Meow! Woof! Pets!
To many of us pet lovers, our pets are more than our best friends - they are our little ‘furkids’. Whenever we leave them behind at home, we feel a tinge of sadness. Will they be safe, all alone at home?
Furthermore, if not all restaurants are family friendly, how many more are pet friendly? Thankfully, even though most cafes in Singapore don’t (literally) open their doors to pets, there are many that will welcome your furkid - even if it means dining at the al fresco area. The next time you’re going to leave your furkids behind again, head to one to these cafes and bring them along too!
-For the Pooches-
1. Happenstance Cafe
This cafe has a menu specially for pets, where you can customise your furkid’s pasta (from $6.50). Served in a cute Hello Kitty dish, human owners might even get a little jealous. Human food such as cheese mushroom fries and fish and chips are also served here.
For all the owners of hyperactive furballs, this cafe knows how active pets can be: there’s a spacious area where the pets can play while you dine in comfort! The tables are high enough for pets to weave through, instead of jumping onto the tables to steal your food.
Address: 35 Opal Crescent, Singapore 328425
Telephone: 6341 7871
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 12 pm - 10 pm, Sat to Sun: 11 am - 10 pm
2. The Coastal Settlement
Even though there isn’t a separate menu here for your furballs, the staff are warm and friendly, and will provide a bowl of water for your pet to lap up. As The Coastal Settlement is known for its food, it’s a plus point that it’s pet friendly!
Address: 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508514
Telephone: 6475 0200
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 10 am - 12 am, Sat: 9.30 am - 1 am, Sun: 9.30 am - 10.30 pm
3. Sun Ray Café
Tucked away in a little pocket within the Serangoon Gardens estate, Sun Ray Cafe was a nominee for the Epicurean Star Award Singapore 2013, which recognises F&B outlets for their cuisine and dining experiences. Even if you’re wary of animals or allergic to them, there is a pet door which cleverly separates the pet friendly and non-pet friendly areas.
This cafe does not compromise on its food - enjoy their Sun Salad ($8), Salmon ($22), Pork Rack ($25), Striploin ($25) and Lamb Shanks ($25). They also roast their own coffee.
Address: 79 & 81 Brighton Crescent, Serangoon Gardens Estate, Singapore 559218
Telephone: 6283 8700
Opening hours: Mon to Tues: 6pm-11pm, Wed to Thurs: 11am-11pm, Fri: 11am-12am, Sat: 10am-12:00am, Sun: 10am-11:00pm
4. The Garden Slug
A simple and laid-back cafe in the East, The Garden Slug serves hearty, filling, and affordable Western cuisine. With many dishes priced under $20, such as the Hickory Babyback Ribs ($29 for full and $18.90 for half rack) and Rustic Bolognese Pasta ($9.90), there is no reason not to come here. Furthermore, such good food is not complete without your furkid’s company!
Address: 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61 Bright Centre, Singapore 425500
Telephone: 8688 8575
Opening hours: Mon, Tues: 6 pm - 10 pm, Wed to Fri: 11 am - 10.30 pm, Sat, Sun, PH: 9am - 10.30 pm
For all the pet owners who appreciate art, Artistry is the perfect stop to fill your stomach and gaze into the depths of an art piece. An art gallery and cafe combined, art pieces by both local and international artists are on display. Bring your pooch along to Artistry’s al fresco area, and tuck into their delectable PB&J French Toast or BRB (Blueberry, Ricotta, Bacon) Pancakes.
Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Telephone: 6298 2420
Opening hours: Tues to Sat: 10 am - 11.30 pm, Sun: 10am - 7pm, Mon: Closed
Bring your pooch down to Coastes and live out that idyllic scene of cute dogs running around the beach and playing in the water. Located on Siloso Beach, the bar/cafe is the perfect place to laze by the beach and catch some rays with man's best friend.
After a long day swimming with your dog, chill and unwind at Coastes, sip on cocktails and poke at desserts as you relax at the outdoor benches. Coastes even makes your dog comfortable by providing bean bags!
Address: Sentosa, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-05
Telephone: 6274 9668
Opening hours: Mon to Thur: 9 am – 11 pm, Fri to Sat: 9 am - 1 am, Sun: 9 am - 11 pm
7. Kith Cafe
With great food and fantastic service, Kith Cafe is the perfect spot for a lazy weekend brunch with your pooch. Among Kith Cafe’s 3 outlets, head to the one at Sentosa Cove for a fantastic view of the harbour, and watch the boats sail in. Tuck into sandwiches and pastas, like the Wagyu Beef Burger and Granchio, and sit contentedly as you watch your pooch wag its tail.
Update: Kith Cafe at Quayside Isle has closed, but you can visit their other outlets here.
Address: 31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle #01-08, Singapore 098375
Telephone: 6734 9007
Opening hours: Wed to Mon: 8 am - 10 pm, Closed on Tuesdays
8. Paw Pet-radise Cafe
Located just off the busy Balestier Road, Paw Pet-radise features a larger-than-average play space for our four-pawed friends, and is popularly booked for doggie parties! However, they don't usually update their social media presence with notifications of parties, so you might be turned away at arrival. Drop a call to avoid disappoint.
They also carry desserts from Superdog Kitchen, just in case your pooch has a sweet tooth.
Address: Monville Mansion, 530 Balestier Road #01-07, Singapore 329857
Telephone: 9747 3295
Opening hours: Mon: 5 pm - 11 pm, Wed & Thurs: 5 pm - 11 pm, Fri: 5 pm - 1 am, Sat: 12 pm - 1 am, Sun: 12 pm - 11 pm
9. We Are The Furballs (WTF)
Located in a nondescript corner of Bugis+'s rooftop lies Singapore's first dog-petting cafe. Sure, there are plenty of cat cafes for those who prefer docile kitties, but here's a place for those who have a penchant for man's best friend!
Children under the age of 10 are strictly not allowed in the premises, as the owners of WTF seek to protect both dogs and children.
Check out our full review of WTF here!
Address: Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street #07-07, Singapore 188067
Telephone: 6509 1186
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs/Sunday: 1 pm - 10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
-For the Felines-
10. The Cat Cafe
As you lounge and relax on the sofa while sipping your soft drink, don’t be surprised if a cat lightly jumps onto you. At The Cat Cafe, simply pay $15 for entrance and a free drink and just chill for the rest of the day. With no one to chase you out, and the company of cats around, be treated to a purr-fect afternoon. Furthermore, the cats were rescued from Kitty Care Haven - show them some love!
Address: 241B Victoria Street Level 3, Singapore 188030
Telephone: 6338 6815
Opening hours: Mon: 3 pm - 10 pm, Tues - Sun: 10 am - 10 pm
11. Meomi Cat Cafe
Who can resist the innocent, wide-eyed stare of a cat? Enjoy an afternoon with the cats at Meomi Cat Cafe - abandon your food on the small little tables and spend your time being tickled by the cats’ antics. From waving a magic wand to stroking their fur as they purr on your lap, playing with these little furballs is a stress reliever. The cafe is small and cozy, which benefits the cats as they won’t be overwhelmed by too many humans!
Address: 668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801
Telephone: 6296 0339
Opening hours: Daily: 11 am - 10 pm
12. Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
As Singapore’s very first cat cafe, this concept was inspired by the sprawling cat cafes in Japan. Besides simply eating and drinking, don’t be surprised to find a cat meowing as it comes up to you. This cafe believes in cat therapy - the joy and relaxation that comes with being around cats. As you stroke and cuddle them, or simply watch them leap around, some of that cat karma might rub off on you.
The cats here are no ordinary domesticated creatures - they are abandoned cats who’ve been rescued, and given a second home. As you enter and take off your shoes, wash your hands and familiarise yourself with the rules by flicking through the Cat Cafe Handbook. While playing with the kitties, help yourself to the cakes and muffins available!
Address: 54A Boat Quay, Singapore 049843
Telephone: 6536 5319
Opening hours: Mon, Wed to Fri: 11 am - 10 pm, Sat & Sun: 10 am - 10 pm
13. The Company of Cats
We Singaporeans just adore cats - The Company of Cats was the fifth cat cafe to be set up here! Just like other cat cafes, there is an entrance fee of $14 for the first hour and $5 for each subsequent 30 minutes. It’s easy to lose track of time while you’re playing with your feline friends, but take heart that part of the profits goes to Animal Lovers League.
The cafe feels like home, with its wooden flooring and furniture. Sink into the big couches, cuddle the cats while reading a book, and simply relax. There are only a maximum of 15 visitors at any time to prevent the cats from being overwhelmed - hence the cats are as chill as they can be!
Address: 6B Mosque Street, Singapore 059486
Telephone: 6220 3835
Opening hours: Tues to Fri: 12 pm - 10 pm, Sat & Sun: 11 am - 10 pm
The next time you’re looking for a ‘complete’ family gathering with your pet, these are just a handful of cafes which are pet friendly. Your favourite cafe may be pet-friendly too - simply call and ask.
If you’re a pet owner, it is important to ensure that your furkid is well-behaved and not disturbing the other diners. As you plan your next cafe hopping adventure, your furkid can tag along too!