Cafe Bartlett Square (Cafe BSq)

family friendly restaurant jamaica plain

(photo credit: CafeBSq)


kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 5 spork rating

Spork Rating:  5


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain
  • Cuisine: Bakery/Cafe/Creamery
  • Price:  Cheap Eats Everything Under $10
  • Hours: M-F 6:30 am – 9 pm; Sat & Sun 8 am – 9 pm
  • Reservations:  No, order at the counter and then find seating
  • Recommended For Dining With:  Infants, toddlers, kids

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family friendly restaurant jamaica plain

(photo credit: Cafe BSq)

Steps from the Green Street T station, Cafe Bartlett Square is fun, bright and spacious family-friendly restaurant in Jamaica Plain. Serving up a variety of baked goods, hand-crafted sandwiches, soups, and salads, this cafe and bakery offers an extra bonus–it’s also a creamery serving local favorite, Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream. Cafe Bartlett Square has a lovely outdoor patio offering a perfect escape from the city, and inside, there is a little library on the wall to borrow or leave books – a perfect accompaniment to an iced coffee and a pistachio financier.

family-friendly restaurant tipOnce you order, just take your number over to your table and a very friendly server will bring your order over to you.

family-friendly restaurant tipCafe Bartlett Square likes technology. You can use LevelUp to pay here and there’s free wi-fi for all.

family-friendly restaurant tipJust need to pop in for a coffee in the morning? Take advantage of the cafe’s express line service, specifically for those needing to get in, get a coffee and get on their way.  Extra special bonus for the sweet tooth: there is also a separate line for ice cream.


Fantastic! The very friendly staff welcomes kids of all ages with a plethora of high chairs and space for strollers. You’ll almost always find a number of of kids in this family-friendly restaurant in Jamaica Plain…including the owner’s own little ones.

Main Menu:

family friendly restaurant jamaica plain

(photo Credit: CafeBSq)

Bartlett Square Cafe’s menu is full of great sandwiches (including some great vegetarian option) as well as delicious, freshly baked cookies and pastries. Don’t forget to treat yourself to Christina’s ice cream or froyo, frappes, floats, smoothies and more. Some menu favorites include:

  • Quinoa Vegetable Bowl
  • Cubano Sandwich
  • Breakfast Sandwich

Kid’s Menu:

There is a small kid’s menu, mainly made of sandwiches, such as an almond butter and jelly. Kiddie crowd-pleasing detail: all kid’s sandwiches are served with goldfish crackers.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Sam Adams Brewery
  • Jamaica Pond
  • Larz Anderson Park
  • Arnold Arboretum
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Johnson Playground and Sprinkler Park
  • SW Corridor


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables
  • High chairs
  • T accessible
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

  • T accessible by the Orange Line at Gree
  • n Street T Station
  • There’s generally ample parking available on Green Street