Haven't got a pet a home? Cosy up with a cuppa and a furry friend at these top dog and cat cafes in Singapore.
Regardless of whether you and your family are feline fans or dog lovers, teaching your kids how to interact with animals plays a huge role in helping them learn responsibility and empathy. Before you give in to demands for a pet from the kids and decide on adopting a four-legged friend, make a trip down to these popular dog and cat cafes in Singapore! Unwind over coffee, fawn at cute critters and get cuddles. Note: to avoid potential mishandling, these cafes have an age limit for kids – most allow only children above the age of six, so check before going down.
The best cat and dog cafes in Singapore
1. What The Pug
Love pugs? This ought to get your tail wagging. Singapore’s first pug petting cafe is home to 12 wrinkly-faced canines with distinct personalities and quirks. Kids can play with the young hyper pugs, while parents will appreciate cuddling and chilling out with the older dogs. Each session costs $20 per person and lasts 45 minutes. You’ll also get a canned drink and a Polaroid photo as your take-home souvenir.
What The Pug, 80 Haji Lane, Singapore 189271
2. The Cat Museum
Kitty lovers, this should be the first stop you should be heading to. The Cat Museum is a kitty orphanage, kindergarten, nursery, and even an education centre! Snuggle up with the rescue cats on the second floor while admiring artworks of cats. Those who are keen to bring home a furry friend can head to the third floor, where they can interact with adult cats and kittens up for adoption. On the highest floor is where visitors can check out unique cat furniture. Don’t miss the interesting cat stories that have been up on the staircases!
The Cat Museum, #02-01, 781A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198749
3. Cat Paradise
This paradise is both a cat cafe and an adoption centre. Pay $18 for an hour’s entry, and you’ll get to play with the rescue cats and kittens in a cageless, cafe-like environment. There are no hooman treats here (you can bring in your own food and drinks, however), but you can purchase treats for the adorable felines. If one hour’s not enough, pay $40 and you can cuddle and relax with the kitties the whole day. You can also work and even play board games here. How fun!
Cat Paradise, 23 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 89097147
Here’s another cat cafe with a difference. Pop over to Pat-A-Cat at Joo Chiat, where you can unwind with the rescued cats in a cosy environment. It also holds regular adoption drives, so that rescues can find their furever homes. We love reading all the heartwarming stories of the meows that have been successfully adopted.
Pat-A-Cat, 438A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427651
5. Chow Cute Cafe
What’s a chow chow? It’s a dog breed that’s said to have originated from Northern China. This blue-tongued canine looks like a mix between a lion and a bear – and with its furry mane, we can understand why it’d been mistaken as such. You can spot the dogs at the merchandise store within the cafe from 11am onwards. Bring your pet doggos along for a furtastic time! When you’re done, explore the rest of Seletar Aerospace Park with your furry friend.
Chow Cute Cafe, 16 @ The Oval, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 797873
6. The Cat Cafe
While the day away with your newfound furry friends over drinks (coffee or tea for the grown-ups and juices for kids). The Cat Cafe has free wifi, so you can spend all your time Instagramming these gorgeous cats. Entry is $18 and will allow you to spend two hours of your time getting acquainted with the kitties. Need more time to mingle? Every 30 minutes thereafter costs $4.50. The cafe’s bright and spacious setting is great for the 15-20 cats to roam. Children aged six and above are allowed here.
The Cat Cafe, 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030 and 392 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678046
If you have time in your day to visit one more cat cafe, then drop by this one that’s within the Little India vicinity. Previously a cat boarding house that had to pivot its business due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Catopia has 22 relaxed resident cats for you to get acquainted with – so relaxed that they have no qualms about climbing into your lap for warmth and comfort! If the lounge gets too crowded, you can move up to its third floor space, which is also where the kitties “take their break” from “work”.
Catopia, 46A Dunlop Street, Singapore 209375
8. Meomi Cat Cafe
Tucked away in Kampong Glam, this intimate cafe is the purrfect place to unwind with your feline companions. It’s quiet, cosy and serves simple desserts and drinks. Children above the age of six years old are allowed to enter, making this cafe one with a lower age limit than most. Keep your eyes peeled for Mario – the cafe’s resident munchkin cat who’s bound to evoke squeals of delight from even the most resolute non-cat-lover. Once you’re done patting the cats, head out for an exploration of the hip ‘n’ happening Haji Lane area.
Meomi Cat Cafe, 668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801
9. We are the Furballs
Don’t have a dog at home? Feel free to cuddle, pet, and play with the free-spirited, happy hounds at this dog-petting cafe as much as you want. While all the pups here are of the smaller breeds, their excitable and big personalities far outshine their size. Unfortunately, only older kids (above 10 years old and with adult supervision) are allowed.
We are the Furballs, #07-07, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
For those that don’t want to spend too much on entry fee, this cat cafe is where you can save some moolah. You only have to fork out $9 for an hour’s playtime with the kitties. And psst, all entries come with free-flow drinks! On top of being a cat cafe, Nekotown also provides professional grooming services as well as quality pet food and accessories.
Nekotown, 658 Geylang Road, Singapore 389588
11. Wildflower Studio
Technically not (just) a cat cafe, but we couldn’t resist putting this one on our list! Wildflower Studio combines the concepts of art jamming and cat cafe. You can choose to partake in a semi-guided art jam session, or a free-and-easy unguided painting session – both involve the cats living here. The studio also allows private event bookings and works with cat rescue groups to run a fostering programme.
Wildflower Studio, 56A Niven Road, Singapore 228405
Enjoy your furry fun at these cat and dog cafes in Singapore!