plus lots more fantastic yummy things!