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Child-friendly Restaurants

Barcelona is not short of restaurants, tapas bars and cafes but it is not always easy to find somewhere that caters for children. Here our members have listed their recommendations for child-friendly restaurants. If you have further recommendations please do let us know by sending us your comments.

  • Garduña, El Raval

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

    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 childrens menu on request.
    Calle Morera 17-19 (in La Boqueria) 
    tel: 933024323

  • Irati Taverna Basca, Barrio Gotico

    Recommended by Angela Schweizer

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    Based in the Barrio Gótico, this is one of Barcelonas 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
    tel: 933023084

    Unfortunately there are no baby changing facilities.

  • Hard Rock Café, Plaza Catalunya

    Recommended by Melissa Cokely

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    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.
    Plaza Catalunya, 21
    tel: 932702305 

    Its very noisy!

  • Born Cooking, El Born

    Recommended by Margaret West

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    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  (between Princesa and Rec)
    tel: 933109905

  • Els Pollos de Llull

    Recommended by Julie Stephenson

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    Does the best chicken in town apparently. You can also can get Home Delivery via Home Chef.
    Calle Ramon Turro, 13 tel: 932213206
    Calle Napols, 272 tel: 931622250

    "It´s LOUD so great for rowdy kids!" (JS)

  • Bio Center, the Old Town

    Recommended by Brooke Phillips

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    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

    ¨My daughter loves it there!¨ (BP, Sep 2008)

  • Café Lil, El Born

    Recommended by Anna Day

    This is a great place to go with a newborn or young baby. Tucked away close to Calle Princesa in el Born, 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
    tel: 933106697

  • Café at Palau de La Música

    Recommended by Anna Day

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    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 Músicas main doors are located on Sant Pere Més Alt

  • Els Pescadors, Poble Nou

    Recommended by Tracy Flowerday

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    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
    Tel: 932252018

  • Aulazero, Sarria

    Recommended by Tracy Flowerday

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    The great plus about Aulazero is the gardens with its jungle gyms and slides, so parents can enjoy an uninterrupted meal!
    Passeig Santa Eulalia, 25, Jardines de Can Sentmenat
    tel: 669444200

  • Al Passatore, El Born

    Recommended by Catherine Bianchi

    Al Passatore is an Italian restaurant serving pizzas and pasta.
    Pla de Palau, 8


    "I can thoroughly recommend Al Passatore restaurant in Plaza Palau (El Born). 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 2008)

  • Bar del Convent, El Born

    Recommended by Susan Coffey

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    Child-friendly bar in the heart of the lovely el Born district in Barcelona
    Carrer del Comerç, 36

    "I wanted to mention "El Convent" which has a great childrens play area, and is set in a beautiful location - as the name suggests, a convent. The food is healthy and delicious although they dont do a Menu del Día. They often have music events early Saturday afternoons, too." (SC, April 2012)

  • Can Castellvi, Molins de Rei

    Recommended by Lali Garcia

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    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 -
    tel: 936800239 | 670351650

    "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)

  • Semproniana, Barcelona

    Recommended by Lali Garcia

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    Popular restaurant in the heart of Barcelona. Renowned for Black Pudding starter:
    Roselló 148 Barcelona
    Tel. 934531820

    "On Saturdays they have a cookery course for kids, while the parents have lunch." (LG, 2010)

  • La Nena, Gracia

    Recommended by Sonya Biernath

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    Organic child-friendly café.
    Ramón y Cajal, 36, Metro Fontana


    "It has a special area at the back with toys and games for children. Its 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)

  • La Mama Vaca, Gracia

    Recommended by Sonya Biernath

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    Child-friendly cafe (and shop) in Gracia.
    Astúries, 39 (L3 Fontana)

    "I love this place. Great selection of Northern European products, organic products and workshops for moms and babies! Yoga, music etcetera." (SB, Dec 2010)

  • Drac Café

    Recommended by Ruth Bishop

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    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. Its 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
    tel: 933107606

  • Pudding

    Recommended by Marie

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    Café and coffee shop. Ingenius in that it organizes kids events in the afternoons so that parents can relax and enjoy their food.
    Calle Pau Claris, 90

    "This is the perfect place to have coffee, lunch or brunch on Sunday. Kids can have their own playground, ipads, books etc. Everyweek there are workshops and movies. Just have a look on the website." (Marie, April 2012)

  • La Marelle cafe, El Born

    Recommended by Raphaela Baraldinelli

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    La Marelle is a childrens café in el Born offering workshops and lots of activities.
    C/ Mendez Nuñez, 4
    Tel: 930071295