Kid-friendly restaurants to try in Burnaby

Spring break is in full swing meaning you may be looking for some kid-friendly spots to take and treat the kiddos.

kid-friendly restaurants burnaby


Spring break is in full swing, meaning you may be looking for some kid-friendly spots to take and treat the kiddos.

It can be difficult to figure out where to take kids when you’re in the mood to go to a restaurant. You’re looking for a place that will satisfy your cravings but also cater to smaller (and sometimes pickier) eaters.

And with the shuttering of family-favourite spots like Burnaby’s Swiss Chalet and Red Robin locations, it may seem like you’ve got slim pickings to choose from when you want to enjoy a meal with the kiddos.

But that’s where we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of kid-friendly restaurants to try in Burnaby.

Me-N-Eds has been a go-to for kids’ birthday parties and family gatherings for years. This relaxed pizza joint is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner, and you won’t hear any complaints from the kids because they’ve got a huge menu to satisfy any picky eater.

Address: 7110 Hall Ave.

Some brunch places can be a bit too fancy for younger guests, but if you want a casual eatery to take the kids for a hearty breakfast, brunch, or lunch, Cora is a great spot. The kids’ menu has various options, including paninis, waffles, pancakes, and French toast, and the standard menu is filled with tasty breakfast options, including handhelds, smoothies, and more.

Address: 7155 Kingsway #142

22’s Grill has an epic smash burger that will be a hit for adults and a kids menu to appease the younger crowd. (Marco Ovies/ Burnaby Beacon)

Tucked away in Burnaby Winter Club is where you’ll find 22’s Grill. This tiny restaurant is big on flavour (and trust us when we say they have the best smash burger in town). 22’s Grill also serves up some solid fare for the kids, including mac and cheese and perogies. It’s worth a visit for a quick meal.

Address: 4990 Canada Way

There’s something nostalgic about White Spot that brings back good childhood memories, like sipping on a huge milkshake or keeping busy with the colouring sheets while you were eagerly awaiting your PiratePak. Luckily, you can keep these memories going with the kids in your life, because White Spot remains a great place for folks of all ages. The BC chain is a casual and family-friendly spot where you can enjoy a classic burger and the little ones can indulge in something off of the kids’ menu.

Address: 4075 North Rd./5550 Kingsway/ 4129 Lougheed Hwy/ 7519 Market Crossing/ 6500 Hastings St.

Burnaby’s quintessential pasta spot in the Heights is a great place to bring the kids because it will keep them busy with the humungous plates of pasta. And the best part is you’ll have plenty of leftovers to take home for the next day, which means a double dose of pasta for you and the kiddos.

Address:4260 East Hastings St.

After you’ve stuffed your face with pasta at Anton’s, keep the kid-friendly party going by heading to Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary for some delicious treats with old-school flare. Fair warning: this spot may result in a sugar rush in kids and adults alike.

Address: 4090 Hastings St.

If the kids in your life have dietary restrictions or if you’re looking for a new place to try for Meatless Monday, Nam Vegan is the place to go. This tiny Vietnamese vegan restaurant in the Cariboo Heights-Crest neighbourhood is family-run and extremely welcoming, and the service and food are top-notch.

Address:8681 10th Ave.

If there’s one thing about burgers, it’s that they are enjoyed by any age group, hence why 50’s Burgers is an excellent spot for kid-friendly dining. Aside from great burgers, this spot brings nostalgia with its ‘50s interior, which will make the kids feel like they are dining at a very cool spot!

Address: 7741 Edmonds St.

If the little ones in your life enjoy trying foods that are not just chicken strips and fries, head to Chad Thai for some of the most delicious Thai cuisine in the city. Chad Thai is family-run, and right when you enter, you get a family-friendly vibe. There are lots on the menu to try, including a variety of noodle-based dishes, and we all know noodles are a kid-friendly go-to.

Address: 4010 E Hastings St.

This Edmonds pasta house has been a long-standing neighbourhood staple that is a perfect spot for a casual dinner with kids. They’ve got a big menu with lots to choose from, including the option to build your own pasta dish, meaning the kids can pick the ingredients they want to suit their taste.

Address: 7870 Edmonds St.

There’s nothing like a bowl of ramen to warm you up, and Zubu is the place to go for just that. It’s got a great selection of ramen dishes for adults and also offers a kids’ meal, which consists of a snack box, a sushi hand roll, a chicken rice bowl or ramen option, and dessert.

Address: 4575 Central Blvd.

This casual eatery is a kid-friendly spot that serves up delicious Tawainese cuisine. From noodle dishes to dim sum and more, you and the kids will have plenty of options to choose from.

Address: 4741 Willingdon Ave.

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with Denny’s. This popular 24-hour chain has a pretty extensive kids’ menu, with options ranging from pancakes to burgers and even plant-based nuggets.

Address: 5605 Kingsway

With files from Marco Ovies.