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5 Dog-friendly Cafes in Singapore

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If mama could choose, she would love to bring me everywhere she goes. Unlucky for me, Singapore is not exactly very pet-friendly despite it being such a developed country. Nonetheless, she is grateful for dog-friendly cafes, which have been sprouting up in recent years. While I prefer playing at the

Nonetheless, she is grateful for dog-friendly cafes, which have been sprouting up in recent years. While I prefer playing at the beach to hanging out at a cafe, mama still brings me to one now and then to socialise with other pups.

5 Dog-friendly Cafes in Singapore

Below are 5 dog-friendly cafes in Singapore that we’ve been to and how we feel about them! Whether you want to spend your weekend letting your furkid sniff butts and make friends with other pups, or bringing him/her along to chill with your friends, there’s a cafe for you. The first three are cafes that are specially catered to furry customers, and the last two are cafes that primarily serve humans, but are friendly to dogs as well.

1. Happenstance Cafe

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Happenstance Cafe is our favourite out of this list of 5 dog-friendly cafes in Singapore so far! This popular eatery sports a polished, modern and inviting decor, with a row of seats on one side; leaving a big space on the other side for furkids to mingle with each other. Expect the place to be crowded on weekends, with loyal customers visiting on consecutive weeks. The ambience and the crowd together lend vigour to the joint, making you feel like this is the place to be.

Price: 8.5/10. You can get pasta from $8.90, and their most expensive item – the Happenstance Signature Burger is priced at $14.90.

Taste: 8.5/10. Even though the Create-Your-Own-Happenstance pasta is much raved about, mama and papa chose the Happenstance Signature Burger, Golden Beer-battered Fish & Chips and Cottage Pie for mains and the Beef & Mushroom Cheese Fries for the side. Every dish was pretty good, especially for truffle oil lovers – mama and papa could taste a hint of it in each of the dish. The fries were a tad too salty, and soggy towards the end.

Dog/human-friendliness: 10/10. By now you should be able to tell that mama loves this place. I really like this place too, unless there’s a snappy pup in the cafe. It is pretty likely though, due to the crowd the cafe receives. There’s also a pasta menu for furkids. You can choose the type of pasta, vegetable, meat and topping (cheese and salmon oil)!

Happenstance Cafe | Facebook | 6341 7871

Address: 35 Opal Crescent, Singapore 328425 [Directions]

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Sat – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

2. Sun Ray Cafe

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Sun Ray Cafe is one of the pioneers in the space of dog-friendly cafes, and it is still standing strong despite increasing competition from new comers. This cozy cafe boasts affordable prices for quality food. It is definitely a great place to check out if you haven’t!

Price: 8/10. Mama says prices are reasonable. You can get a cuppa at $4!

Taste: 7.5/10. Food was pretty good. I would have given it an 8 based on looks and smells. I suppose mama is more picky.

Dog/human-friendliness: 9/10. Nice and cosy place with good service. They cordoned off part of the place just for the humans and their furkids. However, the entrance is just a sliding glass door. Some furkids attempted to sneak out when the humans opened it!

Sun Ray Cafe | Facebook | Hungrygowhere | 6283 8700

Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218 [Directions]

Opening Hours:

Mon – Tue: 6pm – 10pm | Wed – Fri: 11am – 11pm | Sat – Sun: 10am – 11pm

3. Paw Pet-radise Cafe

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The humans brought me here after hearing fantastic reviews from other mamas and papas. Sadly, it didn’t live up to its hype for us, making it our least favourite cafe so far! Its run-of-the-mill decor certainly didn’t make a good first impression. The menu, though affordable, reminds mama of what a school canteen serves. The service was also desperately lacking, but possibly because they were preparing for a private event.

Price: 6/10. Prices are not expensive but mama just didn’t see the value of the food she was paying for.

Taste: 7/10. Mama ordered the Baked Salmon, which was decent but not value for money at $16.90 for a small portion. The place may be suitable for children, offering easy-to-eat nuggets and onion rings amongst other finger foods.

Dog/human-friendliness: 8/10. There was sufficient space in the middle of the cafe to run about and they had a menu for the furkids as well. The doggie desserts were from Superdog Kitchen, which mama adores. I wolfed down the pretty Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream tart with delight!

Paw Pet-radise  Cafe | Facebook | Hungrygowhere | 9747 3295

Address: 530 Balestier Road, Monville Mansion #01-07 [Directions]

Opening Hours:
Mon: 5pm – 11pm, closed on Tue
Wed – Thu: 5pm – 11:00 pm
Fri: 5pm – 1am
Sat: 12pm – 1am
Sun: 12pm – 11pm

4. Artistry Gallery Cafe

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This is papa’s favourite cafe out of all the dog-friendly cafes we’ve been to! The place has a cool, hipster vibe, making it a perfect place to relax and catch up with friends. If you are looking for a human cafe that’s dog friendly, be sure to check out Artistry Cafe.

Price: 7/10. You can expect the usual cafe prices ($3.50 for an Espresso to $20 for their Big Breakfast) at Artistry.

Taste: 8.5/10. Mama and papa opted for a light meal, skipping the main courses. Their Nasi Lemak Burger sounded absolutely yummy but the humans decided to go with the seemingly boring waffles and granola. But boy was I wrong, papa really enjoyed their home-made granola while mama was pleasantly surprised by the refreshing coconut ice cream and kaya-infused maple syrup, which were served with her waffles!

Dog/human-friendliness: 9/10. Before heading to the cafe, mama emailed them to confirm that the cafe is dog-friendly. And the good people from Artistry replied, “Not just the place – WE are very dog-friendly too!” I like them already 🙂 When we arrived, the staff immediately offered me a bowl of water, making mama and me feel so welcomed!

Artistry Cafe | Facebook | 6298 2420

Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149 [Directions]

Tue – Sat: 9am – 11pm | Sun: 9am – 4pm

5. Coastes

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Coastes is a lovely place for beach lovers – you can sink your feet into the sand as you sip on your go-to cocktail. Mama finds it particularly relaxing to hang out here on a cool evening, with live music playing.

Price: 5/10. Coastes’ menu is the priciest on the list. Well, we can’t expect otherwise from an outlet in Sentosa!

Taste: 7/10. The food was acceptable but unmemorable; mama can’t seem to recall what she had the last time she visited.

Dog/human-friendliness: 9/10. The place’s rustic charm and casual laid-back beach vibe are good enough reasons to visit Coastes. After a day of fun at the beach, unwind with your dog at their outdoor benches. No one is going to mind a sandy fur-guest.

Coastes | Website | Facebook | 6274 9668

Address: 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, #01-05 [Directions]

Opening hours:
Mon – Thu, Sun & PH: 9am – 11pm | Fri – Sat & eve of PH: 9am – 1am


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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. somewhitecookie

    September 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Happenstance Cafe is our favorite dog friendly cafe too! Loving it!

  2. mangothesheltie

    September 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Only for the last 2, dogs must be leashed? Or are the allowed to be off leashed there too?

    • vanillapup

      September 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      You will need to leash Mango at the last two cafés. They are definitely not as dog-friendly as the cafés that are specifically meant for dogs! Mama would usually put me on the seat at these places so I wouldn’t fidget so much on the ground.

  3. PRINGLESSS

    September 1, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    oooh is parking easy for artistry? we’ve tried baker&cook (holland v), and parking was easy! Human Food was decent too 🙂 There are doggy bowls around, but they look a little weathered; lucky we brought our own! pringles and jacko were clearly the stars because pedestrians kept coming by to give them hugs and chin scratches!

    • vanillapup

      September 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Parking was easy for us! There are parking lots along the rows of shophouses. But it’s a one way road so turn in to the shophouses to look for lots instead of going straight. I rather take a walk than making a U turn 🙂 whoo I haven’t heard of Baker&Cook. Will check it out one day! Awww the cafe should pay Pringles and Jacko a commission for attracting customers hehe.

  4. Sammy Loo

    September 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Latte, ask ya mama to bring you to W39! May be a little far but the food is goooood!

    • vanillapup

      September 2, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Okay!!! Will go bug mama now hehehe.

  5. mangothesheltie

    September 1, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Oh and we tried Cafe Melba and The Coastal Settlement too! Pretty good food!!

    • vanillapup

      September 2, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Cafe Melba is no longer dog-friendly due to NEA rules 🙁 mama loves the place too! I want to go coastal settlement but it’s sooooo farrrrrr haha.

      • mangothesheltie

        September 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

        Ahhhhhhhh…… Wow I didn’t know that!! Sad 🙁 need to arrange meetups to explore new dog friendly places together!! Haha

        • vanillapup

          September 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

          Yes please! And I wanna meet u too 🙂

          • mangothesheltie

            September 2, 2014 at 11:57 am

            Yes I wanna meet you too!!! Will you be going to the Halloween meetup at Barrage or the Christmas Party? 😀

          • vanillapup

            September 3, 2014 at 8:03 am

            I can’t go for the Halloween one because that’s papa’s birthday! As for Christmas, mama hasn’t replied! Is it too late to say we wanna go?? Haha.

          • mangothesheltie

            September 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

            Haha not too late!!! Still wayyyy too early! Haha just let us know you’re interested on the event page! Hehehe

          • vanillapup

            September 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

            Done! Still a few months away. Maybe I will see you at other gatherings first lol.

          • mangothesheltie

            September 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

            Yesssss!! Haha I want to meet Latte!!! She’s super cute!!

  6. vanillapup

    September 2, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Oh mama used to work near there but she “recced” and felt that there wasn’t enough space for me to run around. You like that place?

  7. weliveinaflat

    September 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Every cafe has it’s pros and cons. Guess we just try to rotate them and visit a different one now and then cos sometimes the human gets bored too! LOL

    • vanillapup

      September 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Yeah. Mama and papa are the picky ones. I am okay with anything as long as there’s food and friends to play with ;P

  8. Tammy Goh

    September 3, 2014 at 1:42 am

    How about other dog cafe?
    Have your try the rest of the cafe?
    How do they conclude this are the top 5 cafe?

    D.O.G Cafe? Dog Dot Cafe? T.A.Z Cafe?

    I think there are other few more dogs cafe better then 3 of the cafe stated.

    Just my 5cents worth of tots as to be fair to the rest of the cafe.

    • vanillapup

      September 3, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Haha mama definitely hasn’t brought me to every single dog-friendly cafe in Singapore! That’s why I didn’t mention that these are the “top/best cafés”, just cafés I’ve sniffed out and how mama and I think about them! As what weliveinaflat said, each cafe has it’s pros and cons and everyone has his/her own preference. Do let me know which cafés you like most so I can bug mama to bring me 🙂

      • Tammy Goh

        September 5, 2014 at 3:57 am

        Should bark mama bring you to all cafe ya… so we can all benifit from your mama feedback.. =P LOL!

  9. June

    May 9, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Hi. Do you happen to have the whole list of dog cafes in Singapore? Thanks.

    • Vanillapup

      May 9, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Hi June, I don’t a longer list of dog-friendly cafes at the moment. But for dog cafes, there aren’t many left in operation. The newest are Ah B Cafe and Poodles Cafe 🙂

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