Dingo Deli is top of our list for kid-friendly places in Hoi An. Part café, restaurant and coffee shop it also doubles as a bakery and mini mart. But the highlight for families is the kids’ playground which boasts an in-ground trampoline, swings and tree house. Simply put, Dingo Deli is a must-visit for families.
Located half way between the beach and the Old Town on Cua Dai, Dingo Deli offers capacious booths outdoors and a crisply air-conditioned interior of tables and lounges. The delectable Western menu proffers some great kids’ favourites such as the highly addictive macaroni cheese.
The adult menu has an excellent selection: from gourmet pies to pasta, from Mediterranean salads to baked dinners, from all-day breakfasts to Mexican treats. Home delivery is offered at no extra charge – one of the few home delivery services in Hoi An, pizza and Indian specialists aside. See the home delivery menu here.
But Dingo Deli is not just a delicatessen cum quality café cum restaurant. It’s evolved into a community center with a notice board promoting local NGO activity and there is information about businesses from all over town. It is a vocal supporter, in particular, of the Kianh Foundation (specialist care group for children born with disabilities).
On Sunday mornings there are art classes for kids from 9pm, special events are common at other times and big days on the Western calendar, like Christmas and Halloween, are given the full treatment.
Canadian/Australian couple, Michele and Gordon are the indefatigable team behind it all (and their other great venue, Hoi An Sports Bar). One wonders what stone they have left unturned. Perhaps, now that nearby Da Nang has its first modest skating rink, we’ll see the formation of Hoi An’s first ice hockey team for under -12s.
Hours: 7.30am to 9.30pm every day
Add: 277 Cua Dai
Tel: 070 600 9300 (delivery and bookings)
Email: [email protected]
Home delivery menu: see Delivery Menus
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