This list contains recommended restaurants and cafes where you can dine in peace even with small children in tow. Here are five of the best child-friendly restaurants in Nagoya that have kids’ spaces, kid’s menus and other services for children.
Maison de Lolo is a cafe where you can eat delicious pasta dishes. The 2nd floor of this restaurant houses a huge tatami space that is filled with guests with children, so it is popular among mothers with children because in this space, they are able to eat without worrying about anything. Here, the kid’s menu is full of dishes for children, including pasta, curries, hamburgers, and rice omelets, with their prices very affordable at just 350 JPY to 580 JPY per dish. This restaurant makes it possible for adults to take their time eating while their children play with toys and storybooks. If you make a reservation, they can guide you to seats that suit your needs corresponding to the age of your child in months.
1. Maison de Lolo
Le Timbre is a French auberge-style restaurant located at the 2nd floor of Best Western Hotel Nagoya. You don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to be able to dine at this restaurant. If you have children, then it is best to visit this restaurant during lunchtime, when small kids are able to enter. Eating the chef-recommended course meal (starting at 2,000 JPY (excl. tax)) inside its glassed-in bright interiors is a great experience. Smoking is prohibited in the entire restaurant, and there is a nursing room and chairs for children available, so parents can eat with ease. Note that this place is also used as a venue for weddings, so it may be closed on some days. It is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays).
At puca puca, you can eat their specialty lunches made with organic vegetables, natural flavorings, and additive-free seasonings. All lunch sets here are filling as they come with a side salad, soup, and natural yeast bread. They are also particular about their KIDS Curry Plate (650 JPY (incl. tax)) that does not use eggs, milk, or meat. They will even make baby food (300 JPY (incl. tax)) for you according to the age of your baby in months. This restaurant also has a kids’ space, so while the kids are playing with their dads, the moms can avail of the 100% natural herb facial for 40 minutes (5,400 JPY (incl. tax)) inside the shop. Another great thing about this restaurant is that it has English-speaking staff.
3. Nangoku Kitchen Puca Puca
Louis is a cafe serving delicious American hamburgers and desserts that is located at the 8th floor of JR Nagoya Takashimaya, which is directly linked to Nagoya Station. It's constantly bustling with parents with children, and it's famous for its Louis Burger Classic (1,026 JPY (incl. tax)) and Kids’ Burger Plate (864 JPY (incl. tax)). There is also a child’s toilet near the cafe, so when the need arises, parents do not have to search for a toilet. Also on the same floor is the region’s biggest baby room (featuring a nursing room, diaper changing table, water heater for milk preparation, microwave and diaper/drinks vending machines). Louis is a cafe where you can drop in anytime while shopping as it is on the same floor as the section that sells children’s items.
Il Cugino cafe is a place with fancy interiors where you can relish delicious Italian food and beautifully made latte art. There are sofas that can fit 4-6 people, so you can sit comfortably and relax. The private rooms that can be booked have monitors, and videos and music can be played, so the children won’t get bored. You should definitely order both a meal and a latte. There is latte art even on the cocoa (600 JPY), so even the children will undoubtedly be happy. After playing at the children’s square at the neighboring Tsurumai Park, how about taking it easy and relaxing in this cafe?
5. Il Cugino cafe
Dining is one of the most fun things to do when you travel. This list contains only popular restaurants and cafes in Nagoya where kids and adults can relax and have fun while eating. You can drop by with your children at any time.
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