The Marzenna is waiting at the door, ready to be tossed into the Vistula along with my full winter wardrobe. I’m already anticipating the joys of those bright morning strolls, exploring Warsaw’s diverse suburbs then sipping fresh lemonade and, dare I say it, eating al fresco! But if you have young children to think of then that casual stroll needs calculated planning. Obligatory snack and toilet stops are essential. Luckily Warsaw is overflowing with cafes to suit the needs of every individual and little people rank high on the priority list. Here’s three of the best…
Somewhere over the rainbow and on the doorstep of Ujazdowski and Łazienki Park lies this colorful, bright café/shop. Wisely they’ve set a side a part for birthday celebrations so they never need to close the door. The lemonade will fizz up your day and the crepes guarantee you need to finish that stroll for exercises sake. If the sun is out then so are the bistro tables on the front pavement.
With the zoo, stadium and river close by this is a top location for exploration. The café is small but the owner’s imagination is big. Regular film/art workshops keep kids entertained. It’s also got a small fresh menu and outdoor seating (albeit on only two or three tables).
An oldie and a goodie. No outdoor seating, but after all that fresh air in Park Stefano Żeromskiego you’ll all be glad to take a seat in one of the many nooks. This quirky café comes complete with a spiral stair encased tree house den, and plenty of homemade cookies and cakes. The penny style sweet counter is a winner.