Eating out with kids in Munich - 10 places parents won't want to miss

If you've got children with you on your visit to Munich try these top 10 places to eat out

Germany prides itself on being a family-friendly country and Munich is no exception. Travellers with children in tow will find plenty of places to enjoy fine food and drink while the kids are kept occupied with outdoor playgrounds, discounted food or even complimentary colouring books.
Here are 10 kid-friendly beer gardens, cafes and restaurants around Munich you won’t regret taking your children to.

eating out with kids in munich There are plenty of options for eating out if you've brought your kids to Munich - the Chinesischen Turm beer garden even has a carousel! Picture: Digital Cat

10. Restaurant und Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm (Restaurant and Beer Garden at the Chinese Tower)

This is one of the most beautiful spots in Munich, so it’s a godsend that it’s also very child-friendly. The Chinese Tower is a multi-tiered structure that peers over the city’s loveliest park, surrounded by tables where you can enjoy a big beer and Bavarian delicacies to the resting sounds of oompah music.
The children will love it too, there’s plenty of play equipment and green spaces to mess about in nearby - and there’s even a carousel.
Address: Englischer Garten 3, Schwabing
Phone: 089 3838730
Open: 10.30am to 10pm every day

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9. Tassilo da Sebastiano

A traditionally Italian eatery will delight adults with its delicious menu and children with its play room. Yes, the little ones can mess about with toys and dolls in their own little area while the parents get down to the serious business of pizza and pasta.
The courteous waiters are also known to bring children pencils and pictures to colour in at the table.
Address: Balanstraße 34, Au
Phone: 089 485134
Open: Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm and 6pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 6pm to midnight only.

8. Villa Flora

Although it’s marketing itself as an ‘event location’ these days, Villa Flora is still an excellent place just to go and do lunch. It’s set in a historic villa and the seafood dishes are superb.
The good news for parents is that children aged five to 10 can enjoy a half-price Sunday brunch, and those under five eat free. A very child-friendly place. Address: Hansastraße 44, Schwanthalerhöhe
Phone: 89 55278899

7. Café Gollier

Just a short stroll from the Theresienwiese (the site of the Munich Oktoberfest) is this delightful vegetarian hideaway that serves some of the most delicious cakes that will ever be lucky enough to meet your lips.
There are also pancakes wreathed in summer fruit and Asian-inspired vegetable and rice dishes. What’s even better for parents is: there’s a playroom!
Address: Gollierstraße 36, Schwanthalerhöhe
Phone: 089 20188886
Open: Monday to Saturday from 8pm to 6.30pm, closed Sunday

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Below: Yummy cheescake at Café Gollier

6. Vits Kaffee

Just a short stroll from the Isartor city gate, Vits has a nice collection of toys and books in a kids’ corner. It’s a cosy little cafe with an excellent range of caffeinated beverages and a cake counter you’ll spend a good few minutes at picking out what to indulge in.
A nice spot both you and the children can take a time out to chill and take stock during your Munich visit.
Address: Rumfordstraße 49, Gärtnerplatzviertel
Phone: 089 23709821
Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm, closed Sunday

5. Gasteig

The cultural centre and home to Munich’s own philharmonic orchestra also houses an excellent cafeteria called Gast (which means ‘Guest’). Asian and Italian dishes are served up in a light-and-airy setting, while youngsters can get busy drawing or painting at a dedicated children’s table.
The kids will also enjoy watching the chefs at work - their kitchen is open to the serving area - and there’s also a quiet corner that’s well suited for breastfeeding. Address: Rosenheimer Straße 5, Haidhausen
Phone: 089 480980
Open: Monday to Friday from 11am to 1am, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm.

Below: Pizza heaven at Gasteig

4. Park Café

Here’s a great Munich beer garden in a central location that happens to take care of its young guests very well. They offer a special children’s section to their menu and there’s a play corner they can head to after (or before) the food. For parents, it’s a chance to soak up a Munich institution - the restaurant and beer garden in the Alter Botanischer Garten (Old Botanic Garden) has been there for more than 200 years.
Address: Sophienstraße 7, Maxvorstadt
Phone: 089 51617980
Open: Monday to Thursday from 11am to 1am, Friday 11am to 2am, Saturday 10am to 2am, Sunday 10am to midnight

3. Mr. Pancake

Trust us, you won’t regret taking your kids here if you’re in Munich. There’s a special menu for the little ones and the staff seem genuinely happy to welcome guests with children in tow.
Most importantly, they serve the best pancakes in Munich. Fact.
Address: Gabelsbergerstraße 34
Phone: 89 89059057
Open: Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, closed Sunday

Below: Kids love Mr. Pancake!

2. Waldwirtschaft

You have to be a bit more adventurous than your average tourist to make it out to this lovely beer garden on Munich’s southern outskirts, but it’s well worth the trip.
With older children, you could cycle down the river Isar to get there, or perhaps rent one of those three-wheeled buggies and hook it to the back of your bike for the younger ones. What awaiting you (or rather the kids) will be slides, swings, mini-gold and a range of other fun stuff to do.
Address: Georg-Kalb-Straße 3, Grosshesslohe.
Phone: 089 74994030
Open: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10.30pm

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1. Hofbräukeller

This is a classic Munich beer garden with an awesome playroom for children for under-eights called Kinderland. There are always a couple of carers there to keep an eye on your youngsters while you soak up the Bavarian-ness of it all. A must-visit if you’ve brought kids to Munich.
Address: Innere Wiener Straße 19, Au-Haidhausen
Phone: 089 74994030
Open: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm .

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