Seattle Restaurants with Sweet Kid Play Spaces
A place for kids to play can make eating out more pleasant for the whole family.
Frelard Pizza Company keeps kids engaged with a play space, and fills their bellies — and their parents' — with great pizza.
Photo: Joshua Huston
(Editor's note: Updated summer 2018)
Eating out with little kids is so much better in a space that's made it clear that kids are not only welcome, but catered to! These Seattle restaurants have dedicated spaces for kids to play in.
Chaco Canyon offers cool vegan and vegetarian fare and a small kids’ play area in their West Seattle location.3770 SW Alaska St
Mox Boarding House is a board game store with an extensive library of games you can try out for free. And while you're here, you can eat in the cafe, which serves some fine, kid-friendly snacks.5105 Leary Ave NW 13310 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue
Frelard Pizza Co, an Ethan Stowell restaurant, is a pizza joint with serious cool that’s tailored to families. Their kid play space also features art supplies and a sweet chalkboard section.4010 Leary Way NW
Pagliacci Pizza | Madison
Pagliacci's Madison location features a sweet little nook for kids with views of the kitchen. The pizza makers are always happy to engage kids and put on a show for them while they cook; the kids' area also has a small chalkboard wall and a few buckets of toys.3015 E Madison St, Seattle, 98112
Vios’s Capitol Hill location is awesomely kid-friendly, with plenty of space for kids to roam around and a casual vibe with a sectioned-off kids playspace. Their sweet Greek menu also offers plenty of kid-friendly picks!903 19th Ave E
This family-friendly spot in Magnolia serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a large and well-supplied play area in the back.3222 W McGraw St
This comfy neighborhood caffeine spot a couple of blocks from Ballard Locks doesn't just have a play area; it has a play room.2622 NW Market St
Most of the restaurants on this list are restaurants with kid spaces. This Northeast Seattle establisment is closer to being a kid space with a restaurant in side. Almost half of the floor area in the restaurant is devoted to kids' play, and they have lots of toys, including heaps of Lego.3318 NE 55th St
With a motto of "Sit long, talk much," this non-profit coffeehouse takes itself seriously as a resource for the Greenwood neighborhood. To give parents the opportunity to sit long, it has a well-appointed play area, including a train table and an arts and crafts station.8525 Greenwood Ave N
The Central District location of Tougo has a well-looked after play area in the back, where kids can spread out and amuse themselves.1410 18th Ave
At this White Center favorite, the crusts are thin, the toppings intriguing (along with the standards, you could try potato or soft cooked egg), and the play area is large. Plus, there are some vintage arcade games.9622 16th Ave SW
The Ballard location of this organic local donut chain has an extra incentive for parents to linger over their coffee: a corner with books and toys (including trains) and an inviting looking low oval table.1555 NW Market St
SoulFood Coffeehouse is an improbable oasis of northwest bohemia tucked amid the strip malls of Redmond. It hosts live music nights and poetry readings, sells crafts and maintains a hippie vibe. There's a corner with books and toys for kids to amuse themselves while parents sip their coffee or chai.15748 Redmond Way