The best family restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are known for their charming service, spacious setting, and diverse food offerings that are specially-catered for young diners. Many of these dining venues are located close to well-maintained parks within the city, where the kids can bike along designated paths or enjoy the playgrounds.For added convenience, Kuala Lumpur’s family-friendly restaurants are also fitted with a variety of amenities, including indoor play areas, stroller parking, and even bathrooms with diaper-changing facilities. If you’re an animal lover, there are several pet cafés where you can play with fluffy creatures while enjoying your meal. Check out our list of KL’s most popular restaurants for families, which are ideal for parents who want to savour authentic local and international cuisine without the fear of upsetting the tummies of their little ones.
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Antipodean Café is a well-loved brunch spot in Bangsar, where you can enjoy an extensive menu of all-day breakfast, Asian dishes and baked goods in a cosy setting. Resembling a Spanish bistro, it has two dining sections - beside the windows are booths, perfect for families, while the centre of the restaurant has intimate tables for two. There’s also a dedicated kid’s play area, which is fitted with colourful toys, mini chairs and tables, as well as a small TV that plays cartoons. Food-wise, parents can pair a robust café latte with the classic all-day breakfast, while the little ones will enjoy sweet treats such as banana pancakes with butterscotch, French toast with berry compote and fresh fruit juice. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 08:00 – 22:00, Fri – Sat 08:00 – 23:00
- Address: 20 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 0411
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 22:00
- Address: 32 Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 7732 0235
Marmalade Café Kuala Lumpur offers a balanced mix of indulgent and healthy fare, as well as homemade cakes and pastries in a vibrant and modern setting. Located in Bangsar Village 2 Mall, this family-friendly restaurant is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, pastel-coloured furnishing and potted plants for a warm ambience. There are also indoor and outdoor play areas, where kids can have some fun while waiting for their meal. A good choice for kids who refuse to eat their greens is the Green Goddess smoothie bowl, which consists of blended spinach, mango and banana, topped with granola, chocolate shavings, raspberries and sliced almonds.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: First Floor, Bangsar Village 2, 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 8301
Jam & Kaya Café is a quaint cottage-like dining spot in Petaling Jaya that serves a good range of all-day breakfasts, local dishes, freshly-brewed coffee and delicious chocolate drinks. A 10-minute walk from the Taman Jaya LRT station, this hidden gem is nestled within the PJ Palms Sports Centre and is particularly popular with brunch-lovers and families alike. We highly recommend the signature Jam & Kaya’s Pancakes, served with fresh berries, jam, kaya (coconut jam) and vanilla ice cream. There’s also a large public pool outside the café, where families can enjoy swimming at affordable rates. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
- Address: 1 Lorong Sultan, Petaling Jaya LRT: Taman Jaya
- Tel: +6016 667 5078
RGB & The Bean Hive Café’s menu may be geared mainly towards vegan and vegetarian diners, but there’s also a satisfying selection of meat-based fare. Occupying a bungalow along Jalan Damai, this rather hidden café has a fully air-conditioned dining space, semi-outdoor lounge, a cosy reading corner with plenty of books and board games, and a kid’s play area. Food-wise, the kid’s menu comprises mac and cheese, baked beans with toast soldiers, and waffles with crispy mushrooms. For a hearty yet guilt-free meal, try the MacBrocolli Burger, which is made with almonds, mushrooms, cheese and broccoli.
- Opening Hours: Mon 09:00 – 16:00, Tue – Fri 08:30 – 17:30, Sat - Sun 09:00 – 18:30
- Address: 35 Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: + 603 2181 1329
Benbino Kuala Lumpur is located within Publika Shopping Mall, where you can find plenty of high chairs, stroller parking, an adjoining playground and a variety of dishes portioned for young children. The indoor play area takes up half of the restaurant and has a spiral staircase, bright yellow tubes and slides. Food-wise, standouts include the Margherita pizza (made with cauliflower crust) and the make-your-own-taco platter, which comes with two taco shells, sour cream, lettuce, avocado, cheddar, baked beans and your choice of chicken tenders or fish fingers. For a sweet treat, try the classic vanilla sundae, chocolate lamington and caramel brownies topped with soft-serve ice cream.
- Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
- Address: Lot 49-B, Level G3, Publika Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 6207 8557
Purradise Cat Café KL has more than 20 rescued cats roaming freely in a large space, as well as colourful beanbags, an indoor swing and wood-and-steel dining tables for diners. Set within Petaling Jaya’s TTDI commercial district, the café charges an entrance fee of RM15 for the first hour, which comes with a juice or smoothie of your choice, followed by RM3 for every additional 15 minutes. If you purchase a sandwich or drink that costs RM12 and above, you’ll get an additional 30 minutes to play with the cats.
- Opening Hours: Tue – Fri 14:00 – 22:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 24A (First Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 2389 0976
Wicked Pancake Parlour Café serves a good range of savoury and sweet pancakes in a cosy yet rustic space. Located in Plaza Batai, the second floor is best suited for families as there’s a play area with plenty of toys for the little ones while waiting for their meal (or treat). We love the Lucky Takoyaki, a Japanese-inspired dish with fluffy pancakes, takoyaki sauce, seaweed, bonito flakes, fresh prawn, Japanese mayo and salmon roe. Wicked Pancake Parlour Café is located above its sister café Yellow Brick Road, which offers classic brunch dishes such as French toast, poached eggs and big breakfast platters.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
- Address: 8-7 Jalan Batai, Plaza Batai, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2856 0903
Rimba & Rusa Kuala Lumpur is a halal-friendly dining venue in Petaling Jaya, featuring a spacious and naturally-lit dining space with pastel furnishing, potted greenery and an upstairs play area. Food-wise, the braised glazed short ribs (with whipped potato, charred corn and onion rings), peanut butter crunch milkshake and pandan French toast come highly recommended. Meanwhile, its cake counter is teeming with a rotating menu of delicious desserts, such as cakes, tarts, brownies and pudding. All dishes at Rimba & Rusa Kuala Lumpur are made from scratch, so a little patience goes a long way here.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 12:00 – 22:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 – 22:00
- Address: D-GF-01 Sunway Nexis, Petaling Jaya
- Tel: +603 6151 4022
Cubs & Cups Café KL is a pet-friendly dining venue that’s nestled within the Desa Sri Hartamas commercial district. Food here is mostly Korean fusion dishes with intriguing names, such as Carbonara Sonata (deep-fried pork katsu with carbonara sauce, served with rice, sautéed mushrooms and salad) and Descendants of the Kimchi (kimchi and bacon fried rice with sunny-side egg). Classic pastas and pizzas are also served here, as well as cakes, brownies and bingsu (Korean shaved ice) with various toppings.
- Opening Hours: Wed – Mon 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 22, Wisma Rapid, Jalan 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +6014 639 5023