Space for a stroller
If you've got a baby or a toddler it can be difficult to find places for a coffee or meal that can accommodate a pram, have changing facilities and high-chairs. You don’t have to become a hermit – we've put together a list of pram-friendly places.
Il Piccolo Mondo - Hamm
Light, airy and spacious this Italian restaurant at 216 Rue de Hamm also has a baby changing table. A weekday lunch menu at €12,40 means it’s easy on the pocket too. Definitely room for a big buggy or even a double one in this place if you have twins. More than just a pizzeria (although the Diavolo gets a big thumbs up from diners), the a la carte menu includes seafood, meat and pasta options. It’s open lunchtimes and evenings to 22.30 Monday to Friday and Sunday, and from 18.00 on Saturday.
Matelots – Luxembourg City
Ahoy matey, I spy a changing table, but probably more enticing are the Breton crepes made using fresh, organic, and if you want it, gluten-free products. The restaurant has space for prams at some tables and there's an outside terrace in summer, with plenty of room for a pram or pushchair. It's open Monday lunchtime from 11.45 and Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner, with non-stop service on Saturdays from 11.45 to 22.00.
Exki – Kirchberg or Gare
Steer clear of the one in town which has stairs to the dining area and is a bit snug for a stroller and instead head to the more spacious sister Exkis in Kirchberg or Gare. Wholesome, hearty and organic food, with an emphasis on "enhancing" vegetables, perfect food for giving new mum's a much-needed vitamin boost.
Bivio – Schuttrange
Pizza, risotto, pasta, meat and vegetarian dishes make this spacious yet cosy restaurant perfect for lunch with baby, and it also has changing facilities. It’s popular, so probably best to book ahead, but you can rest assured there'll be plenty of space for your buggy. Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch between 12.00 and 14.00 and dinner from 18.30 to 22.30.
Vapiano – Kirchberg
Ideal if you fancy a family meal, need space for a four-wheeler (of the baby variety) and are happy to go and order your food. There are kid’s meals (if you have older children) and high-chairs to ease the family dining experience. Open from 11.00 to 23.00 Sunday to Thursday with an extended closing time at 24.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
EireLux – Howald
Tuck into some hearty Irish stew or a roast dinner in this very spacious Irish bar and restaurant with plenty of room for a pram or buggy, in addition to changing space. The bistro is open 09.00 to 14.30 Tuesday to Sunday and Friday evening for fish and chips.
Kathy's Deli & Cupcakery – Luxembourg Gare
Not oodles of pram space, but enough, and such deliciously tempting cakes and other delights, you’ll be sure to find a way to squeeze in that stroller. Most importantly it has a changing table. Open Monday to Saturday from 08.00 until 18.00 weekdays and until 16.00 on Saturdays.
Oberweis – Luxembourg City, Cloche d'Or and City Concorde
The perfect place for a Kaffiskränzchen with baby, this Luxembourg institution has three great places for new parents. The Cloche d’Or site has heaps of space for all sorts of baby equipment plus you can get a bit of shopping done if your DD nods off. (Reviewers say that the Luxembourg City branch has baby changing facilities). The Cloche d'Or premises are open 07.00 to 18.30 on weekdays and 08.00 to 18.00 on Saturdays. The City Concorde café is open 08.30 to 20.00 Monday to Thursday and until 21.00 on Fridays, plus it’s open Saturdays from 08.00 to 19.00. If you're in town, the slightly more snug Oberweis on Grand Rue is open Monday to Fridays 07.30 to 18.30 and Saturdays 08.00 to 19.00.
Casino Luxembourg and MUDAM
In case you didn't know it, one Thursday a month, parents with babies (0-24 months) can take a guided tour of the Casino gallery at 11.00, with staff available to assist you and the chance to grab a bite at Ca(fe) Sino. You can find the dates here. The light and airy café at the MUDAM offers a safe port in an otherwise grey autumn if you need to breathe in some fresh air and avoid the stress of squashing the pushchair into a café.
Naturata – Windhof, Belval and Altrier
Pick up some bio groceries and have a quick pit stop with baby. All three have space for a stroller and the one at Windhof has a play area outside for older kids. Inside, you can watch the cows chomping on hay through the café’s interior windows.
Check out our list of places to get "coffee with a hug" many of which have space for a stroller.
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