The Great Room Café-South Bay
What: The Great Room Cafe
Where: South Bay
For: All Ages/Great for Kids
The Great Room Café is a newer family-friendly restaurant that we visited with our kids a few months ago. After weeks of driving past the Great Room Café, we finally decided to walk in for brunch and were pleasantly surprised. A large plus is that this restaurant is walking distance to the South Bay Galleria, which can lead to a fun filled day. And don’t worry about parking…their lot can fit over 50 cars to accommodate all their patrons.
The Lounge is an area with large TV screens and nice chairs and couches for patrons to relax on. Food and drinks are served in the lounge with wi-fi provided at no cost, which makes the lounge a great alternative to a coffee shop for computer work. The Lounge is available for private rental with pricing on the website. Sometimes sections of the lounge are used as a sports-viewing area and other times as gaming centers or parties.
The Dining Area
The dining area was nice and clean. There are tables and booths available, with utensils in a separate area that requires you to gather what’s necessary to enjoy your meal. Portion sizes were fairly large and required a take-home box. Pricing was reasonable as well, with the entire menu available on the restaurants’ website. They have wine and beer options for the parents, which we took advantage of.
The Kids’ Area and Private Rooms
Playroom passes are $10 for your first child ($5 on Mondays) and $8 for each sibling which allows them access into both play rooms. Our kids stayed in the toddler room, which is for ages 5 and under. If your child is 4 and under, a parent is required to be in the room at all times. However, we had no problem leaving the kids to play in the toddler room, as we dined just a few steps away from them.
You are required to fill out a waiver and pay the fee for your child to enter the play room at the front of the café while you are making your food order. Private room rental is available with pricing on the website.
I found the lounge to be quite noisy, as there were kids running to and from the play room area to the lounge. There were a ton of families at the time we went. It looked as if each area of the lounge was reserved for a party. The dining area was quiet, and it was more casual that I expected. The gaming areas and private rooms looked fun, and there were parents and kids participating in activities in each area.
We spent about $50 here with food for four of us and the kids’ play passes. I’m not including the amount that we spent on wine, as all prices can be viewed on the restaurants’ website. Unfortunately, we were only able to stay at this restaurant for about an hour. If you are able to stay longer, then I definitely think this place is somewhere that’s worth the money. We will definitely be back on different days to try out breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Great Room Café Information
2810 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(424) 255-TGR1 (8471)
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