Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants With Kids Menus & Play Spaces
By Gabrielle Labourier
After searching high and low, we have compiled a list of the best child-friendly places to eat on the Riviera.
These recommended spots offer kids menus or even better, playgrounds, and designated play areas for your kids to enjoy! A relatively new concept, Cafés Poussettes or Stroller Cafes are popping up in many towns. Three of these have made the list, alongside establishments that are kid-friendly in other ways.
ONE : At the top of this list we find Les Petits Tabliers, a Café Poussette in the center of Vence with easy parking access. Enjoy burgers, tartares, focaccias, and plenty of desserts for adults. Your children will feast on kid’s menus (and even baby menus!) between two playing sessions in their fully stocked playroom. Les Petits Tabliers also offers a secluded garden area in the back to enjoy some fresh air right in the heart of Vence. Check their website as they even offer arts and crafts activities throughout the year!
TWO : Sucré Salé at Ludiparc in La Colle Sur Loup, is a park café and a slightly different concept. Ludiparc offers many activities, play areas, and structures for kids of all ages. Sucré Salé, found in the park grounds, offers a range of food options, both sweet and savoury for children and grownups alike. They have a kid’s menu that should satisfy even the pickiest eaters. There is plenty of space for little ones to run around, play, and make new friends while parents relax and take a breather. Fair warning, after a quiet lunch, your kids might drag you to the various trampolines, inflatable structures, and water games but all this activity will guarantee a good night’s sleep.
THREE : Back to the Café Poussette concept for this kid-friendly restaurant, located in St Laurent du Var. Ô Petits Loups offers a child-friendly environment with a lovely playroom. Parents can enjoy delicious focaccias, sandwiches, salads, and quiches while children can munch on options from the kids' menu.
FOUR : If you’re looking for an original place to eat, visit Polly and Cie, in the heart of Nice. This unique concept store doubles as a restaurant and an accessories store. It offers kid-friendly food and a designated drawing area to keep little ones busy, while you enjoy a nice lunch in a unique environment!
FIVE : Our last Café Poussette to feature on this list, is Maman Les P’tits Bateaux located in the heart of Nice. It has parking nearby so kids won’t fuss while you find somewhere to park. You’ll find all the amenities required to keep your kids busy, alongside baby changing stations and highchairs to make life easier. They offer a regular menu for adults, a kid’s menu, and even a baby menu. They boast a large selection of organic ingredients in their dishes. Their activity calendar can be found on their website. They offer activities, shows, and entertainment throughout the year.
SIX : We’re in again Nice for this next kid-friendly restaurant. Urban Café, a family-friendly stop in Nice Etoile, offers a variety of food for all ages and tastes as well as colouring activities to keep kids happy while you enjoy a moment of peace. They offer a range of desserts that should delight kids and grownups alike!
SEVEN : Off to Monaco for the day? Make sure to stop at Stars’N’Bars for a family-friendly, American style restaurant. Kids can enjoy the play area. Teens will enjoy the arcade space and parents can relax. They offer a kid’s menu, baby changing facilities, and have a stunning panoramic view of Monaco. Kids can also enjoy arts and crafts activities in the playroom or get comfy and watch cartoons.
EIGHT : Back to Nice, right in the heart of the old town! Discover “King Marcel”, a delicious burger restaurant that offers standard dishes for adults and a kid’s menu for the little ones to enjoy. This restaurant boasts excellent reviews from locals and tourists alike and is a must when visiting Nice!
NINE : Off to a well-known location in Nice, “The Hard Rock Café”, which offers family-style meals, kid’s menus, and colouring activities to keep them busy. The Hard Rock Café offers a décor and ambiance that will delight your kids and make for an unforgettable evening! Enjoy classic American style food and stop by the gift shop on your way out.
TEN : Our final recommendation is the “Beach Club”, at the entry of St Laurent du Var marina. Enjoy a beachside lunch in a little slice of heaven overlooking the sea. This family-friendly establishment includes a designated outdoor play area for kids of all ages to enjoy while the restaurant boasts a wide variety of food options that guarantee to please all customers.
Author: Gabrielle Labourier