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 dog-friendly cafes and restaurants 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 a jolly-good bonding time, outside.
Canopy Garden Dining
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. This dog-friendly cafe serves classic breakfast dishes such as eggs benedict and fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Or if something heavier is right down your alley, get the 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
Nestled within Singapore Botanic Garden’s luxuriant foliage, the lovely dog-friendly cafe delivers comforting breakfast treats, hearty Italian fare and local classics. The huge portions will easily satisfy big eaters! Leashes are advised.
Casa Verde, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
The Garden Slug
The guys behind The Garden Slug are huge animal lovers, plus they serve up awesome, unpretentious food in a comfortable setting. This dog-friendly cafe 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, Singapore 425500
Brick walls, warm wooden interior, and visually enticing grub make Happenstance Café totes Instagram-worthy. The food here is surprisingly tasty too – snack away on the 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
The Coastal Settlement
At this cosy little dog-friendly 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 beef rendang 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 Singapore Sling and Mai Tai. Bonus: your furry friends are allowed at this cosy Dempsey spot too.
The Green Door, 13A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247694
Three Buns Quayside
Looking to fill your pupper’s stomach and yours? Three Buns’ menu will spoil you for choices. From the house of Potato Head, the beef and lamb are 100% grass-fed, free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free. So expect a flavour patty sandwiched between an artisanal bun – a work of art, if you ask us. Looking for something lighter? The hotdogs are equally good. And your pooch can also enjoy some beefy treats.
Three Buns Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Singapore 238252
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 marvellous mutt has its own menu, too!
Sunny Heights, #01-06 K9 Kampus, 100 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287992, p. 6314 9363
Sun Ray Café
Artisanal coffee and a room full of gleeful dogs? This must be some kind of heaven. The menu for doggos is pretty cool, think sirloin steak, chicken balls and Shepherd’s pie. Celebrate your pooch’s birthday with their fellow fur friends here!
Sun Ray Café, 79/81Brighton Crescent, Singapore 559218
Tanjong Beach Club
Idle your day away on the comfy beach beds with Sentosa’s picturesque sea view and 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
W39 Bistro & Bakery
Dine alfresco with your dogs after a run at the nearby West Coast Park. We recommend you wolf down the succulent W39 Beef Burger or the atas egg toast (that’s what it’s called). One thing to take note of is that there are no treats for your dogs. So make sure their tummies are full before heading here.
W39 Bistro & Bakery, 39 Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore 128637
Shoes are optional at beach gastrobar Coastes — an ideal spot for catching the sunset at Siloso Beach with live music in the background. The 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 your lil’ pooch’s morning doggy paddle!
Coastes, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000