In need of a coffee after a busy day in London? Try one of these cafes for a stress-free experience.
Cafe VeronaLocated in the middle of Paddington recreational playground, this is a great cafe for Mums. Aside from delicious croissants and pains au chocolat they serve homemade lasagne if you’re in need of something more substantial. Once you’ve finished venture to the big, new playground next door so the kids can run off their food and you can enjoy the rest of your coffee in peace.
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GracelandsA proper friendly neighbourhood cafe that welcomes children with open arms, this lovely open and interesting space offers not only grown-up seating, food and drinks (as it’s a restaurant by night), but there’s a special children’s area with its own home corner, book corner and big squashy sofa. It’s a real home from home. And, the food is fresh serving everything from fish pie to quiches, own-made breakfast cereals and babycinos for the little ones. There’s also a host of children’s activities and holiday workshops from making finger puppets to messy creative play and learning French!
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Amoul - Little VeniceFancy a fresh, tabouleh flatbread, home-made ice cream or cookies still warm from the oven? Make your way over to Amoul’s. The Lebanese owner, Amoul, set up her cafe with a desire to make nourishing, tasty food made with simple ingredients. With a village, family-friendly, atmosphere and fresh dishes made without salt or sugar, this is a great place to stop by and give you and your children a fresh meal.
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Cibo Cafe in Mamas & Papas - Regent StreetIf you’re a fan of Mamas & Papas exquisite stores, you’ll certainly enjoy their cafe on the second floor of theirRegent Streetstore. Making the most of what they sell, their award winning highchairs, changing facilities and range of toys are all there to be used. There’s even magazines for you to read and relax with. Home made food and an organic children’s menu all go to making this a very pleasurable experience.
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Muffinski’s - Covent Garden
Now, here’s something a bit special. An excellent little coffee shop selling, guess what? Every Mum’s favourite snack: muffins. But, not ordinary muffins, they’re organic and absolutely crammed with fruit of all varieties - cranberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and apple and cinnamon. They also serve frozen yoghurts and a number of pastries, but the muffin is the real star of the show, a favourite with Mums and children.
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Cafe In The Crypt - St Martin-in-the-fieldsBeen to Trafalgar Square? Need an escape from the crowds? Then, visit the award-winning eatery, Cafe-In-The Crypt, situated in one ofLondon’s liveliest and best-loved churches and art venues. A wide variety of freshly-made cold and hot snacks and drinks served under the brick vaulted ceiling of an historic building. Children are welcome at all times and high chairs and baby changing facilities are available.
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The Garden Cafe - Regents ParkThis is an ideal setting to watch the world go by with your little one, especially if you’ve been visiting nearby London Zoo, or taken a stroll through the park. The self-service counter is popular with Mums serving everything from soups to baguettes to cakes and of course, coffees. If you can, try and grab a seat by one of the large windows to enjoy the picturesque park, or sit outside on one of the big wooden tables and chairs so your little one can run around. Toddlers and older children alike enjoy rolling down the slopes from one of the terraces. Hours of fun!
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Starbucks - PimlicoThe ultimate coffee shop for Mums: Starbucks. With one on virtually every high street, you certainly know what you’re getting: cold, hot, flavoured, premium coffees, tasty pastries, toasty ciabattas and pastries of all sorts. For the children there’s babycinos (grown up drink like Mummy’s), and smoothies and juices. If you’re quick you can usually grab one of the large plush brown leather armchairs for your toddler to clamber over, and there’s highchairs for the little ones. Baby changing facilities are on site too.
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Caffe Nero - PiccadillyA premium continental style cafe serving high quality coffee, frappe lattes and deli food in a relaxed atmosphere. Plush sofas, plenty of space, and high chairs make this a perfect place to eat with your baby or child. And make the most of their reward scheme. Once you receive nine stamps on your card you can get a free drink of your choice.
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Cafe Rouge - WhiteleysSpace is usually the first thing a Mum looks for when entering a cafe, space to park the buggy, space for a toddler to run around and not annoy the next table along. That’s why Cafe Rouge is always a hit with its large venues. You can pop in to this French-style cafe and restaurant for a hot meal, light lunch or just a coffee. Crayons and activity book, junior menu and balloons are on hand for some amusement and peace for you...
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