While brunch is a great time to share a family meal, it’s not always easy to find places where children are welcome. Between long lineups and disapproving glances from other customers, eating out with children (especially young ones) can sometimes be a challenge. Difficult, but not impossible! Here are 5 suggestions for restaurants located downtown that are easily accessible to strollers and have everything ready for children, from the changing table to high chairs.
1. Universel Déjeuner & Grillades
Well known for their delicious brunches, the restaurant has several branches in the downtown area, including one on Peel Street. A large venue, this eatery is ideal for meals with the family or groups. With its lively and friendly atmosphere, noisy children blend easily into the background. The decor is modern, with touches of lime color, and the beautiful terrace is a delight for young and old alike on those warm summer days. We also like their children’s menu, which includes many egg dishes, as well as a nice selection of pancakes, french toast and waffles.
Universel Déjeuner & Grillades
2055, Peel Street
2. Juliette & Chocolat
We all love chocolate, especially children. Juliette & Chocolat, a true paradise for chocolate lovers, will be a unanimous hit with the family. White countertops and cabinets, red seats and wooden tables contribute to the enchanting world of this cocoa-themed lounge. But don’t worry, they also offer several salty dishes including a wide selection of Breton cookies and gourmet salads. For sweet tooths, their famous pancakes, hot chocolate, waffles, smoothies and milkshakes are great options. In short, there is something for everyone! The restaurant is relaxed and spacious, allowing patrons to circulate easily with a stroller. Your little hellraisers will also surely get a kick out of sitting on the large benches along the walls.
Juliette & Chocolat
1626, Sainte-Catherine Street West
3. La Société
Adjacent to the Loews Vogue Hotel in the heart of downtown, La Société plunges you straight into the world of Parisian bistros with its round tables, leather benches along the walls and a magnificent stained glass ceiling. On weekends, the atmosphere is lively and family-friendly. The menu includes classic dishes (eggs, bacon, sausage, homemade potatoes) as well as sweet and savory dishes such as the Lobster Benedict or Banana Pancakes.
1415, de la Montagne Street
4. Bistro Laurentien La Coupole
Nestled in the Crystal Hotel, the Laurentien La Coupole Bistro is spread over 2 floors. It features a very nice terrace and a small room for groups and families. A friendly and jovial bistro-style environment, this restaurant favors dishes that highlight local Quebec products. Families will appreciate that children 5 and under can eat for free, while children between 6 and 12 eat at half price.
Bistro Laurentien La Coupole
1100, de la Montagne Street
5. Le Renoir
Perfect for spoiling your family or celebrating a special occasion, the brunches at Le Renoir are a must-try. Bright and comfortable, with a beautiful terrace, this chic restaurant in the Sofitel Hotel offers a generous buffet. The dishes vary according to availability and season, but Le Renoir is especially renowned for its beef ribs, its Bellevue salmon and its oysters. The buffet also offers eggs made to order, pancakes, fresh pressed juices as well as dessert carts prepared by Chef Roland Del Monte, the “Best in France”. But don’t be deceived by the stylish decor, your offspring are more than welcome. The proof? The buffet is available at half-price to all children under 12!
1155, Sherbrooke Street West