Pawsome cat cafes you need to check out

Singaporeans love cats, no doubt about that. The cat café craze originated in Japan, and it didn’t take too long before Singapore started seeing similar concept cafés sprouting up around the island.

If your idea of a purrfect afternoon is coffees, cakes and some furry friends, these are a few feline cafés you definitely need to visit!

Cat waking up from a nap.
Cat waking up from a nap.

Cat Café Neko No Niwa

The first of its kind in Singapore, Neko No Niwa (the name means cat garden in Japanese) is located in a shophouse at Boat Quay. All 13 cats at this café are adopted. You can also enjoy some coffee and cakes while you pet a purring feline.

Resident cat Baloo before a bath. Photo courtesy: Neko No Niwa Facebook
Resident cat Baloo before a bath. Photo courtesy: Neko No Niwa Facebook

One in a while, the café holds yoga sessions, so that you can delight in having furry things rub against your calf as you try to concentrate on your sun salutations.

Resident cat Baloo after a bath. Photo courtesy: Neko No Niwa Facebook
Resident cat Baloo after a bath. Photo courtesy: Neko No Niwa Facebook

Note that this café has strict rules on allowing children in – kids must be seven years old and above, and parental supervision is required.

 

 

Cat Café Neko No Niwa

54A Boat Quay (level 2), Singapore 049843
Open from 11am to 10pm on Mon, Wed-Fri, 10am-10pm on weekends and public holidays. Closed on Tue.

Cover charge: $12 for the first hour, $5 for subsequent half hour

The Company of Cats

This cozy little space is filled with sofas, books, and playful fur pals who love curling up against you. There are eight resident cats in this café, all of whom are rescued – which means they were either abandoned or strayed.

Photo courtesy: Company of Cats Facebook
Photo courtesy: Company of Cats Facebook

The café also donates a portion of their profits to a local animal shelter, Animal Lovers League.

You will receive a standard drink upon entry. Only kids aged seven and above are allowed, and must be accompanied by an adult.

The Company of Cats

6B Mosque Street (level 2), Singapore 059486
Open 12-10pm on Tue-Fri, 11am-10pm on weekends. Closed on Mon.

Cover charge: $14 for the first hour, ($10 from 12-4pm on Tue-Fri), $5 for subsequent half hour

Meomi Café

Located in the Kampong Glam area, this café is slightly smaller but it is cozy and inviting. Their resident cat collection is especially unique, as the range of breeds they carry are not commonly found in Singapore, such as Maine Coon, Munchkin and American Curl.

Photo courtesy: Meomi Cafe Facebook
Photo courtesy: Meomi Cafe Facebook

Children must be four years old and above, and be accompanied by an adult. Cover charge includes a complimentary drinks.

Meomi Café

668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801
Open daily 11am-10pm

Cover charge: $13 for the first hour, $5 for subsequent half hour

The Cat Café

The felines here are rescue cats. If you are lucky, you will be able to catch them at their dinnertime. Watch them gather around and get into catfights while they wait for their food to be served.

Patches and Tuxedo. Photo courtesy: The Cat Cafe Facebook
Patches and Tuxedo. Photo courtesy: The Cat Cafe Facebook

Kids as young as six years old are allowed in, but those up to 12 years old will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Tuxedo and Garfield. Photo courtesy: The Cat Cafe Facebook
Tuxedo and Garfield. Photo courtesy: The Cat Cafe Facebook

The Cat Café

Bugis Village, 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030
Open 3-10pm on Mon, 10am-10pm on Tue-Sun and on public holidays

Cover charge: $15 for an unlimited time period

Lion City Kitty: The Cat Museum, Muses & Mansion

This is not exactly a cat café, but it deserves a place on this list!

The Cat Museum features three storeys of dedication to these furry creatures – from the history of cats, to photographs and curated artworks of local artists (feline-related, of course).

Brad Pitt. Photo courtesy: Lion City Kitty Facebook
Brad Pitt. Photo courtesy: Lion City Kitty Facebook

The star of this place is a grumpy-looking Persian named Brad Pitt. The cats housed on top floor (level four), which is the superstar area, have Hollywood names like Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Dinnertime for the superstars. Photo courtesy: Lion City Kitty Facebook
Dinnertime for the superstars. Photo courtesy: Lion City Kitty Facebook

It also partners up with The Cat Welfare Society, a local feline rescue group, to encourage adoption. The cats on level three are from SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and are actually up for adoption! So if you can actually literally bring one of them home if you want to.

Lion City Kitty: The Cat Museum, Muses & Mansion

8 Purvis Street, #02-02, Singapore 188587
Open 4.30-7.30pm on Fri, 12pm-7.30pm on weekends

Cover charge: $9 per person, you can stay as long as you want

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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

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