It's raining cat and dog cafes! Six new spots for animal lovers

Cuddles Cat Cafe, the largest cat cafe yet to open in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Cuddles Cat Cafe, the largest cat cafe yet to open in Singapore. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

FOR CAT LOVERS

The Cat Cafe

The cafe charges a flat per-entry rate. Cat lovers get their money’s worth by spending as much time as they want with the 15 felines. Overhead cat bridges allow the customers. 

Where: 241B Victoria StreetOpen: 3 to 10pm (Monday), 10am to 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday)Admission: Flat rate of $15 an entry with a soft drink Info: Call 6338-6815 or go to thecatcafe.sg

Meomi Cat Cafe

The small space makes for a more intimate experience with the cafe’s seven cats. The staff in the interaction area dishes out information on the characteristics of each cat and tips for those who want to spend more time with their favourite feline.

Where: 668 North Bridge RoadOpen: 11am to 10pm dailyAdmission: $13 for first hour with complimentary drink, $5 for every subsequent 30 minutes. Kids aged seven to 12 pay $7, $3 for subsequent 30 minutes. Info: Call 6296-0339 or go to www. facebook.com/meomicatcafe

Cuddles Cat Cafe

It is Singapore’s biggest cafe in terms of space and the number of cats – there are three themed areas within the 2,500 sq ft area and 20 cats.From cat books and toys for customers to accessories on sale, the cafe boasts everything to do with felines.

Where: 03-01 *Scape, 2 Orchard LinkOpen: 11am to 11pm dailyAdmission: $12 for first hour, $3 for every subsequent 15 minutes. Info: Call 6988-0089 or go to www. cuddlescatcafe.com

FOR DOG LOVERS

T.A.Z Cafe & Bistro 

Located next to a Pet Lovers Centre outlet and within walking distance to Upper Peirce Reservoir Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, T.A.Z Cafe & Bistro makes for a perfect pit stop on a day out with your dog. It also offers doggy daycare services . With plans to build an indoor pet’s playground complete with slides and toys in a separate room within the cafe, owner Adeline Ho is slowly realising her dream of making the place a one-stop haven for dog owners and their furkids. 

Menu highlights: Ms Ho doubles up as the head chef and takes pride in whipping up a good variety of Asian and Western dishes for her customers. Her best-selling items include the black pepper pork chop ($14.90) and papaya soup noodle ($12.90 ), a Tuesday special. Equal emphasis is placed on the grub for dogs with a menu of seven items such as the pork mud pie ($7.90) that looks deceptively like a cupcake, and beef mud loaf cake ($8.90).

Where: 10 Jalan Leban Open: Noon to 10pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 11am to 11pm (Friday to Sunday), closed on Monday Info: Call 9027-6109 or go to www.facebook.com/taz.cafe.bistro

Happenstance Cafe

The layout of the cosy and warmly-lit cafe allows for ample playing space for dogs – they can either mingle with other dogs in the open area near the front or race along a walkway towards the back of the cafe. Look out for Milky, the cafe’s mascot that belongs to co-owner Gigi Sng. The adorable and fluffy canine is sure to get you coo-ing and aww- ing.

Menu highlights: With items such as truffle fries ($12), the Happenstance Signature Burger ($14.90) and a create-your-own-Happenstance pasta (from $8.90), it is no wonder that this pet cafe is receiving rave customer reviews for not cutting corners on its food for humans. Believing that pet owners know their dogs best, the cafe has a customisable canine menu – owners can choose from a particular food group (from $6.50) or pick items if they want a more balanced meal for their dogs.

Where: 35 Opal Crescent Open: Noon to 10pm (weekdays except Wednesday), 11am to 10pm (weekend), closed on Wednesday Info: Call 6341-7871 or go to www.facebook.com/HappenstanceCafe

Dee Ohh Gee Cafe

Large wall stickers of trees, extendable wooden tables, swing chairs and green-coloured flooring add to the garden atmosphere of the cafe. With a big space in the middle of the cafe, owners can keep an eye on their pets as they enjoy their meals.

Menu highlights: There is greater emphasis on the food for dogs. Tantalising canine treats include Pork Liver Parmesan Quiche ($7.90), Cheesy Beef Balls ($7.90) and desserts like Peanut Butter Popz ($3.90) . For their owners, there is finger food such as chicken wings ($7.90 for eight pieces) and pastas . There is a wide selection of hot and cold beverages and the cafe plans to introduce alcohol to the menu soon.

Where: 110 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Goh & Goh Building Open: 3 to 11pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 3pm to 1am (Friday), 11 to 1am (Saturday), 11am to 11pm (Sunday), closed on Monday Info: Call 9228-5117 or go to www.facebook.com/pages/Dee-Ohh-Gee-Cafe/234709873378967