Until you become a parent, you don’t realise just how un-child-friendly so many places are. Is there room to put your pram? Is there adequate baby changing? Can you afford a little treat on your maternity pay, or will you have to go into your overdraft for a slice of cake?
So when Paris in Town, in Ormskirk, invited myself and 2 of my lovely mummy friends down to try it out, we were excited at the concept that we might have a new place to visit.
With three babies under 6 months between us, we come with a LOT of gear. Prams and bags and squeaky giraffe toys. Thankfully, Paris in Town has plenty of room. Often when we go to cafes, it’s hard to find a table where we won’t be a fire hazard and we have to weave through other tables – we feel like a burden before we’ve even sat down.
In Paris in Town, there are plenty of tables but with lots of space around them too, so our prams were all able to be right next to us, without being in the way of anyone else.
The decor of Paris in Town is so beautiful – it’s a mix of quirky and vintage and SUPER instagramable. So much so that we spent ages taking photos of the babies sat in this super cute chair by the fire!
Obviously one of the most important things is the food and drink and this place delivers! We all had a toastie (mine was cheese), with a salad on the side, a hot drink and a slice of cake and it was delicious. Jodie & I shared a lemon cake and a chocolate cake, because we couldn’t decide, and Charlotte had the dairy-free option. They also offer dairy-free milks too. I’m not usually a big cake person but these were both INCREDIBLE! So moist (sorry!) and full of flavour without being too sickly. The toasties were delicious too.
Parking is another big draw when it comes to choosing where to go for meet ups and thankfully, Paris in Town is just opposite the parking at the bus station which is £1 for 3 hours – which is how long we spent, chatting and eating cake. It was so lovely!
The changing facilities are also fantastic. There is plenty of room and it doesn’t just feel like an afterthought like it does in so many other places. It’s clean and pleasant which makes doing a gross job like changing a poo-splosion a lot less awful.
The staff could not have been friendlier, making sure we had everything we needed and we didn’t feel as though they were just desperate for us to leave (again, something we have experienced in other places). I felt happy and comfortable to breastfeed too.
Although it was a little out of the way from our Southport homes, it was well-worth the visit, and we will certainly come back.
Paris in Town are really welcoming to parents and are putting on a special deal for people with babies to get:
Coffee/Tea and Cake for £3.50 from 11am on a Friday.
Getting out of the house, spending time with other mums is really important for your mental health and lovely to have a little treat, so I would hugely recommend Paris in Town as an affordable luxury afternoon of tea and cake!
*I was invited to check out Paris in Town in exchange for an honest review. These are my true thoughts and opinions.