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Make Feline Friends at These 5 Ultra-Chill Cat Cafes in Singapore

Make Feline Friends at These 5 Ultra-Chill Cat Cafes in Singapore

If sitting in a quiet and quaint space surrounded by purring cats is your idea of bliss, then you will indeed find cat cafes as little slices of heaven in the middle of your busy metropolis.

What started out in Taiwan and became more popular in Japan, cat cafes can now be found in Singapore. They essentially serve individuals who want to interact with cats and get some much-needed stress relief from the hectic urban life.

Whether you’re a long-time cat lover or wanting to see why cats inspire such devotion from so many people, these five cafes in Singapore let you hang out with friendly felines while you sip a cuppa on the side.

1. The Cat Cafe

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The Cat Cafe first opened in 2014 and has become one of the most popular ones in the Little Red Dot. Their first branch in Bugis is now home to at least 15 cats.

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The two founders are feline lovers who made a business opportunity out of rescuing cats, which is why all the cats at their cafe are either adoptees from shelters or strays. Now, they have a second branch located at Rail Mall in Upper Bukit Timah Road.

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For SGD 16, you get to spend two hours at the cafe with a complimentary canned drink and free Wi-Fi use. The cafe has options for coffee, tea, chocolate, and freshly-baked pastries as top-ups. If you like to stay beyond two hours, you only need to pay SGD 4 for every additional 30 minutes.

The Cat Cafe

Price: From SGD 16

Address: 241B Victoria Street, Singapore 188030 (Map)

Address: The Rail Mall, 392 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678046 (Map)

Opening Hours: Mon from 3pm to 10pm; Tue-Sun and Public Holiday from 10am to 10pm

Website

2. Meomi Cat Cafe

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At least seven fur babies rule in this rustic cat haven at Kampong Glam. Here at Meomi Cat Cafe, you can treat the kitties and yourself to snacks (coffee and pastries for you, cat treats for them).

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Choose from the cafe’s wide selection of brews and sweets (the chocolate cake is a massive hit among loyal customers). If you want to feed the cats, you can only do so during their scheduled meal times, so you might want to time your visit accordingly.

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The first hour is priced at SGD 13, which comes with a complimentary drink. If you want to extend your stay, the charge is SGD 5 for every 30 minutes.

Meomi Cat Cafe

Price: From SGD 13

Address: 668 North Bridge Road Singapore, Singapore 188801 (Map)

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 8pm

Website

3. Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa

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Considered the first cat cafe in Singapore, Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa is heavily inspired by those found in Japan. And get this: the cafe’s 13 cats sometimes wear adorable kimonos!

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The owners of this cafe are advocates for adoption, and the store’s “overlords” are rescued non-pedigree cats – all sterilised, vaccinated, and micro-chipped. You can play safely with the kitties while you enjoy coffee, tea, and smoothies along with desserts from artisanal bakers.

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You pay SGD 12 as a “cuddle charge” for the first hour and then SGD 5 for every 30 minutes after that. Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa also has a special treat for “long-staying” cuddlers – there’s a three-hour special for only SGD 24 and a one-day pass for SGD 32 for maximum cuddle time. Those with valid student passes get free hot chocolate with both specials. You can even book the cafe for a private event.

Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa

Price: From SGD 12

Address: 54A Boat Quay (Level 2), Singapore 049843 (Map)

Opening Hours: Mon and Wed-Sun from 11am to 9pm

Website

4. Playground Ragdolls

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This Joo Chiat district cat cafe is unique because you can only find Ragdoll kittens here, and there are no food and refreshments available. Playground Ragdolls is for those who don’t mind not having the extras that other cafes have and just want to spend some quality time with this beautiful cat breed.

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The cats lounge around an artsy third-floor space, accommodating up to six visitors per session. Playground Ragdoll is The International Cat Association®-registered and is an Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore-licensed Ragdoll cattery where you can reserve and purchase kittens from the establishment.

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The hourly rate is SGD 15, and reservations are required for all visitors.

Playground Ragdolls

Price: From SGD 15

Address: 237B Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427494 (Map)

Opening Hours: Thu between 6 pm to 9 pm; Sun between 1pm to 7pm

Website

5. Catopia Cat Cafe

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A genuinely cosy ambience and at least ten cats to cuddle with is what you can expect here at Catopia Cat Cafe. The cafe, located at Dunlop Street, is designed as a simple haven where you can relax with coffee and snacks while you bask in the company of the resident felines.

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Cakes and desserts are served for a starting price of SGD 5 (the full menu is available in-store). The entry charge is SGD 12 per hour and comes with a complimentary drink. If you want to extend your stay, it’s SGD 6 for another 30 minutes and SGD 8 for an hour.

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As part of social distancing measures, the cafe requires its patrons to wear face masks and socks before entering. Admission is strictly by reservation only, and they recommend booking your slot at least two hours in advance.

Catopia Cat Cafe

Price: From SGD 12

Address: 46A Dunlop St, Singapore 209375 (Map)

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun from 10am to 8pm

Website

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