Here are our Top baby & kid-friendly Tokyo restaurants with play areas for ages 0 – 6 years. Looking for a great spot to relax at in Tokyo while the kids play? The temperatures are dropping and poor weather can make any family stuck indoors for too long scramble to the nearest cafe with a play space. Do you have a recommendation to add to our list? Please leave a comment.
* Hours and prices are subject to change – as well as renovations. Please check each website for updates. *
1) Space Joy, Jiyugaoka
** Temporarily closed until July 2016. **
Space Joy (スペースジョイ) Jiyugaoka is the perfect place to have a leisurely meal while your little ones play. The main floor is a dining cafe (patio dining is available on nice weather days), the 2nd floor is a cafe + play area, the 3rd floor is a home-like rental space with a full kitchen, and their basement transformed from an indoor golf spot to a child-friendly play and dining space.
We visited on a weekday evening and dined in their spacious, toy-filled basement. The kids loved it! This space is ideal for walkers to age 6. The popular 2nd floor which has a large tv screen and toys is great for babies to age 6.
Space Joy serves a variety of food; Roast & Rice dishes, Pasta, Pizza, Salads and homemade desserts. Their kid’s menu offers Udon (400 yen), Curry (500 yen), a Rice Plate (500 yen), Hamburger Set (600 yen), Kids Pizza (600 yen) and includes a drink. They also offer a Brunch menu with eggs benedict (1300 yen), french toast (1200 yen), a fruit waffle (980 yen) and sandwiches (1300 yen) that are available till 17:00.
Their floors are available for rental and include party packages. Rental prices vary depending on the day, time and party package. Please visit their website for details.
Space Joy Notes
– Purchase a kids` plate and your child plays for free. If your child doesn`t eat they charge 300 yen for 2 hrs of play per child which includes a free drink. Babies under age 1 are free. Parents must order a plate.
– Stroller parking is on the Main Floor. Use the stairs to access the upper and lower floor.
Space Joy Details
Address: 5-28-7 Okusawa, Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo map (〒158-0083 東京都世田谷区奥沢5-28-7)
Open Hours: Monday 11:00 – 16:00 (L.O. 15:00) Tuesday – Sunday 11:00-21:00 (L.O. 20:00)
Access: A 2-min walk from Jiyugaoka Station
2) Picnic Cafe Wangan-Zoo Adventure, Kachidoki
Picnic Cafe Wangan-Zoo Adventure (ピクニック カフェ ワンガン ズー アドベンチャー) in Kachidoki is a spacious facility opened in February 2015. Kids love it for the 6m high twirly slide, play houses, ball pool, minicars and stuffed animals as tall at 5m. Parents love it for the open space, plentiful tables, magazines and personal computers that are set out for parents to use.
There is a one-time membership fee of 1000 yen. Weekday fees for kids up to 8 years is 500 yen for the first hour then 300 yen per 30 min. Saturday, Sunday and holiday fees are 800 yen for the first hour then 300 yen per 30 min. Fees for 9-year-olds and up are a flat rate of 500 yen. Warm and cold drinks are offered at their cafe. Bring your own food. The facility is stroller friendly and families can bring in their own food.
Parties and birthdays are celebrated at the venue at no extra charge. Bring in your own food, drink, and decorations. Please call and reserve tables for your party, and take home decorations brought into the facility.
Picnic Cafe Wangan Zoo Adventure Details
Address: Izumikosan Warehouse 5 1F, 4-6-1 Kachidoki, Chuo-ku (東京都中央区勝どき4-6-1 泉興産第5倉庫1階スペース)
Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00
Access: Tokyo Transport: Kachidoki Station (Oedo line), exit A4a or A4b
3) All Day Home, Musashi Koyama
All Day Home, previously Skip Kids Cafe, underwent renovations and reopened in February 2015. The new space has a woodsy feel and is catered to kids aged 0 – 6 years. It`s a great venue to celebrate your child`s birthday, throw events or have a casual meet-up with parents and kids. They have new playground equipment which includes a slide and ball pool, train toys, doll house, magnet board and more. Best of all staff members, which include nursery teachers licensed to care for young kids, will watch and entertain your children so you can have a leisurely lunch and chat with other parents.
All Day Home serves pasta, curry dishes and finger foods, and offer party meal packages to take the stress out of planning a celebration. They also have a nursing room and changing table to keep new mothers happy.
Fee: 600 yen for the first hour for kids aged 1 – 6 years and an additional 200 yen per 30 min of play time. Infants under 12 months are free for the first hour then 200 yen per 30 min of play time. Kids aged 7 years and over are free however they are restricted from playing on the equipment.
All Day Home Musashi Koyama Details:
Address: 2-6-17 Koyama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 〒142-0062東京都品川区小山2-6-17MAC武蔵小山コート1階
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 20:00; Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 21:00 *Please check the hours for your location.
Access: A 4-min walk from Musashikoyama Station. *Various locations. Please check the website for the listings.
4) Daylight Kitchen, Shibuya
If you are looking for a healthy and child-friendly lunch spot with great outdoor seating than try Daylight Kitchen in Shibuya! It checks all those boxes. Daylight Kitchens tagline is Everyday Natural Food. The food was delicious, and the staff was able to explain in detail about the interesting and natural ingredients and their health benefits.
There are a few set menus offered at lunch time. All set menus start with an appetizer which in our case was a delicious shot of tomato juice, a whole grain cracker with a soybean spread. Very unique! Our main was ginger pork with a variety of season vegetable side dishes. They try to source as much of the produce organically and use in season produce. All set menus include a drink, rice, salad, and soup.
The indoor and outdoor space is spacious and very nicely decorated in a natural yet chic environment. There are mini chairs for smaller kids, and a section of toys and books to keep little ones busy. I was with a friend who had a baby, so we chose sitting on a sofa that was very relaxing.
Daylight Kitchen also has a delicious looking dessert counter and bread bakery that you can order takeout. Daylight Kitchen is very conveniently located near Shibuya station, yet it does not feel busy. Enjoy!
Daylight Kitchen Details
Address: 23-28 Sakaragacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (東京都渋谷区桜丘町23-18ビジョナリーアーツ1F)
Hours: Monday – Friday lunch time 11:00-16:00(L.O.15:00), dinner time 17:30-23:00(L.O.22:00); Saturday, Sundays & Holidays 11:00-23:00(L.O.22:00)
Access: A 5 min walk from Shibuya station.
Notes: Stroller friendly, baby changing station. A few highchairs available.
Website: http://www.daylightkitchen.jp/ (Japanese language only)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daylightkitchen (Japanese language only)
5) Organic Cafe LuLu (オーガニックカフェ ルル) in Kiba is a parents` dream cafe. This bright and airy space serves only organic meals (all dairy and egg free) prepared by licensed nutritionists, houses a large selection of children`s books – both in English and Japanese, wooden play house with foosball table, wooden train table & set, play kitchen, comfy chairs and a cozy corner for reading.
The interior is spacious with high ceilings, modern lighting, wood furniture, and the floor covered with artificial grass soft to touch – perfect for crawlers and early walkers. Bumbo seats and high chairs are plentiful, and they have a family-friendly washroom with a child-sized urinal and toilet. Parents find it easy to spend a few hours here.
They offer adults three lunch sets which come with rice, soup, vegetables, your choice of a main and a beverage (2000 yen each). Their special perfect balanced set which comes with two mains, rice, soup, vegetable, beverage and dessert (2500 yen). The kids lunch menu comes with either a balanced set with the above mentioned or noodles (using organic flour) and vegetables for 1000 yen a plate (the dish is 1500 yen if the parent/guardian does not order a lunch set).
They ask that you do not bring in your own food. If you have an infant they provide a special meal for your baby which comes with organic rice or noodles, simmered fish and vegetables for 500 yen (1000 yen if the parent does not order a meal). Let them know your infant`s age and they will prepare it accordingly. Organic goods sold near their register.
Located across the street is the large, green park, Kiba Park and a short distance away is the Modern Museum of Contemporary Art. Organic Cafe Lulu, the park and/or the museum is the perfect itinerary for a healthy and fun kid-friendly day.
Organic Cafe Lulu Details:
Address: 5-6-30 Kiba, Koto-Ku, Tokyo (東京都江東区木場5-6-30)
Business hours: 10:00-19:30(L.O. 18:50)
Access: 3-min walk from Kiba Station
Notes: Diaper changing table and free wifi available. Look for ゲストネットワーク. Arts and crafts, cooking and yoga workshops are offered on Saturdays.
6) Kiwi Kitchen, Shirokane (play space ideal for babies and toddlers)
Kiwi Kitchen Gourmet Cafe & Catering is one of those places in Tokyo that you just trust and rely. Not only do they offer healthy home recipes in their cute indoor/outdoor cafe, they also have a great play space for babies and toddlers, takeout, catering and a party rental room. The fact that most of the staff is also completely bi-lingual makes it stress-free.
Kiwi Kitchen has been serving lunches to Tokyoites since 1999. They have a great lunch menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches and more. However, make sure you eat something healthy before you stuff your face with their amazing brownies. You can see their updated menu here. All lunches can be eaten in or out. The lunch sets are available between 9:00 – 15:00 and there are three types of sets; special (main, salad or cake, drink or soup for 1,080 yen), salad (3 mix salads, cake or drink or soup for 1,080 yen) and light (one pastry, cake or salad, and drink 870 yen). You can also just order a la carte.
The cafe is located on the 1st floor and on the 3rd floor of the same building there is a rental room which can comfortably hold about 20 adults. The third floor also has a safe and fun play area for babies to toddlers so you can socialize while your little one has fun!
Kiwi Kitchen also offers catering for home, school or corporate events.
If you are looking for a great spot for a birthday party, luncheon or baby shower, Kiwi Kitchen is a great spot.
Kiwi Kitchen Gourmet Cafe & Catering Details
Address: 6-16-22 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0072
Business hours: Monday – Friday 6:00 – 19:00, Saturday 10:00 – 19:00 and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Access: 10 min walk from Shirogane station (exit #1 or #2) on the Namboku-line, or 15 min walk from Hiroo station on the Hibiya line.
7) Helianthus Cafe, Nakameguro (play space ideal for babies and toddlers)
Helianthus baby wear and infant-friendly cafe is a great spot for parents to chat, have a meal and read a magazine while the little ones, babies, and toddlers, explore their play den which is equipped with wooden toys, adorable stuffed animals and children`s books. They serve a simple lunch menu with sandwiches, curry, drinks, spirit and desserts for a very low price. They even sell Meiji packaged baby food. Next to the cafe is their shop that sells New York designed, Made in Japan pajamas and accessories for infants and children. Great gift items!
Helianthus Cafe Notes:
Provides table and terrace seating for two.
English Menu: yes
Changing table: yes
High chair: no
Buggy/Pram: park it by the door
Address: 1-16-12, Aobadai, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map) 東京都目黒区青葉台1-16-12
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10:00 – 17:00
Their online store (in Japanese).
Access: A 6-minute walk from Nakameguro station
8) Chano-ma, Daikanyama (space ideal for babies and beginner crawlers)
Chano-ma in Daikanyama (also known as chano-mama) is designed like a contemporary Japanese living room themed on the colour white, with large windows on one side of the café. It`s popular spot for new moms and little babies. The home-style cooking centered menu offers pastas, curries, rice dishes and desserts. A drink & bread buffet is provided with their lunch sets. Table and sofa & couch-like seating are available for parents with little ones. Babies love relaxing on the cushioned seating with soft pillows. Parents with beginner crawlers reserve the popular corner window spot. A small private room is available for mothers who want to nurse without distraction. A lovely spot for new parents.
They also rent out their space for private parties from 4 to 120 guests. Fees range from 3500 yen per person for small parties (4 – 20 guests) which come with an appetizer, salad, pasta, main dish and dessert to 5000 yen per person for 5 dishes and 2 hours of unlimited drinks. Please contact Chano-ma for details.
Chano-ma, Daikanyama Notes:
- English Menu: no
- Non-smoking: for lunch
- Changing table: yes
- Highchair: yes
- Nursing room: yes
- Buggy/Pram: park it by the door
Address: 1-34-17 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, The Za HOUSE Building 2F (map) 〒150-0021 東京都渋谷区恵比寿西 1-34-17 Za HOUSEビル2F
Hours: Chano-mama lunch menu available Monday – Friday 10:00 － 17:00; Holidays 11:00 － 17:00. Their dinner menu is available Monday – Thursday from 10:00 – 22:00; Friday 10:00 – 23:30; Saturday 11:00 – 23:30 and Sunday 11:00 – 22:00.
Top Tokyo Restaurants with Play Areas for babies and kids
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