EATING OUT & CAFES

Eating out with small children family can be fantastic - or, often, a bit of a chore, with some places more welcoming than others. The eateries in Zug aren't always as well equipped as they could be - so here are some tips: 

- Take child sized cutlery with you

- Quiet toys such as puzzles, colouring in books and crayons are useful

- Ask for an extra cold plate to transfer hot food onto, especially if you have a hungry child with you.
- If there is no children's menu, ask if half-sized portions are available. 
 

ALPENHOF, KÜSSNACHT & SEILPARK RIGI

This is a summer destination due to it's fantastic outdoor playground, trampolines and rope park (for children over 135cm with entry via tickets). The restaurant serves Swiss food, and reservations are recommended for large groups.

Please see the respective websites for opening hours.

ŽSat Nav details:

Restaurant Alpenhof

6403 Küssnacht am Rigi 

Parking: Free parking on site

BIO HOF ZUG

Enjoy the gorgeous view of Lake Zug from this organic farm shop and cafe, with a small and rustic play area for children as well as ride-on toys. This really is a beautiful spot for a coffee and cake, and lunch is also available. The cafe is self-service and open Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 / 14.00-17.00; Saturday 9.00-14.00.

ŽSat Nav details:

Artherstrasse 59 
6300 Zug

Parking: Free parking on site

CAFE PLAZA CHAM

Slightly hidden in a square by the church in Cham is this lovely cafe that has friendly  staff. When you enter if you go towards the left and out back, there is a nice sized play area with many toys and books, suitable for under 6s. It has a relaxed vibe and both food and alcohol are served here. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

ŽSat Nav details:

Kirchbühl 5

6330 Cham

Parking: Limited timed parking (display parking disc)

CAFE SPATZENTREFF

This charming, child-orientated cafe is 10 minutes from Cham's main station. It has an indoor climbing frame, area for babies and many toys. The menu is simple and it's also a great venue for parties for 0-5s. Opening hours are limited; at the time of writing it is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays- so please check before visiting.

ŽSat Nav details:

Zugerstrasse 37, 

6330 Cham

Parking: Paid parking available locally

CHäRNSMATT

This is a fantastic place for a half or full day out.  It's especially popular for Sunday brunch (a buffet- do book in advance) where they have staff to keep an eye on the kids as you eat (10:00-16:00 inc. public holidays). 

Food is regional, seasonal and fresh, with a kid's menu that extends beyond the usual chicken nuggets and fries.

There is an indoor softplay, a large selection of board games, and a large outdoor playground with a miniature railway.

Tel: 0 41 280 34 34

ŽSat Nav details:

Bertiswilstrasse 40 
6023 Rothenburg

Parking: Limited free parking if eating at the restaurant. There is also a car park across the road if the Chärnsmatt car park is full.

FORK & BOTTLE

This farm-to-table Zurich restaurant is a firm favourite at Zug Families. The building may be at a motorway exit - but it's very popular with expats for its home-style cuisine, wide selection of craft beers and friendly, welcoming service. The outside beer garden has a play area for little ones, and it's not too far from Sihlcity, so the perfect place to start a day of bikes and hikes. 

Enjoy brunch classics like blueberry pancakes - the portion sizes are very generous, but half portions are available for children.

ŽSat Nav details:

Allmendstrasse 20

8002 Zurich

Parking: Limited free parking if eating at the restaurant. There is also paid parking further down the street.

ŽSat Nav details:

Grabenstrasse 6

6300 Zug

Parking: Limited in the Old town, but several large car parks nearby 

INTERMEZZO

This cafe, an employer for staff with learning disabilities, is a firm favourite. Situated in the old town of Zug it serves delicious crepes and a small play area for little ones (at the back on the right hand side- it's not obvious). Staff are happy to give out colouring books and pencils, and the nappy changing facilities (down a spiral staircase) are excellent.

köstliches von haas

This is an organic speciality shop which has a small cafe and play area within it, suitable for under 5s. The staff are welcoming and in general it is a quiet spot.

Tel: +41 41 750 11 60

E-mail: koestlichesvonhaas@tic.ch

ŽSat Nav details: 

Waldheimstrasse 4 

6314 Unterägeri

Parking: A few spaces right outside, but paid underground parking within the building

RESTAURANT RATEN

This has stunning scenery at 1077 metres above sea level. The restaurant has an outdoor playground, with a zip-line, slide, wooden maze and climbing equipment.  In winter it is popular for tobogganing and even skiing. The food is typical swiss fare (children's dish: chicken nuggets and fries), however the staff are welcoming and children's highchairs are available. There are also many walking and hiking trails leading to breathtaking views.

ŽSat Nav details:

Restaurant Raten Ratenstrasse 
6315 Oberägeri

Parking: First hour free, CHF 2 for 3 hours, CHF 3 for 4 hours and CHF 5 for a day.

RESTAURANT SIHLMATT

Renowned for it's fresh trout, this restaurant in rural Menzingen can be a bit tricky to find, but is worth it when you get there. Situated on the banks of the Sihl, it's a perfect place for a walk (fairly buggy friendly) followed by a trout lunch and glass of wine. For children there are donkeys and chickens on the grounds as well as a play area with ride on toys, a slide and a hammock to lounge in. Booking in advance is advised and for their limited opening times, please check their website.

Tel: +41 41 755 12 44 
E-mail: info@sihlmatt.ch

ŽSat Nav details:

Restaurant Sihlmatt 
6313 Menzingen

Parking: Free

And don't forget...

 

There are a few supermarkets in the area with cafes/restaurants and small play areas for children, most suited to under 5s, but that can help make those shopping trips with little ones in tow just that little bit more tolerable. These are the ones we know about if you are aware of any others, please get in contact with us.

ŽSat Nav details:

Poststrasse 3

6340 Baar

Parking: Paid in local car parks

Coop Restaurant Zug Neustadt- situated on the 2nd floor, lift available.

ŽSat Nav details:

Baarerstrasse 6

6300 Zug

Parking: Paid in local car parks

Migros Restaurant- Zugerland

Coop Restaurant Baar Gotthard- situated on the 1st floor accessed via a door from the street, lift available.

ŽSat Nav details:

Hinterbergstrasse 40

6312 Steinhausen

Parking: Paid in local car parks

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