10 Best Child-Friendly Places In Kuala Lumpur

10 Best Child-Friendly Places In Kuala Lumpur

It may not always be easy, but eating out with kids can actually be lots of fun! Here are 10 places that passed the test for a family-friendly venue to please you and your young dining partners. While you kick back and enjoy the good food, let the kids take a swing at this safari restaurant in Petaling Jaya, play chef at a brunch cafe in Kota Damansara and gobble up greens at this salad spot in TTDI!
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For a fun day out with the whole family, this modern Japanese cafe in Sungai Besi hits all the right notes. While dads can keep themselves busy ogling at the big boy toys (the slew of Mazda cars next door in the service centre), mums can convene over coffee and cakes as kids frolick over at the spacious playarea. The menu of Japanese fusion food has something for everyone, from the Hachi Gyu Don (RM25) with honey-glazed beef to a zingier Yuzu Katsu Udon (RM26) slicked in a Japanese citrus dressing. Kohi Yatta also offers mini meals to entice little ones โ€” try the foolproof Macaroni Minestrone (RM8), Mini Beef Hamburger (RM8) and a daily flavour of mixed mash for newborns. On sweets, the Grand Emperor (RM15) makes a fine treat with healthy oat pancakes steeped in maple syrup, salted whipped cream and kid-pleasing berries. Always looking for new ways to wow, the cafe also puts forward high tea sets and double-bowl lunch promos to look out for.
Avg price per person: RM35
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Junior How

Set within the PJ Palm Sports Centre, Out of Africa is as much a destination for kids as it is for adults. The safari-themed interior calls out to thrill-seeking kids while its uncommon South African grub strikes a chord with adventurous parents. The versatile venue serves Dom Pedro (ice cream and liqueur, RM25) next to Chocolate Milkshake (RM12), making it a privy space to have a family-friendly party. Let the children knock themselves out at the jungle playground outdoors while you do the ordering. For a subtle first step into the cuisine, the Venison Pie (RM52) is perfect โ€” flaky pastry encasing melt-in-your-mouth venison cubes in mushroom gravy. With a little encouragement, the kids might even be successfully tempted to try it. If not, there is a go-to menu for Chicken Breast Nuggets (RM16) or Boerewors Sausage (RM18), a flavour-packed South African meat sausage.
Avg price per person: RM50
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Apart from its pretty location by Publika's beautifully outfitted kids' playground, Namoo On The Park also boasts a few family features of its own. The Korean fusion menu, for instance, melds tasty recipes with fun interpretations โ€” all presented in portions good for sharing. The Kimchi Burrito (RM25) is a underrated dish of moist kimchi fried rice rolled in a warm blanket of mozzarella and tortilla. Also great to tickle a child's appetite, the Bibi Rice Burger (RM25) sees juicy grilled chicken, mixed vegetables and a fried egg between rice buns. Their famed Sweet Potato Cake (RM16) is an interesting take on traditional Korean sweet potato desserts and makes a decent (and rather healthy) sweet to share. But if the kids have been real good, treat them to the Salt Ice Cream Caramel Popcorn Bingsu (RM22). Icy cold, saltishly sweet and garnished with popcorns, it's everything we dreamt of as kids!
Avg price per person: RM35
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The pastel-coloured walls and floral decor makes Rimba & Rusa seem like a perfect spot for brunch with the girls. It is, but even better, the cafe hides a few tables next to its small but private children's playarea (with a kitchen set!) upstairs. With the little ones playing chef in the corner, mums can catch up with the ladies here without a worry. Foodwise, the menu runs with a Middle Eastern twist for brunch and Western favourites later in the day. If you're here early, try the Shakshouka Baby (RM18) that sees poached eggs, chickpeas and greens baked in an appetising tomato-based sauce. We like the luscious Pulled Beef Mac & Cheese (RM22) โ€” it's likely to be a winner in both mum's books and the kids'. The same goes for their Chicken & Mushroom Pizza (RM35) that's good to share between parent and child. Since the cafe's run by cupcake empire Wondermilk, it wouldn't hurt to have a second look at that cake counter.
Avg price per person: RM35
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Melanie Yu

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Finding peace and quiet in the city can prove to be a challenge, which is why Ra.Ft wins extra points for its serene, sunlit environment. The cafe is spacious and it sports a play area for children behind the facade of a wall โ€” parents will want to get a seat by the window for visibility. The place has a penchant for wholesome eats, like the veggie-loaded Botanist (RM23.50) and the Hummus, Black Olives On Gluten-Free Bread (RM17) that are great for #MeatlessMondays. Thankfully, it doesn't scrimp on guilty pleasures either. Kids will enjoy sharing the spread in a RaFt Breakfast (RM32), which comes with homemade bread, mushrooms, baked beans, mashed potatoes, eggs, sausage and streaky bacon. The Pancakes With Honey & Mixed Berries (RM17) make a sweet alternative, but you might consider skipping it for the even more decadent Ra.Ft Bird Nest (RM14). The dessert of chocolate-drizzled churros tart coddling vanilla ice cream will delight all.
Avg price per person: RM25
Photo by Burppler Zactaxe Yeoh

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Run by husband-and-wife team Meor and Leena, who are parents themselves, this Shah Alam cafe strikes a balance between 'fun' and 'familiar'. The meals are value for money, while the snazzy decor with pop culture posters will interest diners of all ages. Priced at RM10, the kids' meals come with a main and a choice of juice or milk. The Kiddies Pancakes, petite and fluffy, take the cake hands down. Kopimeo's local fusion food carves it way into our hearts with a Spaghetti Gulai Lemak Udang (RM16) that features spaghetti and prawns steeped in a lush, creamy gravy. Meanwhile, the men in the family might prefer a meatier option: the Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Chop (RM20). Savoury with a hint with spice, the deep-fried chicken chop packs just enough punch to fill one up nicely.
Avg price per person: RM25

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Though children's cafe Benbino has much to work on (particularly in its service quality), it has still managed to become a hero for parents near the Publika area. Space is limited, so come early over the weekend or make it a special weekday treat. Seats are arranged along the playground so you can keep a watchful eye on your kid while sipping on an Iced Latte (RM12). Meant to cater to tiny tots, most of the adorably-named dishes are portioned down. On a breezy day, the little ones will love the A-B-Chicken Soup (RM10), alphabet macaroni in a creamy chicken soup. If not, get the Fried Chicken Tenders (RM12), popular with the kids and easy to gobble up between playtime. When they've had enough of the soothing hammock swing and the mini slide, a glass of Green Apple Juice (RM12) should suffice to refresh, or perhaps a yummy Soft Served Iced Chocolate (RM15).
Avg price per person: RM20

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For a cafe situated in the student-centric SS15, Good Friends does a fine job of rallying families together. The flexible seating arrangements and a play area filled with books and toys make good points, but our favourite factor has to be their menu of feel-good comfort food coupled with coffee and craft beers. For a bite to eat, their Premium Good Nasi (RM24) is a nourishing nasi lemak option. The hearty dish sees pandan-infused brown rice in place of coconut milk rice, and cashew nuts and caramelised onions instead of ikan bilis and peanuts. Children will be won over by the colourful presentation of the cheeky I'm Not A Pizza (RM14), a tasty grilled cheese omelette with crunchy peppers and broccoli โ€” good for getting greens in too! To tide you over while the kids play, order the creamy Dutch Coffee by 3Bears (RM10) or treat yourself to a tipple with the cafe's craft beer (from RM25) selection.
Avg price per person: RM30
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Sok Chien Lim

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Overlooking Jalan Telawi 3, Marmalade is an excellent spot for when you need a place to wait out the traffic jam with the kids in tow. Along with the cheerful vibes and a spruced up play area for toddlers, the newly revamped menu will keep all happy. Start easy with a snack for the young ones โ€” the Cheesy Soldiers with Tomato Dip (RM13) will be a hit. Mums looking for healthy mid-afternoon nosh will not be disappointed. There is a refreshing Berry Bliss (RM20) smoothie bowl as well as a zesty Sounds of Havana (RM28), a honey-grilled chicken salad. Otherwise, look to the cake counter to please. There's nothing but praise for the housemade Carrot Cake (RM12), topped with orange zest and pumpkin seeds.
Avg price per person: RM30
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Venus Lee

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A venture by the team behind La Juiceria, here's a pretty lunch spot to charm you and the children into eating clean. Goodness Greens is housed in a lofty space that's cosy โ€” perfect for meeting friends or eating out as a family. Let the kids head into the child-friendly zone, where they'll get to know their new friends in a cute teepee tent, all within your line of sight. To cool off on a hot day, have a freshly cold-pressed juice. Favourites include the health-giving Goodness Greens (RM12.99) with celery, kale and cilantro as well as the Cold Pressed Fruit Tea (RM12.99). For food, rope the kids in to build your own Salad Bowl (from RM14.90) โ€” not only is it fun to assemble, it helps them learn the names of their veggies too! Alternatively, the Acai Berry Bowl (RM24) is a colourful smoothie bowl, extremely nourishing and fit for kids too.
Avg price per person: RM25
Photo by Burppler Richfullife

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