Skip the beach and dog parks — take your canine kids to these dog-friendly spots for a change.
Our pets are basically our children, and we hate to be apart from them. That’s why we have a little black book of pet-friendly restaurants and cafés where the entire troop, including your loyal four-legged chums, can all head out and have fun. Wine bars, alfresco joints, hipster cafés, and an eatery beside a saltwater swimming pool (!) – you name it, there’s one for every furry little one. Read on for a list of pooch-embracing establishments in Singapore for jolly-good bonding time, outside.
Part art gallery-part café, watch the world go by with your tail-wagging pal at Artistry’s outdoor seating area. Food is treated like an art form at this quiet establishment. Try their sea salt caramel and bacon waffle or PB&J french toast – it’s like a party in your mouth!
Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199149, p. 6298 2420
Canopy Garden Dining Bar
Green space? Check. Good food? Check. Dog culture? Double check. If you haven’t already visited The Canopy (which looks as lush as it sounds) for your Sunday soiree, it’s time to make a trip out there. Their brunch menu serves classic breakfast dishes such as eggs benedict and fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Or if something heavier is right down your alley, get their Lobster Pomodoro. Dogs are only allowed outside, but with all that vast nature, who wants to be cooped up indoors?
Canopy Garden Dining Bar, Bishan Park 2, 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569931, p. 6556 1533
Nestled within Singapore Botanic Garden’s luxuriant foliage, the lovely trattoria delivers a comforting breakfast menu and a hearty Italian fare. Their huge portions will easily satisfy big eaters! Leashes are advised.
Casa Verde, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, p. 6467 7326
The Garden Slug
The guys behind The Garden Slug are huge animal lovers, plus they serve up awesome, unpretentious food in a comfortable setting. The independent café – which often hosts events for animal charities – is located next to a heap of pet stores, so you can grab your coffee and kibble in one go.
Garden Slug, 01-59/61 Bright Centre, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, p. 8688 8575
Brick walls, warm wooden interior, and visually enticing grub makes Happenstance Café totes Instagram-worthy. Their standard of food here is surprisingly tasty too – snack away on their cheese mushroom fries. For $6.50, pooch-owners get to customise a wholesome meal for their fur kids.
Happenstance Café, 35 Opal Crescent, Singapore 328425, p. 6341 7871
Sun Ray Café
Artisanal coffee and a room full of gleeful dogs? This must be some kind of heaven. The head chef of Sun Ray has had previous experience whipping up a feast for UK’s Prime Minister, so you can be assured of quality. Celebrate your pooch’s birthday with their fellow fur friends here, and treat them to a mean meatloaf!
Sun Ray Café, 79 Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218, p. 6283 8700
The Poodle Café
Decked in pink, The Poodle Café screams girly – not that we mind. The café not only welcome fur friends, but has a few running around too! Be warned: a throng of eager dogs will be excitedly waiting by your side whenever you order from the doggy menu.
The Poodle Café, 1G Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545513, p. 6282 0809
Tanjong Beach Club
Idle your day away on their comfy beach beds to Sentosa’s picturesque sea view with a piping hot serving of TBC’s popular truffle fries. The best time to bring along your bundle of joy is on weekend mornings – there will be other furry friends for them to mingle and play with.
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942, p. 6270 1355
W39 Bistro & Bakery
Dine alfresco with your dogs after a run at the nearby West Coast Park. Water dishes are provided for your four-legged friend to cool down as you ‘woof’ down their succulent Wagyu Beef Burger.
W39 Bistro & Bakery, 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore 128637, p. 9646 5372
Inside a nondescript-looking warehouse is bicycle café, Wheeler’s Yard. Located along a park connector, take your pup for a walk (or spin if you prefer) before settling down for a nice cuppa java at the outdoor sitting area.
Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore 328781, p. 6254 9128
It’s hard to not feel welcome at this spiffy, brightly designed establishment, which offers day care, grooming and training services. There’s faux grass (complete with a fire hydrant!) for – ahem – doggy business, as well as a colourful playground for friendly waggers. Awesome! The only thing is that these guys specialise in the finest gourmet grub for dogs, rather than humans! Our pup can vouch for their grain free Chicken Terrine.
Wagging Rights, 337 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427950, p. 6447 0335
The Coastal Settlement
At this cosy little spot, you’ll find tons of vintage knick-knacks and quirky decor on display. Food-wise, expect honest comfort food, including burgers and pizzas, as well as local favourites like curry chicken and nasi lemak. Surrounded by nature, it’s a perfect venue for your pets to roam and explore while you dine. It’s also located next to a not-so-hidden haunted spot that you can check out if you’re up for it!
The Coastal Settlement, 200 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508529
The Green Door
Kick back and laze your weekends away at The Green Door’s outdoor garden patio. The grub here is unabashedly hearty – tuck into pizzas, burgers and grilled meat skewers, and guzzle it all down with drinks like the super-sweet Gummy Bear Margarita, and the delightful Floral Mimosa. Bonus: your furry friends are allowed at this cosy Dempsey spot too.
The Green Door, 13A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247694, p. 6479 5945
Looking for a spot to chill with your furry friend? Head over to Kith Café for a quick munch (or brunch). Soak in its intimate ambience and catch up with the squad while sipping on your cuppa. Tuck into its signature wagyu beef burger as you give your doggy pal a scratch behind the ear.
Kith Café, multiple locations islandwide
Active tail-waggers can beat the heat in Sunny Heights’s dog-friendly saltwater pool, which helps ease any itch your dog might have. Then, chow down on some good grub and unwind at Ah B Café. Your marvelous mutt has its own menu, too!
Sunny Heights, #01-06 K9 Kampus, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992, p. 6314 9363
Shoes are optional at beach gastrobar Coastes — an ideal spot for catching the sunset at Siloso Beach with live music in the background. Its signature chicken wings and extensive cocktail menu are proven to be crowd-pleasers, so be sure to order those first. Vibrant and charming with its white and blue decor, here’s where you can dine only a mere distance away from the sea — perfect for you lil’ pooch’s morning doggy paddle!
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000, p. 6274 9668