Our favourite child friendly cafes in Paris
Monday, 08.04.2019 at 11:51AM
It’s a scenario we can all relate to: you’re out with the little ones, it’s started to rain, everybody's hungry and you can’t find anywhere with child-friendly facilities. While it can be tricky to find child-friendly spaces in Paris, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a whole host of cafes for you to rely on should you find yourself looking for somewhere to duck into for a tea break.
Next time you decide to explore new, why not try one of these places instead…
Tea Lichou | 7 Rue Broca, 75005 Paris, France
Tea Lichou is a child-friendly tea room in Paris’ 5th district with indoor swings that your children can play on whilst you enjoy a coffee! It also features a ceiling covered with vintage magazine pages, hopscotches etched into the floor and toys and books for children to play with whilst you enjoy the rare treat of a beverage that hasn’t gone stone cold. Oh, and did we mention that the cookies here are baked to order and served warm? Heaven.
Le Comptoire General | 80 Quai de Jemmapes, 75010 Paris, France
Le Comptoire General is a cool, shabby-chic space decked out in eclectic vintage furnishings. Whilst it is popular with families at all times of the week thanks to its laid back atmosphere, on Sundays, it runs a brunch especially for families with children. It’s not to be missed!
Brutus | 99 Rue des Dames, 75017 Paris, France
Brutus is a French creperie with a chic, modern twist. The interiors may look sleek and pristine but don’t let that put you off, as Brutus is child-friendly - even offering a children’s menu and colouring books. All the crepes served here are made with buckwheat flour from their mill in Brittany, so are gluten-free, too.
Bleu Olive | 184 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France
Bleu Olive is a lovely cafe serving sandwiches, tarts and other homemade treats perfect for all ages. The owners are friendly and the cafe is cosy with Scandi inspired furnishings. Close to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the perfect pit stop for when hunger calls.
Mombini | 22 Rue Gerbert, 75015 Paris, France
The perfect place for mums and nannies to come with children and babies. Enjoy homemade lunches and socialise with friends while the children are kept occupied by a play area! Highchairs and changing facilities mean it’s the ideal spot to bring young children, and there are even discovery classes for children to enjoy (must be booked in advance).
Un Mere Une Fille a Paris | 43 Boulevard Garibaldi, 75015 Paris, France
This cafe, managed by a mother and her daughter, is centred around families and has high chairs, bouncers, changing facilities and even a playroom for kids to enjoy. The owners describe their cafe as somewhere to “dream, create, design, lunch, brunch, snack, taste, chat, discuss, be a mom, shout out, laugh, sing, dance…”. A lovely place to escape to.
Mombini café | 22 rue Gerbert, Paris 15
Opened Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 7pm, Mombini is a boutique which offers furniture, decorative objects, smart games and numerous playful accessories for young children. The shop is also a café where parents can relax and meet other parents while having homemade lunch or snacks and where children can stretch their legs in the play area. A workshop which offers early learning activities is also available for parents and future mums in the café.
Poule Mouillette | 13 rue des récollets 75010 Paris
Poule Mouillette is a café/shop opened on Mondays from 1:30pm to 7pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am to 7pm. This café has a boutique and a friendly tea room area which is equipped with a play area adapted to very young children. Poule Mouillette is the best place for children to participate in music appreciation or story-telling workshops as well as attending mini concerts or spectacles. The café also offers to children Montessori awakening activities for the youngest ones. The place can be privatised to celebrate birthdays for children from 1 to 6 years old.
Cafezoïde | 92 bis quai de la Loire 75019 http://www.cafezoide.asso.fr/
Cafezoïde is a café located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and which welcomes children of various age group Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Every day around 2pm, the café offers art activities for all ages, on Wednesdays from 4pm to 5:30pm; children are invited to discover the circus universe becoming funambulists, trying trapeze or learn how to juggle. Writing and music appreciation workshops are also available on Wednesdays. Cafezoïde also organises activities for parents called “Les Parlottes” which are talking groups where various topics are tackled such as children’s diet, sleep, and communication within the family or children’s anger.
Generation Kfe | 43 rue de Naples, 75008 Paris
Generation Kfe is a friendly and playful place which subtlety combines babies, young children, teenagers and adults realm. In this place, adults can choose to relax doing Yoga or Pilates while children play board games. The café offers a baby workshop where the youngest ones can socialise with others. On Saturdays and Sundays, parents and grandparents are invited to do activities to spend time with their little ones. Generation Kfe welcomes all age groups and encourages multi-generational meeting around a tea or coffee.