Brunch + kids + good food = happiness in Quebec City

Becoming a parent is often synonymous with "brunching often." When you have kids, it’s just that much easier to go out for lunch than for a three-hour dinner! Here are are a few places where the brats are welcome, without skimping on quality or ambiance for mum and dad.

Restaurant La Signature

1073 3E Av, Québec, QC G1L 2X3

A little place on 3rd Avenue in Limoilou, known to brunch insiders, Le Fun en Bouche specializes in lunches served in a friendly atmosphere. Parents are powerless to resist the homemade bread with organic flour and sweet shooters, while kids love slurping the hot chocolate made with 70% dark chocolate.

Pied Bleu Charcuterie Le

179, rue Saint-Vallier O, Québec, QC G1K 1J9

This is one of the most popular places for hip young families, and you soon see why: relaxed atmosphere, delicious menu, homemade meats and ultra-friendly service. If you're thinking of trying this 'bouchon' (or authentic-style Lyonnais restaurant) on Vallier Street West St for brunch, it's best to book ahead!

Cochon Dingue

2450, boul Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2L1

It just has to be said: the Restos Plaisirs Group has a knack for coming up with dining experiences for the whole family. A list of family-friendly venues would not be complete, and especially not where brunch is concerned, without mentioning Le Cochon Dingue (René-Lévesque, Champlain, Maguire, Lebourgneuf). Although the children's menu is very good, it's not uncommon to find the little ones sizing up their parents' lunchtime poutine.

Billig Le

481, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P5

It's always a feast when you're little and eating pancakes... Why not bring the kids to a real Breton crêperie? At Billig (Rue St. John), every day is Candlemas (the European festival of pancakes), especially with the Nutella crêpe.

Ciel! Bistro-Bar Tournant

1225 cours du Général-de Montcalm, Québec, QC G1R 4W6

Kids of an inquisitive nature will love eating at Heaven!, located on the 28th floor of the Hôtel Le Concorde, Cours du General de Montcalm. There's a magnificent view of the entire city... and the restaurant rotates! Not enough to make you dizzy, but just enough to make the brunch something extra special. On top of that, there are delights to be had, including French toast made with brioche.

Café Restaurant Au Bonnet D'Âne

298, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P1

This nice little neighborhood restaurant, nestled in the less touristy corner of the rue Saint-Jean, is toddler-friendly. The menu is classic but effective: eggs, omelets, pancakes, French toast; all at very affordable prices. Bonus: if you're looking to brunch during the week, Bonnet is open from 8 am!

Chez Boulay Bistro Boréal

1110, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4

On Rue Saint-Jean, inside the city ramparts, this northern bistro is just the place to celebrate a special occasion. And just because it's a bit chic, doesn't mean that children aren't welcome; quite the contrary! The service is pleasant and the brunch menu, which changes according to the inspirations of chef Arnaud Marchand, is a celebration of the produce of Quebec.

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