Ten great kid-friendly restaurants Greece is a culture that's heavy on the importance of family, so it doesn't come as a surprise that countless restaurants, cafes, and even bars are kid-friendly while giving parents a moment to talk with other adults. Souvlaki places near playgrounds and cafes with inflatable castles are just some of the creative solutions dreamed up in a city that likes everyone to be happy.
Kids are fond of foods they know; as much as parents push new tastes in front of them, it's good to reward them with a standard meal of a cheeseburger and french fries. Spaghetti. Grilled cheese. We agree, which is why first on our list is the Hard Rock Cafe. On top of offering what might be the city's best burger, every Sunday the restaurant organizes a party for kids and their parents. Events can include face painting, music, and games. It's location directly on Filelinon means the rest of a Sunday afternoon can be spent enjoying the Attica sun by walking through Plaka and the wide pedestrian road that leads to the Acropolis, Areopagitou. We also recommend Greece's own answer to the golden arches, Goody's, as a sneaky way of continuing to broaden their horizons. Their kids meals have prizes and smaller portions of fast food favorites but with the added bonus of coming in a package with Greek writing for a cool souvenir.
Cultural eateries that won't scare picky eaters include the delicious grilled meat of Thanasis and Bairaktaris: the fast, noisy pace of waiters tossing down plates of meat and French fries will keep kids stimulated. To Koutouki likewise has delicious plates of meat, home cut potatoes and fried cheese called saganaki
. The walls are painted up in all the colors of the rainbow; wide spaces to run in nearby Philopappou park mean that parents can keep eating while kids explore. Archeion Gefsis turns dinner into live entertainment with servers dressed in togas and authentic meals eaten by the Ancient Greeks. Diners aren't even given any utensils that didn't exist for the Ancient Greeks, which include forks. This makes for one meal that it's completely okay to eat with your hands.
Lakiou 9 Ano Petralona
Quirky Taverna with Soul in Philopappou... read more
Monastiraki, just off the northeast corner of Monastiraki Square
Nostalgic Athenian establishment for Gyro and Souvlaki... read more
Emanouil Benaki 76, Exarcheia
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22 Kodratou Street
(near Karaiskaki Square)
No forks, but lots of Ancient Food Fun... read more
2 Monastiraki Square
A quick fix for hunger while in the square...
17 Iraklitou, Kolonaki
Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 4