If there is one thing better than lazing at a cafe on a hot afternoon over iced coffee and cake, it is doing so with a cuddly buddy by your side. Animal cafes have already gained their popularity in Singapore now since the opening of many dog and cat cafes in recent years.
Cat cafes, in particular, have been getting a lot of attention; there are four cat cafes located in central Singapore alone. It is pretty safe to say that Singaporeans have gone absolutely radical over felines.
Cafe-hopping will never be the same again with the addition of adorable kittens of which you can give your undivided attention to, whilst sipping on a cuppa. In celebration of our feline friends, here is the lowdown on cafes in Singapore that house the cutest kitties for the most purr-fect afternoon ever.
Neko no Niwa, Singapore’s first cat cafe, is officially opening today. Located at Boat Quay, the cafe is named Neko no Niwa, which means ‘cat garden’ in Japanese.
For the uninitiated, a pet cafe is a theme cafe where you pay a time-based fee to watch and play with the residing pets while you have your drink and desserts.
When we were in Seoul earlier this year, we discovered many cats and dogs cafes, and it made us wonder why no one thought of opening a similar concept in Singapore, Now there is finally a place for cat lovers to gather. Neko no Niwa has 13 resident cats, and it is charging S$12/pax for the first hour, and S$5/pax for the subsequent 1/2 hour block. Now, we hope someone will open a dog cafe in Singapore next!
Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
54A Boat Quay, Level 2
Tel: +65 6536 5319
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10pm
Sat & PH: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 2pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles Place
Photo by Furry-Photos. Nicholas specialises in pet photography and he is based in Singapore. For more information, email him at [email protected] (Note: this is not the contact for the cafe).