Chubby Cheek Cafe is an Asian-American fusion restaurant located in the City of Industry with an indoor play area. Adhering with a fairy-tale theme, the playground looks like a castle and houses both a ball pit and a balloon pit, a trampoline, a mini obstacle course and an assortment of toys. It’s well maintained and kept surprisingly clean considering what little ones are capable of doing.
In comparison to other kids’ cafes, Chubby Cheek’s staff focus more on keeping their activity area neat and organized rather than allowing for the kids to just simply be kids. For that reason, they don’t really “look after” your children. Instead, staff are assigned to ensure the munchkins’ safety and to see to it that they’re not destroying property.
That’s all fine and dandy, and really, I get it. But if you’re flying solo and chaperoning a tot, don’t expect to dine uninterrupted. The times I’ve been there I’ve never been able to finish a meal in one sitting. Instead, I’d sit down for a few bites and then run to the playground to supervise or play with Ry. Then I’d return to the table and steal a few more bites before getting back up again. But regardless of this inconvenience, I personally consider Chubby Cheek a better alternative to let’s say Chuck E. Cheese.
In regards to the food, well they’re pretty darn tasty, especially the pork chop with Brussels sprouts and rice dish (my fav!), and the kids’ menu is Instagram worthy. For Ry, I’ve previously ordered the spaghetti entrée in an airplane serving vessel, as well as the grilled chicken bento plate, but that was a bit too garlicky even for me. But let’s be honest here. Kids don’t come for the food, they come for the fun.
Chubby Cheek Cafe, a clean indoor play space for the little ones that serve yummy food, a winner in my book.
Things to know…
– Children 24 months old and under are free.
– Children older than 24 months are $8.00 for the first two hours and $2.00 every additional half hour.
– Adult admission is free, but you’re expected to order at least one item off the menu.
– Everyone (kids and adults) must wear socks.
– For everyone’s health, no sick kids allowed.
– Parking is plentiful and free.
18025 E Gale Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91748
Phone #: 626-854-2233