Lunch that your kids will love

Mama Shleter - le restaurant

Mama Shelter (Lyon 7th)

Here you’ll find a terrace in the summer, a charming decor, seasonal cuisine prepared with love, and deliciously comforting dishes, like the ham macaroni stew and the home-made burgers. What’s more, kids will be delighted by the giant table football and various activities on offer.
In terms of accommodation, the hotel located in Lyon’s 7th district has a special family deal with a 50% discount on the second room. 
Mama Shelter

Le Mob Hôtel (Confluence)

If you’re out and about in the Confluence district, here is a lively place where everybody is welcome, including little guests!
A shady terrace for sunny days, a laid-back atmosphere, an organic canteen serving Mediterranean food every Sunday, and an organic teatime snack, as well as regularly organised family activities, make this one of our very favourite addresses!
Mob Hôtel

Food Traboule (Vieux-Lyon)

It’s worth coming to this street food hall in the heart of Vieux-Lyon (Old Lyon) to see the magnificent building it is housed in alone. Your children will love the delicious, high-quality street food, prepared before your eyes at the 12 stands, offering a range of tempting sweet and savoury options!  
Food Traboule

Food Traboule © Nicolas Villion

Hard Rock Café (Cordeliers)

Want to take a break from shopping in the Presqu'île district to have lunch? Make your way to the Hard Rock Café, where children are welcome! There are plenty of options that will please kids (including burgers and chips of course) made with local ingredients. They can come and go as they please and there is colouring to keep them busy between courses.
Hard Rock Café

Zucca (Cité Internationale)

In the Cité Internationale complex near Tête d'Or Park, the Italian restaurant at the Marriott Hotel offers a kids menu all week. Also, each Sunday, a ‘Zuzu Kid Club’ activity leader looks after children from 3 to 12 years while their parents have brunch. They are provided with a lunch box, a dining corner, a rest area, films and a themed workshop (including games, English and drama).

Le Zucca (Marriot) - Zuzu Kid Club à l'heure du brunch © Sabine Serrad / Zucca

A well-deserved teatime snack

Kitchen (Guillotière)

This place is small, but its dishes are hugely tasty. It's a firm favourite among bistro lovers in Lyon, and their children are welcome too. Connie is always delighted to supply drawing materials and toys!

Yakapiocher (Lyon 1er)

In this board game café in Lyon’s 1st district, Margot, Grégoire and Cyrille look forward to welcoming you with your children. You will find a kids area with no less than a dozen boxes of games and toys. While they’re busy playing, you can choose from a selection of some 400 board games! In terms of food, there are pastries for teatime, as well as snack platters and croque-monsieurs (toasted sandwiches).
Yakapiocher, 8 rue Rivet.

Les Papas Sucrés (Bellecour)

Tucked away in the lively Presqu'île district, this is a calm and cosy spot for lunch or tea. The brunch menu, with pancakes and toast, served every Wednesday and Saturday, is a particularly attractive option. What’s more, everything is fresh, home-made and absolutely delicious!
Les Papas Sucrés, 42 rue Sala

A relaxing drink without the kids getting bored

Trokson (on the slopes of Croix-Rousse hill)

In summer, the paving stones that serve as a terrace for this café is taken over by kids shouting, squabbling and kicking footballs while parents enjoy a drink. The sort of relaxed venues we absolutely love!

Bieristan (Villeurbanne)

This "biergarten" is the ideal place to enjoy a beer and a Flammekueche (tarte flambée) in its peaceful garden in Villeurbanne. Perfect on spring and summer evenings!

Our list is obviously a lot longer than this, but you have to start your family outing somewhere!

You can find even more kid-friendly addresses in Lyon and the surrounding area in our special section ‘As a Family !’