14 Paw-some Dog-Friendly Cafés and Restaurants in Singapore to Chill At
Going out and having fun is great. So is catching up with family and friends over a cup of coffee or tea.
But leaving our fur-kids at home while we do so? Well, that sucks.
Thankfully, Singapore has a wide range of cafés where you can chill out with your dog on the weekends, with some places catering to both humans and pets, even serving healthy dishes for your dog to chow on.
Whether you’re looking to spice up your weekend routine or you simply want to enjoy a nice change of environment along with your pet, here are the best dog-friendly cafés where your pup won’t be turned away at the front door.
For Dining in Katong
1. Rabbit Carrot Gun
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Easties, rejoice. Tucked away in the hip hood of Katong is Rabbit Carrot Gun, a diner and hostel where your pooch can make themselves at home. Here, look forward to robust British fare such as beef wellington, a fillet steak wrapped in puff pastry, scotch eggs, fish and chips, as well as other healthy options like the avocado smash, which comes with feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, and poached egg.
For Delicious Italian Food in a Garden
2. Casa Verde
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If too much working from home has driven you mental, take a much-needed breather at Casa Verde. Situated at the lush confines of the Botanic Gardens, this Italian restaurant is a fabulous spot for hanging out with your pup – they’ll be able to sit next to you, either on a chair or on the floor. And the best part is, they’ll even be served water too. But only if you bring your own pet bowl.
For Brunch Dates
Do brunch right at Marcello, a dog-friendly deli at Intercontinental Robertson Quay. At this all-day eatery, look forward to a delicious mix of comfort food and healthy fare, with specialty coffees that fit right in with the café culture of the surrounding neighbourhood – perfect for that intimate brunch session with your favourite pup.
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For Greenery in the Heartlands
4. Canopy Garden Dining & Bar (Bishan and HortPark)
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Kill two birds with one stone by paying a visit to Canopy Garden Dining & Bar. First, you’ll be able to run free with your pooch at either Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park or HortPark. And after, head over to the café itself, where you can chow down on classic Western dishes like eggs benedict, beer-battered fish and chips, and apple crumble.
For Café Hopping with Your Pooch
5. Sun Ray Café
Some places cater to both humans and their fur-kids, and one such spot is the award-winning Sun Ray Café. Over here, make a beeline for their artisanal coffees and specialty teas. Also, the food served to your pet is safe for consumption. This safety even extends to food served to humans, with dishes omitting ingredients toxic to pets like chocolates and nuts.
For the All-in-One Pet Experience
6. I.N.U Café & Boutique
This pet-friendly spot at Balestier is 100% dedicated to pets. Here, there’s an in-house grooming service (by appointment only) and a pet boutique that sells cool stuff like ice cream for dogs, pet bowls, and freeze-dried treats from Australia. As for food, pamper your canine pal and let them munch on beef patties, cheesecakes, and even a luxe tea-time set.
For the Out-of-Town Hangout Spot
7. The Coastal Settlement
Tread the off-the-beaten-path with an expedition to The Coastal Settlement, a delightful casual restaurant nestled in a remote part of Changi. The verdant greenery that skirts the restaurant is a nice change of scenery and a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of town. Plus, your fur-baby will also appreciate enjoying the great outdoors with you.
For Beach Vibes and Pizza
If you’re all about beach bumming and the chill-out life, then Coastes at Sentosa will be right up your alley. We don’t think there’s any need to explain how awesome and fun it is to spend a day at the beach with your pup. Hanging at Coastes makes the experience even better, with a beautiful sunset view to soak up, delish burgers, pizzas, chicken wings, and some ice-cold beer.
For Hanging Out at a Farm
9. Open Farm Community
As its name suggests, Open Farm Community is all about supporting local farm suppliers in Singapore, with a farm-to-table concept that utilises hand-picked produce from its urban garden. Pro tip: try to land a spot at the gorgeous outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery and enjoy dishes like Tiberias snapper ceviche and young coconut with calamansi sorbet.
For That Canine Unwind Session
10. Canine Café
Located right beside the Canine Wellness & Rehab Session, where dogs can enjoy hydrotherapy and spa treatments, the Canine Café is a fab spot to bring over your fur-kid after a relaxing wellness session. It’s also a great place for humans to chill at and for dog parties, with a dedicated pet food menu designed especially for your pup.
For Pet-Friendly Pasta
11. Ménage Café
Spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows and loads of natural light – what’s there not to love about this Instagrammable, pet-friendly café? While humans can enjoy typical western dishes such as truffle fries and fish and chips, there’s a menu for dogs with items like delicious meatballs and sous-vide meats like pork loin, venison, and salmon steak.
For Supporting the Community
12. Five & 2
Tucked away in the hip waterfront town of Punggol is Five &2, a sleek bistro blessed with a gorgeous lakeside view, making it the ideal spot to spend the day with your pup. Five &2 is also a social enterprise with a mission – persons with disabilities and ex-inmates get to be part of an all-inclusive work environment here while underprivileged households are regularly invited for nutrition meals.
For a Picturesque Alfresco Experience
13. Wildseed Café (The Summerhouse or Alkaff Mansion)
The Summerhouse and Alkaff Mansion are two stunning locations home to Wildseed café, a floral café, and patisserie superb for brunch dates and flowery pastries. Wildseed at The Summerhouse features an air-conditioned garden dining space and an outdoor pet-friendly area perfect for your furry friends. Wildseed at Alkaff Mansion is home to a picturesque conservatory, perfect for posing for the gram.