The picturesque Villa Rixdorf in Neukölln is known for being a cozy restaurant that makes for the perfect evening spent with family or close friends. The menu includes dishes derived from a variety of cuisines, with particular emphasis on Italian and German fare. The restaurant has a spacious terrace overlooking Richardplatz, and the bright interior with timber accents offers a homey setting for a sharing a dinner. There are high chairs available and a solid kid’s menu. Plus, there is a small playground at the exterior where children are welcome to play in the event that they get antsy while the adults are visiting with one another.
Richardpl. 6, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 68086000
This popular rooftop bar in Neukölln appeals to a variety of different people, as it is intended to be a mixing ground for individuals of all walks of life in order to promote community in the city. Kids are no exception here, either. In addition to its sunny, spacious terrace outfitted in colorful, eclectic décor, Klunkerkranich also has a large sandbox for playing. In the summertime, when Berlin’s heat is stifling, they also put out a splash pool where the little ones can come and frolic. For the adults, Klunkerkranich is a fun bar and beer garden offering a multitude of snacks and casual eats. The venue regularly hosts the Kranich Market, where people can sift through various wares and flea market goods.
Let It Be
Let It Be is a popular vegan restaurant in Neukölln that serves vegan burgers and crepes. While the interior isn’t very big, they can accommodate little eaters with high chairs, and the colorful interior is particularly appealing among the kinder crowd. In addition to its cheerful interior and tasty vegan treats, another appeal of this place is the repertoire of vintage toys available for children to play with. The staff is friendly and welcoming to little ones, too. Let It Be is an excellent place to stop in for a quick, kid-friendly bite. Not to mention, all the menu options are named after various celebrities, which adds a fun bit of quirk for the parents.
Treptower Str. 90, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 52669368
Alois S. in Prenzlauer Berg is a lovely brunch spot for families. The menu is arranged in Spanish tapas-style with items like melt-in-your-mouth Serrano ham, authentic potato tortilla, dates covered in crispy bacon, succulent roast pork, and medleys of spiced veggies. There is a playground and sandpit, along with a large terrace, so parents can let their children run around and enjoy themselves while supervising right from their seats. The playground also has a couple of ping-pong tables, which are popular with kids and adults alike. Alois S. draws a diverse and dynamic crowd and they also have a great selection of Spanish beers and wines.
Senefelderstraße 18, Berlin, Germany, +49 030 44719680
Restaurant Kneipe Giraffe
Located near the Berlin Zoo, Restaurant Kneipe Giraffe is an excellent spot for grabbing some food before a visit to the iconic zoological garden. Its name does, after all, have the word giraffe in it. The interior is colorful and certainly kid-friendly, with its multitude of animal-themed toys and bench-style seating. There is also a small playground outside. The menu is also family-friendly with simple yet substantial dishes like schnitzel served with veggies, cheese spätzle, and pasta with tomato sauce. Restaurant Kneipe Giraffe also offers freshly squeezed juices. Plus, Restaurant Kneipe Giraffe does an excellent breakfast spread consisting of sweet options like fried bananas and crepes served with fruit salad, or savory ones comprised of eggs, potatoes, and vegetables in cream sauce.
While beer garden culture in Berlin is super common, casual, and certainly not exclusive to people with kids, some are more popular with families than others. Jockel Biergarten in Kreuzberg is one of them. Like other restaurants on our list, this is largely due to the fact that it is located in proximity to a large playground, and the well-maintained grounds where the beer garden is situated are quite spacious for kids to roam around while their parents relax over a pint. The beer garden is located right next to the Landwehr Canal, which only adds to the relaxing atmosphere of this place.
Le Johann Rose
Le Johann Rose is a café in Neukölln on the trendy street of Pannierstrasse near Gorlitzer Park. Decorated in antiquated style with lace and vintage furnishings, this place offers a quiet refuge along with plenty of comfort food, ranging from soups to waffles. There is a large playroom located at the back of the café, making this a popular spot amongst young families. Yet, people from all walks of life come here, which makes it an even more enriching setting. From hipsters sipping macchiatos and working on MacBooks to older ladies getting together for a cup of coffee, this place is welcoming to everyone.