Child-Friendly Dining in Stockholm
Alexandra Beckwith rounds up some dining options for families and child-friendly restaurants in Stockholm.
Travelling with children and experiencing all the sites through their eyes can awaken our own joy in ways we had never thought possible. When I first arrived in Stockholm we were without kids. My husband and I loved fine dining, exploring the city, and finding our favourite restaurants and cafes.
Fast forward four years and two children later, and we are now the self-professed experts in dining with babies and finding child-friendly restaurants in Stockholm.
So if you’re a parent who likes good food, I have sussed out the best places in Stockholm to take little ones.
Here are some child-friendly restaurants in Stockholm.
If you are feeling nostalgic or just want some good ol’ American food this is the place to come. The children’s menu is fun; it comes with free crayons and a colouring book. The wait staff are great with kids and take a few extra moments to fuss over them and make them feel extra special. With two locations in Kungsträdgården and Östermalm, it is a great central restaurant with food to suit almost all tastes. TGI Fridays, Hamngatan 19, 111 47 Stockholm, $$$
Egon is a Norwegian restaurant that opened last year in the Mall of Scandinavia. Their motto is “Egon, where everyone belongs”. If you can avoid rush hour, it is very comfortable and kid friendly.
There is a small play area with a slide, video games, colouring and puzzles next to the tables so it is easy for parents to enjoy their meals while kids play. Egon, Mall of Scandinavia, Stjärntorget 2, 169 79 Solna, $$$
Under kastanjen is a gluten free haven. Situated in the heart of Stockholm’s Old Town under a beautiful chestnut tree, this restaurant/bistro/bakery is delicious and very accommodating. If you are meeting for play dates, the restaurant can open its rooms downstairs where you can all fit your prams and sleeping babies.
Otherwise, upstairs has several highchairs and room for a few prams. If you go, make sure you sample at least two of their daily cakes. Under kastanjen, Kindstugatan 1, 111 31 Stockholm, $$
Parkliv in Marabouparken
Once an old chocolate factory, this beautiful park is filled with sculptures, a splash pool and an art museum. While it might be a short adventure outside of the city center, the food is well worth the journey. Parkliv boasts plenty of space for kids to run around (basically an entire park), plenty of high chairs and a kid friendly atmosphere.
Their pancakes for kids served with rhubarb jam are so good you’ll want seconds. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly so there is always something delicious to try. Parkliv, Löfströmsvägen 8, 172 66 Sundbyberg, $$
Located in an old water tower, Delibruket Flatbread is the place to go if you are looking for Sweden’s best flatbread pizzas. Delibruket serves award winning flatbread pizzas, a wide variety of local beers and ciders and amazing desserts.
It is very kid friendly; loads of highchairs and just a two-minute walk from a brilliant playground not to mention the beautiful views if you are lucky enough to get a seat outdoors. An added bonus is on Tuesday’s, kids eat free. It doesn’t get much better than that. Delibruket Flatbread, Bergsgatan 1, 172 71 Sundbyberg, $$
En Halv Trappa Ner
This is my all time favourite kid-friendly café which serves delicious sandwiches, a great assortment of local beers, ginger ales and teas and scrumptious desserts. It is the perfect place to relax with the family after a long day of sightseeing.
En Halv Trappa Ner is a family run café right in the centre of Södermalm. Although the café entrance is down a half flight of stairs, hence the name in Swedish “a half floor down”, the owner is always on the ready to help carry prams into the café.
The café has a few highchairs and room for at least two big prams. What makes this place exceptional though is the father/son duo owners. They go out of their way to make sure all guests feel at home. They take the time to learn people’s names and chat with the kids. It really is a place out of the ordinary and well worth the visit. En Halv Trappa Ner, Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 3, 118 50 Stockholm, $$