Restaurants and cafes can be quite small and tightly packed with tables so a front carrier or a fold up/ backpack stroller can be useful when going out to eat and drink. Most restaurants will accept babies and toddlers but if you are unsure, confirm ahead of time. Children’s menus are not widespread in Paris and most restaurants do not have high chairs. A fold up high chair is very useful and you can purchase these in Jojo Maman Bebe, Boots or on Amazon. Department Store Cafeterias and chain restaurants like Flunch offer children’s menus and high chairs. During the summer months, pick up sandwiches and crepes and head to one of Paris’ many parks.Al fresco dining is popular during spring, summer and autumn. Sitting outside will allow your baby or toddler to watch the cars and people going by and will keep him or her entertained while you eat.
Margherita in Saint Germain du Pres (17 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris) is a great option for toddlers offering delicious pizzas and pastas. There is a specially designed play area with building blocks, books and a large blackboard. The staff are attentive and you can sit near the play area to keep an eye on little ones. There is also plenty of space for strollers. The cafe is open every day from 11am until 2am.
Other baby and toddler friendly cafes include Le Poussette Café which is located between the Opera District and Montmartre at 6 Rue Pierre Semard, 75009 Paris. This café has space for buggies, high chairs and is centrally located. It has changing facilities, play area and a playground outside. It also boasts a small shop selling toys, books, clothes, nursing products and decorative items.
Une Mere, Une Fille a Paris is located in Montparnasse (43 Boulevard Garibaldi, 75015) and also has changing facilities, space for buggies and high chairs. There is also a small toy shop within the café. The Bonpoint The Tea Room (6 Rue de Tournon, 75006) is located in the St Germain-Latin Quarter and offers both lunch and drinks. It has high chairs, is stroller friendly and has a baby and child menu. There is also a beautiful garden outside the café. Le Pain de Quotidiens Marais (20 Rue des Archives, 75004) in the Marais/Bastille area is open from 8 am – 10pm every day and serves great food. It has high chairs, baby changing facilities and is very baby friendly.
Another great option is Mamie Tevennac (41 rue Faidherbe, 75011 Paris) a large creperie with plenty of room for strollers which offfers a unique menu composed of savoury and sweet crepes along with Corsican specialities.You’ll find there “classical” or more unique crepes at Mamie Tevennec. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Highchairs and changing tables are available. The cafe is open for lunch Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 2:15 pm and for diner Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00 – 10:30pm.