Paris for Kids

Family Friendly Restaurants in Paris

by Kasia Dietz

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Left: Men and women are dining io a restaurant terrace under white and red parasols. Right: A restaurant front with green tables and chairs, green floorings, and wooden finishings.
Top: A young girl enjoys her burger at @frenchcocoparis / A lunch spread at @eats_with_avess
Above: Apéro time at Loulou

I’ve always pictured myself as a laid-back mom who would coolly tote her baby along on café dates and to fine dining establishments. Since giving birth to our son last April, I do exactly that, often booking a table for three (with room for a stroller). But these days it’s more about a restaurant being baby-friendly than haute cuisine. This led me to discover several appetizing locales where there’s ample space for a growing family. Here are my top choices that feature baby amenities in the form of highchairs and changing tables, and even some with spaces dedicated to kids.

Left: A lunch spread filled with colorful dishes in blue plates, a green soup with orange garnish, and a cup of red vinegar sauce. Right: Two women are dining at a restaurant terrace under yellow and white tents.
Brunch time at Judy, cantine qualitarienne

Treize au Jardin, across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens in Saint-Germain, has been a favorite long before baby came along. On sunny days their vast terrace invites for Southern American-style lunch or brunch with a side of freshly baked cake while the cozy interior feels like home. On the opposite side of the park sits Judy, cantine qualitarienne. Along with a healthy gluten-free menu, there’s even a bag of toys to pacify the smallest of diners. Over in the 15th, French Coco tempts toddlers with coloring books and toys. 

Left: A pasta bowl with white dressing and red bell peppers in a blue green bowl sits in a wooden table. Right: Three women are walking along the rails of an old train line filled with white tents and green shrubs.
Pasta salad / Friends on a stroll at La REcyclerie

When it comes to comfort food, Loulou in Saint-Germain serves savory Franco-Australian plates while the original Holybelly in the 10th dishes out American breakfast classics all day long. Their second location is more gourmand. Diner-style Schwartz’s Deli, with three locations in Paris, might also satisfy the appetites of older offspring.

Left: A man and a woman are drinking beverages at a terrace of a restaurant with green tables and chairs and yellow and white tents. Right: A cup of espresso and a rectangular brownie are served atop a mint colored table with gold finishing.
A Parisian couple on their coffee break at Judy, cantine qualitarienne

For a family feast of traditional French cuisine, Art Nouveau restaurant Bouillon Julien was a favorite haunt of Edith Piaf and her boxer beau Marcel Cerdan. Nearby, vibrant Brasserie Dubillot in the 2nd arrondissement boasts a spacious terrace and stroller storage. The same group also welcomes all ages to Brasserie Bellanger in the 10th and their most recent addition, Brasserie Martin in the 11th district. Neighborhood bistro Le Café Central in the 7th is another hotspot for tots.

Left: A quaint restaurant with white and red striped tents, warm yellow lights, and white tiles. Right: A brown circular pancake garnished with green herbs, yellow banana slices, and brown syrup.
Loulou‘s striking terrace tent and pancakes

Several family-friendly dining options in the French capital even include children’s play areas and activities. Set in an old train station in the 18th arrondissement, La REcyclerie with its urban farm complete with henhouse and beehives raises kids awareness about an eco-responsible lifestyle. Other noteworthy addresses include Le MiniBar in the 9th, Pássarito and Le Grand Bréguet in the 11th, Ground Control in the 12th, Valma (formerly Fan de Carotte) in the 17th, Grand Central 104 in the 19th, and Super Café in the 20th. Meanwhile, every Sunday is kid’s day at sprawling food market La Felicità helmed by the Big Mamma group. What does that mean exactly? Stop by with the little ones and find out.

Left: A Parisian restaurant with green walls, green and yellow striped tents, and pink flowers. Right: A wooden dining table filled with brown fried dishes in blue and white circular plates.
Brasserie Dubillot‘s terrace and brunch spread

Addresses:

Treize au Jardin – 5 rue de Médicis, 75006 Paris

Judy, cantine qualitarienne – 18 rue de Fleurus, 75006 Paris

French Coco – 56 rue Balard, 75015 Paris

Loulou – 90 bd Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris

Holybelly – 5 rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris

Left: Inside a cafe with brown wooden chairs and tables, cream walls, and brick walls. Right: A pizza cut in rectangular pieces served in a wooden board and with 3 colorful cocktails.
SUPER Café‘s minimalist interiors / Pizza and drinks at Cafe Central

Schwart’s Deli – 22 av. Niel, 75017 Paris & 7 av. d’Eylau, 75016 Paris

Bouillon Julien – 16 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris

Brasserie Dubillot – 222 rue Saint-Denis, 75002 Paris

Brasserie Bellanger – 140 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris

Brasserie Martin – 24 rue Saint-Ambroise, 75011 Paris

Left: Two hands are picking a white plate filled with brown chicken nuggets. Right: In front of a restaurant's take-out counter with its cashier's desk and the restaurant menu boards.
Ground Control‘s nuggets and coin-op table

Le Café Central – 40 rue Cler, 75007 Paris

La REcyclerie – 83 boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris

Le MiniBar – 20 avenue Trudaine, 75009 Paris

Pássarito – 10 rue des Goncourt, 75011 Paris

Le Grand Bréguet – 17 rue Breguet, 75011 Paris

Left: A huge hamburger with a tin cup of yellow potato fries and a glass of red cocktail. Right: An interior of a restaurant with dark brown leather couches, dark brown chairs, and a long cabinet full of wine and spirits.
Cafe Central‘s burger & fries menu and restaurant design

Ground Control – 81 rue du Charolais, 75012 Paris

Valma – 34 rue Lemercier, 75017 Paris

Grand Central – Centquatre-Paris, 5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris

Le Super Café – 16 rue de Fontarabie, 75020 Paris

La Felicità – 5 parvis Alan Turing, 75013 Paris

Left: Inside a restaurant with white walls, wooden chairs and table, green sofas, and wooden floor. Right: Two blond women are dining outside a restaurant with yellow and white striped tents and two parked bicycless.
Inside Judy, cantine qualitarienne and lunch with Parisian girlfriends

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Left: Inside a restaurant with green marbled walls, red chairs, and tables with white linens. Right: A dining table with white plates filled with fried brown food, a dark cola in a glass, and a brown circular bread in a small basket.
Bouillon Julien‘s formal setting and French plates

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Left: A morning table with two mugs of coffee on top of a white circular table. Right: A beef dish with orange carrots and green lettuce, served on a circular plate.
Coffee at Treize au Jardin / Delicious beef plate from Nouvelle Garde Groupe
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Kasia Dietz

Kasia Dietz is a travel writer and handbag designer from New York, who followed her heart to Paris. When she’s not writing for Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, Fodor’s… she’s leading bag painting workshops and custom fashion tours. Read all about her life and travels on her blog, Love in the City of Light. View Kasia Dietz's Website

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