Children are the source of our greatest joy – I believe that all parents would relate to this. They are a wonderful blessing from above who brings so much laughter, warmth and gratitude in our life. There is nothing we would not do to give them the very best in life. Their happiness is our happiness, and all we ever want to do is to make them smile. However, I also completely understand how difficult it can be to raise a child; balancing our work, managing our time and ensuring our needs are fulfilled. Therefore, I happily present to you 8 places where you get the best of both worlds: you can relax and enjoy your meal while seeing your children gleefully enjoy their time.
Green Tomato Café
The green oasis a secretly hidden jewel in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Green Tomato Café is surrounded by a lush greenery which is the epitome of the ideal backyard garden. It takes you back to your childhood memories of running around the green grass barefoot and climbing the trees the pick your favorite apples. While the new generations grew up surrounded with technologies, this café encourages children just to be.. children. They love seeing them kick off their shoes, play barefoot, climb up the tropical trees and just have fun. In the meantime, enjoy their variety of all-day breakfast menu which is deliciously green.
C: 601 2257 9775
L: 333, Persiaran Ritchie, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm daily
Benbino is another success story by The Big Group with a little twist this time. The name is derived from the Italian word “Bambino” which means baby, and it is definitely a to-go-to in your list of cafes to visit with your children. The café is so playful with its design and color to the point that it will even bring out the children in you. In the middle of the café, children are invited to play in the large custom playground with slides and artificial grass. To add to the list, they take pride in offering delicious, nutritious meals. Try their cauliflower tater tots – nuggets on the outside and tongue, but cauliflower on the inside.
C: 603 6207 8557
L: 49, B, Publika, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm daily. Closed on Mondays.
Deep within our soul, we all know that we’re all kids at heart because we can never resist a bite of gooey, decadent chocolate cake. We love cakes just as much as our children and Gula Cakery is no exception. With more than fluffy 150 original cakes offered at the café, you’ll find yourself indecisive on what to eat. Furthermore, the child-friendly café has a vast play area which comes with a playground set, well-stocked books and toys in all shapes and sizes. They even offer workshop style baking classes for adults and children that you can practice the next day at home.
C: +603 5131 4604
L: 11, Jln Anggerik Aranda BG 31/BG, 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
O: 12.00 pm – 8.00 pm daily. Closed on Mondays.
Just as wonderful as their array of cupcakes, Wondermilk has a wonderful spot for children and adults alike. While daddy and mommy can sip on their freshly brewed coffee, the little ones can enjoy their flavored fresh milk, with butterscotch being the ultimate favorite. Whereas for the cupcakes, make sure to save some space to share it with your family. Moreover, the charming escape nestles a quirky, colorful play area for the kids, making it a fabulous place for play dates. If anything, the children will not want to leave (yes, we’ve warned you already!)
C: 603 7733 6101
L: 41, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily
Out of Africa
If you think Africa is too far away, think again. Truth be told, Africa is only a drive away from your house. In Out of Africa, you can experience the relaxed atmosphere of Africa’s jungle which is as rare as finding a dinosaur in Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy a range of their authentic African halal cuisine. While you get adventurous with their delicious pan fried tender Ox tongue with their signature mustard sauce, you can let your kids go wild at their playground. The safari jungle styled playground has a rustic wooden swing, slides, and traditional African hut. They can even swim in the swimming pool located just beside the restaurant. It is a wild, wild party indeed.
C: 603 7955 3432
L: PJ Palms Sport Centre, 1 Lorong Sultan, Pjs 52, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
O: 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm (Weekdays),12.00 pm – 10.30 pm (Saturday), 12.00 pm – 10.00 pm (Sunday)
Wicked Pancake Parlor
The wittily named Pancake Parlor serves wickedly delicious pancakes for partisan of pancakes of all ages. I mean, the fact that pancakes know no ages needs no question asked, right? The place is a treat for your little ones (and yourself, of course) as you take a bite of their aromatic pandan pancakes with caramelized jackfruit, topped with homemade salted caramel ice cream and drizzled with gula maleka sauce. The best thing about the wicked café is that you will discover a little play area in the corner of the café to keep the kids entertained. With circus tent, toys and pancakes, kids can only laugh a little brighter here.
C: 603 2035 5922
L: No. 8-7, Jalan Batai, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm daily
It is every mom’s out there dream café for all the good reason. The café is located next to their one-stop parenting store. From baby food, toiletries to nursery furniture, you can literally find everything you need right there and then. As the name states, Big Daddy Little Chefs runs baking workshops occasionally for little chefs and caters food to all ages. Little kids can play on the artificial sand with toy vehicles, educational toys and read a nursery book. At the same time, parents can catch up over some food after hours of shopping for their bundle of joy. A place for a happy kid!
C: 603 2602 1596
L: Quill City Mall, Lot 2.2802.31, 2nd Floor, No. 1018, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Wilayah Persekutuan, Bandar Wawasan, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm daily
Tuck Shop is the new kid’s block in town. It is heaven on earth for both kids and parents. Tucked at Level 4 of Bangsar Shopping Center, the food gallery features worldwide specialty cuisine such as Korean to French comfort food. Parents munch on their food comfortably while they wait as their little ones run away to learn. Whether they want to skate in the rink, explore the jungle gym or play in the play area, daddy and mummy can work on their laptops. Their fish and chip is also popular among the hungry kids who love their crispy batter and chips after their fun day.
L: Level 4, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
O: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm (Weekdays), 10.00 am – 8.00 pm (Weekends)
Spend your next weekend with your family for a quality time together. There’s no love sincerer than the love of a family. Afterall, family who eats together stays together. Share me your experience on dining experience with the kids – whether it’s a fun, lovely or funny story. I would love to read it, and if you have more children friendly places to share, that would even be greater!