Let’s face it. Finding kids friendly restaurants in Jakarta is not easy. Amidst the ever-progressing F&B industry, it seems that kids and families are second priority. As we previously wrote in Dear Restaurant Owners: There’s a New Market in Town article, there are five features that are associated with the term kids-friendly. Those are smoke-free, the availability of nursing room/baby care room, stroller-friendly, ease of parking, and friendly service. We have yet to find one place that ticks all five criteria, but kudos to those that are at least getting there.
The place you find on this list might not be perfect, but deserve the term kids-friendly nonetheless. Every single spot in this Kids Friendly Restaurants in Jakarta list is either entirely smoke-free or has a clear separation between smoking and non-smoking room. All are equipped with baby chair as well. Hope this article is helpful whenever you need a hang-out spot idea to go to with your little ones. Enjoy!
1. Brood en Boter
Don’t let the name coax you into thinking that Brood en Boter is just about bread and butter. Not only they serve Indonesian classic bread and cakes—with Dutch colonial era influences—the restaurant also offers comfort food and a place for family to gather. There is a space dedicated to kids’ mini playground on the left, a separate smoking room on the far right, and a spacious dining area in between. Other than that, it’s important to note that Brood en Boter promises to use all natural ingredients in all of its dishes. Read more about Brood en Boter here.
Special feature: indoor playground, kids menu
Address: Jl. Bangka Raya No. 25
2. Marche Plaza Senayan
When it comes to kids friendly restaurants in Jakarta, Marche is a no-brainer. The Plaza Senayan outlet is facilitated with a special play area called Heidi House, completed with a slide, a swing, and a rocking horse. Baking class for kids is also available on certain days.
Special feature: indoor playground, kids menu and utensils
Address: Plaza Senayan
With colorful characters-adorned walls and an indoor playground, Mamain is a shoo-in as one of the most kid-friendly restaurants in Jakarta. Despite that, there are certainly features that the adults can truly appreciate, such as the presence of a special nursery room and Wi-Fi. The contained space and the friendly staffs make it easier for mom and dad to let their guard down a little bit and enjoy a minute or two for themselves. Read more about Mamain here.
Special feature: indoor playground, nursery room, kids menu
Address: Jl. Gunawarman No. 21
Mendjangan at Kemang offers something that no other spot in this list can offer: a swimming pool, complete with a unicorn floaties. While this situation suggests that you have to be extra careful when bringing your children, it also means you can take a swim here if you wish. Swimming is free of charge as long as you order food.
Special feature: swimming pool
Address: Jl. Kemang 1 No. 2
5. Harlequin Bistro
Besides being a popular spot for all kinds of events, Harlequin Bistro is well-known for its semi-outdoor playground at the back of the restaurant. It is equipped with a ship-shaped structure complete with slides and climbers.
Special feature: semi-outdoor playground
Address: Jl. Kemang 1 No. 10
Extravagant jungle decor that will impress both the adult and the children is indeed the main attraction of Madagaskar, but perhaps a more important point is its strategic location in a big shopping mall. There are plenty of parking spaces and an elevator is ready to take you from one floor to another. Madagaskar is also spacious—plenty of space for strollers passing through and children running around. Read more about Madagaskar here.
Special feature: jungle decor, kids menu
Address: Plaza Senayan
7. Cake a Boo PIK
Cake a Boo PIK is pretty much every cake-loving kids’ dream come true. With colorful cakes in the display case and playful decor, it is a great place to spend a cheat day after a week full of an uphill battle of children versus vegetables. But if your idea of a cheat day for you and your kids is leaning more towards gelato and ice cream, please check out this article.
Special feature: cakes—lots of them
Address: Jl. Ruko Garden House Blok B No. 22, PIK
8. HOURS: Coffee & More
HOURS Kelapa Gading is pretty much a melting pot of all. In weekday mornings you may find moms who have just dropped off their kids at school, while in the afternoons you may just see that same mom, but with her little ones in tow for lunch. Meanwhile, in weekends the place is no stranger to the whole family—mom, dad, children, grandma, grandpa—coming for a meal. There are a lot of room for children running around and pretty spots to take photos. Read more about HOURS here.