I have no idea when this trend started coming about, but we Singaporeans have been crazy about cafe-hopping lately and believe it or not, there are even blogs dedicated to cafe-hoppers!
I’m not a really cafe-hopping kind of person myself but I’m intrigued by the concept of the cat cafe. The first cat cafe opened in Taiwan in 1998, allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of owning a cat without actually doing so (eg. cats are banned in HDB).
Following list of cat cafes which you can find in Singapore;
54A Boat Quay Level 2
Tel: +65 6536 5319
One of the first cat cafe here in Singapore, $12 per person for the 1st hour and $5 for each subsequent 30 minutes block. Drinks and desserts available but is not included in the entry fee. They are open 11:00 to 22:00 on weekdays (closed on Tuesdays), 10:00 to 22:00 on weekends and public holidays. Children must be at least 7 years old and supervised by an adult at all times and you are not allowed to bring your own cats. Making reservation is highly recommended.
241B Victoria Street Level 3 (above Burger King)
Tel: +65 6338 6815
$15 per entry with a complimentary soft drink (you may top up to “upgrade” to coffee/tea/juices). Children must be at least 6 years old and to be accompanied by adults if under 12. Open 15:00 to 22:00 on Mondays, 10:00 to 22:00 from Tuesdays to Sundays and public holidays. They do not take reservations as it is a first come first serve basis only.
*SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link #03-01 (Somerset)
Opens daily from 11:00 to 23:00. No reservations (they previously had an online reservation system but it’s been taken down). Children under age of 10 are not allowed. $12 for the first hour and $3 for every subsequent 15 minutes.
668 North Bridge Road (Bugis)
Tel: +65 6296 0339
Opens daily from 11:00 to 22:00. One of the smallest cat cafes in Singapore, with only 7 cats at the point of writing. $13 for the first hour (complimentary lime or orange juice) and $5 for every subsequent 30 minutes.
6B Mosque Street (Chinatown)
Tel: +65 6220 3835
Opens 12:00 to 22:00 on weekdays, 11:00-22:00 on weekends, closed on Mondays. $14 for first hour (inclusive of a standard drink) and $5 for every subsequent 30 minutes.
Originally written on 13 October 2014.