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Feb 9, 2011 06:04 AM

lunch with a two-year old near First Canadian Place

looking for suggestions for kid friendly restaurants in the financial district for a mid-week lunch. thx

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  1. DeKefir (bottom of the Bay Adelaide Centre escalators) has its own little seating area and is not crazy (or at all) busy like the rest of the PATH. It's really more breakfast foods but they have waffles and lots of cut-up fruit toppings. I am planning to take my 5 year old next time she comes to visit the office. Just depends how much of a meal you are looking for with this outing. I doubt they have high chairs though. I have seen a high chair in use in one of the PATH food courts but I can't remember where.

    1. Mercatto on Bay (just north of FCP) is kid friendly (have seen strollers there on numerous occasions). The bread basket served when you sit down would keep my kids happy until the food (italian) arrived. Gets crowded at lunch, so reservations or arriving prior to noon would be recommended. It also tends to be noisy (which I appreciate when I am out with my kids, as it's harder to notice if they misbehave :-) )

      I suspect kids wouldn't be a problem at the various Duke pubs (FCP and TD) nor at the Greek restaurant in the FCP food court (can't remember the name), but can't say I'd recommend those places for their food...

      15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

      1. How about the Duke of Westminster in First Canadian Place? It's loud and casual.

        Duke of Westminster
        77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5X 1A6, CA

        1. The Marche in Brookfield Place offers a lot of variety and is very spacious. Angellini's Grill on the food court level of Royal Bank Plaza for pizzas, sandwiches etc. Both are accessible via the Path so no need to bundle up.

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          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            I would recommend Marche as well. We have taken my 3 year old and my sister-in-law's 1 year old son there and we get them the cheese pizza from there. Nice thin crust and not too big for their small stomachs. They also have huge high chairs. Parking is available in Brookfield Place so you don't have to walk outside. And for dessert, we get my son a small scoop of ice cream.

            1. re: sasgirl

              Third for Marche - it's fun for kids to walk around and see the different foods being prepared. Lots of options will please any palate. And with ice cream, waffles, pastries, etc., for dessert, it's a sure kiddie crowd pleaser.