10 Best Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Singapore
Apart from picnics, pet-friendly restaurants are probably the only way to enjoy an outside meal with one’s furry companions. Naturally, any pet owner will have a list of regular haunts. There’s no need to stick to just the familiar spots though—we’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants here that run the gamut from casual eateries to upmarket diners, so you’d be able to bring your pet along for any occasion.
A word of advice: it’s preferable to make reservations ahead of time at these spots, and you should let the staff know that you’ll be bringing pets while doing so. After all, menus and policies do change over time, and some establishments have limits on the number of pets that they can accommodate at any point.
1/10 Bayswater Kitchen
Tucked away in Keppel Bay, Bayswater Kitchen doesn’t just offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, but also waterfront views complete with alfresco seating. The restaurant is focused on seafood served in a casual atmosphere, making this is the perfect spot to while an afternoon away with your furry companion. We recommend visiting for its buffet brunch, available on Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 4pm.
Bayswater Kitchen | 2 Keppel Bay Vista, S(098382) | 6776 0777
2/10 Baker & Cook
Baker & Cook has several outlets around the island, and many of them—including Serangoon Garden, Dempsey, and Opera Estate—are extremely dog-friendly cafes. The chain’s calling card is its range of artisanal breads that are freshly baked in-house. They aren’t just tasty, but also surprisingly consistent from café to café, so be sure to have some on your next visit.
Baker & Cook Serangoon Garden | 87 Serangoon Garden Way, S(555983) | 6241 5548
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3/10 Wildseed Cafe
If you’re planning an afternoon of brunches and walks with your pet, consider Wildseed Cafe. The business operates at The Summerhouse (near Seletar Aerospace Park) and The Alkaff Mansion, and both are dog-friendly cafes nestled in the midst of large open spaces to explore. Note, however, that the outlets have different menus and operating hours.
Wildseed Cafe | 3 Park Lane, S(798387) | 9643 9116
A play on “homage”, which its founders pay to their food heritage, O’Maj melds traditional flavours with dishes across various cuisines. The emphasis on achieving a heavy, intense taste is consistently applied here whatever the dish, and results are stunning, to put mildly. What’s more, although O’Maj is best known for its steaks, the rest of its mains aren’t slouches either. So order whatever strikes your fancy, and opt for indoor seating if you want—pets are allowed inside as well.
O’Maj | 273 Thomson Road #01-06, S(307644) | 8261 3992
5/10 Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
Located on the fringe of the Orchard area, Nassim Hill is a quiet yet accessible eatery that transforms from a casual café in the day to a cosy restaurant at night. The business has recently expanded, with its second outlet being a brunch pop-up that operates on level two of Killiney Post Office in the day.
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar | 56 Tanglin Road #01-03, S(247964)| 6835 1128
6/10 Café De Nicole’s Flower
This quaint little dog-friendly café is hidden away in the east, and actually forms part of a larger business with a florist, so expect a unique experience as you dine in the midst of fresh blossoms. There’s all-day brunch available, but we recommend desserts and lighter food that the blooms will better complement.
Café De Nicole’s Flower | 224 Telok Kurau Road #01-01, S(423836) | 8338 8511
7/10 Privé Robertson Quay
The Privé Group’s numerous dining concepts have long been a mainstay in Singapore’s restaurant scene, so you’d be forgiven for overlooking some classics in the brand’s portfolio. The Robertson Quay outlet, for instance, may be familiar to many, but did you know that it welcomes dogs too? With both indoor and alfresco seating, plus a varied menu to boot, it’s little wonder why this outlet has been so popular. Make this a stop the next time you’re on a walk with your dog along the Singapore River.
Privé Robertson Quay | 41 Robertson Quay #01-01, S(238236) | 6776 0777
Classic American fare served by the water with views of Kallang River and the Marina Bay skyline? We’ll see you at Kontiki for that. The nautical-themed restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for chilling out, but doesn’t skimp on hearty food like its signature Love-Eat beef short ribs should you so desire. It doesn’t get any more no-frills than this.
Kontiki | 11 Rhu Cross #01-02, S(437440) | 6268 5225
Don’t let its bird-themed concept fool you—Earlybird welcomes dogs of all sizes as well. If you’re dropping by, be sure to order the restaurant’s signature fried chicken and pancakes. It’s a variation on the Southern staple of fried chicken and waffles, and quite a decadent treat that’s best shared between two people. The kicker: all the food is expertly plated here for a thoroughly Instagram-worthy meal.
Earlybird | 17 Jalan Pinang, S(199149) | 9788 6856
10/10 Publico Ristorante
Italian flavours rightly dominate Publico Ristorante’s offerings, which showcase a wide range of contemporary Italian cuisine with drinks to match. Beyond this, however, you’d also find a lovely, welcoming ambiance, wonderful hospitality, and a pet-friendly riverfront setting that encapsulates dolce vita.
Publico Ristorante | 1 Nanson Road, S(238909) | 6826 5040