Restaurants and Cafés Where Kids Can Play

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Want to eat out for a special occasion, or simply crave a meal with the entire family – little ones included? Here’s our compilation of restaurants and cafes with play areas and sections for kids to keep themselves occupied while the adults enjoy the hearty meal in the company of friends and family.

Selangor

1. Rimba & Rusa

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Beautifully furnished, Rimba & Rusa is an aesthetically-pleasing restaurant-cum-cafe nestled in Sunway Nexis (an up and coming open-concept mall in Kota Damansara). The kingdom of arts and crafts is sectioned into two floors, with the play area being set up on the second floor – so parents can enjoy a good meal in peace while the kids have fun at the play area.

Price Range: RM10 – RM50
Kids Meals: –

Address: D-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-6151 4022


2. Dear Azalea

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Named after the youngest member of the family, this cozy cafe run by a family is big on comfort food, from mac & cheese to sinful cakes, they’ve got it all covered. Colourful, the cafe is filled with murals and decorations that will keep your little ones busy. Kids seating is also available, making the dining experience that much more memorable.

Price Range: RM6 – RM30
Kids Meals: 

Address: G-10 Riana Green Plaza, Jalan Tropicana Utara, Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-7803 1855


3. Kopimeo

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Located in Shah Alam, Kopimeo is one not to be missed. Packed during lunchtime, the cafe offers good vibes and meals at an affordable price. The owner is a parent of three, and so the cafe has a small yet promising kid play corner for parents with toddlers.

Price Range: RM5 – RM20
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: 29, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B 9/B, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam
Phone Number: 012-2060 326


4. Good Friends Restaurant & Cafe

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Good Friends Cafe presents a warm, fun and homey atmosphere, especially for kids! It offers a wide range of delicious and affordable range of food items, including Asian and Western fusion menu. Good Friends Cafe is a great place for meetings, relaxing, and group hang outs. Their play area is good for activities for children of all ages.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: 
Available by request
Address:
Good Friends Cafe, 15&17,  Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-5613 1415


5. IKEA

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Famous for their affordable quality furniture, IKEA has families doing rounds in the massive retail space. IKEA also knows just how hungry and restless families can get after a tiring day of heavy shopping, which is why they don’t only offer furniture and household items, but also food! The IKEA Restaurant is considered a resting place for you and your family to indulge your taste buds: indulge in their palatable array of Swedish and daily specials on both the regular and kids menu. Of course, their price range is just as appetising as their food! Let’s not forget the large kids play area, where parents can have them dropped off while they shop.

Price Range: RM3 – RM40
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: IKEA, No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-7726 7777


6. Wondermilk Cafe (Damansara Utama & Citta Mall)

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At Wondermilk, you’ll find hot sandwiches, cupcakes, coffee, art and bits of stationary for purchase. Their outlets in Damansara Utama and Citta Mall feature a cute play area for kids, making it a great place for play dates.

Price Range: RM10 – RM20
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: 41 Jalan SS 21/1A Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya; Lot G-48 Citta Mall, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-7725 8930


7. Out of Africa

PJ Palms Sports Centre is a place where most families do their recreational activities together. After a good swim, unwind at the African Safari-themed restaurant just next to the public pool. With the play pen, swings and slides all inside the restaurant compound, parents can let the kids explore the Safari jungle-styled eatery on their own. Out of Arica serves authentic African Halal and Pork-free cuisine. Either opt for the seats inside or dine al-fresco on the terrace next to the kid’s playground.

Price Range: RM10-RM80
Kids Meals: Available
Address: PJ Palms Sport Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-7955 3432


8. Johnny Rockets, Sunway Pyramid

Dubbed the largest Johnny Rockets outlet in Malaysia, the American diner inspired restaurant is a dream come true for every kid… and parent! Enjoy a worry-free family meal at the entertainment area (e-darts, foosball, air hockey) on level 2 where your kids can eat and play within sight. On your way out, check out the mini playground too!

Price Range: RM10 – RM35
Kids Meals:
Available
Address:
Lot OB.F(MS), Blue Cube Building, Oasis Boulevard, First Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-5611 8252


9. Bubba Gump Citta Mall

Tackling seafood at Bubba Gump Citta Mall is made easier with a large playpen located just outside the restaurant. Mum and Dad are able to eat in peace whilst the tots enjoy making new friends at the mini house. An added safety bonus are the jigsaw mats, so you won’t have to worry about the little ones hurting themselves.

Price Range: RM10 – RM50
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: Citta Mall, Lot No. G-11, Ground Floor, Jalan PJU 1A/4B, PJU 1A, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Phone Number: 03-7832 4200


10. Antipodean, Atria Shopping Gallery

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Located within the Damansara Jaya neighbourhood, this Antipodean outlet includes a spacious kids’ play area in the middle of the seating section. With a television, colourful toddler-sized stools and a good variety of toys to play with, your child can stay occupied while you enjoy your meal. While it does not have a kids-only menu, its extensive range presents many delicious kid-friendly dishes.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: –
Address: G37 & GK1, Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

 

 

KL

1. Wicked Pancake Parlour

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Upon entering the Wicked Pancake Parlour, guests are greeted by wood-centric furniture and natural light streaming in. Situated right above Yellow Brick Road, the affiliated restaurants share their menus making the perfect brunch pairing. As the name suggests, the menu boasts interesting pancake fixtures while Yellow Brick Road provides a more savoury fix. Nestled in the corner of the Wicked Pancake Parlour is a comfortable play area complete with a tent that is enough to take kids to Oz and back again.

Price Range: RM 10 – RM 30
Kids Meals: 
 
Address: 7, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-2035 5922


2. Marmalade Cafe (Bangsar Village 2)

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Marmalade Cafe’s Bangsar branch is a place that serves homely food in a cozy ambiance. Their kids area is compact and intimate, with a variety of toys to choose from. Their menu consists of homemade dishes, such as wholesome salads, pastas and healthy smoothies, at affordable rates and generous portions.

Price Range: RM5 – RM 30
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: Marmalade, 1F-18, 1st floor, Bangsar Village II, No. 1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-2282 8301


3. Antipodean

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Antipodean in Bangsar is probably where you can find the best non-halal brunch in KL. Securing a table on weekends can be difficult, but we’ve been told it’s worth the wait. For the little ones in your family, there’s an alcove under the stairs where they can choose to watch TV or play with toys.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: 

Address: No. 20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-2282 0411


4. Mango Chili Cafe

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A Bangkok franchise, Mango Chili knows how to satisfy their customers by offering an irresistible, nutritious yet affordable selection of Thai food. This eatery puts kids first not only by setting up an activities section in their premise, but also for each meal purchased, Mango Chili will give a meal to a child in hunger via the Dignity for Children Foundation.

Price Range: RM6 – RM40
Kids Meals: 
Available by request
Address: Mango Chili Cafe, Nexus Bangsar South City, No. 7 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-2242 3737


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Located on the 2nd floor of 1 Mont Kiara Mall, the cafe looks very inviting with its bright colours and natural sunlight. On the menu are light and healthy bites like sandwiches and juices, or you can also opt for their Korean specialties like bingsu or noodle set. The cafe’s play space – filled with fun baby learning toys – is specially catered for babies and young tots below 4 years old. Entrance fee for the playground is RM10 but if you spend more than RM20, entrance is free!

Price Range: RM10-RM20
Kids Meals: Available
Address: 2-21C, 2nd Floor, 1 Mont Kiara, No.1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 010-295 3099/010-295 6263 


6. For Goodness Cakes

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For Goodness Cakes is both a quirky fun name and a quirky fun cafe! For the true experience of home-cooked food with great quality ingredients, For Goodness Cakes serves a variety of dishes from snacks, fusion meals and – of course – desserts! With a comfortable play area for kids to mingle and interact, For Goodness Cakes is a cafe where parents can kick back, relax and indulge in good, wholesome food with the family.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: 

Address: 
For Goodness Cakes, 36G (ground floor), Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-6211 6782


7. Marhaba Restaurant

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It’s not every day that we get to enjoy the atmosphere and authentic taste of food from the Arabian peninsula. Although the menu at Marhaba can be slightly pricey, their portions are generous, the staff is friendly and the service is excellent. Their kids play area is located in the outdoor section of the restaurant where families can relax under the stars.

Price Range: RM10 – RM100
Kids Meals: 

Address: Marhaba, D1-G4-1 Publika Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03 – 6207 8222


8. Namoo in the Park

Drop by Namoo for its famed desserts like Sweet Pumpkin Cake and their modern take on traditional Korean dishes. It’s also strategically located next to Publika’s outdoor playground. Just like the food at Namoo, there is nothing ordinary about the cool looking swings, seesaws, monkey bars and slides at the playground!

Price Range: RM10 – RM55
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: 
Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-6411 6698


9. Caffe Crema @ Plaza Mont Kiara

In need of a haircut and a cuppa but haven’t got anyone to mind the kids? Drop by Plaza Mont’ Kiara’s coffee place Caffe Crema which is just next door to Number 76, a hairdressing salon with a cozy play area for kids. Dimly lit, the play area is best suited for children aged below 7 with IKEA toys to keep them entertained while Mum enjoys some “me time”.

Price Range: RM10 – RM 30
Kids Meals: 

Address: E-01-02, Block E, Plaza Mont Kiara, 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur


10. Happikiddo (Quill City Mall)

At Happikiddo, moms and dads can shop for kid-friendly products including clothing, toys, food and more, shelved in every corner of the outlet. After that, they can drop by the café at the store entrance for something to munch on. The open play area is perfect for kids to play in while Mum and Dad catch up over some food.

Price Range: RM4 – RM18
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: Lot No. 2.26 – 2.31, 2nd Floor, Quill City Mall, 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur


11. RGB & The Bean Hive

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RGB is not an easy café to spot, but it truly is worth the visit. A bungalow in the residential area of Jalan Damai, RGB is a great and quiet place for mums and dads to enjoy a healthy vegetarian/vegan meal and sit back to a cup of vegan brew and cake while the little ones enjoy their playdate in the humble yet well equipped play area.

Price Range: RM8 – RM20
Kids Meals: – 

Address: 35, Jalan Damai off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-2181 1329


12. Tuck Shop @ BSC

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Going to a food court with kids can be tricky. This makes a child-friendly food gallery like Tuck Shop @ BSC worth the visit. Situated where Stuff Your Face cafe used to be, the entire area is a total kids haven. Surrounded by a skating rink, jungle gym and a play area, this makes for the perfect place to hold birthday parties. Serving up a fusion of cuisines from Chinese to Western, parents can dine or do a little shopping while kids will be free to run and play to their hearts content.

Price Range: RM10 – RM20
Kids Meals: – 

Address: Level 4, Bangsar Shopping Complex, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur


13. The Bee @ Publika

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The best thing about The Bee is that it really does feel like your typical neighbourhood hangout. Mismatched furniture give a rustic feel that completes the homey vibe of the venue. The humble menu does not disappoint, serving up brunch and lunch favourites that cater to all ages. The Bee often plays host to a variety of events ranging from swing dancing to open mic nights. With a little corner of toys to occupy the little ones, mommies and daddies can still bring their kids and won’t have to miss out on the fun.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: 36, Level G2, Publika Mall, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-6201 8577


14. Benbino @ Publika

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Owned by the same group who brought you Ben’s and Ben’s Independent Grocer, Benbino is a good place to grab a cuppa after your weekend grocery shopping trip while your little one grabs a bite to eat. Benbino takes pride in their special menu which offers yummy nutritious meals in easy bite-sized portions, perfect for young children. It also has a play area near the dining section, which is elevated so that you have a bird’s eye view and peace of mind.

Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: Lot 49B, Level G3, Publika Mall, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur


15. Goodness Greens Café (TTDI)

At Goodness Greens, you get to ‘customise’ your own salad, from your base (brown rice, salad leaves, etc) and mains (proteins, grains, etc). Its mission is to promote clean eating with their vegan-friendly dishes, superfood-packed smoother bowls and even rice bowls, pasta, and have refreshing juices along with your meal. Good news for parents; there’s a kids’ play area along with a child-friendly bathroom complete with a diaper changing table.

Price Range: RM10 – RM26
Kids Meals: –

Address: No 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 018-368 3320 / 03-7732 0235


16. Green Tomato Café

KL should have more alfresco eateries like this. Green Tomato Café is hidden in a lush green compound in KL, but it’s pretty easy to find. The free parking and massive space for strollers are a big bonus too. Recently, a kids’ playground was set up to encourage kids to run around the grass barefoot, and the café itself can tailor its latte art classes for children by swapping coffee for hot chocolate.

Price Range: RM12 – RM20
Kids Meals: 
Available
Address: Yayasan Seni, 333 Persiaran Ritchie, Off Jalan Ritchie, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: 03-4251 5154


17. Gula Cakery

Gula Cakery is known for their tiny four-inch cakes and sekaya nangka cupcakes. Starting out as an Instagram cake shop, the 24-year old founder, Arieni, took a pastry course in Paris and poured her love for baking into this workshop and café. It holds baking workshops on the ground floor (for kids from ages 3 onwards), while the café itself and the kids’ play area are located on the second floor.

Price Range: –
Kids Meals: –

Address: 11 Jalan Anggerik Aranda BG 31/ BG, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Selangor
Phone Number: 03-5131 4604

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