Our favourite child friendly cafes in Paris
Tuesday, 23.06.2020 at 11:51AM
It’s a scenario we can all relate to: you are out with the children and it has started to rain, everyone is hungry and you can’t find anywhere with child-friendly facilities. While it can be tricky to find child-friendly spaces in Paris, here are some of our favourites as recommended by our maternity nurses and nannies.
Tea Lichou | 7 Rue Broca, 75005 Paris, France
Tea Lichou is a child-friendly tea room in 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, hopscotch etched into the floor and toys and books for children to play with whilst you enjoy the rare treat of a tea or coffee that hasn’t gone cold !. Our nannies particularly love the cookies here as they 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 always popular with families because of its relaxed atmosphere, on Sundays, it hosts 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, and super healthy for your little ones 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 Scandinavian inspired furnishings. Close to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the perfect pit stop for when the children need a treat.
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 entertained in the stimulating 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 daughter, is centred around families and has high chairs, baby bouncers baby- 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.
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 particularly suited to very young children. Poule Mouillette is a fantastic place for children to participate in music appreciation or story-telling workshops, as well as attending mini concerts or shows The café also has Montessori activities for the very young.. The space can also be hired to celebrate birthdays for children from 1 to 6 years old.
Cafezoïde | 92 bis quai de la Loire 75019
Cafezoïde is located in the 19th and welcomes children of all age groups from 10am to 6pm from Wednesday to Sunday. There are art activities for all age groups from 2pm, on Wednesdays. At 4pm to 5:30pm, children are invited to take part in circus activities such as learning how to juggle and trying out a trapeze. Writing and music appreciation workshops are also available. Cafezoïde also organises activities for parents called “Les Parlottes” where parents can discuss topics such as children’s diet, sleep, and exchange ideas on the latest thinking on childcare.
Generation Kfe | 43 rue de Naples, 75008 Paris
Generation Kfe is a friendly and playful space. It welcomes all age groups and encourages multi- generational meeting over a tea or coffee. Adults can relax doing a Yoga or Pilates class, whilst the children play board games. There is a baby workshop where the youngest ones can socialise with other babies and children of the same age. At the weekend parents and grandparents are invited to join in the activities to enable them to bond with their little ones.