Calling All Parents: Here Are 11 Of The Best Kid-Friendly Cafes In PJ & KL

Great food, enjoyable ambience, and the best fun for your kids to have on a day out.

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With quarantine restrictions relaxed, parents everywhere are eager to bring their children out for an entertaining family outing

Come Friday, 1 April, all quarantine restrictions will be relaxed, and individuals everywhere will have the freedom to eat out without time limitations. 

After being cooped up in the house with your little bundles of joy, many establishments are opening their doors and welcoming families back for an afternoon of fun with their children.

Here are 10 restaurants in the Klang Valley that are perfect for a family outing.

1. Marmalade

Located in the heart of Bangsar, Marmalade is a colourful, yet chic cafe that embraces an environment suitable for children and adults alike.

With a fully stocked kids menu, including baked mac and cheese, mini bolognese, and cereal coated chicken tenders, everyone will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food (including the adults).

Let them work off the meal when they're done, as Marmalade also has a designated play area with toys, books, and blocks!

Level 1 F18 Bangsar Village, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
10am-9pm (Daily)

2. Kanteen

Described as your one-stop modern cafeteria for local and western cuisine, Kanteen's modern architecture and lush green surroundings make the open space concept perfect for the kids.

Consisting of breakfast, Asian, and Western options, the kids menu is just as charming as the adults'. Starting at RM15, let your kids choose a main dish between fried rice, fish and chips, bear-shaped banana pancakes, and more, to be served up with a side of fruits and juice.

Sticking with the Kanteen aesthetic, the kids dishes are even served in adorable cafeteria trays!

Mont' Kiara Banyan, Lot GF2, No 28, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
8am-10pm (Daily).

3. Yellow Brick Road

We're off to see The Wizard! Well, not really.

Located in Bukit Damansara, Yellow Brick Road has a picturesque feel to it with mystique and magic. Serving all-day brunch and tender burgers, kids will surely go for something on the extensive pancake list with charming names such as 'Peter Pandan', 'It's A Little Bit Nutty', and 'Yellow Brick Yolk'.

If you're looking for something sweeter, delicious shortcakes and cheesecakes are aplenty on their designated menu.

Plaza Batai, 8-7, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
9am-10pm (Daily).

4. RGB & The Bean Hive

Located in a quiet area off Jalan Damai, RGB & The Bean Hive is a quiet coffee cafe that doubles as a relaxing afternoon space with your kids.

In what used to be an old kampung house, the quaint boutique cafe has vegan-friendly options to get your kids into eating healthy. Beyond that, you can get your own fix of savoury waffles and sweet cinnamon rolls depending on your preference.

With colourful furniture and serene surroundings, a quiet day out with your kids is a great option for more laid-back families.

35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
8am-7pm (Daily, dine-in for fully vaccinated customers only).

5. The Little Owl Korean Cafe

Looking for some Korean food? The Little Owl Korean Cafe is situated in Publika, and has a wide range of toy options for young children.

With a huge play section and open-floor concept, you'll be able to enjoy their signature soy garlic chicken rice while keeping an eye on your kids. Serving up Korean food, local delicacies, and desserts alike, treat your kids to a cup of iced chocolate or even fried dumplings for the afternoon.

Sanitised regularly and carefully inspected, you won't have to worry about your kids playing with the plethora of toys at Little Owl.

Publika, A3-U1-1, No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
10am-5pm (Open everyday EXCEPT Mondays).

6. Ra-Ft Cafe

This Italian bistro has multiple locations throughout the Klang Valley, specifically in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. 

With the staple pastas and salads, Ra-Ft also has a wide selection of kids food including nuggets, fish fingers, and a side of corn on the cob, among others.

Though their designated kids play area has been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, there's no doubt that this Italian bistro will still make a nice afternoon for children of all ages.

Ampang, Mont Kiara, Mutiara Damansara, and Sungai Buloh. To find the address of each venue, click here.

Opening hours:
8am-5pm (Daily).

7. Antipodean

Though many may be familiar with this Bangsar eatery, some may often forget that the success of Antipodean spans through many branches in the Klang Valley, and multiple countries across Southeast Asia.

This cafe experience has been described as one which embraces the central fabrics of European culture and society.

Popular among adults for coffee and brunch options, Antipodean is also known among kids for their generous play area, diversity of toys, and great food.

Bangsar, Ampang, Mid Valley, Atria, Publika, Bukit Bintang. To find the address of each venue, click here.

Opening hours: 
Differs based on location.

8. Bucket B Cafe

As a principal child-friendly cafe, Bucket B aims to promote a stimulating environment, that also entertains all young children.

With books, toys, slides, trampolines, and even a mini-kitchen set, the food is just a quarter of the fun for kids when brought here.

Sanitising their toys and children-accessible items every two hours, you can dine in peace knowing your kids are having fun in a clean and safe surrounding.

Level 2, IPC Shopping Center, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Opening hours:
10am-10pm (Daily).

9. Haru Cafe Gallery

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Located in Kuala Lumpur, Haru Cafe Gallery is an apt restaurant choice to spend a day with your kids.

A special feature of this restaurant is their artistic baristas, who create fun and diverse designs in drinks for their young customers. From unicorns and koala bears, treat your child to a 'coffee' date - just remember to swap their coffee out for something not so heavy on the caffeine meter.

B-G-5, Seri Gembira Avenue, No 6, Jalan Senang Ria, Taman Gembira, 58200, Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
10am-7pm (Mondays to Fridays).
10am-6pm (Saturdays and Sundays).

10. ATE TEA Cafe

Just around the corner at Taman Gembira lies this unsuspecting gem known as ATE TEA Cafe. With greenery surrounding the exterior of the premises and a relaxed layout dictating the space of the cafe, a posh afternoon here with kids is bound to pique their interests.

With occasional performances by live bands - and assortment of sandwiches and cakes, enjoy the music and a relaxing sunny weekend with your little ones here.

80, Jalan Rukun 2, Taman Gembira, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
12pm-10pm (Mondays to Saturdays).
9am-6pm (Sundays).

11. Upper Room Cafe

To all the older kids out there, we have not forgotten you.

For teenagers and young adults, Upper Room in Cheras is the perfect place to bring your parents to spend a little time in your expert territory: board games.

With so many choices of themed board games - action, adventure, mystery, crime and more - and a full menu of food choices, families with older children will certainly have a great day together here.

18-1, Jalan Menara Gading 1, Taman Connaught, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours:
12.10pm-11pm (Mondays to Saturdays).
1pm-11pm (Sundays).

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