Meals for children in Paris

Apr 24th, 2002, 03:12 AM
Ben Haines
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Meals for children in Paris

I have just reorganised the list of places that Fodors forum readers recommend for children, so thought I might post it here. Improvements are welcome.

Ben Haines, London


Cafes and bistros serve well, for sitting with hot chocolate and a croissaint. Children are happier outdoors due to smoke and cooking smells in some of the cafes.

Angelina's, 226 Rue de Rivoli. Metro Tuileries. 1st. Hot chocolate and pastry, or an elegant tea. Our son was welcomed. There were several apparently Parisian children there for treats - well dressed and well behaved.

The Pompador, 228 rue de Rivoli. Metro Tuileries 1st.

Dame Tartine, Jardin des Tuileries, Metro Tuileries. 1st. tel : 01 47 03 94 84. Specialises in 'tartine' which is basically toast, but what toast!

Carousel du Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, across from the Louvre. Metro Palais Royal. 1st. The food court has tons of fast food restaurants, some well known chains, some not. .

Café Marley, located in the left wing of the Louvre, on the courtyard facing the pyramid. Metro Palais Royale. 1st. They also serve breakfast from 8AM.

La Samaritaine department store, Rue de la Monnaie 17. Metro Pont-Neuf. 1st. Eating lunch at the rooftop café. Website in French

Chicago Meatpackers, 8 rue Coquilliere. Metro Les Halles. 1st. The restaurant is child-oriented in both food and entertainment.

Batifol, 15, place de la République, Metro Republique. 3rd

Le Vieux Bistro, 14 rue du Cloître-Notre-Dame, Metro St Michel-Dame. 4th

Ice cream at Berthillon, 31, rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Ile Metro Pont Marie. 4th.

Bofinger, 5 rue de la Bastille. Metro Bastille. 4th.
Apr 24th, 2002, 03:13 AM
Ben Haines
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A fondue in the little street near St Severin. Metro St Michel. 5th

Cafe St Michel, Bvd St Michel, by the Seine. Metro St Michel. 5th. Far from being unfriendly, a waiter did a magic trick for our son (well - nothing special, just sleight of hand with the juice bottle - had our son in fits).

The Rose de Tunis, rue St. Andre des Arts, near the fountains on Place St. Michel. Metro St Michel. 6th

Institut du Monde Arab, Quai St. Bernard. Metro Cardinal Lemoine. 5th. The restaurant at the top

La Coupole, Bvd Montparnasse, Metro Vavin. 5th. We ate early (7pm). No child size portions, but helpful staff, and delicious ice cream (and an orange frangipane desert to die for!)

Brasserie Lipp, 151 Bvd St-Germain. Metro St Germain des Pres. 6th.

Cosi, 54 Rue de Seine, Metro Odeon or Mabillon. 6th. Bakes fresh flat-bread on the premises and fills it with your choice of delicacies. Redefines the word 'sandwich'.

Luxembourg Gardens. A little café serves wonderful lunches. RER Luxembourg. 6th

The Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. Metro Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel. 7th. For lunch.

Cafe le Bosquet, 46 Avenue Bosquet, at the northwest corner of Avenue Bosquet and rue Champ de Mars. Metro Ecole Militaire. 7th

Musee d'Orsay Metro Musee d?Orsay 7th. The restaurant (not the cafe)

Planet Hollywood, 78 Ave des Champs-Elysees, Metro George V. 8th

The Cafe Flo in the Printemps. Metro Havre Caumartin. RER Auber. 8th. For lunch.

Hippopotamus chain.
Bistrot Romain
Quick fast food.

Useful web site on small places to eat well:

Apr 25th, 2002, 07:06 AM
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Dear Ben
My husband & I wil be in Paris in June with our 2 kids (ges 10 & 7). Thanks so much for the list of kid-friendly restaurants!!! Now if I can just get over my paranoia about being pickpocketed we should have a good time!
Apr 25th, 2002, 11:47 AM
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Dear Ben,
Thank you Ben for all your suggestions regarding eating out with children. As I will be traveling to Paris next month with my 1 1/2 old daughter.
Apr 26th, 2002, 02:19 AM
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Great list Ben! The only one I'd dissent with (slightly) is Le Vieux Bistro - we went for lunch with our 4-year-old, and it was quite crowded, and the tables were very close together. While the staff weren't unfriendly, they were resigned rather than enthusiastic about a child, and the menu wasn't geared to children at all. The adults in the party thought the food was very good, however.
Apr 26th, 2002, 01:26 PM
Ben Haines
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Many thanks for your note. I have added it to my text.

Ben Haines
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