Kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore

Kid-friendly restaurants in Singapore

For the little emperors

Text: Denise Kok

Heading for brunch with the little ones? Here're some places that pack in more than just finger-licking grub

1. Tanjong Beach Club

Tanjong Beach Club

Embrace the sun, sand, and sea, by setting up camp at this beach-front restaurant. While the adults sip on punchy, tropical cocktails, the little ones can tuck into a children's menu with blueberry buttermilk pancakes; sausage and eggs; and fluffy nutella doughnuts dusted with cinnamon sugar. Have a dip in the pool, take a swim in the sea, or spend the afternoon building sandcastles like it's 1999. 

2. Riders Café

Riders Cafe

Housed in a black and white colonial building, Riders Café sits within the Bukit Timah Saddle Club, giving animal-loving kids the chance to visit these gentle creatures. The brunch menu for kids features an indulgent breakfast bacon pizza, French toast sticks sided with berries compote and chocolate, and sausage marinara spaghettini. For the adults, a hearty spread featuring the usual brunch suspects (think Angus beef burgers and eggs Benedict) await. 

3. Open Farm Community

Open Farm Community

This popular restaurant is constantly packed to the rafters — and with good reason so. This 35,000 square feet space in the Dempsey Hill area houses a Ryan Clift (of Tippling Club fame) branded restaurant and impressive urban farm filled with all manner of herbs. Budding gardeners can roam the herb gardens before settling down for a meal in the restaurant. A tempting menu for "little diners" features farm-fresh dishes such as a baby caesar salad topped with poached chicken breast, rustic fish pie amped up with fresh thyme from the garden, and an open-face lasagna topped creamy béchamel sauce. 

4. Senmi Sushi 

Senmi Sushi

If you're leaning towards Asian flavours, Senmi Sushi's a good spot to place your bets on. Here, fresh seafood flown in from Japan goes into the making of Edomae-style sushi characterised by pristine flavours and delicately seasoned Hokkaido rice. A special kids menu features mini rice bowls topped with fresh seafood, and sushi platters sided with mini udon bowls. As the restaurant is set within the Emporium Shokuhin compound, you don't have to go far to discover tanks harbouring all manner of live seafood. Think of it as a mini lesson in marine biology. 

5. Little House of Dreams

Little House of Dreams

Run by the very same people behind some of the most exquisite smash cakes for kids, this casual bistro in the Dempsey Hill cluster features a kids menu vetted by the little ones themselves. With a Ben & Jerry's kiosk sitting in the same compound, dessert pretty much takes care of itself. On the first Sunday of each month, kids can look forward to special activities such as magic shows and face painting sessions.