Yes, Paris IS kid-friendly! As a Parisian mom and founder of baby’tems (baby travel gear rentals in Paris), I can guarantee families traveling to Paris with kids will have fun in the city. But of course, most of the addresses Parisian families visit are not in the travel guides. My Top 4 kid-friendly cafés in Paris are restaurants where no one will look at you strangely when entering with a stroller or young children. At these top family-friendly cafés in Paris, you’ll be able to relax, enjoy, take time and let your kids move and play!
4 Paris Kid-Friendly Cafés
Mombini, named by mixing (mums + bambini) that reflects the shared history of the founders, is all at once:
- a pretty store of home decor furniture, cute baby gifts, toys and playful accessories for children.
- a family-friendly Paris café where parents and kids can enjoy homemade lunch and cakes together with specialties coffees and teas; with of course highchairs, changing facilities and a play area: parents will relax and have time for a chat while children are playing nearby.
- a place for classes such as music discovering for children, gym, yoga, baby massage, story hours … (advance booking is mandatory).
Definitively a top kid-friendly Paris restaurant and much more, for a relaxing stop for the whole family.
2. Super Café
Super Café is a kid-friendly Paris café restaurant located off the touristic streets in Paris but only 10 minutes from Père Lachaise cemetery. In summer, parents and kids can enjoy the terrace on a pedestrian square; when cold or rain returns, settle into its apartment-like decoration and you’ll just feel like at home. At this very kid-friendly Paris cafe, your kids will love the play room, the child books hut or the children-sized bar.
The team at Super Café cooks homemade, fresh food and serves snack all day. In addition, Super Café also organizes workshops for parents and child and shows.
3. Bleu Olive
Only a 10 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and at the corner of the pedestrian foody street rue Cler, Bleu Olive is a tiny but cosy Paris coffee shop and delicatessen. Bleu Olive is a family-friendly Paris restaurant, but I recommend to avoid the busy French lunch time 12:30 – 2pm.
The Bleu Olive coffee shop and delicatessen is frequented together by students from the American school nearby, mobile workers with their computer, pregnant women chatting here and families with kids. Enjoy Bleu Olive home made pies, cakes, soups, sandwiches, fresh pressed juices and more.
So after visiting Eiffel tower and a exhausting stroll in Champs de Mars, this is the perfect Paris café to relax, enjoy a snack and get the kids have fun in the small play corner set up there.
And for those of you who rented an apartment nearby or want to have lunch in a public garden nearby, you may take away Bleu Olive meals or shop their tasty products.
4. Les 400 Coups
Located in “La Cinematheque” (film museum in Paris) Les 400 coups is the “film & food” place in Paris.
A large room, with space enough for strollers, high chairs, changing facilities, this fun Paris café is made for families with children. On sunny days, the terrace, which in on a pedestrian area, is a great place to relax, let the kids run and play around.
In plates, you’ll enjoy simple home-made, seasonal, (mostly) organic food such as soups, torts, salads, desserts and pastries, fresh juices …
On weekends (and French bank holidays), join Parisian families for a break (kid menu and play area available on week-ends only; brunch on Sunday).
After your visit to this kid-friendly Paris café restaurant, visit La Cinémathèque or enjoy the nearby Parc de Bercy with its vegetable garden, fountains, ducks, playground, etc…
Travelling to Paris with a Baby or Toddler?
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