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9 Awesome Family Restaurants in Québec City
Eating with your children in a restaurant doesn’t have to be a pain, just take them to one of these awesome kid-friendly restaurants. From off-the-beaten-path-strictly local options to tourist-friendly neighbourhoods that aren’t too pricey, you’ll find everything to please even the pickiest eaters. Most restaurants are "family certified" establishments, a project set up by parents from the central Québec City districts looking for accessible, affordable family-friendly options.
1 Spag & tini Le Resto!
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Spag & tini Italian restaurant in the heart of the Petit-Champlain makes children feel like royalty. Parents have access to unbreakable dishes, allergy-free options and extra room for strollers.
2 Nina Pizza Napolitaine
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Children love eating with their hands and Nina Pizza Napolitaine knows it. They’ve created two kid-friendly pizzas that are finger licking good, Mme Charlotte and Monsieur Jules! Sit at the front of the restaurant near the wood-burning oven where Nina’s open kitchen will let you catch sight of the pazzaïolos in action.
3 Benjo La Fabrique
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How would you like to eat in a toy store? You can at Benjo! With kid-friendly, healthy colourful home-style dishes like soups, sandwiches and salads. Take part in the many arts and crafts activities with the pride that comes from making your own stuffed animal. Don’t leave without trying the house-made caramel popcorn.
4 Cochon Dingue
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Le Cochon Dingue restaurants are friendly and lively, just like a Parisian bistro. Kids are greeted with a complimentary drawing booklet, to let their inner artist shine. Hunt for the fleur de lys on the menu for an incursion into the Québec terroir! Don’t leave without tasting their crème brûlée or one of their typical Québécois deserts like sucre à la crème or carrot cake.
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More and more families are turning to plant-based diets, and plenty of kids are being raised meat-free too. Or, why not introduce your kids to a wide variety of health-conscious meals! Impress and entertain even your fussiest eaters with counter-ordered salads, soups and… burritos.
6 Céramic Café Studio
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Whether you are a beginner or accomplished painter, Céramic Café Studio is the ideal family-friendly environment to let your imagination run wild. You’ll also have the service of a coffee house featuring hot beverages, smoothies and panini sandwiches.
7 Ciel! Bistro-Bar
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The incredible rotating scenery of Ciel Bistro-Bar will make your inner child’s imagination run free. It’ll feel like you're eating in the sky and next to the clouds! The colourful plates, especially for brunch, will definitely wow your children. Expect fruit-filled crêpes and brioches served with and an extra side of awe.
8 La Mama Grilled Cheese
My mom made the best grilled cheese sandwiches, especially during winter after a day of playing outside in the snow. La Mama’s Grilled Cheese in Limoilou is aiming just for that feeling: cheesy gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches oozing with mama’s love. Kids will also love the bright and friendly 1950s-style atmosphere.
9 Pat Rétro
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Pat Rétro is a classic American diner set in a typical 50’s décor on the first floor and a colour-bursting creamery below. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, you cannot go wrong with Pat Rétro’s hot dogs, burgers and fries. How about a banana split? Head downstairs, and let your children decorate their sundaes from huge candy-filled tubes. Lactose-free options available.