Sometimes it can be difficult finding restaurants or cafés where the whole family feels welcome so we decided to make our own list of family friendly bars and restaurants in Barcelona...
C/ Pau Claris, 90
As the name suggests Pudding is one of the best places for a cake in the city. Not only that, this café is like falling down the rabbit hole into the world of Alice in Wonderland. The décor is magical, whimsical and a little crazy all at the same time and best of all there is a specially designed play area for the smaller members of the family. This play area, decorated with giant mushrooms, will fuel the imagination of the little ones and they’ll spend happy hours playing with all the games, puzzles and books Pudding provides. Whilst the children are occupied why not treat yourself to a generous serving of the best carrot cake in the city?
Papas and the Mamas
Rambla del Poblenou, 127 - 129
The name says it all; this is definitely a family friendly café. Located in Poblenou, it combines a café with an organic food and toy shop, giving eco-friendly families the perfect place to stop for a coffee and pick up provisions in what is fast becoming one of Barcelona’s coolest barrios. An open space, Papas and the Mamas has play areas with toys and books for the children, free wifi to keep the teenagers happy and a relaxed atmosphere for parents to have a coffee or even a craft beer and some time to themselves. The eco friendly theme continues as the café offers talks and workshops about nutrition and organic cooking. It’s the perfect place for all the family.
C/ Jaume Giralt, 53
Love sushi but feel like you can’t take the kids to those minimalist Japanese restaurants? The never fear, we have the answer. Doble Zer00, found in the El Born neighbourhood of Barcelona, is the perfect combination of great Japanese cuisine and family friendly restaurant. While Mum and Dad relax and enjoy the sushi and ‘exotic tapas’ of the Doble Zer00 kitchen the little ones can devour the children’s menu then go off and play in the ‘Kodomoo’ area, full of games to keep them entertained and monitors to make sure they are safe and looked after so you can savour your meal and have a little adult time. The service is offered during lunchtimes on Saturday and Sunday and Bank holidays.
Ctra. de Miramar, 38
Restaurante Martinez has it all; fantastic views over the city, a great food menu which contains many traditional Catalan dishes with the Martinez twist and extremely friendly waiters. All this adds up to a great restaurant to take the whole family. The restaurant is situated high up on the Mirador de Poble Sec hill and is an open air terrace allowing for al fresco dining all year round. The location also means there are areas for children to run around and play and the waiters are more than ready to make every member of the family feel welcome. The menu offers traditional rice, meat and fish dishes as well as tapas and oysters and there is a generous set menu for 40€ which leaves you feeling so full you might need to roll back down the hill!
La Caseta del Migdia
Mirador del Migdia
A place so secret most Barcelonins don’t know it exists, La Caseta del Migdia is located on the Mirador del Migdia of Montjuïc, handily in the perfect position to watch the sunset over Barcelona. Open from 12pm until midnight La Caseta offers a simple barbecue menu such as botifarra and chicken on the grill as well as salads and desserts and crêpes for the little ones. Not content with offering some of the best views in Barcelona, La Caseta del Migdia also has entertainment in the guise of DJs, flamenco, bossanova and rumba nights. A fantastic place for a really special evening and plenty of space to let the younger members of the family run riot while you enjoy the views.