Child-friendly restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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Miranda Hobbs from Sex and the City once said, “Mommy needs two hands to eat.” And honestly no words could be more true. If you’re a parent, you can empathise when we tell you that eating with kids, especially those under the age of 6, can be quite a feat. 

Once you’ve overcome the obstacle of getting the kids to eat, entertaining them while you attempt to finish your own meal is another challenge to get through but luckily, there are no shortage of restaurants with play areas in Kuala Lumpur, where parents can take their time to enjoy their food in peace while the little ones play!


1. Blokke – trampoline, Lego bricks, and rock climbing for kids


Blokke
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Blokke comes with an area specially for Lego, as well as an impressive indoor playground with a ball pit, mini rock wall, trampoline, and toy cars.

Blokke ballpit
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Blokke trampoline
Trampoline with safety nets
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Eating with kids here will be easy because the children’s menu offers favourites like Spaghetti Bolognese (RM15.90, S$5) and Tender Lovin’ Chicken (RM11.90, S$4), which are crispy battered chicken served with a side of potato wedges. Each kids meal (from RM11.90, S$4) comes with a freshly-pressed juice and homemade jelly!

Chicken tenders and potato wedges
Chicken tenders and potato wedges
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Parents are also spoilt for choice with delicious selections available from All-Day Breakfast, Asian and Western options like The Blokke Burger (RM18.90, S$6) or anyone of their freshly-baked pizzas (from RM16.90, S$5.50). For those needing their caffeine fix, be sure to get a hot cuppa (from RM6.90, S$2) or order one of their sinful milkshakes (RM14.90, S$5)

Blokke burger
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Address: F41-45, First Floor Citta Mall, Jalan PJU 1A/48A Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-9PM, Sat-Sun: 10AM-9PM
Telephone: +60 3-7831 0877

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2. Playground The Cafe – with mini jungle gym and nursing room

 

Playground The Cafe
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Located in the expatriate neighbourhood of Mont Kiara, Playground The Cafe is fast becoming a favourite spot for parents. More than just your average play area, the indoor playground for kids 5 years and below resembles a mini jungle gym, and there’s even a sensory station equipped with sand and beads available for the kids to get busy with.

Playground The Cafe
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Parents with infants will be glad to know there are walkers and baby mobile available for your tiny tots. Keeping safety in mind, the management has created a separate playing area for crawling babies. Nursing mums can feed their babies privately in the nursing room thoughtfully provided by the restaurant. 

Morroccan Tomato Fish
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Their meals, like the Morroccan Tomato Fish, which will leave you satisfyingly full, and the Matcha Latte (RM15.90) with sugar syrup on the side is a must-try! 

Chocolate Goji
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For the parent that’s health-conscious, the Chocolate Goji (RM14.50, S$4.80) is the perfect choice. The naturally sweet dish is only 200 calories and packed with hazelnuts, goji berries, oats, dates, strawberries, raw cacao and bananas.

Playground The Cafe dining area
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Address: Lot G-6 Arcoris Mont Kiara, No 10, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-7PM
Telephone: +60 3-6411 2098

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3. Green Tomato Cafe – garden eatery with bouncy castle


Green Tomato Cafe bouncy cafe
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Nestled away along Jalan Ritchie, Ampang, the rustic Green Tomato Cafe is located within a house. You can either eat indoors in a homely setting, or the al-fresco dining area.

Garden Tomato Cafe
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@green_tomato_cafe

The cafe has an ample garden for kids to run around in – barefoot if they wish. There are also little bicycles available and a bouncy castle, which they’re sure to love.

Green Tomato Cafe Fish and Chips
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With health in mind, Green Tomato Cafe offers MSG-free food which includes fluffy pancakes and generous portion of fruit and vegetables in their Western mains. Sip on that Cappucino (RM10, S$3), and indulge in their delicious Fish & Chips (RM19, S$), which is large enough for a parent and kid to share. 

Green Tomato Cafe Cappuccino
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Address: 34, Jalan Mengkuang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8AM-5PM
Telephone: +60 12-257 9775

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4. Out of Africa – safari-themed restaurant with South African cuisine


Out of Africa
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Out of Africa is a gem that has been around for decades. Located in Petaling Jaya Sports Centre, this place is one you probably wouldn’t come across unless a local tells you about it. With impressive archways, animal decor and vibrant murals its the wall, this restaurant stays true to the theme and takes patrons on a journey through their interior.

Out of Africa outdoor play area

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The outdoor play area here is small and simple, but guaranteed to keep the children happy with its swings, slide and more than enough running around space.

Out of Africa South African cuisine
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Parents can indulge in the exotic South African cuisine while kids choose something from the children’s menu. Their best-selling item on the menu, Zebu Steak Pie (RM46, S$15), has chunks of tender beef doused in black pepper sauce. While you’re there, get a taste of their Natal Lamb Curry (RM44, S$14), served with yellow rice, sambal salad, pappadum and chutney.

Address: PJ Palms Sport Centre, No 1, Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-2PM & 6PM-10.30PM, Sat-Sun: 12PM-12AM
Telephone: +60 3-7955 3432

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5. Noriter – masak masak sets and life-sized toy vehicles


Noriter
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Another one on the list that is located in the expatriate suburb of Mont Kiara, Noriter is known for its impeccable service and healthy menu. The cafe is well-lit, colourful and provides plenty of fun choices for the kids such as playing in the ball pit, playhouse, kitchen sets and building blocks, to name a few.

Noriter Kids' Menu
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Kids will definitely love the warm Plain Udon (RM18) from the kids’ menu served with a rice ball and a side of kimchi, while parents can feast on the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (RM23). Parents can also rest easy knowing all their fruit juices (RM13) have no added sugar and are served without ice.

Noriter Play Area
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While the play area may have ample space, due to the type of toys made available we recommend this spot for kids age 5 years and below. The owner has thoughtfully provided baby wipes and hand sanitisers for customers to use, and there’s even a parking area for strollers, making it convenient for parents with infants.

Address: 2-21C, 2nd Floor, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9.30AM-9PM
Telephone: +60 10-295 3099 

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6. Wicked Pancake Parlour – sweet and savoury pancakes


Wicked Pancake Parlour Kids Corner
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@yellowbrickroadcafe

Pancake joint Wicked Pancake Parlour, located in the chic Plaza Batai, is loved by many. While they don’t have a big playground, we can’t help but fall in love with the humble little nook for kids equipped with books, building blocks, and a wooden rocking horse.

Both parents and children will be spoilt for choice with pancakes in both sweet and savoury styles. We especially can’t get enough of Peter Pandan (RM27, S$8.80), which are infused with pandan and topped with ice-cream. 

Wicked Pancake Parlour food
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Those looking for a fuller meal can give Hooked (RM28, S$9) a try. The battered fish is served with mushy peas, which is always a crowd favourite, minty yoghurt, herb roasted chad potatoes and tartar sauce.

Address: No. 8-7, Jalan Batai, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9AM-10PM
Telephone: +60 3-2035 5922

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7. Weaning Tots – ball pit and large slide


Slide at Weaning Tots
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Weaning Tots sure doesn’t skimp out their kids’ activities, with a big slide to whizz down and a ball pit. There are also plenty of shelves stacked with picture books for kids to choose from.

Books at Weaning Tots
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Toddler playing at Weaning Tots
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Weaning Tots believes in feeding kids wholesome food so all their ingredients are organic. Kids will love the Spaghetti Pomodoro with Meatball (RM13, S$4) that is plated to look like a face. For parents that are starting their infants on solid food, there are Baby Led Weaning Combos (RM15-RM25, S$5-S$8) available, which are mixtures of protein, carbs, and vitamins.

Spaghettin Pomodoro with Meatball for kids
Even the most fussy eater will find dishes like the one above appetising

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Address: 6, Jalan Cochrane, L2-02, MyTOWN, 55100, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM
Telephone: +60 3-2715 3406

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8. Namoo On The Park – Korean bistro with giant bingsu


 


Namoo on the Park kids corner
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Tucked away in a corner of Publika Mall, Namoo On The Park is a Korean dessert cafe and bistro you might not notice at first glance.

Outdoor playground at Namoo on the Park
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Decked out in wooden furniture, Namoo On The Park has a laid-back vibe that’s sure calm frazzled parents down after a busy day shopping. Kids can choose from an indoor play area or the outdoor playground that’s within easy eyeshot of the cafe.

Sweet Potato Cake and King's Bingsoo
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A trip here wouldn’t be complete without trying their much raved about Sweet Potato Cake (RM15, S$5) and their best-selling King’s Bingsoo (RM21, S$6.80), which is shaved ice topped with fresh fruits, popcorn, and ice cream.

Namoo on The Park
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Address: 4A Level G3, Publika, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30AM-10.30PM
Telephone: +60 3-6411 6698

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9. Antipodean @ Atria Mall – brunch fare below S$10


Antipodean @ Atria Mall
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The Antipodean outlet in Atria Mall offers a bigger play area than its sister outlet in Telawi, Bangsar. Kids will have fun with the array of toys like teddy bears, legos, and train sets. There’s even a television that plays children’s movies, so parents can sit back and relax while enjoying Antipodean’s brunch selection and coffee. 

Big Breakfast
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The Big Breakfast (RM26, S$8.50) is one of the menu’s must-haves – fluffy scrambled eggs are accompanied by sauteed mushrooms, sausage, hash browns, and a slice of toast with a side of salad. 

Coffee from Antipodean
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Antipodean is also well-known for their coffee, be sure to order yourself a cup (from RM8, S$2.60). If the play area is not enough for your little one, you can always head a few floors up to the Jungle Gym, a separate establishment.

Jungle Gym
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Address: G37 & GK1, Ground Floor, Atria Shopping Mall, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8.30AM-10PM
Telephone: +60 3-7732 8594

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10. Ben’s @ Gardens Mall – tropical decor


Ben's in Klang Valley
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Any Ben’s in Klang Valley has delicious food, but this one at Gardens Mall stands out with its indoor playground. With its tropical wallpaper decor and vintage car on display, the restaurant provides charming photo spots for Instagram.

Indoor Play Area
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The indoor play area is very minimalist but enough to keep the kids entertained with its bright yellow slides, a small pit filled full with colourful balls, small tunnel and an enclosure filled with balloons.

Golden Soft Shell Crab Spaghettini
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@gaialian

The Ben’s restaurant chain doesn’t skimp out on quality, especially evident in their creamy Golden Soft Shell Crab Spaghettini (RM35, S$11) that is bursting with flavour. Their Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik (RM30, S$10) is also a must-try. Pair your meal with one of their thirst quenchers like the refreshing ice blended Lychee Lime Frosty (RM13, S$4)

Address: S-212, 2nd Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM-10PM
Telephone: +60 3-2280 0417

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Cafes with kids’ playgrounds in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


For your next family day out in Kuala Lumpur, one of these child-friendly eateries will do the trick for everyone to have a good time. If the kids get restless, just send them off to the play areas and you’ll be able to get a much-needed breather and finish up your meal in peace.