Introducing Piccolo’s new organic cooking ingredients range. This range, including pastas, sauces and stock cubes are the latest addition to Piccolo’s delicious range organic baby and toddler food. They have been developed by Piccolo’s in-house infant nutritional therapist Alice Fotheringham to help make family mealtimes a breeze. As with all of Piccolo’s products, this range contains no added sugar, salt or palm oil. These new baby buys are an easy route to quick, healthy meals, and you can breathe easy knowing that they’re carefully developed for baby tummies. Mealtimes sorted!
For those times when you’re out & about, Piccolo has a range of convenient snacks & pouches to feed your little one on-the-go. We’ve chosen our favourite baby-friendly café’s in London for you to enjoy your avo, eggs and a flat white with a welcomed baby in tow.
Our top fifteen baby friendly cafes in the capital:
Yummy Yummy In My Tummy, Stoke Newington
WHERE: 56 Stoke Newington High St, Clapton, London N16 7PB
This Stoke Newington cafe has been especially designed for kids and families. With delicious food on the menu and a huge itinerary of entertainment on offer, it’s a fabulous place to head for those times you just have to get out of the house. There are plenty of toys and planned classes and activities for every age each week at Yummy Yummy In My Tummy.
Little Highness Play Cafe, Highbury
WHERE: 69 Highbury Park, N5 1UA
The Little Highness Play Cafe is a friendly family-run establishment often recommended by mums. With a dedicated soft play area, you’ll be able to tuck into delicious homemade food, relax with your baby while you watch your older children have fun.
Bear + Wolf Cafe, Tufnell Park
WHERE: 153 Fortess Rd, Tufnell Park, London NW5 2HR
The Bear + Wolf cafe is hugely popular among young families, especially for its designated play area situated at the back of the restaurant. Try their amazing coffee and enjoy a nutritional brunch while your baby is entertained in the creche. There’s also a buggy-park, high chairs for all tables, and a dedicated kids menu to make life easy.
WHERE: Unit A, 28 Hertford Road, London N1 5QT
Toconoco is a made-up Japanese word meaning “kids on the floor”. A kid-friendly cafe serving delicious home-cooked Japanese food for something a little different. Billed as a home away from home, there’s a special kids’ playroom to keep the older babas entertained.
Coffee & Crayons Cafe, Finchley Central
WHERE: 161, Ballards Lane, London, N3 1LJ
From books and chalkboards to puzzles and entertaining games, there’s always something to keep every member of the family happy at the Coffee & Crayons cafe. What’s more, they hold an amazing baby massage class on Friday mornings, and there’s even free parking behind the cafe on weekdays.
Hygge Pygge Cafe, Camden
WHERE: 37, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AJ
A great spot for mamas, the Hygge Pygge Cafe hosts the Together Table, bringing together new mums for a good chat and great coffee. Situated in the heart of Camden, this cafe is a go-to destination for brunch and speciality coffee with your baba in tow. The designated soft play/TV area for kids is perfect for letting them chill out in a safe place.
The Lido Cafe, Herne Hill
WHERE: Dulwich Rd, SE24 0PA
The Lido Cafe is perfect for a trip out in warmer weather. The relaxed poolside café in situated between Brixton and Herne Hill. Serving up deliciously simple, modern, seasonal food (the quinoa porridge is a must-try), their lovely spacious terrace and unusual art decor design is an ideal combo for an afternoon out with your baby and friends.
Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common
WHERE: Wandsworth Common, Dorlcote Road London SW18 3RT
Based on the heart of Wandsworth Common, this cafe is surrounded duck ponds, playgrounds and oddles of nature. Serving good, imaginatively prepared food and drink, this baby-friendly cafe offers lots of beautiful natural space to explore.
Apple Tree Children’s Cafe, Herne Hill
WHERE: 27 Norwood Road, London SE24 9AA
Apple Tree Children’s Cafe is a space where little ones can run riot in an environment that is clean and safe. Children can explore, play, learn, and have fun while parents can relax knowing their children are always in full view.
You children will enjoy the dedicated role play area, ball pit, climbing frame and soft play area. There’s an awesome sensory experience full of textures, lights, and colours for the littlest babas.
Arts Depot, North Finchley
WHERE: Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
The Arts Depot in north London prides itself on being a family-friendly London destination. The visual and performing arts venue opened in 2004, and has since become a real hit with new mamas.
The bright and spacious café offers a programme of exciting activities for the whole family. A great space for parents to relax while their children enjoy the soft play area complete with chalkboard wall, and a book corner for little ones to explore.
Frizzante Cafe, Hackney
WHERE: 1a Goldsmiths Row, E2 8QA
Frizzante is an Italian deli/cafe situated within popular Hackney City Farm. Voted Time Out’s Best Family Restaurant more than once, it’s a fabulous place for parents to enjoy a hot drink, leisurely breakfast or a long lunch. There’s always set activities planned on the farm for you and your little ones to enjoy. The farm is open all year round to visitors.
Gail’s Artisan Bakery, various
WHERE: Various locations
Gail’s various bakeries and cafes are accessible all over central London. Serving delicious treats, cakes and pastries as well as breakfast and lunch, it’s a destination that welcomes the whole family. We love that they’re part of the NHS Islington Breastfeeding welcome scheme.
Teahouse Theatre, Vauxhall
WHERE: Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5HL
South London’s Teahouse Theatre is a welcoming environment for families, serving up home-made, locally sourced food. Winners of Time Out’s Love London Awards in 2014, we’re huge fans of their relaxed approach: ‘We will not hurry you. If you want to have a meeting, we will not disturb you. If you are ‘working from home’, we have wifi. If you have children, we have highchairs, a chest of toys, and milkshakes. We always have the daily papers, so please, relax, and share in what we are trying to create, take a load off, and have a cuppa.’
WHERE: 197 Richmond Road, E8
The relaxed, hipster environment on offer at Rawduck is a huge draw for many new parents searching for something a bit more elite. The high-quality food makes this establishment the perfect spot for brunch or lunch, with children always welcome.
Bertie and Boo, Balham
WHERE: 205-207 Balham High Road, Balham, South West London, SW17 7BQ
If you’re lucky enough to live in this postcode, you’ll know about Bertie and Boo, a fun and family-friendly restaurant caters for all ages. There’s an adjoining magical playroom next to the restaurant, that’s not only safe but closely monitored. Older kids can run around and have fun, while mamas with their new babies can relax in a welcoming environment.
Dream Catcher, Crystal Palace
WHERE: 24 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 1RX
This play cafe and children’s venue is located in south London, and makes for an ideal spot for lunch and play. Dream Catcher is perfect for little babas and bigger kids. There are engaging classes for kids to try, and they’re open for breakfast, lunch and snacks, Monday to Friday.
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