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Kennedy Town Neighbourhood Guide: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Indoor Playrooms & More

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The quaint and charming neighbourhood of Kennedy Town is home to family-friendly, affordable Michelin eats, plenty of hidden gems, indoor playrooms – even a kid-favourite farm along the promenade!

Kennedy Town is well equipped for families with a number of kid-friendly activities, both indoor and outdoor playgrounds and countless restaurants and cafés hidden around little corners. So, to make it easier to know where to go, we’ve compiled this list of our tried-and-tested favourites. For families with a little one (or two!), this roundup caters to Kennedy Town specials that the whole gang is sure to love!

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Restaurants And Cafés In Kennedy Town

Little Cove Espresso

A popular spot for brunch or afternoon coffee and bites, Little Cove Espresso serves healthy dishes for the whole family. One dish we get on repeat is the Shakshuka, but you also can’t go wrong with its avocado toast and Merguez Tagliatelle. For kids’ specials, there’s scrambled eggs on toast and cheese toasties. The extensive drinks lists has everything from smoothies, coffee, tea and even cocktails!

Little Cove Espresso, Shop 3, G/F, New Fortune House, 3-5 New Praya, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 6737 6242,

11 Westside

Oftentimes, when people think of Kennedy Town, they think of 11 Westside, and its unmissable Taco Tuesdays! 11 Westside serves made-at-your-table guacamole (we highly recommend!), handmade corn tortillas and tacos, real Salsa Molcajete, and of course, lip-smacking tacos!

11 Westside, 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9300 8068,

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Yuan Is Here

Craving some Taiwanese comfort food? The MICHELIN Bib Gourmand (2023) restaurant is like stepping into a night market (a cosy one) with memorabilia, vintage decoration and tight-knit tables. The authentic Taiwanese dishes (with some ingredients directly imported from the chef’s hometown) and the wide range of drinks options get it our vote of must-visit spots in Kennedy Town.

Yuan Is Here, G/F, 31 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 3579 2460,


Perhaps one of the most underrated restaurants to find momos in Hong Kong, Timur serves both takeaway and dine-in (though the space is very limited). Aside from drool-worthy momos, you can find grilled chicken, a variety of curries, biryani and a range of vegetarian dishes. Thank us later for this gem!

Timur, op B1, G/F, Hau Wo Court, 25-33 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 6970 0709

NODI Coffee Works

We assure you, you’ll be hooked to the coffee and food at NODI. We’ve sampled its croissant sandwiches and pancakes (the kids will love it!) and were surprised to find the prices here more reasonable than most other cafes.

NODI Coffee Works, Shop 7, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2802 7218,

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Soft Thunder

None can quite resist the flakey goodness at Soft Thunder (us included, whenever we’re in the area). Serving very IG-worthy yummies, Soft Thunder’s speciality includes the egg tarts (with custard and mocha), Unicorn Puffs in a variety of flavours like chocolate, strawberry and pistachio and fresh-off-the-oven pastries.

Soft Thunder, 29 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,

Waffling Beans

For a meal that will surely please your little ones, head to Waffling Beans for a breakfast filled with savoury waffles. Offering an airy and laid-back atmosphere, this is ideal for families looking for a slow start to the weekend. Other than the extensive menu, which includes chicken and waffles (a staple!) and other brunch favourites, kids can enjoy the Lollipop Waffle, a sweet selection of waffles on sticks, served with fruits, sweets, and syrups.

Waffling Beans, G/F, Shop 9, New Fortune House, 4-8 North Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2855


The tiramisu alone is enough to drive you to Pici! We love the quick service, comforting pasta options and the lunch menu for its value for money. The tables are also quite spacious and suitable for strollers.

Pici, G/F, Hang Yu Building, 45-55 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2699 1033,

Winstons Coffee

It’s practically impossible not to fall in love with this tiny cafe, which doubles up as a bar in the evenings. Its bites are delicious and fresh and the coffee is seriously good in the mornings and at night, especially in Espresso Martini form (we don’t judge, mama!).

Winstons Coffee, Shop 8, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Hong Kong,

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Smithfield Market And Cooked Food Centre

Ever stepped into the cooked food centre at Kennedy Town? If your answer is no, this is your cue! You’ll find a cluster of Cantonese restaurants and cha chaan tengs serving dim sum, claypot rice and hot pot. Look for Sing Kee Restaurant for an English menu and Chicken Pot (雞煲) for affordable hot pot (however, no English menu here). 

Smithfield Market And Cooked Food Centre, 2/F, Smithfield Municipal Services Building, 12K Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong (closes 8pm every day)

Bengal Brothers

For a fuss-free fix of kathi rolls, chaats and chai, Bengal Brothers offers reasonably-priced, filling meals. While the Wan Chai establishment offers a wider menu and ample seating, the Kennedy Town location is best for takeaway, with limited seats.

Bengal Brothers, G/F, 71-77 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

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Things To Do With Kids In Kennedy Town

Smithfield Public Library

The joy of going through endless shelves of books, for free! Smithfield Public Library has a great children’s section and regularly hosts storytelling for children on Saturdays from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Smithfield Public Library, 3/F., Smithfield Municipal Services Building, 12K Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2921 7106, (closed on Thursdays)

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Belcher’s Bay Park and Promenade, Kennedy Town

Close to the fabulous Kennedy Town swimming pool, this park has a children’s playground, a grassy area, a fitness arena and a jogging path. If you’re in the area, head across Shing Sai Road to the Belcher Bay promenade where children’s play areas are often set up complete with slides, swings, monkey bars as well as shaded picnic tables.

Belcher Bay Park and Promenade, Praya, Kennedy Town, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2853, Location Map

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Kennedy Town Swimming Pool

Right opposite Belcher’s Bay Park is this fabulous pool complex. With two indoor pools,  Jacuzzi and two outdoor swimming pools – one for the kids with water slides, the Kennedy Town Swimming Pool is always a favourite with kids!

Opening Times: Kennedy Town swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, 2 Sai Cheung Street North, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, 2817 79732817

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Did you know there’s a farm right along the promenade in Kennedy Town? The first urban farm in Hong Kong incorporating hydroponics, aquaponics and organic farming systems, K-Farm lets families learn about the technologies and techniques of farming. Though a rather small space, it’s interactive and interesting and kids can explore the Organic Maze, Aquaponic Garden, Hydroponic Garden and more.  Check its Facebook page for updates on community events.

K-Farm, 3 Shing Sai Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2333 3334,

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Sooper Yoo

If you’re looking for some indoor fun when in K-Town, Sooper Yoo is a fun-packed indoor playroom with a scramble course, miniature F1 track and plenty of interactive games using technology (like digital air hockey!). Sooper Yoo also hosts birthday parties, with packages starting at $3,700 for a group of 20.

Sooper Yoo, L1, The Westwood, 8 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong,

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Kennedy Town Swimming Shed

For a bit of adventure when in the far side of the Western District, head to the Instagram-famous Kennedy Town Swimming Shed. Do note, this is not quite suitable if you have strollers – it requires going down a short flight of stairs and includes some narrow paths which will be difficult when carrying a stroller. The best time to go is during sunset as this is undoubtedly one of the best places to be for golden hour.

How to get there: Walk about 15 minutes from Kennedy Town MTR along Victoria Road, until you see the red and white sign and a flight of stairs going down. You’ll also likely spot some teens and University students here so there’s your cue!

Where To Shop In Kennedy Town


We’re big fans of eco-friendly alternatives and this bulk food and sustainable lifestyle store in K-Town ticks all the boxes. As well as offering up whole food groceries (including everything from non-dairy milks, snacks, sweets, rice, pasta and more!), Slowood also stocks body, hair and health products and a huge range of home and cookware.

Slowood, Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2818

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Spicebox Organics

Calling all veggie mamas! This Kennedy Town branch stocks any spice, herb or superfood you may need, along with healthy, wholesome food in its cafe. Featuring gluten-free, organic and vegan options, it’s an easy way to sort your Green Monday!

Spice Box Organics, 39-45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 2191

Smithfield Court Shopping Arcade

This small mall at Smithfield Court has everything from affordable tailor shops (also for stitching curtains), kids’ stationery store, a liquor store for all your wine needs, and a hair salon where you can get $60 haircuts! Though, if we’re being honest, one thing that caught our eye and drew us in was Heytea! Go down to the basement for supermarkets, Living Plaza and more household shopping.

Smithfield Court Shopping Arcade, 43 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

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Editor’s Note: “Kennedy Town Neighbourhood Guide: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Indoor Playrooms & More” was originally published by Lorria Sahmet and most recently updated in March 2024 by Fashila Kanakka. 

  Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Little Cove Espresso, image 2 courtesy of Getty Images & 11 Westside, image 3 courtesy of Yuan Is Here, image 4 courtesy of NODI Coffee Works, image 5 courtesy of Waffling Beans, image 6 courtesy of Pici, image 7 courtesy of Winstons Coffee, image 8 courtesy of Bengal Brothers ,image 9 courtesy of Pexels, image 10 courtesy of Getty, image 11 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons & Getty Images, image 12 courtesy of K-Farm, image 13 courtesy of Sooper Yoo, image 14 courtesy of Getty, image 15 courtesy of Spicebox Organics, image 16 courtesy of Fashila Kanakka. 

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