As a work-from-home-mother of two very young children, I almost never get to eat in peace. The only other person who may get to eat properly and in peace at the same time is probably my husband. When kid-friendly cafes started mushrooming here in KL, I really really appreciate it because they keep my children occupied while I have that really nice honey chamomile tea and some cakes, taking a breather from the kids.
I’m sure those of you who needs a little time off from the kids but can’t really get away from them, daddies on Daddy Duty Day (thank you for giving mummies some time off!) or grandparents/uncles/aunties/friends who are taking over the kids so that mummy and daddy can go on a little date, will appreciate having this list of kid-friendly restaurants and cafes, though currently focusing only in KL and Selangor! I’m sure there are more kid-friendly restaurants and cafes out there than in this list, so do drop a comment to share the name and location of the cafe — I’ll be more than happy to check them out too.
1. DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe
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Good news for fans of superheroes! You now have something new to drool over as DC Comics has launched two new cafes here in KL and Johor, serving delicious dishes inspired by characters from DC Comics. Kids and adults alike will love this place for sure!
KL Outlet: Unit 2-29, 2nd Floor (opposite Juice Works), Sunway Putra Mall, 50350 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-7954 6377
JB Outlet: Lot 14B & 15B, Ground Floor, Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, 79000 Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, Johor.
2. Marmalade Cafe, Publika
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Marmalade is a popular place for brunch especially for those with kids as they have a mini playground located both outdoor and indoor. The cafe also promotes breastfeeding so go ahead and comfortably NIP with your poncho on. Marmalade Cafe also has a branch located in Bangsar Village II.
Price Range: RM5 – RM 30
Address: Lot No.2, Level G3, Block C1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-6201 7991
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The wittily-named Wicked Pancake Parlour is located on the floor above Yellow Brick Road. The roomy, wood-centric interior of Wicked Pancake Parlour is lit by natural sunlight. For the more adventurous, Wicked Pancake Parlour offers unusual pancake concoctions that taste wickedly good. Nestled in the corner of the Wicked Pancake Parlour is a comfortable play area.
Price Range: RM 10 – RM 30
Address: 7, Jalan Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-2035 5922
An inviting bright coloured cafe filled with natural sunlight located on the second floor of 1 Mont Kiara Mall. They serve light and healthy bites like sandwiches and juices. The cafe’s play area is filled with eco-friendly toys by Hape Toys, catered especially 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
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
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Kick back, relax and indulge in some home cooked food with great quality ingredients while your kids mingle and interact with each other in the comfortable play area. For Goodness Cakes serves a variety of dishes from snacks, fusion meals and desserts.
Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Address: 36G (Ground Floor), Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-6211 6782
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This Korean fusion establishment is an ideal place to hang out. Kids can run around and play carefree in their outdoor playground complete with ample facilities such as swings, seesaws and slides. Expect flavourful creations such as Bulgogi Beef Taco or Rice Cake Burgers. The same goes for its selection of desserts such as their Pumpkin Tofu Cake or Sticky Korean cakes.
Price Range: RM10 – RM55
Address: Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-6411 6698
7. Happikiddo, Quill City Mall
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The cafe at the store entrance has an open play area and is perfect for kids to play in while you catch up over some food after shopping in the store.
Price Range: RM4 – RM18
Address: Lot No. 2.26 – 2.31, 2nd Floor, Quill City Mall, 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
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Housed in a white bungalow in a quiet neighbourhood near Jalan Ampang, RGB serves up great coffee as well as a menu of vegetarian sandwiches, pastas, burgers, and even vegan desserts. With a little reading corner, your little ones will also get to enjoy their playdate in the humble yet well equipped play area.
Price Range: RM8 – RM20
Address: 35, Jalan Damai off Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-2181 1329
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Thai food with a heart. A balanced meal at Mango Chili is more than a treat for the senses. Every time you come in to eat at the eatery, one meal will be given to an underprivileged child via the Dignity for Children Foundation. There is also an activities section in their premise for kids.
Price Range: RM6 – RM40
Address: Mango Chili Cafe, Nexus Bangsar South City, No. 7 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone Number: 03-2242 3737
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10. Tuck Shop @ BSC
Tuck Shop @ BSC is a new child-friendly food gallery tucked at Level 4 of Bangsar Shopping Center, featuring a variety of specialty food. 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
Address: Level 4, Bangsar Shopping Complex, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
11. Rimba & Rusa
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A pretty and charming cafe by the very same people from Wondermilk. Unlike the Wondermilk in Damansara Uptown and Publika which serves only mostly light meals and milk, Rimba & Rusa is more well-rounded. They serve delicious dessert, milkshakes, brunch and main courses. The kids play area is located upstairs on the second floor of the cafe.
Price Range: RM10 – RM50
Address: D-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone Number: 03-6151 4022
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A cozy place for good coffee and good comfort food. It’s a contemporary cafe that serves fusion food, so you can expect pasta like rendang fettucine and masala penne. Hmmm… sounds intriguing! The delicious cakes here are supplied by Cake Jalan Tiung. Most importantly is there’s also a small yet promising play area for parents with toddlers…
Price Range: RM5 – RM20
Address: 29, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B 9/B, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam, Selangor.
Phone Number: 012-2060 326
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.
Price Range: RM10 – RM30
Address: Good Friends Cafe, 15&17, Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone Number: 03-5613 1415
14. Johnny Rockets, Sunway Pyramid
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
Address: Lot OB.F(MS), Blue Cube Building, Oasis Boulevard, First Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone Number: 03-5611 8252
15. Dear Azalea
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A family-run cafe that caters to kids. BEWARE! Your kids might just try to coax you into purchasing the T-shirts, lollipops and party supplies here. Don’t say I never warned you first!
Price Range: RM6 – RM30
Address: G-10 Riana Green Plaza, Jalan Tropicana Utara, Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone Number: 03-7803 1855
16. Out of Africa
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Located in PJ Palms Sports Centre, Out of Africa serves authentic African halal cuisine. If you feel like having something different, dine al-fresco on the terrace and let your kids go wild at the Safari jungle-styled eatery with play pen, swings and slides within the restaurant compound.
Price Range: RM10-RM80
Address: PJ Palms Sport Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone Number: 03-7955 3432