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Oct 8, 2008 08:48 AM

?baby friendly San Diego?

My 10-month old nephew and I will be hanging out in downtown San Diego next week. I will have a car, but probably don't want to go too far as we have a nap schedule to consider. Looking for suggestions for good eating (can be restaurant, stand, market) and strolling (as in: stroller). Thanks

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    1. The fish market downtown is lively, and you can sit outside and look at the boats and the water. Anthony's fishette is also low key.

      Forget about the nap schedule, I have two kids, he will adjust.

      1. Balboa Park and The Prado for lunch

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        1. re: DougOLis

          I wouldn't really call the Prado a baby-friendly environment.

          1. re: foodiechick

            Not even for lunch on the patio? I've never been for lunch but I imagine it's pretty low-key. The Prado isn't the fanciest restaurant in San Diego.

            I think Balboa Park or the zoo are a hell of a lot more baby strolling friendly than walking around downtown.

            1. re: DougOLis

              i think it is more of a ladies that lunch place...I have seen alot of mission hills/kensington groups of four during the week at lunch. With the right amount of tourists thrown in, of course. But rarely kids, or babies. Good point about Balboa Park over downtown.

        2. Cafe 222 might be a good idea if you go after the morning rush. It's a small place, only open for breakfast and lunch. The owner usually brings her little person along. Also, try the Cheese Shop or The Tin Fish.

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          1. re: phee

            cafe 222 was a hit, esp since we're on east coast time so got there when it opened and shared the room with 2 other tables. super baby friendly and good scrambles and waffles

            1. re: sarapeater

              Glad you liked it! It's one of my faves when it's not too busy.

          2. Cafe Chloe will make you feel at home. Good for baby, good for parent. The perfect spot.


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            1. re: Fake Name

              Cafe Chole was another great recomendation. And for lunch the staff said they can be most accomodating, not surprisingly, early (11 and before) and late (2ish). But they're super friendly either way.

              The Cheese Shop was great too - breakfast and lunch.
              Thanks again