Petit 5 Kids Cafe

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Cafe area of Petit 5

A couple weekends ago, Alex, Baby M and I visited Petit 5, an upscale kids cafe in Itaewon, to celebrate our friend Baby E’s birthday. This place was fancy, and felt more like a trendy boutique (or Pottery Barn Kids?) than a kids cafe. Located on the 4th floor of the equally fancy Passion 5 (an upscale bakery/cafe/restaurant) building, Petit 5 offers good food/drinks, a kids play area, and plenty of kids’ clothes/toys/furniture to look at/purchase.

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Baby M not entertained by the play area…

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All of these toys… and Baby M chose to wander around instead

We placed Baby M next to Baby E and Baby S in the shoe-free little kids’ play area, hoping she would be entertained by all the toys (namely blocks), little rocking horses, and slide. But, she’s become a little wanderer/explorer, and kept running off. (I feel like there should have been a door to keep the kiddies in — there was a fence, but no door…)

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The “showroom” area of Petit 5 (half the total space)

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This is what happens when you try to take a picture with 3 babies sitting together…

In the end, Baby M spent a lot of time walking around the “shop” — touching clothes on the racks and trying to climb onto a toddler bed (and was promptly removed by staff). My biggest complaint? She was still wearing her socks (her shoes were removed at the entrance of the play area) in the open area (where shoes are allowed), which the germaphobe in me finds gross. (And what about babies who crawl around on the dirty floor, and put everything into their mouths?) The one thing I really love about kids cafes in Korea is the shoe-free policy — just seems much more sanitary!

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Club sandwich

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Royal milk tea, and a variety of pastries from Passion 5 downstairs

What did we love about Petit 5? The food! Baby E’s parents purchased a variety of delicious pastries from Passion 5 (the decadent patisserie downstairs — owned by the same people) and brought them upstairs. And, my royal milk tea (without added sugar too!) came with some gold flakes on top!!

p.s. The nursing area looked really nice — it was a sectioned off corner near the bathroom, had some comfortable seats and even a baby swing. Note: There was a women’s bathroom — and the changing table is located inside the women’s — but for dads, you have to go all the way down to the first floor to use the bathroom.

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Playing on the swing

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Other play area and more seating for cafe


{ Petit 5 Kids Cafe }

| Location |
4th floor of Passion 5 building (see picture here — most notable is the red bird statue out front): http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1151309

272, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 272 (한남동,SPC빌딩)

Closest subway station: Hangangjin Station (line 6), exit 3, walk straight for 3 minutes. Building on your left.

| Hours |
11 AM – 8 PM, 7 days a week

| Cost |
Kids: 5,000 per hour per paying adult
Adults: Must purchase a food or drink item off the menu


To read more about our experience at Lilliput Kids Cafe: Lilliput Cafe: Fun, New Kids Cafe


For a comprehensive list of kids cafes: https://www.angloinfo.com/seoul/directory/seoul-baby-kids-cafes-743


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