I’ve been meaning to do this new thing on my blog where I review restaurants and more activities and areas based on how kid-friendly they are. For the time being, it hasn’t been difficult getting out and about with Petra in tow. She’s only three so it’s not like she can throw food (thank god) and she doesn’t need high chairs or anything but it’s still a little intimidating dining out with an infant. We’re also not big on crowds and, with Petra having an early bedtime, we tend to stick to lunch hours, usually. It’s on a rare occasion that we’ll head out for dinner. So my criteria isn’t like crazy but we’re preparing ourselves. For example, I’m starting to realize that there’s never any bathrooms with a changing table in them. So disappointing!
While Cafe Mogador is no exception in the bathroom area, I must admit that it is a cute restaurant to take your kids too. The space is open and airy which is really unheard of in New York. The open space allowed us to park the stroller right next to our table so it was perfect. While they also lack a kids menu, they do have easy things for kids to eat like hummus and pita chips which I’m going to categorize as healthy. (Hummus is everything). For big kids and adults, they serve brunch here until 4 so that means you can enjoy their many egg dishes with a side of mimosa. They also delicious sandwiches for lunchtime as an option. And if eating indoors seems blah, they have an AMAZING patio in the back. The natural light is perfection and great for photo ops of your food and your littles. The cafe does tend to get packed on the weekends for brunch and if you walk by, you can always see people waiting outside for a table. We happened to go on a Monday for lunch and we actually had the place to ourselves for the most part.
I’m really intrigued with how our neighborhood is changing. Of course, while some people have a problem with that, I personally believe it’s getting more kid-friendly. There isn’t a morning where I walk to work and don’t spot a stroller on my way. Because of this, I’m really excited to go out and explore more with my little family and it makes me excited for the future where Petra will be able to indulge in the thing I also get excited for: Food! Here’s to hoping she’s not a picky eater!
(Photo above from Yelp! The photo of me and Petra was taken by Lukasz 💕)