kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 5 spork rating

Spork Rating:  5


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Needham Center
  • Cuisine: Deli/Diner
  • Price:  Cheap Eats.  Breakfast: $8 and under. Lunch: Most items $10 and under.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-3pm, Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-1pm
  • Reservations:  No
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

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If you’re in the Needham area and looking for tasty, fast and local restaurant for breakfast or lunch, Fresco is your place. The simple decor and primarily booth-style seating gives you a comfy spot to order up breakfast favorites in the morning and traditional lunch items for the afternoon–many with a Mediterranean twist.

family-friendly restaurant tip Greene’s Field is located a quick 2 block walk from Fresco and is a great playground and outdoor space pre- or post-meal. It is also a great spot to visit if the wait for a table is more than 10 minutes and the little ones need to burn off some energy.

family-friendly restaurant tip Take advantage of Fresco’s outdoor seating in the warmer months!

Needham Restaurant Reviews: Fresco

(photo credit: Fresco)


Great. This place is ready and willing to accommodate the little guys with a smile. The staff will quickly grab a high chair or booster if you need one and there’s plenty of people watching and action from the semi-open kitchen to keep the kids entertained. 

Main Menu:

This is traditional diner fare, with eggs, omelettes and pancakes dominating the breakfast menu, and sandwiches and salads making up the majority of the lunch menu. Fresco does a good job of keeping the fruits and veggies fresh and serving up crisp and tasty bacon–a necessity for a good breakfast spot. Our favorites include:

  • Any omelette
  • Pancakes with the fruit of your choice
  • Lunch salads
Needham Restaurant Review: Fresco

(photo credit: Fresco)

Kid’s Menu:

Check out the “For the Little Ones” section of the main menu. Available for breakfast and lunch, there are a decent number of options for the kids, and at $3-6 each, they even come with a choice of beverage. The lunch options are pretty traditional kid-friendly restaurant fare, and the breakfast menu provides a substantial number of choices for the little ones who like to order their own meal.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Needham Bowlaway
  • Cutler Park
  • Greene’s Field
  • Rosemary Lake and Pool Complex
  • Needham Tennis Club
  • Needham High School


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • T accessible
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

  • T accessible via the Commuter Rail’s Needham Line, Needham Center station
  • Metered parking is relatively easy to come by in this suburban town center