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A regular walk around the neighbourhood may seem sufficient for our furry friends, but it doesn’t hurt to have a change in routine every once in a while. Walks around the block can get tiring for everyone — humans and animals included.
So, if you’re on the hunt for some pet-friendly activities and cafes in Singapore for the furkids to let off some steam, then you’re in luck. We’ve sniffed out some of the pawsome hangout spots for you to explore, specifically in the east of Singapore!
Good food and views: Pet-friendly cafes to visit with the little waggers
1. The Coastal Settlement
Tucked away in a lovely, secluded space along Netheravon Road lies The Coastal Settlement, a pet-friendly cafe for your next peaceful brunch date. In fact, there is plenty of sheltered outdoor seating available to accommodate the pooches. Should they need a loo break, ample grass patches can be easily found around the area, where they get to roam and answer the call of nature.
You’ll not only find tons of quirky knick-knacks and decor on display at this cafe but also comfort food like Wagyu Beef & Mushroom Pizza (S$23) as well as local delights such as Beef Rendang (S$18) and Crayfish Laksa (S$17).
200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
Monday to Friday — 10:30am to 11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday — 8:30am to 11:00pm
2. Hub & Spoke Café
Newly unveiled just late last year, HUB & SPOKE Café is a dog-friendly cafe in the east of Singapore that serves up both local and western dishes in a colonial-style setting. The outdoor alfresco dining allows diners and their pets to enjoy meals under a shaded canopy, with a range of classic cafe fare like Truffle Mushroom Pasta (S$14.90) and Salmon Benedict (S$11.90), as well as popular sweet treats such as Brown Sugar Milk Tea (S$3.90) and Strawberry Matcha Fresh Milk (S$4.20).
The open-air space on the lawn serves as a quaint venue for cosy gatherings and for doggos to get some exercise away from the stuffy indoors of home. Besides being dog-friendly, the cafe also makes for a great pit stop for cyclists since it is easily accessible via the Changi Airport Connector.
60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02, Singapore Changi Airport, 819643
Open daily from 7:30am to 10:30am
3. Kontiki Restaurant & Bar
Fan of lush, waterfront views? Consider dropping by Kontiki Restaurant & Bar for a chill day out with the furkid! Located right at the end of East Coast Park (ECP), this tranquil restaurant overlooks the Marina Reservoir, Gardens by the Bay and City Skyline. Its atmospheric terrace is perfect for taking in an iced cold drink or two (like their Bulmer’s Cider for S$15) - and, it doesn’t hurt to snap some adorable pictures of your photogenic pup too! Make sure you bring the monopod along so you can easily hold onto your pup for a picture together.
A trip to Kontiki isn’t complete without a taste of their classic American fare. Make your day extra memorable by chowing down on some Smoky Barbecue Ribs, Ribeye, and Ultra-spicy Hot Wings that range from S$7 to S$46.
11 Rhu Cross, #01-02, 437440
Tuesday to Friday — 5:00pm to 12:00am, Saturday and Sunday — 10:00am to 12:00am
4. Chock Full of Beans
You might know this by now: a trip to Chock Full of Beans is not complete without their signature 3D latte art. Perhaps, you’ve even seen these on your social feeds at some point — everything from iconic Pokemon to Studio Ghibli characters that are perfect for both kids and the young at heart. But did you know that Chock Full of Beans is also a dog-friendly eatery?
The place might seem laid back and small, but it welcomes pooches in the outdoor seating area where they get to chill and people-watch as you inhale scrumptious dishes like their Pulled Pork Benedict (S$16), Ultimate Swiss Rosti (S$19), and Banana Walnut Pancakes (S$14).
4 Changi Village Rd, #01-2090, Singapore 500004
Tuesday to Friday — 12:00pm to 8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday — 9:30am to 10:00pm
5. The Bark Café
Here’s another note-worthy dining establishment that opens its doors to pups — The Bark Café. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city in the East of Singapore, this dog-friendly eatery is ideal for those looking to kick back and unwind with their pups amidst nature. The café’s rustic wooden structures resemble those you’d find in Balinese resorts; it’s also spread across a wide, grassy area for the furkids to roam around in.
The café provides the option of both indoor and outdoor dining experiences, featuring a bar counter and an open concept kitchen. Expect some mouth-watering munchies that will have you diving in for more, including the Seafood Aglio Olio (S$19.90), Creamy Garlic Escargot (S$11.90), Baked Bacon Scallops (S$16.90), and Bamboo Clam with Sambal (S$17.90).
1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707
Open daily from 11:00am to 11:00pm
6. Atmosphere Bistro
In April 2021, Atmosphere Bistro became officially dog-friendly. You know what that means — another great addition to the list of pet-friendly cafes in the east for pawrents to visit. Located at East Coast Park Area C, Atmosphere Bistro is a chill eatery situated by the sea, making for a great spot to let the puppers get mentally stimulated by the fresh air, serene views and sea breeze.
Atmosphere Bistro comes with a decent menu that serves anything from light bites such as Grilled Baby Octopus (S$12.80) to heavy big plates like their popular Pan Seared Duck Breast (S$22.90) and Classic Chicken Carbonara (S$16.80).
920 East Coast Parkway, #01-25/26/27, Singapore 449875
Monday to Friday — 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday — 10:30am to 11:00pm
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7. Standup Paddling at Adventure Paddlers
Sun’s out, surf’s up, and that means… paddle’s out. The humid weather of Singapore can get a little too much at times, and this would be a great way for both you and your dogs to cool down. Standup Paddleboarding is a water sport hybrid between surfing and canoeing, and you can find it right at Ohana Beach House @ Pasir Ris!
You can choose to come alone or even bring the canines along — they’ve got a unique Stand Up Paddling with Dogs course which you can opt for. Priced at S$75 per pair (1 person & 1 dog), it’s a great way to bond and spend some quality time with your dog.
131 Pasir Ris Road, Carpark E, Pasir Ris Beach Park, Singapore 519148
Monday to Friday — 3:00pm to 10:30pm, Saturday and Sunday — 10:00am to 10.30pm
8. Dog Run at Parkland Green
Did you know? At the size of 2,000sqm (approximately a fifth the size of a football field), the dog run at Parkland Green is the largest dog run located in the east of Singapore. Conveniently located right next to an underpass, it’s easily accessible from Parkway Parade.
With such ample space, it’s the perfect ground for furry friends to run around, socialise and get mental stimulation. There’s also an incline that provides the pups with some extra physical exercise. Strap your smartwatch on and chase your pup around - good, pure adrenaline for the both of you! From the get-go, this new pet-friendly amenity was designed with input and feedback from the community around the area; which makes it extra special, especially to those who’ve contributed their ideas. Pop by to see how it has come to fruition!
920 ECP, Singapore 449875
Monday to Friday — 7:30am to 9.15pm, Saturday and Sunday — 7:00am to 12:00am
9. Pasir Ris Street 51 Dog Run
If space isn’t a top priority and you’d much rather have a quieter space to yourself, do check out the dog run situated at Pasir Ris Street 51 (Next to Block 550). Sandwiched between Pasir Ris Eco Green Park and Pasir Ris Town Park, this dog run mostly serves easties in the area; providing a brief respite in the heartlands.
Despite its smaller size, this makes for another great place to exhaust the energy of furkids off-leash or a pit stop for when you’re out on a jogging session. It gets busier during the evenings too, so be sure to keep track of time if the goal is to let the doggos socialise and make new friends. Plus, the connectors make it easy to navigate between areas. In just a short stroll, you and your pets will soon come across Pasir Ris beach!
Pasir Ris Street 51, along Tampines Park connector
Open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm
10. Hydro Canine
Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs can swim — it might even be daunting for some furkids to be in the waters. Have you always wanted to teach your pet how to swim? Hydro Canine was set up specifically to introduce and teach swimming to dogs!
Run by a husband and wife team of hydrotherapists, Hydro Canine offers a safe, hygienic and controlled environment for the dogs to build their confidence in water. Their range of programmes are open for dogs across different ages and fitness levels; from fearful puppies to senior dogs who would greatly benefit from swimming, as the exercise can greatly help in relieving pains on joints. If you’re looking for a pet-friendly activity to keep your pup occupied, this is a great spot to check out - especially if you live in the East.
154 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427432
Tuesday to Friday — 9:30am to 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday — 9:0am to 5:00pm
11. Civil Service Club @ Loyang
Unbeknownst to many, the Civil Service Club (CSC) at Loyang has designated three Sea View Bungalows as dog-friendly accommodations. If you’ve always wanted to enjoy a staycation with your furkid (or even to host dog gatherings!) then this is the spot for you.
This line of dog-friendly chalets comes equipped with basic dog amenities such as dog bowls and dog beds, as well as access to a dedicated washing bay and common dog run. Plus, there’s direct access to the beach through the gates connected to these bungalows.
Pro tip: Since only three units have been turned to dog-friendly staycay spots, be sure to make an advanced booking beforehand. The units come with 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a living and dining room, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and BBQ pits.
159W Jln. Loyang Besar, Singapore 507020
There’s nothing that pet parents love more than to travel with their furry companions by their side. So pack up your bags, put on that leash for the pooch, and go forth on your next great day out together!
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