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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. 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.

Kids Meals: Available

Address: IKEA, No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya.

Phone Number: 03 7726 7777

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2. 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.

Kids Meals: Available

Address: PJ Palms Sport Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya.

Phone Number: 03-7955 3432

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 3. Antipodean, Atria Shopping Gallery

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Located within the Damansara Jaya neighbourhood, Antipodean 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. If you’re on the other side of town, you can also check out their Bangsar branch (featured below) or Ampang branch, and expect the same yummy meals and kid friendly spaces!

Kids Meals: N/A

Address: G37 & GK1, Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Phone Number: 03 7732 8594

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4. Tedboy Bakery, The School @ Jaya One

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Tedboy Bakery serves scrumptious bread and pastry that is made from scratch.  Kids can stay entertained at the child friendly area at the back of the café while waiting for they’re food, where they can find kid sized furniture and colouring activities.

Kids Meals: Available

Address: 100-G.037, Level G, The School, Jaya One, No. 72A, Jalan Universiti, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Phone Number: 03 7931 7388

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KL

 5. Marmalade

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Marmalade is a place that serves homely food in a cozy ambiance. Their kids area is compact and intimate, with a vaariety 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.

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

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6. Antipodean, Bangsar

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.

Kids Meals: N/A

Address: No. 20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 03 2282 0411

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7. Botanica Deli

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Botanica Deli brings you food that is fuss-free, affordable and delicious with a gourmet spin. They serve house-made sandwiches, salads and soup. You can either customise your own salad or pick a ‘crafted’ salad or sandwich. There’s lots of space outside for children and outdoor seating is available as well, which is ideal for a family brunch.

Kids Meals: Available

Address: G3A Podium, The Vertical, Bangsar South City, No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 016 9656 422

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8. Beauty In The Pot (Non-Halal)

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For a hearty, nutritious meal full of traditional goodness, head over with the family to Beauty In The Pot at the Gardens Mall. Choose from six different soup bases, and try their signature Beauty Collagen Broth, which has been painstakingly prepared over a minimum of six hours. There is a play area with a slide at the entrance of the Garden’s outlet too, although it is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: Lot T-201B, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 03 2202 1599

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9. Crust

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A classic  family-favourite dining option, Crust is great for a meal at any time of the day. The airy café serves up brunch, wood-fired sourdough pizzas, and mouthwatering burgers. Kids will stay entertained at the inviting play area, situated in a cosy corner right next to floor to ceiling windows. The entire space is flooded with natural light too, giving it a bright and uplifting feel.

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: Unit 17, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 03 6419 5708

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10. Midnight Baker

A neighbourhood cafe that’s as family-friendly as it can get! Choose to sit indoors or outdoors, with both options having its own child-friendly appeal. The inside of the café is home to a wooden playhouse and slide, along with a variety of toys- useful for parents who want to keep the kids confined to a manageable section. The outdoor dining area is fully covered, and situated within a breezy large open space for the kids to wander (or run!) around in safety.

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: LG 1-3, Seni Mont Kiara , Changkat Duta Kiara 50480 Kl 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 03 2382 1901

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11. The Little Owl

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A café playland built around the concept of providing a dining space within a spacious, gateless area so kids can play while parents have the opportunity to (finally) savour a meal! The child-centric café carries a complete range of toys and set ups for your busy little bub to explore, including mini slides, ride ons, train tracks and more. Parents with little crawlers will be happy to know that the entire place is a shoe-free zone too. The best part? Food quality is not compromised, with tasty Korean dishes being offered in both kid-sized or adult-sized portions. 

Kids Meal: Available

Entry Fee:  RM13 per child, 1 food or drink order per adult

Address: Publika A3-U1-1, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 017 637 0885

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12. Garden Dining, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport

Going to a food court with kids can be tricky. This makes a child-friendly food gallery like Garden Dining at Lalaport worth the visit! Head over to this unassuming food court situated on the fourth floor of the brand new Japanese Mall by Mitsui for affordable, quick and easy meals. Tucked all the way inside is a kids dining and play zone, complete with kids’ washrooms, lower chairs and tables (plus mini kid-sized ones too). Dine in convenience, as the kids enjoy the turfed play paths, a teepee tent, padded walls, and wooden bridges! 

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: L4-FC, 4th Floor, Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport, 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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13. Simply Good Food 

Dining out doesn’t have to have such a bad repertoire with restaurants like this around! Bring the family for a nutritious plant-based meal out at Simply Good Food, a restaurant serving up vegetarian wholesome food (with lots of vegan, gluten free and keto options). There’s a mini organic store and play area at the entrance of this eatery, along with a mini climbing structure and a toy kitchen set. Fresh, clean eating has never been this yummy (or fun)!

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: G-11, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 03 6211 9078

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14. Green Tomato

We think KL should have more alfresco home based eateries like this! Green Tomato Café is conveniently located right behind the National Zoo, with free parking and a massive space for strollers. There’s a kids’ slide set up in the backyard, as well as bikes and scooters available for the kids to just hop on and use any time. Enjoy home-cooked dishes, and opt to pre book activities for additional entertainment, pre or post meals. (Activities include tie-dyeing batik shirts, giant bubble wands, and ‘latte’ hot chocolate art classes). With a maximum capacity of 20, this place is often booked for private events and birthday parties, so reservations are required before a visit.

Kids Meal: Available

Address: 51 Embun Kemensah , Jalan Tiara Kemensah 3, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 012 257 9775

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15. Ben’s, Bangsar Shopping Centre

If you’re craving Ben’s signature ‘East meets West’ cuisine (whilst having your kids with you), then head on over to their Bangsar branch! There’s a turfed play section with a slide and bean bags located within the private dining area, where you will be able to keep an eye on the kids playing through the glass doors. The adults will be able to enjoy a good chat undisturbed- and keep those conversations going with fun talking cards provided at each table!

Kids Meal: N/A

Address: Lot-T-06, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

Phone Number: 012 298 8732

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16. Noriter, Plaza Arkadia

Noriter is first and foremost a fun-filled kids’ play space with Lego sets, pretend play corners, train tracks and a wooden slide. Food is available for hungry guests, with two external restaurants providing authentic Vietnamese and Korean (non-halal) meals. The entire area is bright, clean and welcoming- with no shoes allowed, ample sunlight streaming in, and even a nursing room for breastfeeding mummies!

Kids Meal: N/A (small bites available)

Entry Price: RM20/kid per hour, 1 food or drink order per adult

Address: B-1-12 No, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.

Contact: 010 295 3099

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17. Madam Kwan’s, Retail 163

Get your childhood food fix at Madam Kwan, a well established and all time favourite for many Malaysians. The spacious branch at Retail 163 is great for dining with the entire family, with a welcoming slide and book area for the little ones. Enjoy digging in to a range of local delights and treat the kids to some cendol and sago melaka dessert to wash it all down!

Kids Meals: N/A

Address: GF-01, 163 Retail Park, 8, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 03 6411 9970


Image Credit: Stephanie Boey, Amanda Ong, Eat Drink KL, Tyler Lim & Marissa Hakim.

First published on 30th July 2017. Updated on 6th September 2017 by Alexandria Monica Johnson and on 30th May 2022 by Elaine Yeoh.