kids cafe

07.09.11

Café Grenadine {Paris} a kids cafe

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During our last trip to Paris we found a new kids cafe called Cafe Grenadine. 


Paris can be a challenge when it comes to family friendly places, specially if you would like to have a nice lunch or afternoon snack.

At Cafe Grenadine, everything is done to accommodate expecting mothers, parents and their children. A tea room where you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, a refreshing juice, homemade pastries and/or lunch and afternoon snack formulas for each member of the family. The children are occupied in the reading corner or play with the toys.
  
There is also a shop, where you can find some arts and crafts supplies, deco accessories and even some gourmet food. 

Grenadine does creative workshops for children, baby massage classes as well as professional breastfeeding and baby carrying classes.

The atmosphere is really cozy and we really had a nice time there!

Grenadine Cafe, 161 Avenue Maine, Paris 14eme

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24.02.11

Our favourite places to eat with kids in Paris

Once a year, at least, we go to Paris. Visiting old friends, my husbands family and walk through the streets we love so much.
Things changed now, having 2 small kids… like the restaurants we are visiting.
Here is a list of our favourite restaurants with kids:

Laduree

Are you surprised? Laduree… so chic.
Yes and so nostalgic. They have a kids menu with delightful dishes as fish with haricots verts or pommes Pont Neuf with a little steak. And KleinR loves macarons. Maybe because of the fancy colours or just because she has a good (French) taste.
And if you do not feel at ease to take your family for lunch or dinner… go for a little tea in the afternoon. You cannot miss this place!
21, rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris
{there is another one on the Champs Elysees, I am a left bank fan and I find it more cosy here as well}

Rose Bakery

Mini Pizza with courgette. Strawberry tartlets. Scones. Quiche with carrotts. Pancakes.
All delicious and for the whole family! Rose Bakery is a place you just cannot miss.
{and so healthy}
Very friendly service.
46, rue de Martyrs 75009 Paris

Bonpoint

Of course, you will hit the Bonpoint store because of the cool French clothes but you should schedule it for lunch time.
Because there is a very nice cafe inside…or better downside, it is situated in the basement and even has a beautiful garden to enjoy when the weather allows.
Heaven and Saturdays they serve brunch…
6, rue de Tournon 75006 Paris


A Priori The

A place we visited a lot when still living in Paris, no kids at the time.
Now we went back as a family and were happy to see that the place can accomodate us and the kids.
A Priori The (remember I do not drink coffee so I am always delighted to find places that serve excellent tea) is situated in Galerie Vivienne which is worth a visit by itself!
Old school hot chocolate, scones, brownies… a feast for any afternoon snack.
Try to get a table in the gallery so the kids can walk around without danger!
35, Galerie Vivienne 75002 Paris
PS: The cute owner and I, we share names :)

Pendant que les enfants jouent

Delicious brunch on Sundays, kids corner and very lovely staff.
The interior is a bit kitsch but it is one of the reasons I love to go here. Fun, quirky, yummy and kids friendly.
Pendant que les enfants jouent!

You can throw a birthday party here is well, an all inclusive package with animation, goodies and even a little bar for the parents.
45 rue Traversiere 75012 Paris

{Please let us know in the comment section if you know another good place in Paris, I am all ears!}

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20.07.10

Baby Deli Madrid

Madrid has a new and very cool destination for parents and children, the likes of which I hope to see more of. Baby Deli is the project of interior designer and Mum Tatiana Arelle and her three business partners, all young, successful Mums. Among them is fashion designer Carolina Herrera. This children’s shop has a top-notch assortment of: organic baby food and snacks, natural skincare products, wooden toys and other carefully selected goodies. This is a great place! Not only for the food (yummy salads and sandwiches) and the back yard with the tent for the kids, but also for the collection of very cool books (in english and spanish).
The interior design of the store is delightful – lots of light and white wood. ( I know nothing you really consider to have in your own house but still very pretty…)
It’s the kind of business that would do well in any neighbourhood with a good representation of young families.
Fancy anyone?
And because I am normally not writing about Madrid – Baby Deli has his very own internet shop including international shopping. Looking for a gift or organic bodysuits?

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11.07.10

Tate Modern with kids

Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern and contemporary art from 1900 onwards. It’s housed in a renovated power station which means there’s a huge Turbine Hall on the lowest floor. This space has regular art installations but there’s always space for the young ones to have a run around.
Tate Modern offers a range of activities for children and their parents to explore together. Children can go on secret trails, use an interactive media guide or get hands on the Family Zone, which you will find on Level 3 and it is for free. This family friendly space has fun art books to browse and during week ends and holidays offers great activities to get families exploring the galleries and encountering new ideas.
Kids eat for free at the Cafe on Level 2 and 7. (under the age of 12 and joined by an adult ordering a main course and dessert from the a la carte menu). The cafe is very child friendly with a buggy park, plenty of high chairs, crayons and colouring sheets.
Go as well to the main shop, they sell excellent children’s books.
Check the Tate kids website for inspiration and to create your own gallery. Hand drawn illustrations and a customisible interface allow you to change the appearance of the site.
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09.07.10

Berlin for Families – Friedrichshain

This may be one of the city’s eastern party districts, but it also has summer beach bars on the shores of the Spree, Karl-Marx-Allee with its run of imposing, classic Soviet architecture, a fantastic big park, Volkspark Friedrichshain, and a great little one, buzzing Boxhagener Platz, which has a farmers’ market on Saturdays and a fleamarket on Sundays. Theater der Kleinen Form (Gubenerstrasse 45) has a cafe and puppet shows at the weekend (German only, but little ones may still enjoy the visual extravaganza).
Friendly young couple Annika and Daniel run Knilchbar (Krossnerstrasse 8) – three smart, refurbished rooms are brimming with toys, games, beanbags, playmats and low tables. Knilchbar’s designer credentials are high, and it has a shop selling handmade baby goods.
Children`s artwork from caroletta on the walls are also for sale ( Caroletta deserves her own post which will bw coming tomorrow).
The menu offers delicious cakes, famous buttermilk waffles, homemade soups and on sundays they do an excellent brunch.
Knilch, in case you were wondering, is the German equivalent of “young scamp”.

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