Ask any parent with young kids or toddlers, and they’ll probably agree that going out to eat with their offspring is no easy feat. Kudos to all the parents juggling to eat, feed their child and keep them entertained – a task that becomes harder if you’re dining with friends and family!

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Finding kid-friendly restaurants isn’t always the easiest thing either – which is why we want to help! We’ve rounded up some amazing cafes in KL that have thoughtfully included a kid play area and other kid-friendly elements. Perfect for meeting up with friends (so you can chitchat while your kids have fun playing), or even when you just want to have a family outing with the chance to eat properly while keeping a watchful eye on your little one!

1. Marmalade

Starting off with a cafe well-known among those in Bangsar is Marmalade.

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This bright spacious cafe located in Bangsar Village II is popular with many for its menu which includes a range from brunch favourites to western and local mains. The pretty interior of the cafe is also much appreciated, as with its efforts to be kid and family-friendly! The cafe has a children’s play area filled with toys and trinkets that are perfect for keeping kids entertained.

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Marmalade also helpfully has a kids menu that will be sure to entice any fussy palate, with dishes like spaghetti bolognese and chicken teriyaki rice bowls 😍

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Halal-status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Contact no.: +60 3-2282 8301
Address: Level 1, Bangsar Village II, Kuala Lumpur

2. Bucket B

Bucket B is a cafe that’s specifically designed to be child-friendly!

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The spacious cafe is cheerily decorated with colourful walls, a play area, and all sorts of toys to keep kids happy. Both parents and kids will also enjoy the menu on offer – you can expect western favourites like spaghetti bolognese, mac and cheese, french toast, as well as a selection of beverages like coffee and juices. The cafe also often hosts fun kids activities balloon-twisting, plaster painting and making a pet rock.

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P.S. The cafe is a popular spot for hosting events like kids’ birthday parties, so it’s a good idea to check on their social media ahead of your visit in case the cafe is closed for a private event!

Halal-status: Uses halal ingredients, alcohol-free establishment
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Contact no.:+60 12-638 1810
Address: L2.11-L2.13, Level 2, IPC Shopping Center, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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3. Wondermilk (Damansara Uptown & Publika)

Wondermilk has been on the KL scene for a while and has become a favourite for many! This eatery which started off as a cupcake business has now become a full-fledged cafe, with 3 outlets (in Damansara Uptown, Publika and Citta Mall) serving savoury meals as well as other sweet treats.

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Wondermilk strives to make its spaces family-friendly. All three of its restaurant cafes have kids play areas, with especially nice spacious ones at its Publika and Damansara Uptown outlets. Besides its sweet treats that no kid can resist (like cupcakes, cookies, and their popular flavoured milks), Wondermilk also has a kids menu with pasta in tomato or cheesy sauce, and sausage with fries.

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Halal-status: Muslim-owned, uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers

Damansara Uptown

Opening hours: 10am – 9pm daily
Contact no.: +603 7732 5136
Address: 37 Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Publika

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
Contact no.: +603 6211 1092
Address: 7A & 8A Level G2 Ground Floor, Publika Shopping Gallery, Jalan Dutamas 1, Hartamas Heights, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

4.Gula Cakery

Looking for somewhere to get your cake and coffee fix with your little one in tow? Gula cakery has you sorted! Starting off as a home-based bakery, Gula Cakery opened a brick-and-mortar store in Kota Kemuning.

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You’ll be spoilt for choice at the cafe, where there can be up to 26 types of desserts on the counter! So you can grab a few treats and indulge while your kids enjoy the cute play area. If you’re looking for a full meal, don’t worry, the cafe serves savoury meals to such as pasta dishes and local favourites such as laksa. And here’s some bonus good news: Gula Cakery is currently in the midst of preparing to open a sister-cafe in Setia Alam which also promises to be kid-friendly!

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Halal-status: Muslim-owned, uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers
Opening hours: Tue – Sun (12pm – 8pm); closed on Sun
Contact No.:+60 3-5131 4604
Address: 11, Jln Anggerik Aranda BG 31/BG, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

5. Dua by SKöHNS

From the large upscale Ben’s we now go to a lovely and cosy establishment located in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail.

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Dua by SKöHNS is a restaurant specialising in local fare (especially Nasi Kerabu!) at affordable prices. Its menu also includes western fare, and they also serve a selection of desserts daily, including desserts and waffles. While the restaurant is located up on the first floor (so you’ll have to carry your stroller up if you have it), there’s a kids area thoughtfully set up in a corner with padded mats, and the cosy ambience and the wonderful food make it worthwhile 😊

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The restaurant also offers baking packages for kids that are perfect for an extra fun birthday party!

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Halal-status: Muslim-owned, uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers, alcohol-free establishment
Opening hours: Mon – Fri (12pm – 3pm; 6pm – 10.30pm); Sat (12pm – 11pm); Sun closed
Contact no.: +60 3-7731 6954
Address: 12A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur

6. Yellow Brick Road & Wicked Pancake Parlour (A reader has pointed out that select dishes contain alcohol. Based on follow-up checks with Yellow Brick Road, we note that the cafe currently has one cake as well as a teriyaki salmon bowl which contains alcohol).

Do your kids like pancakes! Well, they’re in for a treat at Yellow Brick Road & Wicked Pancake Parlour located in the upscale enclave of Bukit Damansara.

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This 2-in-1 eatery is technically split into two, with Yellow Brick Road on the ground floor and Wicked Pancake Parlour on the first floor, but don’t worry, you can enjoy both their menus (with Yellow Brick Road serving brunch favourites and western mains and pancake parlour serving a variety of pancake dishes both savoury and sweet) whichever floor you’re seated at 😁

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With that being said, you may have a vested interest to be seated upstairs, because that’s where their kids’ corner is located! Please do note that the upstairs floor is open slightly later than the ground floor (from 11am onwards on weekdays and 10am on weekends). The cafe can get pretty crowded on weekends, so it’s not a bad idea to be there early!

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Halal-status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers, alcohol-free establishment
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm daily except for Thu (please note that 2nd floor only open from 11am onwards on weekdays and 10am on weekends)
Contact no.:+60 3-2856 0903
Address: 8-7, Jalan Batai Kuala Lumpur, 50490

6. Green Tomato Cafe

Tucked away in a bungalow converted into a restaurant is Green Tomato Cafe.

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This cafe, which also houses a batik workshop premise, serves coffee, all-day breakfast and light bites, perfect for a brunch outing. It has an outdoor play area in the garden, while also having an indoor kids playroom upstairs, so there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained 😄

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The cafe runs batik and painting workshop for kids, so do keep up with them on social media for the latest updates. They even host batik and tie-dye birthday parties!

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Halal-status: Uses ingredients sourced from halal-certified suppliers, alcohol-free establishment.
Opening hours: 8am – 5pm daily
Contact no.: +60 12-257 9775
Address: 34, Jalan Mengkuang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur

7. RGB & The Bean Hive

RGB & The Bean Hive is a cafe located in a colonial-style bungalow in a quiet area in the heart of KL.

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This cafe is serious about its coffee, with beans roasted in-house. On the food front, the menu is made up of  Asian and Western meals, and also includes plenty of healthy options and even vegetarian and vegan fare. There also baked goods and other desserts to keep your sweet tooth satiated. There’s a kids menu available that rotates regularly, so check out their options when you visit!

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The cafe has a kids corner located upstairs, with soft mats and a union-jack embellished sofa, but there’s also plenty of knick-knacks around the cafe that will help occupy many a child!

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Halal-status: Uses ingredients from halal-certified suppliers, alcohol-free establishment
Opening hours: Mon – Thu (8.30am – 5.30pm); Fri – Sat (8.30am – 11.30pm); Sun (9am – 8pm)
Contact no.: +60 3-2181 1329
Address: 35 Jalan Damai Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55000

8. Fun Factory Plaza Arkadia

If you’re looking for something a bit more than just a small kids area to keep your child entertained, you’re in luck. Fun Factory Plaza Arkadia located in Desa ParkCity has play area with some amazing features – from a big slide to a ball pit and a climbing area!

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This family-friendly eatery comprises two-storeys, with seating areas on booth floors surrounding the play area so its easy to keep an eye on your little ones as they play. As far its menu goes, you can look forward to a great mix of local dishes (such as chicken rice and curry laksa) to western favourites (such as pasta and chicken chop). They also have a special menu just for kids that will be sure to tempt the pickiest eaters with dishes like Mac n’ Cheese, spaghetti bolognese and hot dogs.

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The restaurant can also cater to big groups and is a great spot to host birthday parties!

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Halal-status: Muslim-owned, uses halal ingredients, alcohol-free establishment
Opening hours: 12pm – 10pm daily
Contact no.:+60 14-989 8029
Address: Block E-G-1 Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari Perdana, Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 52200

And there you have it! Eating out with kids can be challenging, but with more and more places helping to cater to children and families, it’ll hopefully be a little easier 😊 With these 9 Muslim-friendly cafes in KL, you now know your next venue for your next brunch outing, meet-up with fellow mummy friends, or a nice family meal!

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      Hi Ruz! Thank you so much for pointing out. We've contacted the cafe again regarding the issue of the alcohol, and they came back to us saying that one of their cakes do indeed has alcohol. We've struck out the cafe from the list in case any of our readers are intending to visit the cafe. We're really sorry for the confusion caused.😞
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