The best family restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are renowned for their charming service, spacious settings, and diverse food offerings, specially catered to young diners. Many of these dining venues are located near well-maintained parks within the city, where children can bike along designated paths or enjoy playgrounds.

    For added convenience, family-friendly restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are equipped with a variety of amenities, including indoor play areas, stroller parking, and even bathrooms with diaper-changing facilities. If you are an animal lover, several pet cafes offer the chance to play with fluffy creatures while enjoying your meal. Check out our list of Kuala Lumpur's most popular restaurants for families, ideal for parents who want to savour authentic local and international cuisine with peace of mind,  knowing that the little ones will be catered to with safe and delicious options.


    Antipodean Cafe

    A popular Bangsar brunch spot

    Antipodean Cafe is a popular brunch spot in Bangsar that offers an extensive menu of all-day breakfasts, Asian cuisine and baked goods in a comfortable setting. The cafe has a Spanish bistro-like appearance with 2 dining areas. The window side has booths that are perfect for families, while the restaurant's centre features intimate tables for 2. 

    Additionally, there is a separate play area for children that is equipped with colourful toys, mini chairs and tables, as well as a small TV that plays cartoons. As for the food, parents can enjoy a strong cafe latte with the classic all-day breakfast, while the children can indulge in sweet treats like banana pancakes with butterscotch, French toast with berry compote and fresh fruit juice.

    Location: 20, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2282 0411


    La Juiceria Superfoods TTDI

    Casual all-day dining

    La Juiceria is a relaxed all-day dining venue located in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. It's where health-conscious patrons can savour a broad selection of Asian and Western dishes, coffee, teas, as well as cold-pressed juices and smoothies. 

    This vibrant cafe is filled with greenery and natural light and also features a spacious indoor playground and a child-friendly bathroom with a diaper-changing table. The cafe is open daily and is only a 5-minute stroll from Taman Rimba Kiara, a public park with a large lake and recreational facilities such as a children's playground, picnic areas and jogging tracks.

    Location: 32, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)18-368 3320


    Marmalade Cafe

    Homemade treats and healthy fare

    Marmalade Cafe Kuala Lumpur provides a well-balanced selection of indulgent and healthy cuisine, including homemade cakes and pastries, in a lively and contemporary setting. Situated in the Bangsar Village 2 Mall, this family-friendly eatery boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, pastel-coloured furnishings and potted plants, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

    Additionally, there are indoor and outdoor play areas where children can enjoy themselves while waiting for their food. For picky eaters who are hesitant to consume their vegetables, the Green Goddess smoothie bowl is an excellent option, consisting of blended spinach, mango, and banana, topped with granola, chocolate shavings, raspberries and sliced almonds.

    Location: Level 1 F18 Bangsar Village, 2, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2282 8301


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    Jam and Kaya Café

    Jam and Kaya Café is a charming, cottage-like dining venue located in Petaling Jaya, serving a wide selection of all-day breakfasts, local dishes, freshly brewed coffee and delicious chocolate drinks. A 10-minute walk from Taman Jaya LRT station, this hidden gem is nestled within the PJ Palms Sports Centre and is particularly popular among brunch enthusiasts and families alike. 

    We highly recommend trying the signature Jam and Kaya Pancakes, which are served with fresh berries, jam, kaya (coconut jam) and vanilla ice cream. Additionally, there is a large public pool outside the cafe, where families can enjoy swimming at affordable rates.

    Location: PJ Palms Sport Centre, 1, Lorong Sultan, Bandar Baru Petaling Jaya, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +60 (0)16-430 8931


    RGB Coffee at the Bean Hive

    Breakfasts and wholesome dishes

    RGB Coffee at the Bean Hive's menu primarily caters to vegan and vegetarian diners, but it also offers a satisfying selection of meat-based dishes. The cafe is located in a bungalow along Jalan Damai and features a fully air-conditioned dining area, a semi-outdoor lounge, a cosy reading corner with plenty of books and board games, and a kids' play area. 

    The kids' menu includes mac and cheese, baked beans with toast soldiers, and waffles with crispy mushrooms. For a hearty yet guilt-free meal, we recommend the MacBrocolli Burger, which is made with almonds, mushrooms, cheese, and broccoli.

    Location: 35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 9.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2181 1329


    Benbino Kuala Lumpur

    A children's cafe with play areas

    Benbino Kuala Lumpur is situated in The LINC KL, offering high chairs, stroller parking, an adjoining playground, and various dishes portioned for young children. The restaurant has an indoor play area that occupies half of its space and features a spiral staircase, bright yellow tubes, and slides. 

    Notable dishes include the Margherita pizza, which uses cauliflower crust, and the make-your-own-taco platter that includes two taco shells, sour cream, lettuce, avocado, cheddar, baked beans, and your choice of chicken tenders or fish fingers. For a delightful dessert, we recommend trying the classic vanilla sundae, chocolate lamington, or caramel brownies topped with soft-serve ice cream.

    Location: 1-7 First Floor, No. 360, Jln Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2181 0338


    Purradise Cat Cafe

    Coffee with furry companions

    Purradise Cat Café KL provides a spacious area where more than 20 rescued cats roam freely. The cafe has colourful beanbags, an indoor swing, and wood-and-steel dining tables for diners to enjoy. 

    The cat cafe is located within Petaling Jaya's TTDI commercial district and charges an entrance fee for the first hour, which includes a juice or smoothie of your choice, followed by an extra fee for every additional 15 minutes. Moreover, there are usually promos where you'll get an additional 30 minutes to play with the cats if you purchase a sandwich or drink above a certain price.

    Location: 24A (First Floor, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Monday–Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from 2 pm to 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)3-2389 0976


    Cubs & Cups

    Pet-friendly dining with Korean fusion dishes

    Cubs & Cups Café KL is a pet-friendly dining venue located in the Desa Sri Hartamas commercial district. The menu offers mainly Korean fusion dishes with interesting names like 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). 

    The cafe also serves classic pasta dishes and pizzas, along with cakes, brownies, and bingsu (Korean shaved ice) with various toppings.

    Location: 22, Jalan 30/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Open: Monday and Wednesday–Friday from 11.30 am to 9.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)14-507 0249

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