Family Friendly Eateries 

Restaurants and Cafes 

Local family friendly restaurants and cafes in the Wollongong / Illawarra area including venues with  child-friendly policies,  playgrounds, kids specials and entertainment

Dapto Mall - Amazing NEW Kids Play NOW OPEN!

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 8148   Mobile:
Ages: All ages and abilities   Days / Hours: Open 7 Days
Come along and check out Dapto Mall's NEW Kids Play Area on Level 1! Dapto Mall is exited to be able to families the creation of a safe and fun environment that will provide opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they play and explore. Designed around the theme, bringing the outdoors within, the NEW Kids Play Area caters for all children, with specific zones and sensory play for different abilities that include slides, tunnels, climbing areas and activity panels.
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Headlands Austinmer Beach has it all! Family-friendly dining, romantic weekend away and THAT view!

Location: Austinmer
Phone: (02) 4200 1099   Mobile:
Ages: Family friendly – All ages   Days / Hours: 7 days a week. 7.30am - late.
Headlands Austinmer Beach is a multi-award-winning venue located just 20 minutes north of Wollongong. It is a wonderful family friendly venue perfect for relaxing and spending quality time with your loved ones.
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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach - Couple and family friendly room packages, dining and events! Wollongong beachside accommodation.

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4224 3111   Mobile: (02) 4224 3111
Ages: Family-friendly hotel!   Days / Hours: Open 7 days. 24 hour reception and room service
Stunning ocean views, spacious light filled rooms and a reputation for exceptional service has made the award winning Novotel Wollongong Northbeach an Illawarra gem! It is the perfect location for a fun-filled family getaway or romantic break!
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Scarborough Hotel - family-friendly dining with stunning ocean views. $10 coffee/cake/babycino offer / Weekly Playgroup

Location: Scarborough Hotel
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages, family-friendly dining   Days / Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday – 11am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday
Scarborough Hotel is also a beautiful day out for the family - relax in the sunshine, kids can play on the huge lawn, sip on a glass of bubbly - enjoy brunch on the weekend or a long lazy lunch! Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful South Coast coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Yarnsy's Cafe - why locals and family's cannot get enough of this innovative and cool foodie hangout!

Location: Tarrawanna
Phone: 0417 048 165   Mobile: 0417 048 165
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 5am to 3.30pm. Saturday - Sunday from 6am to 3pm
Nestled away in Tarrawanna is one of the Illawarra's best kept secrets when it comes to great food and coffee! Yarnsy's Café has certainly cemented itself as a much loved favourite for foodies, coffee lovers and for anyone wanting a cool café hangout that brings together everything we love about art, music and culture in the Illawarra!
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Al Aseel Restaurant & Patisserie

1-3 118 Princes Hwy Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4285 5428  

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All and Sundry

Shop 7, 383-387 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4284 6656  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7am - 4pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 3pm on Saturday

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Altitude 1148 Cafe & Restaurant

Southern Gateway Centre, Princes Highway Bulli Tops NSW 2516
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4267 5443  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Monday - Sunday

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Amigos Mexican Restaurant

116 Keira St Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4229 8181  

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Ages:
All ages.

Days Available:
Open 7 nights for dinner from 5pm.

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Anchorage Restaurant

Cnr Campbell and Wilson St Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
02 4228 9166  

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Austi Beach Cafe

104 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Austinmer NSW
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Phone:
(02) 4268 5680  

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Balinese Spice Magic

130 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4227 1033  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Thurs, Fri, Sat 11:00-14:30 / Tues - Thurs 17:30-21:30 / Fri & Sat 17:30-23:00

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Bergie's Fish cafe

216 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
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Phone:
(02) 4268 6008  

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Bill and James

Shop 3 168-172 Balgownie Road Balgownie NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4284 1430   

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Bombora Seafood Restaurant

1 & 2 Fishermans Co-op, Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4229 7011  

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Ages:

Days Available:
7 days

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Buck Hamblin Cafe

260 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4267 1396  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Mon - Fri 7am-4pm / Sat & Sun 7am-2pm

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Cafe Four

Shop 7 & 8, 151 Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Contact:

Phone:
02 4257 7651  

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Centro CBD

28 Stewart Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4225 3556  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Tuesday - Saturday

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Char Char Bar & Grill

WIN Stadium, Shop 4, 49 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
1300 433 432  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday

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Cin Cin Pizza Cucina

Shop 1, 382-384 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 42671653  

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Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday 5pm-late

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Coldwater Creek Restaurant & Bar

Sage Hotel, Ground Floor, 60 - 62 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4201 2111  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days from 10.00am until late

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Costa Azzura Woodfire Restaurant

71 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4285 4520  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Tuesday - Sunday

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Da Orlando Woodfire Pizzeria

1/348 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4298 3011  

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Dagwood

19 Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 6850  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Monday - Sunday

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Dapto Hotel - Fabrice Woodfire & Bar Restaurant

106 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Contact:

Phone:
02 4261 1000  

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Diggies

1 Cliff Road, North Beach Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Stan and Aaron Crinis

Phone:
(02) 4226 2688  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days from 6.30am

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Diggies Cycle Cafe

301 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4226 2257  

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Days Available:
Open/ Monday - Saturday/ 7am-3pm

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Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

1-3/101 Bellevue Road Figtree NSW 2525
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4226 6995  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Tuesday to Sunday from 5.00pm

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Fujiyama Teppanyaki

12 Daisy Street Wollongong NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4283 8830  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 Days For Lunch & Dinner

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Gelato Emporium Bulli

Southern Gateway Centre, Princes Highway Bulli Tops NSW 2516
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4268 1118  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Monday - Friday 8am-5.30pm / Sat & Sun 8am-6pm

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Grill'd

Wollongong Central, Ground Lvl, Cnr Crown & Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4226 2888  

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Ages:

Days Available:
7 days

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Harbour Street

49 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
02 4225 3487  

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Harbourfront

2 Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4227 2999  

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Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria

Shop 1 - 154 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 42 848 664  

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Days Available:
Open Wednesday to Sunday 5.30pm till late

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Il Porcellino Trattoria and Pizzeria

2 Kembla Street Balgownie NSW 2519
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 42851503   

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 nights a week and 6 days for breakfast & lunch.

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Illawarra Brewery

Eastern Terrace, Win Entertainment Centre, Crown Street (Cnr Harbour St) Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4220 2854  

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Ages:
Kid's Menu

Days Available:
7 days

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Jasmine Rice Restaurant II

19 Flinders St Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 422 88811  

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Julio's Pizza Wollongong

453 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 8750  

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Kneading Ruby

5 Crown Lane Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4229 7829 / (02) 4229 7822  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 15:00 / Sun, Tues, Weds 17:00-22:00 / Thurs 17:00-23:00 / Fri & Sat 17:00 - 00:00

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Kurtosh

Wollongong Central, Globe Lane, 200 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4226 5299  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Monday - Sunday 9am - 10pm

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Lee and Me

87 Crown Street Wollongong Nsw 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4244 0695  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Lettuce B Frank Wholefoods Cafe

337 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
902) 4228 5288  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Mon to Fri 6am- 4pm and Sat to Sun 7am- 2pm

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My Pantry

5/16 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4229 3141  

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Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday

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Northbeach Pavilion

5 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
02 4225 2555   

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Ages:

Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday

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Pai Tong Thai Restaurant

Shop 5/409-411 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4284 0321  

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Ages:

Days Available:
7 days from 5.00pm - 10.00pm

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Pepe's on the Beach

2-14 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Sarah

Phone:
(02) 4224 3111  

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Raya Thai Restaurant

Shop 4/115-119, Parkes Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4294 9222  

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Days Available:
Open 7 nights 5pm till 9.30pm

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Sage Hotel Wollongong

60-62 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Leanne Dias

Phone:
(02) 4201 2111  

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Scarborough Hotel

383 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Scarborough NSW 2515
Contact:

Phone:
02 4267 5444  

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Seacliff Restaurant

16 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4228 5410  

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Shahi Aroma Indian Cuisine

382 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4268 2244  

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Days Available:
Open daily

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The Blue Swimmer

19 Riverleigh Avenue Gerroa NSW 2534
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4234 3796  

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The Breeze Shellharbour

25 Addison Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4295 1335  

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Days Available:
���Monday to Thursday 11:00am - 2.30pm & Dinner from 5.00pmFri to Sun from 11:00am (in winter)

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The Deck, Ryan's

138 Phillip Street Thirroul NSW 2515
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4268 0311  

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Days Available:
Weds & Thurs 5.30pm-9pm / Fri & Sat 5.30pm-10pm / Sun 5.30pm-9pm

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The Lagoon Restaurant

Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:

Phone:
02 4226 1677  

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