If you like your cats, coffee and cake, you should be curled up at these cat cafes in Singapore for a purr-fect day.
We’re animal-crazy in Singapore, there’s no doubt about that. Remember when there was an art exhibition in Singapore just for pets? Or when Uber launched a service to include our furry friends? Cat cafes might just be another sort of place to celebrate our love for our pets, especially for all the cat ladies (and gents) out there. Control your squealing, let’s check out these magical spots.
Neko No Niwa
The one that started it all. Having set up shop in Boat Quay back in 2013, Neko No Niwa is the pioneer that sparked off a slew of copycat (pun intended) cat cafes. The cosy shophouse space houses a clowder of adorable kitties – all lovingly rescued by owners Sue Lynn and Sam. We’re especially fond of brother-sister pair Kai Kai and Jia Jia, the mischievous tabbies with a penchant for stealing food and nibbling fingers when you’re not looking. Order up some coffee, cake and smoothies and proceed to de-stress by watching some kitty antics.
Neko No Niwa, 54A Boat Quay (Level 2), Singapore 049843, $12 for first hour, $5 for subsequent half hour.
The Cat Café
Bucking the trend of charging customers per hour, The Cat Café lets cat lovers indulge in kitty goodness for an unlimited time period for just $15 (with a complimentary drink!). At 1,200 square foot, the roomy loft-like space in the heart of Bugis houses 15 to 20 felines, all of them ex-strays or adopted. Stay for the special meal times during the day so you can get in on feeding action.
The Cat Café, 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030, $15 per entry with a complimentary drink.
Meomi Cat Café
Located in the Kampong Glam area is the small but inviting Meomi Cat Cafe. It houses only seven resident in-house cats but these beauties are quite the lookers, and with the personalities to boot! With comfy seating, kitty toys and human treats like cake and coffee available, you’ll spend hours at this place.
Meomi Cat Café, 668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801, $13 for first hour, $5 for subsequent per half hour.
The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion
Not exactly like the cat cafes, The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion is definitely one for cat lovers in Singapore. With three whole floors of kitties, this place is also a shelter, the museum is dedicated to educating the public on the history of cats. It is also Singapore’s only ‘Mama & Munchkins Nursery’, a programme to care for newborn kittens that no other animal welfare organisation in Singapore has. On top of that, the Cat Museum has held workshops like the Kiddie Cat Camp, which teaches children about proper handling of cats and their welfare. Sad thing is, the Cat Museum will cease operations on 10 June and looking for a new home – you can join in helping them out!
The Cat Museum, Muses and Mansion, #02-02, 8 Purvis Street, Singapore 188587, $9 per entry.
Like this story? Check these out:
Check out these dog models on Instagram
Here’s where to wine and dine with your pup
Leave your furry friends in good hands at these pet hotels
Here’s where to volunteer and lend a hand to animals in need