We’ve got something for every kid – the adventurer, the daydreamer and even the one that belongs with the Addams’ Family. Filled with fun, laughter and good food, Bangkok has quite an array of family-friendly cafes and restaurants that will delight everyone from the kids to the adults.
Expect to see your little ones tackle challenges, overcome hurdles and my personal favourite: uninhibit their imagination. It’s going to be a pretty wild ride.
1. Adventures aside, even little princes and princesses need to take a break – Teddy Castle
Who can say no to this beautifully decorated castle filled to the brim with fluffy teddies?
This castle holds many wonders and every angle seems to be crafted just for instagram. From walking the drawbridge to entering the dining hall, you’ll feel its childlike grandeur and marvel in it.
At this wondrous place, I’m sure you’ll be able to get your kids to eat just about anything, but their Strawberry and Seaweed Salad (180 Baht) has been recommended quite a few times. However, I’ve got my eye on the Croissant Benedict (350 Baht).
Price: From 100 Baht / USD $3 (Entrance fee which can be used to offset the total bill) Address: 105/2 ซอยทองหล่อ 5 ถนนสุขุมวิท 55 คลองตันเหนือ วัฒนา Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Thong Lo BTS Station and walk 10 mins to the cafe. Contact: +66 2 020 2101 Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am to 8pm (Closed on Mondays)
2. Got a fussy kid? I know just the place (there’s a pool too!) – Melange Bangkok
I’m a pretty fussy eater myself and I pity anyone who takes my order, because even I know it can be annoying.
But here, you can design your own breakfast! Add as much cheese or bacon to your eggs and have them done exactly to your liking.
Aside from a kid’s playroom, there’s also a pool for the waterbabies, so make sure you bring a change of clothes.
Price: From 170 Baht / USD $5 Address: 63 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Ekkamai BTS Station and take an 8 min cab/Uber to the cafe. Contact: 02 391 8019 Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 8am to 10pm Instagram
3. If you and your kids share a love for dogs, look no further – Big Dog Cafe
This place will have your little ones falling in love with dogs of all shapes and sizes. From large breeds such as an Alaskan Malamute, a milk white Chow Chow, the cutest fluffy English Sheepdogs and more – check out more of their doggos here.
It’s also the perfect opportunity to show your kids that they shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover. A big, intimidating dog can still be a puppy at heart. (Of course, while the dog handlers are on the scene to ensure safe interaction with the dogs, do be sure to keep a watchful eye on your kids!)
While the dogs might be the highlight, they do serve pretty tasty pasta too. And if you’re lucky, you might get to see the doggos swimming in their special doggy pool too!
Big Dog Cafe
Price: From 199 Baht / USD $6 (Entrance fee + a drink) Address: 88 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Thailand Cultural Centre Metro and walk 1 min to the cafe Contact: +66 94 129 8666 Opening hours: 9am to 10pm
4. For the adventurous and imaginative explorers! – Mocking Tales
Looking to visit a magical Harry Potter-esque cafe?
The desserts they serve are a treat to behold. Not only do they glow, some even catch fire.
You can even take a bite out of the Poisoned Apple (260 baht) which is dipped in homemade caramel and served with apple sorbet and crumble.
It’s sad how much we lose our magic as we grow older, but here you can step through the gates and fight dragons together with your child in one hand and a coffee in another.
With the medieval fantasy decor, you can relive your wonder years as the treasure hunter, mermaid princess or sorcerer’s apprentice.
Price: From 260 Baht / USD $8 Address: เลขที่ 148 The Maze ทองหล่อ ซ.ทองหล่อ 4 ถนนสุขุมวิท 55 148, G Floor, Maze Thonglor, Soi Thonglor 4 คลองตันเหนือ วัฒนา Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Thong Lo BTS Station and walk 11 mins to the cafe. Contact: +66 83 386 6992 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 1am
5. Watch your kids through a sanitised play ‘aquarium’ while you eat – Monkey And Me
An aquarium filled with fun (and cleaned every hour)!
There’s a room with a trampoline for a floor, numerous ball pits – and one featuring a rock-climbing wall, and other little nooks and crannies for the little ones to explore.
All visible from the dining area, so you can eat in peace.
When the kids are all played out and hungry, there’s a kids’ menu filled with delightful snacks and creative drinks.
Monkey And Me
Price: From 90 Baht / USD $2 (Entrance for an adult-child pair is 200 baht; 50 baht extra for every additional) Address: เลขที่ 54 ถนนนราธิวาสราชนครินทร์ แขวงช่องนนทรี Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Surasak BTS Station, take a 11 min taxi/Uber ride to the cafe. Contact: +66 84 929 2999 Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 7pm (weekdays), 9am to 8pm (weekends)
6. Break out all the board games you could possibly imagine – More Than A Game Cafe
If they aren’t interested, tell them these board games are how you develop superpowers. Or, let them choose one that tickles their fancy.
There’s such an extensive library of board games here – that I don’t even know where to begin, but you can be sure they have the classics like.. Monopoly!
If you’d like to play these games back home with the kids, you can also bring home whatever fun games catches your eye. With prices starting from as low as 150 Baht.
There’s also a menu filled with waffle options, but you can also get proper meals. If you manage to try Kurobuta Pork steak with Potato Gratin (195 Baht), please leave a comment and tell me how yummy it is.
More Than A Game Cafe
Price: From 65 Baht / USD $x (Kid’s meal); from 95 Baht / USD $x Address: I’m Park Chula, Chulalongkorn 1 Alley, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at National Stadium BTS Station, take Exit 2 and catch a 6 min ride from a taxi/Uber. Contact: +66 2 038 5388 Opening hours: Daily, 7:30am to 7pm
7. Make a splash in the lake or have a hoot with the owl – Play Farm Restaurant
Doubling as a petting zoo and ‘edutainment’ (read: education + entertainment) area, you can show your children what owls, chickens, geese and swans look like.
You can also get physical, pick up a paddle and jump into a canoe with the kids. And when you’re spent, there are inviting bales of hay for you guys to lounge about and talk about nonsensical things – little moments that will be cherished.
Play Farm Restaurant ร้านเพลย์ฟาร์ม
Price: From x Baht / USD $x Address: 882 ซ.เทวา3 ถ.เทพารักษ์ กม.3 ตรงข้าม ธ. กรุงไทย Samut Prakan(Coordinates here) Getting there: Take the BTS to Samrong Station, and take an 8-min taxi ride over. Contact: +66 85 596 4161 Opening hours: Daily, 2pm to 12am Instagram
9. For kids with a love for magical halloween stories – Kaethy the Witch
Time seems to have stood still for this cafe, freezing it on the 31st of October all year round.
Filled with witchy decorations with a serving of spider-cupcakes, it’s a sight for those who can’t get enough of the magical witchiness – Harry Potter, anyone? You might consider getting them some Emily the Strange back-to-school stuff here too.
The food also plays on the magical side, but do be warned, this cafe is for older kids only as it can be slightly creepy for the younger ones! The spider doesn’t seem too bad though…
Kaethy the Witch
Price: From 150 Baht / USD $4.70 Address: 36/73 Nak Niwat 41 Alley, Khwaeng Lat Phrao, Khet Lat Phrao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Lat Phrao Metro Station and take a 23 min taxi/Uber ride to the cafe. Contact: +66 81 916 8447 Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 8pm
11. Go on a fun-filled adventure without actually leaving Bangkok – Ban Nam Kieng Din Restaurant (บ้านน้ำเคียงดิน)
The European-esque landscape will have you in disbelief. How can this still be Bangkok?
But it is… Stroll through the gardens paved with statues and even feed the swans. May the grace of the elegant birds, inspire the curiosity of your children.
The food is also one of their key features, with the Pork Leg being recommended over and over again. If you’re up for it, perhaps it’s something not to be missed.
บ้านน้ำเคียงดิน / Ban Nam Kieng Din Restaurant
Price: From 100 Baht / USD $3 Address: 60/1 หมู่ 12 ถนนอักษะ ศาลาธรรมสพน์ ทวีวัฒนา (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Sala Thammasop Train Station and take a 9 min taxi/Uber ride to restaurant. (Please double check) Contact: +66 2 441 3837 Opening hours: Daily, 5pm to 10:30pm (weekdays), 4pm to 10:30pm (weekend)
12. If you can imagine it, you can make it – Perhaps Rabbits’
It’s like playing with playdoh but the only difference is, once you’re done, you can eat it!
Unleash your child’s inner Picasso by giving them free reign. It really fits their whole Alice in Wonderland theme. Creative chaos.
Spend some quality time bonding over creating something together and make memories that last here.
Of course, if you’re not up for it, you can order anything from their menu and have your food prepared for you… But where’s the fun in that?
Price: From 900 Baht / USD $x (For a set of 3 cake pops) Address: 5/1 Ekkamai 10 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Ekkamai and take a 15 min walk to the cafe. Contact: +66 96 616 3314 Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm (Mon-Sat), 10am to 6pm (Sundays)
13. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s all the superheroes you can think of – Play Cafe
And more! This is a dream come true for most kids because who are their idols?
Heroes and princesses (who are basically heroines in their own right). Their figurines line the shelves and you’ll probably find a long lost hero, yourself.
They call this the perfect combination of eat and play. So be merry and enjoy this wonderland with your kids! (Be warned, your kids will definitely be budgering you to get them a new toy or 2 at the end of the day. :P)
Price: From 150 Baht / USD $4.70 Address: 5th Floor, Siam Paragon (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Samrong and take a 4 min taxi/Uber to the cafe. Contact: +66 2 610 6642 Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm
14. Finally a grown up brunch spot that you can bring your kids to! – Brainwake Cafe
Complete with a kids’ menu and a kids’ corner so you don’t have to worry about them interrupting your grown up time with your friends.
This is just a really nice spot to hang out because it’s got those young but sophisticated vibes going on, not to mention: it’s brunch.
It’s also a good place to squeeze in some quality time with your partner too, while you two look fondly over your children entertaining themselves like little ladies and gentlemen.
All you need is a mimosa to make that moment complete.
Price: From 65 Baht / USD $2 (Kid’s set meal); 75 Baht / USD $2.40 (Ala carte main) Address: 27/1 Sukhumvit 33, Klong Ton Nua, Vadhana, Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Asok BTS Station, cross the road and take a 6 min taxi ride to the cafe. Contact: +66 2 005 0026 Opening hours: Daily, 7am to 7pm
Special Mention: Have a ball (pit) with your littles – Fun Café at the Funarium
This is more of an amusement park that happens to serve food, but they do have a pretty complete menu so we won’t write them off just yet.
Just look at all the activities your children can enjoy: tunnel slides, ball pits, trampolines, rock-climbing…
There’s even an art room filled with supplies, bikes and scooters for them to ride (provided they wear a helmet) – and sometimes they have rollerblading sessions, as well as basketball or soccer games.
If you’re extremely patient and don’t mind waiting around all day, go on a weekday. But if you don’t want to be stuck there while your kids have all the fun, there’s a 3 hour limit on the weekends.
Fun Café at the Funarium
Price: From 85 Baht / USD $2.70 (For a kid’s meal); from 120 Baht / USD $3.80 (For a lunch); from 110 Baht / USD $3.50 (Admission for teenagers and adults); 200 Baht / USD $6.40 (Admission for children) Address: 111/1 Sukhumvit 26, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok (Coordinates here) Getting there: Alight at Thong Lo BTS Station and take a 7 min taxi/Uber to where the fun begins Contact: 02 665 6555 Opening hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm
When people give you that look for bringing your kids to Bangkok, just smile – because you know about these fun cafes to keep your kids entertained and happy.
Now let’s show your little ones why this country is called Land of Smiles, by giving them something to smile about!
We’re also sure that you will be enjoying yourself and satisfying the Peter Pan that lives on in all of us.
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