Looking for a playdate venue, or just to catch your breath in between shopping with your child? Restaurants and cafés that have a children’s play area are great for just that. You’ll be able to have some coffee to recharge, or just unwind for a moment over a cup of calming tea. At the same time, visits could also be recces for your child’s birthday party if you’re looking to plan one. No matter if you’re in Solaris Dutamas or SS15, here’s a look at eight child-friendly cafés around KL.
Namoo Korean Dessert Café and Bistro on the Park, Solaris Dutamas
A gem we stumbled upon not too long ago is Namoo on the Park, for short. The café has indoor and outdoor seating spread across two levels. The downstairs enjoys some fresh air, and a children’s playground is steps away. If it’s raining or too hot, the children’s play area upstairs is really nice too – an air-conditioned area.
Address: Namoo Korean Dessert Café and Bistro on the Park, 4A, Publika, Solaris Dutamas No.1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: Namoo Korean dessert Café and Bistro on the Park
The Workshop, Sri Petaling
I came to know about The Workshop from attending a friend’s baby’s one year old party. The other children in attendance were ecstatic with the separate play area complete with slides, a ball pit, and a cushioned wall for climbing. They serve some decent coffee here too. Check out photos of their past events, they’re pretty neat!
Address: The Workshop, 4A, Publika, Solaris Dutamas No.1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: The Workshop
Bucket B Café, IPC Shopping Centre
Doesn’t this look absolutely darling? Bucket B Café was founded with children and families in mind, as you can tell. There are children’s craft and play areas. The goal is for parents to be able to relax with a cuppa while their young ones have fun in the secured children’s zone. You could also host a children’s party here.
Address: Bucket B Café, Level 2, IPC Shopping Center, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Website: Bucket B Café
Marmalade, Bangsar Village II
Of course, Marmalade is on this list. The restaurant has a faux grass-lined area where children can roll about, play, or read. Bright, colourful, and conveniently in Bangsar Village II itself, this is a great spot to meet up with your other mom friends while the children enjoy their playdate.
Address: Marmalade, Level 1, Bangsar Village II, 1, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Benbino, Solaris Dutamas
Another child-friendly canteen in Solaris Dutamas is Benbino by The Big Group. The play area has twisty slides and tunnels that are painted in bright yellow so you can’t miss it. Food-wise, they’re focused on serving creative, wholesome food for everyone.
Address: Benbino, 49 B, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Good Friends Café, SS15
One for the Subang folks, Good Friends Café is founded with the objective of sharing delicious, wholesome food made from scratch. We love the little cooking play station at their children’s corner!
Address: Good Friends Café, 17, Jalan SS15/8a, SS15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Website: Good Friends Café
Green Tomato Café, Ampang
They have a lovely outdoor garden area where kids can run around and play. It’s also a great place to host parties whether for adults or children. Based on reviews, the food and coffee is good and reasonably priced.
Address: Green Tomato Café, 34, Jalan Mengkuang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Website: Green Tomato Café
The Little Owl Korean Café, Solaris Dutamas
If you love Korean food and would appreciate a children’s play area, this is the perfect place to check out. The Little Owl just opened its doors in Solaris Dutamas recently, and has a comfortably large open space for the little ones. We like that there’s ample space in between the dining tables and the play area, to minimise food accidents.
Address: The Little Owl, A3-U1-1, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Website: The Little Owl