10 of the Best Child-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Galway


April 6, 2014

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There are so many great restaurants in Galway to choose from, but the issue for many parents is finding one that will cater for all of the family. Here’s our pick of some of the best child-friendly cafes and restaurants in Galway that have everything you need to make family dining a treat.

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A lot of the restaurants may have small dining rooms and will not look too kindly on bringing buggies into them, some may even refuse you entry! Where possible bring along a car booster seat or simply ask if the restaurant has an available baby seat. Here’s what we think makes a restaurant child friendly.

Family-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Galway

Garden Cafe at Brigit’s Garden

Enjoy fresh, high quality, homemade food in the award-winning Garden Cafe at Brigit’s Garden where you can relax in the light-filled dining room overlooking the garden or dine al fresco on the patio.

For kids, there are plenty of tasty, healthy options, including savoury and sweet crepes, toasties, small portions of homemade soups, yummy hot chocolate and lots more. There is also a play area with toys and books for small children.

The Garden Café is open to families whether or not they are visiting the Gardens. For those visiting the Celtic Gardens, there are lots of fun things for children to explore from the kids’ discovery trail to lots of natural play.

Milano’s, Middle Street

Milano’s is a very family friendly restaurant with plenty of space. They have a delicious ‘Piccolo’ set menu for the kids, with dough balls, pizza, pasta or salad and a desert, with a Bambinoccino to wash it down. They also offer a kids activity pack.

The Three Towers Eco House & Organic Kitchen

Opened in 2012, The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, Loughrea offers a peaceful retreat from the day to day bustle. Beside the Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, The Three Towers serves delicious organic food, and is proud to be only one of 2 restaurants in all of Ireland to claim organic status. Combine your stop at the cafe with a walk on the nature trail, or a pony ride for the kids.

Pascal’s Coffee House, William Street

Pascal’s Coffee House in Galway is super kid friendly, with great customer service and very welcoming staff. They have created a very family friendly atmosphere, with delicious food that caters to children.

Basilico, Oranmore

basilico oranmore

Basilico’s Italian restaurant in Oranmore has a good children’s menu with extensive options. They also offer colouring for kids and nice staff.

Da Roberta’s, Salthill

Da Roberta’s pizzeria is perfect for pizza lovers and is very welcoming and accommodating to children.

La Salsa, Main St & Lower Abbeygate Street

La Salsa offers fresh Mexican food for families and has a lovely friendly environment.

Mr Waffle, Newcastle Road

Mr Waffle is family-friendly and serves crepes, sandwiches, quesadillas and soups, and of course, their delicious waffles!

Dough Bro’s Wood Fired Pizza, Upper Abbeygate Street

Unfortunately, there is not a lot of buggy space at Dough Bro’s, but the staff are always very welcoming and accommodating and make an effort to chat to kids. They also have colouring available for children.

Poppyseed Cafe, Eglinton Street, Galway (also in Oranmore and Clarinbridge)

Poppyseed Café has lots of space for buggies and welcoming, helpful staff. Each of the locations has a very family friendly atmosphere.

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What other restaurants in Galway would you recommend? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: April 6th, 2014 / Categories: Food and Recipes, Ireland / Last Updated: March 19th, 2021 / Tags: , , , /

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