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What The Pug: Singapore’s First Pug “Cafe” Where You Can Cuddle & Play With Furballs Along Haji Lane

What The Pug – Singapore’s first pug “cafe”


Pugs are adorable. They’re squishy, cuddly and a ball of fun. We’ve seen plenty of dog cafes and cat cafes in Singapore, but never a cafe dedicated to just pugs. Until now, that is.

If you’re a fan of the wrinkly-faced canines, you’ll be happy to know that What The Pug, Singapore’s first pug “cafe” has recently opened along Haji Lane.


Pet and play with 12 cuddly pugs


Image credit: @whatthepugcafe

What The Pug is home to 12 squishy pugs, each with their own distinct personality and quirks. Each play session costs $20/pax and lasts 45 minutes, and includes a canned drink and souvenir photo.

The session begins with the dogs tucked away behind a small gate, waiting eagerly to greet their new playmates. Seeing the pugs charge out one after another when the owner literally lets the dogs out is sure to induce a serotonin boost.

Image credit: @teoryan1

There are hyper puppies just a little over a year old who are perfect for engaging in more active play with, as well as older dogs above the age of 10 who are great to just sit down and cuddle or chill with.

Whether you’re an outgoing dog lover or someone who’s a little more reserved and unsure, you should be able to meet your match and have a great time. 

Image credit: @justinsohh

After your session, you’ll receive a complimentary polaroid photo to commemorate your visit. The owner takes and prints each polaroid, so all you have to do is pick your favourite pug and pose.

Speaking of which, the owner is known to be quite the conversationalist, ever-ready to share stories about the pugs and their adventures. Unlike most animal cafes which are operated by hired staff, What The Pug is owned and operated by the very man who owns all the pugs, so you can be sure he’ll have plenty of tails tales to tell. 


Visit What The Pug at Haji Lane, Bugis


Conveniently located just a couple minutes’ walk from Bugis MRT station, What The Pug is perfect for dog lovers who want to get their fill of cuddles and cuteness.

Image adapted from: @singapore.shopfronts

Each 45-minute interaction session costs $20/pax, and sessions are spaced 1 hour apart to give the pups some downtime in between sessions. 

Bookings are required for entry and as spots are limited, it’s recommended that you reserve a slot well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Price: $20/pax for a 45-minute session
Address: 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-7.45pm (Closed on Mondays)
Entry by appointment only.
Telephone: 6293 3350

What The Pug website

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Cover image adapted from: @wwongcf, @singapore.shopfronts

Cherisse Goldwich

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