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Aug 6, 2007 02:16 PM

Calgary with a Baby

Hello Calgary 'hounds!

I will be in Calgary with my wife and five month old baby from August 16-23, and am looking for some recommendations. We are staying at the Hotel Arts (119 12 Avenue SW), and have a car. Our daughter is at the point where she is ok in her high chair, but for a limited time only. Places that are nearby and baby friendly would be appreciated, as are places that do good take out!

We like most different types of food and price is not a major issue. A good breakfast place (basic bacon & eggs is fine) near the hotel would be a real plus!

Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance!

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  1. I don't know if you are thinking of heading out to Banff or CAnmore... if you are, we just discovered some GREAT baby friendly places. LEt me know if you would like to know more. We have two under two and find that Calgary is generally good with kids. I would say that Japanese restaurants are probably the least child friendly here.

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    1. re: alex8alot

      Thanks for the reply. We are not going to be heading out to Banff or Canmore this trip -- we are mostly visiting with family and friends, but need some meal ideas for the other times.

    2. You'll find lots of restaurants on 17th ave and 10th ave.

      The Galaxie Diner at 1413 11 st SW is fun fro breakfast though I'm trying to remember if I've ever seen a high chair. They have booths and are more likely to have booster seats.

      1. Manuel Latruwe (1333 1st St. SE) has Belgian Waffles along with an assortment of excellent Belgian pastries, breads, croissants, cakes, and other treats (like ice cream or quiche). Not bacon and eggs, but definitely a very delicious breakfast!

        You walk up to the counter where you order your treats and then seat yourself anywhere. It's up to you how long you want to stay and you can even take your food outside and enjoy it on the bench in front of the bakery. I don't recall if they have high chairs or booster seats.

          1. re: ApaulO Agrinaut

            I would recommend the Avenue Diner, if you are making a morning of Stephen Avenue (pedestrian street downtown...well pedestrian only some of the time).

            Divino, next door, is another favourite of mine, if you are looking for a slightly more upscale experience for lunch or dinner. It isn't too fancy (nothing in Calgary is VERY fancy), so I'm sure with a little one in tow, most anywhere will be accepting in a pinch.

            Downtown Calgary tends to be VERY busy during lunch, but the downtown crowds dissipate for dinner.

            I haven't checked, but if you are from a metropolitan US city, Calgary doesn't do take-out in quite the same way as say, nyc, where virtually every restaurant has take-out or delivery, so that is a bit more of a stretch if you are looking for fine-dining take-out.

            You might also like to wander around the Kensington area of town, just across the Bow River. There are several shops, cafes and restaurants. Enough variety, to likely find something to suit your needs for food. A nice place for a stroll along the river too.

            Enjoy your visit!

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