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Visiting Port Douglas for the day, or perhaps you’re staying for a family holiday? Keep those hungry bellies filled and keep everyone energised and ready for adventuring with our list of top kid-friendly places to eat in Port Douglas.

1. Grant Street Kitchen

Grant Street Kitchen is a little place that sells all kinds of fun things. From ham and cheese toasted croissants to Danishes and doughnuts, this kitchen is sure to get your tummy rumbling.


Croissants, cakes, sandwiches, and more – there’s something for everyone! Image courtesy of Grant Street Kitchen.

2. Mocka’s Pies

Loved by tourists and locals alike, Mocka’s pies don’t last the day. They use slow-cooked beef in their classics like the steak and kidney or the steak and mushroom. And if you’re looking to try something a bit different, then you can get your teeth into the crocodile laksa or the kangaroo pies. For little ones with little appetites, Mocka’s sells mini ‘party’ pies, too.

Mocka's Pies

Award-winning and affordable. Image courtesy of Mocka’s Pies.

3. Café Fresq

Café Fresq is great if you’re on a budget or on holiday with the family. The food is clever and a little different, like the Spiced Buttermilk Chicken Burger option. This good quality food is available for breakfast and lunch, and there’s even a kid’s menu to go along with it.

Cafe Fresq

How mouth-watering is their delicious lunch menu? Image courtesy of Cafe Fresq.

4. Capannina

You’ll find many flavours of ice cream at Capannina, from the classic vanilla to various fruity sorbets. If you’re not in the mood for ice cream, there are other delicious sweet desserts available too, such as cake, pavlova, and croissants. Don’t be surprised if you’re itching to go back!

5. The Hole In The Wall Stratford

If you’re looking for coffee, then you can’t go past The Hole In The Wall cafe. Famous for their good brew, they have a delicious hot chocolate available for the kids.

Hole In The Wall

Good coffee… it’s the simple joys in life. Image courtesy of Hole In The Wall

6. The Tin Shed

Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Tin Shed has been converted from its original purpose as a storage place for sugar after it was taken off the boats. With kid’s meals and a kid’s club you know your children will remain entertained for the duration of your time there.

7. Central Hotel

Central Hotel is the perfect place for dinner in Port Douglas. While they’re self-proclaimed family friendly, they certainly live up to the statement, with high chairs and kid’s menus on offer.

Central Hotel

You can’t pass up a meal of burgers and chips when visiting Port Douglas. Image courtesy of Central Hotel

8. Paddy’s Irish Pub and Grill

A place of live entertainment, good food and free WiFi, Paddy’s Irish Pub and Grill is truly the Australian dream. It has two pool tables, Trivia night Tuesdays, Live music on the weekend and TVs to watch your favourite sports competition.

Have you got suggestions, where are your favourite places to eat in Port Douglas?

Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Andrew Watson