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Baby-friendly in East End?

apb Feb 6, 2008 05:48 AM

We have friends visiting from the UK with their 9 month old son. Can anyone recommend baby-friendly restaurants in and around Leslieville - even up as far as the Danforth? Looking for brunch and dinner specifically. Thanks!

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    julesrules RE: apb Feb 6, 2008 05:53 AM

    Ten Feet Tall (Danforth near Coxwell) is very baby friendly. Mimi's on Gerrard too. The Jester Pub on the Danforth is not a chow destination, but they allow kids until 8pm and have a good tap selection. Euro crepe on the Danforth. Really there are many options and I think there have been a few previous threads on this.

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      cheesymama RE: apb Feb 6, 2008 05:53 AM

      We take our kids to Il Fornello on the Danforth, we get there early for dinner (by 5:30) and there are always lots of families, brunch is the same thing. Mill St Brew Pub in the Distillery District is another good place to go with kids. I think if you plan on an early dinner you'll be fine just about anywhere.

      1. Otonabee RE: apb Feb 6, 2008 06:03 AM

        On the east end pretty mcuh every restau is pretty baby friendly. Trust me, it really isn't an option around here :) The Il Fornello on Queen is excellent with kids. Also Toast is a pretty good spot for brunch and they were great with the kids but I can't remember if they have high chairs... (we always have our own travel seat with us)

        I will second the Mill Street Pub, I even had my son's 1st birthday party there!

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          julesrules RE: Otonabee Feb 6, 2008 09:33 AM

          Yup.. the list of places I wouldn't bring my toddler is short, and more based on factors like crowding (Bonjour Brioche) than anything else, also Allan's because they do not allow strollers. Most of the Greek restaurants are also very family-friendly and casual. The places I list above have gone out of their way to be friendly to our toddler.

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            Helina RE: julesrules Feb 6, 2008 12:02 PM

            I've mentioned it before but Green Eggplant on Queen, east of Woodbine is very kid-friendly. Special kids meals (NOT the usual chicken fingers). Also a nice, casual place for a grown-up drink. But it can get busy.

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              shana RE: Helina Feb 6, 2008 01:12 PM

              we've met our friends with a baby at Barrio several times for brunch and they were great, I'll also second Mill street we just took a 3 month old there and it was perfect.


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