Bar el convent, Barcelona
Child-friendly bar in the heart of the lovely el Borne district in Barcelona
Carrer del Comerç, 36
"I wanted to mention "El Convent" ...which has a great children's play area, and is set in a beautiful location - as the name suggests, a convent. The food is healthy and delicious although they don't do a Menu del Día. They often have music events early Saturday afternoons, too" (SC, April 2012)
Café and coffee shop. Ingenius in that it organizes kids events in the afternoons so that parents can relax and enjoy their food.
"This is the perfect place to have coffee, lunch o brunch on sunday. Kids can have their own playground, ipads, books ett Everyweek there is "talleres" and movies Just have a look on the website" (Marie, April 2012)
La Marelle cafe. el Born, Barcelona
La Marelle is a children's café in el Born offering workshops and lots of activities.
C/ Mendez Nuñez, 4, Barcelona
Tel: 93. 007. 12.95
Metro/Renfe: L1 Urquinaoa/Arc de Triomf
Al Passatore is an Italian restaurant serving pizzas and pasta
Pla de Palau, 8 933197851
"I can thoroughly recommend Al Passatore restaurant in Plaza Palau (Borne). The food is great and very well priced, so if the child changes their mind about what they want you havent thrown away too much money! They have high chairs and are really welcoming to families. Bon apetito!" (CB, July 08)
Vegetarian/organic restaurant with a great lunch menu. The menu includes an entrée, soup, salad bar and a healthy dessert. There are usually lots of kids and babies there at lunchtime.
C/ Pintor Fortuny 25, 933014583
¨My daughter loves it there!¨ (BP, Sep 08)
Can Castellvi, Barcelona
A family restaurant serving typical Catalan cuisine located in the outskirts of Barcelona in Molins de Rei and right next to child-friendly farm.
La Rierada - 08750 - Molins de Rei - firstname.lastname@example.org
93 680 02 39 | 670 35 16 50 (Restaurant)
" it’s a rural restaurant with an animal farm. They have a separate dining room for the children, if you want they take the kids for two hours for lunch and a tour of the farm, so the parents can relax" (LG, Nov 2010)
Recently opened café at the main entrance to the Ciutadella Park. Among the nibbles on offer are a selection of dips with tacos, patatas alioli, salads and baguettes. The puddings are pretty dangerous too. It´s great for small kids as there is plenty of space to run around including the park itself! In the summer they have the steam fans on to keep everyone cool. Decent prices.
Passeig de Picasso s/n Parc de La Ciutadella 08003 Barcelona 933107606 www.draccafe.com
Fast Good Restaurant is very clean, cool and open spaced (perfect for buggies). They have also a nice baby change and a special menu for kids.
Calle Balmes 127 www.fast-good.com
Fish and Chips
Barcelona's first and only genuine authentic fish and chip shop. Thet serve the typical cod in batter and chips (freshly peeled and chipped on the premises) as well as traditional accompaniments such as mushy peas, gravy and curry sauce. They also have a selection of pies on offer as well as sausages in batter and fish cakes. This can all be washed down by some of Britain´s favourite fizzy drinks such as Vimto, Irn Bru and Dandelion.12 noon until late every day.
Rambla del Raval 26 (close to Botero´s big bronze cat), 934411134 email@example.com, www.fishandchipsbarcelona.com
10% discount for mumabroad members until the end of June 2008
You can ring beforehand for orders in advance
Hard Rock Café
This american chain is a kids' favourite not just because of the food they offer (hamburgers basically!) but there are always plenty of activities and distractions laid on for them. Sun-thur 12pm Fri & Sat 12-3am
Plaza Catalunya 21. 932 702 305 www.hardrock.com
It´s very noisy!
La Mama Vaca
Child-friendly cafe in Poble Nou and Gracia
Astúries, 39 (L3 Fontana) y Marià Aguiló, 114 (L4 PobleNou)
Barcelona, Spain, 08005
"I love this place. They have two locations, one in Gracia and the other in Poble Nou. Great selection of Northern European products, organic products and workshops for moms and babies! Yoga, music etcetera" (SB, Dec 2010)
La Nena, Gracia
Organic child-friendly café
Ramón y Cajal, 36, Barcelona, 08012 Metro Fontana
"It has a special area at the back with toys and games for children. It's a smoke-free environment where you can enjoy your morning coffee, chocolate with churros while your kids play. Great organic options and breast-feeding friendly. Also, lots of space for strollers (for Barcelona, that is)." (SB, Dec 2010)
Popular restaurant in the heart of Barcelona. Renowned for Black Pudding starter:
Roselló 148 Barcelona Tel. 934 531 820
"on Saturdays they have a cookery course for kids, while the parents have lunch" (LG, 2010)
Sorbo is a child-friendly café based in Cubelles, Barcelona. Their primary business in the winter is coffee, tea and chocolates and in the summer they offer fruit smoothies, Brazilian juices, Italian sodas, granitas and other unique iced drinks
11 San Antoni, Cubelles 08880
"Sorbo is a small and cozy place that has led us to discover things that are not that well known around here. For example, Smoothies, with its fruitytextures, or Italian Sodas, bubble drinks with the flavor of your choice, or the rich hot chocolates that keep your hands warm during winter.
It is a highly recommended place to enjoy, both for its decor as for owners, who will welcome you with open arms.
Ah! and Sorbo doesn't forget about our furry friends, offering cookies that get devoured upon smelling them! " (AS, Feb 2011)
Taberna Busca Irati
Based in the barrio Gótico, this is one of Barcelona's first tapas bars so it tends to be really busy. For the best selection of tapas it is recommended that you drop by early. Children are welcome (you have to come early to find a good place with the buggy). They serve tapas at the bar and the tables are à la carte. High chairs are available and the kitchen can prepare something special for los niños.
Calle Cardenal Cassanyes, 17, 933023084
There are no changing facilities
Open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, Vonblum is a beautifully designed cafe serving breakfasts and lunches. It also has WIFI which is great if you are a working mum. CLOSED IN AUGUST.
Calle Casp 75, 93476646 www.vonblum.com
"I would like to recommend the Vonblum Cafe in Calle Casp 75 (with Roger de Flor). It is great for mums & kids because it has fresh and delicious food (sandwiches, salad, fruit drinks, cakes), staff are super friendly, it is for non smokers,a bright and colourful place, with a special area for kids downstairs where they can play and jump around" (MG June 08)
Pasta e Basta
Kids will love the pasta here (speciality is their ravioli) and what´s more it´s very good value (a menu del dia for 10 euros). Open 1-3.30pm and 8-11.30pm. Closed on Sunday.
Calle Maria Cubí, 96, 934146716
Just behind the Boqueria Market near Las Ramblas, this is a family-run vegetarian restaurant with a fabulous salad bar, very friendly staff and good prices (under 10 euros for lunch). Dinners are naturally priced higher than lunch and do not include the salad bar. Changing facilities in the toilets, high seats and the chef can prepare special children´s meals on request. 12-30-midnight every day.
Calle Junta de Comerc, 11, 933010902
If you'd prefer to put together a picnic instead of a sit-down meal, Organic has a food stall in the Boqueria market
Kids are welcome all day and night at this popular restaurant in the heart of La Boqueria market. High chairs are available and the kitchen can prepare a special children´s menu on request.
Calle Morera 17-19 (in La Boqueria) 933024323
Els pollos de llull
Does the best chicken in town apparently.You can also can get Home Delivery via Home Chef (see entry in this section).
Calle Ramon Turo 13, Calle Napols 272 & Calle Sant Roc 24
"It´s LOUD so great for rowdy kids!" (JS)
FresCo is a popular chain restaurant located all over the city with the aim of offering fresh and healthy food. The menu changes daily but includes the salad buffet, soup, pasta, Pizza, a main course (chicken or fish), different desserts (fruit salad, ice cream etc) and tea & coffee. Most restuarants have child seats and there is a lot of space to park a buggy.
Ronda Universitat 29, 9330168 , Calle Carme nº 16, Avenida Diagonal nº 449, Calle Valencia nº 263, Avenida Francesc Cambó (right in front of Santa Caterina food Market) Open 12.45pm-1am
Very good value for money, costing no more than 9 euros per person (same price for kids) and you can eat and drink as much as you like
The great plus about Aula Zero is the gardens with its jungle gyms and slides, so parents can enjoy an uninterrupted meal!
Calle del Desert s/n, Jardines de Can Sentmenat (Sarria). 935971313
Hidden away in a small street el Born, this american take-away service provides delicious indulgent meals. They also sell of American hard-to-find products such as vanilla extract, marshamallows, peanut butter, pancake syrups and root beer.
Calle Corretger 9, el Borne (between Princesa and Rec) 933109905 www.borncooking.com
they also do Home Delivery via Home Chef (see entry in this section)
Els Pescadors in Poble Nou is a seafood restaurant with a great terrace opening on to a square so the kids can run aruond. Closed on Mondays
Plaça de Prim 1, Port Olímpic. 932252018
Café at Palau de La Música
The café at Barcelona´s Palau de La Música provides lots of space to park a buggy and during the week it remains fairly empty. Open 10am to midnight
The Palau de la Música's main doors are located on Sant Pere Més Alt, www.palaumusica.org
Textile Museum Café
This pretty courtyard cafe opposite the Picasso museum in el Born is perfect for mums with buggies. It offers healthy snacks such as goats cheese and avocado salads as well as toasted sandwiches and soups. It also does an excellent menu del día. Closed on Mondays.
Calle Montcada 12, el Born 932682598 www.textilcafe.com
The textile museum shop sells beautiful hand-made children´s toys and gifts
This is a great place to go with a newborn or young baby. Tucked away close to Calle Princesa in el Borne, this is a cosy cafe/library full of books and magazines. They serve excellent coffees, incredible chocolate truffles, and a range of sandwiches, baguettes and salads and there is (just) enough space to park your buggy.
Calle Pou de la Cadena 8, el Born