In Singapore there are plenty of family-friendly affordable restaurants that won’t break the bank, that are also lots of fun. Whether it’s a café atmosphere, dinner by the beach or a city center secret, this roundup only includes kid-friendly restaurants offering unique fun for kids all while serving food for SG$2.50 to SG$20. Happy eating!
This is one of those hidden gems we talk about. Perfectly located on the beach north of the airport, this little café is sure to delight. Try one of their specialties - the fish head curry or fish assam. Yum! Open until 10pm, this is a relaxing spot for all the family to enjoy. Kids can play on the beach as you relax with a cold drink chatting with friends.
Belly View Café, 10 Changi Coast Walk, National Service Resort Country Club (beside Constant Wind Sailing Centre), Singapore 499739, www.nsrcc.com.sg/dining/belly-view-cafe
This kid and dog friendly café in the recently opened Goodman Art’s Center is a tranquil escape from the busy city with plenty of space and a big park to run around in. A blend of Aussie and Asian fare with a great weekend brunch menu and coffee make it worth a visit. There’s board games and coloring sheets to keep the kids busy but if they can’t sit still there’s a bouncy castle every weekend! Kids eat free on a Monday, what can be cheaper than that!
Cafe Melba, 90 Goodman Road Goodman Arts Centre, Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053, +65 6440 6068, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cafemelba.com.sg
This crafty café on Aliwal Road has a quirky, old school vibe. The dedicated crafting corner for kids will keep them occupied while you enjoy a reasonably priced meal of Thai-Western style food. For $5 an hour (or two on weekdays) they get free-flow art materials so they can bake, cut, draw and create, with plenty of inspiration to get them started. Mr. Maker eat your heart out!
EatPlayLove Café, 28 Aliwal Street, #01-07, Singapore 199918, +65 6444 6400, www.eatplaylove.com.sg
Aussie Rolls are a new food sensation from Australia which are delicious and low in calories. Sushi lovers must give this place a go, with fish, meat and veggie options available this is a yummy snack or a meal on the go. Their main goal is to ensure you have a healthy lifestyle as possible while eating fun food.
Aussie Roll, www.aussieroll.com/
We love this hideaway place for brunch. It has indoor and outdoor seating with a patio for kids to play and a herb garden for them to explore. Tasty treats are on offer for little (and big) tummies that need a little more. Portions are quite large so come hungry, they are big enough to share! Be sure to check out their weekend brunch.
Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Sculpture Square, Singapore, +65 6336 6949, www.artichoke.com.sg/
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000, +65 6274 9668, www.coastes.com
Tucked away in the verdant Bukit Timah Saddle Club you’ll find one of the most popular brunch spots in town. Enjoy pony rides for SG$10 from 10am to 1pm on weekends. There is a great selection of eggs, and the brioche French toast is a decadent treat. A few mimosas for the ‘rents and some horse rides for the kids later, and everyone is happy! Note that it’s an air-con free zone. Book ahead!
Riders Café, 51 Fairways Drive, Bukit Timah Saddle Club, Singapore 286965, +65 6466 9819, www.riderscafe.sg
Astons, locations island wide, http://www.astons.com.sg
There isn’t any food cheaper than the hawker center, and with them on most street corners in Singapore, they are a cheap and fun place to eat. Some of our favorites are Lau Pau Sat, Maxwell Food Centre, Chinatown, and Satay By The Bay.
Lau Pa Sat, 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582, www.laupasat.biz
Maxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore, 069184
Chinatown Food Street, 335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335
Satay By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
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