Explore Cardiff’s celebrated food scene with your family. You’ll find a strong sense of individuality with an emphasis on homegrown produce. Mooch around historic Cardiff Market to pick up fresh produce. Also visit one of the city’s food festivals such as the Welsh Vegan Festival (September) or the award winning Street Food Circus (April- May). Don’t leave without trying some local delicacies such as Welsh rarebit, which is essentially posh cheese on toast-always a winner with kids!
Therefore at BabyBreaks, we have researched the best child friendly restaurants in Cardiff, so you can plan your mealtimes around the city.
Also take a look at our selection of activities in Cardiff for the perfect stay.
1. Field of Beans
Attached to the Fish & Field eatery which is run by two acclaimed local chefs, this small coffee shop is on the edge of Roath Park. Therefore, making it the perfect place to stop after a morning spent in the fresh air. Local families love it for its excellent coffee, ice cream, sandwiches and pastries.
Address: 1 Wedal Rd, Cardiff CF14 3QX
Phone: 029 2048 1700
2. Bill’s Cardiff Bay
This popular chain is certainly a great option for family dining in Cardiff Bay. Founded by Greengrocer Bill Collison, you can expect fresh, seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner. Breakfast is particularly good (try the blueberry buttermilk pancakes), and is served until 1pm on weekends.
Phone: 029 2049 9957
3. Brød – The Danish Bakery
Bringing a little taste of Copenhagen to Cardiff, Brød is the perfect pitstop for a rainy day. If the warming smell of cinnamon and stylish Scandi interiors aren’t enough to draw you in, then the mouth watering window displays are sure to win you over.
Brød’s pastries, cakes and breads are all baked freshly each day using traditional methods, with a generous dose of hygge. The Danish concept which encourages family time, togetherness, mindfulness and love. One of the best child friendly restaurants in Cardiff.
Address: 126 Wyndham Cres, Cardiff CF11 9EG
Phone: 029 2025 1822
4. The Conway
Families are made to feel very welcome at this fashionably renovated gastro pub. Offering a cosy back room that feels like your own living room, with comfortable armchairs for the adults and bookcases stuffed with toys and games for children. Also the menu features elegantly executed pub classics such as sea bream with crushed new potatoes, wild mushroom risotto and panettone bread and butter pudding.
Phone: 029 2022 4373
5. Octavo’s Book Cafe
Encourage your child’s inner bookworm by stopping for lunch at this bookshop-cum-cafe. You can feast on indulgent, oozing mac ‘n’ cheese toasties, surrounded by row upon row of literary greats. The former coaching inn dates back to 1839, making it the oldest original building in Cardiff Bay. Why not treat your kids to a book by Cardiff-born Roald Dahl, so they can be kept busy before lunch arrives. However don’t forget to check out the cafe’s regular roster of events too, such as poetry readings, live music and quiz nights.
Address: West Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5LJ
Phone: 029 2049 1220
6. The Grazing Shed
Voted No. 1 Burger Joint in Wales (UK’s Best Burger Awards 2016) , The Grazing Shed is the perfect place to satisfy hungry tummies. Their decadent burgers use the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients, and their buns are baked with zero additives or preservatives. As well as mouth watering offerings like the Bunga Bunga topped with blue cheese, smoked bacon and Cajun mayo, there are a great choice of vegetarian and vegan burgers too. And the service is super quick, so it’s great for hungry kids.
Phone: 07599 882363
7. Juno Lounge
There are three eclectic ‘Lounges’ in Cardiff – a chain of laid back restaurants which started in Bristol and has gone from strength to strength. Parents with babies and toddlers gather here during in the day, knowing the welcoming staff and spacious interiors can easily accommodate their sprawling party. The global menu has everything from light breakfasts to tapas, burgers, salads and sandwiches. There’e a kids menu too, plus colouring and toys to keep them happy. This particular spot even has a small roof terrace for those sunny days.
Address: 14 Wellfield Rd, Cardiff CF24 3PB
Phone: 029 2019 8990
8. Caffi Bar at Chapter Arts Centre
Chapter, the cultural hotspot in Canton has a great cafe that’s popular with locals, students and families alike. There are lots of high chairs, a good kids menu and toys and books. This place is always bustling thanks to the regular exhibitions and events at the Arts Centre, so there’s a really upbeat atmosphere here.
Address: Market Rd, Canton, Cardiff. CF5 1QE
Phone: 029 2030 4400
9. Waterloo Tea
In a sea of coffee shops, tea lovers can rejoice as we’ve found a cafe dedicated to the perfect brew, located in one of Cardiff’s oldest Edwardian Arcades. A sanctuary of calm in the bustling city, this is a great choice if you have a young baby who needs feeding somewhere quiet and relaxed. The spacious interior includes an in-store bakery which churns out mouth watering pastries and cakes. Food is served daily from 8.30am to 5pm, so you can grab a bite to eat at any time of day.
Phone: 029 2037 6249
Families all over the UK love Wahaca for its authentic Mexcian street food and fun, dynamic atmosphere. The tapas-style dishes are full of punchy flavours, and perfect for sharing. However there is also a kids menu which has all the flavour but no spice, perfect if you have young kids.
Phone: 029 2167 0414
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Cardiff without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Cardiff for your next family weekend, just visit our different Cardiff pages to find what this destination has to offer. And don’t forget to let us know which is these child friendly restaurants in Cardiff you’ve tried!
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