There’s something inherently therapeutic about having a kitten bundled up in your arms as you run your hands through its fur.
Wanna cuddle up with a feline friend but don’t own a cat?
Singapore has a total of 3 cat cafés for you to visit!
(We’ve also included some tips for visiting a cat café below!)
Meomi Cat Café
Google rating: 4.5 306 reviews
Facebook rating 4.9 317 reviews
Price: $13 for 1st hour, $5 for every subsequent ½ hour (Includes 1 drink)
Min. age: 7 (7 – 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
Meomi Cat Café is the newest cat café in Singapore, which is located centrally at North Bridge Road.
With a quiet and cosy interior filled with plenty of seating for customers, this cat café stands out thanks to its many unique resident cats.
Call ahead to check on the cat’s mealtimes – if you visit then, you’ll get to help feed the cats!
Address: 668 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188801 (Nearest MRT: Bugis)
Hours: Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm
Number: 6296 0339
WiFi: Available for free
Neko No Niwa
Google rating: 4.4 435 reviews
Facebook rating 4.7 673 reviews
Price: $12 for 1st hour, $5 for every subsequent ½ hour
(Includes hot chocolate for students)
Min. age: 7 (7 – 13 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)
As the first cat café in Singapore, Neko No Niwa’s founders are advocates of the “adopt, don’t shop” movement. As such, all their resident cats are rescues.
This café faces the view of the Singapore River – perfect for spending an entire day with a book or laptop while having a cat cuddled on your lap.
Aside from that, they also have a selection of light bites, with their chocolate cake being a hot pick amongst the regulars.
Address: Level 2, 54A Boat Quay, Singapore 049843
(Nearest MRT: Raffles Place, Clarke Quay)
Hours: Mon, Wed – Thurs, 11am – 10pm | Sat – Sun, 10am – 10pm
(Closed on Tues)
Number: 6536 5319
The Cat Café
Google rating: 4.1 452 reviews
Facebook rating 4.5 348 reviews
Price: $16 per entry
Min. age: 6
The Cat Café is the only cat café in Singapore that doesn’t have a time limit for visitors. Simply pay a $16 one-time fee and you’re free to stay as long as you like!
Other than friendly cats, they’re known for their aromatic coffee that’ll hold its own against those from other cafés.
Address: 241B Victoria Street Singapore 188030
(Nearest MRT: Bugis)
Hours: Mon, 3pm – 10pm | Tues – Sun, 10am – 10pm
Number: 6338 6815
WiFi: Available for free
Tips for Visiting Cat Cafés
Get to know the resident cats prior to your visit
Each cat café has their own social media pages where they showcase their resident cats! Have a look prior to your visit to get to know some of the cats’ names and quirks.
Read the customised guidelines for interacting with each cat
It’s good to know the best way to mingle with each cat. For example, if there’s an overweight cat, you may be refrained from feeding them.
In some cases, certain cats may not like to be touched or stroked a certain way.
Wear slippers or slip ons
Some cafés may require you to remove your footwear to maintain the hygiene of the place.
Not all cats will be awake
Cats need 15 hours of sleep per day, so the chances of them catching up on sleep while you’re visiting is pretty high.
Moreover, even if they’re awake, not all of them will interact with you. Some sassy felines would rather chill by themselves since cats are more independent creatures.
But of course, there’ll definitely be a couple of them who will snuggle up with you!
Visiting a Cat Café in Singapore
As a fast-paced society, places like cat cafés are perfect for seeking comfort and therapy. Chilling with some adorable felines while sipping a cup of coffee and reading a book – what a great way to de-stress.
Or if you’re sick of hanging out at the same places over and over again, visiting cat cafés is a great bonding activity with your loved ones!
Been to these cafés before?
Let us know in the comments section how your experience was like!