We all have our favorite hidden hubs for grub, but are they kid-friendly too? Little Steps has uncovered a list of restaurants that might not be in the headlines every week but offer something unique and delicious. Plus, we all love a good find that will keep you and the kids happy and entertained. Here’s our best ‘secret’ finds we love the most. But shhh… don’t tell everyone!
Prepare yourself for a multi-cultural feast for all. With a dedicated area for kids aged 3-12, this is a great find. Staff are available to read stories, draw pictures, and take part in arts and crafts. There’s a kids menu with favourite dishes such as sandwiches, mini burgers, candy floss and a popcorn machine...this place is sure to entertain for hours.
Melt - The World Café, 5 Raffles Avenue 4F The Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Singapore, +65 6885 3500, www.mandarinoriental.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! Be sure to check out their weekend brunch.
Artichoke, 161 Middle Road, Sculpture Square, Singapore, +65 6336 6949, www.artichoke.com.sg/
Who can resist an indoor tree house? This unique cafe is the perfect place for the whole family to have a great time together. They encourage family bonding and offer a vast programme of activities both fun and educational. For nursing mums there is a fully equipped nursing room. They do birthday parties too, just ask!
Treehouse Café, The Grandstand 200, Turf Club Road, Singapore, +65 6469 0282, www.treehousecafe.com.sg
This is a fun dining experience with a view. Firm favorites include their ‘Wicked Fries’, which are topped with gravy and six cheeses… pure comfort food. Take the cable car down once you’ve finished or run around on top. There is plenty of outdoor fun to make for a family day out around this eatery.
Spuds & Aprons, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore, +65 6270 8855, www.mountfaber.com.sg
This is the fabulous ocation for a family meal, especially their Sunday Roasts which are famous and not to be missed. There’s a play area outside where you can watch your little ones through huge glass windows. Relax, enjoy, and repeat!
Tree Lizard, 25 Dempsey Road, Singapore, +65 6834 3969, Facebook page
Loysel’s Toy is a perfect spot for a lazy coffee date with the little ones. Located along the Kallang River, parents can bring the scooters and trikes for a fun filled afternoon. Get your caffeine fix and seize the day.
Loysel’s Toy, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-02 Ture, Singapore, +65 6292 2306, www.loyselstoy.com
Located in the ever popular Bishan Park, GRUB is a great place for rumbling tummies. The chef only selects top quality ingredients and offers an extensive menus for all. Highchairs are on hand as well as plenty of space for prams and pushchairs.
GRUB, 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore, +65 6459 5743, http://grub.com.sg
Situated next door to the arts cafe, EatPlayLove, and attached to the Aliwal Arts Centre, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind after discovering this cool neighbourhood. The venue is inspired by LEGO and your little ones will get their very own pack to play with whilst you enjoy a delicious meal.
A for Arbite, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore, +65 8321 2252, www.arbite.com.sg
If you’re craving some crispy fried chicken this is definitely the place for you and the kids. Not your normal fried chicken place, you can get soy marinated wings. If your into getting your fingers dirty in the name of good food, go here!
4 Fingers Singapore locations: 2 Orchard Turn, 3 Gateway Drive, 65 Airport Boulevard, www.gimme4fingers.com
Located in the East, this is family dining at its best. As the name suggests, the menu is a mix of East and West. There is something for everyone, even the fussiest of little eaters. They also sell delicious cakes such as salted caramel, chocolate, and red velvet. Yummy!
Quentin’s the Eurasian Restaurant, 139 Ceylon Road, Eurasian Community House, Level 1, Singapore, +65 63480327 / 81981660, www.quentins.com.sg