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7 Dog-Friendly Cafes in North Singapore

Tired of leaving your dogs at home when you want to grab a bite to eat? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here, we’ve listed down dog-friendly cafes in Singapore’s north region where you and your pups can spend some quality time together. We've rounded up the best of the best, so all you have to do is choose a spot and bring your furkids along.

The Urban Hideout

Located on the outskirts of the island in Sembawang, The Urban Hideout was built in 2021 and is one of the newest indoor dog-friendly Singapore cafes. This 25-seater space is decked in a warm and cozy setting, with ambient lights, and cemented and red-bricked walls to evoke a homely touch.

As its name suggests, it’s where you can escape your modern-day problems with a good cup of coffee and a hearty brunch in the company of your furry best friend. A plethora of dishes awaits, among which include smoked salmon with creamy yellow scrambled egg in the middle, avocado slices, and avocado mash with tomato bits on top, and Swiss Rosti that came with either pork bratwurst or chicken bratwurst by the side, salads and a dollop of sour cream.

The Urban Hideout also offers a Pet Food Menu exclusive for your furkids. Their doggy food is specially curated by Singapore-based pet retail company PAWFF, concocted with 100% human-grade meat in their AVS-licensed kitchen. Your dog will be lavishly spoiled with a variety of options, from BARF meals to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Pet Menu: Yes

Pet Sitting Area: Allowed indoors and outdoors

Address: 60 Springside Walk #01-05, 1 The Brooks, 786020

Phone: +65 8879 9722

The Nursery Cafe & Bar

If you're looking for a place to go plant shopping as well as enjoy a meal with your pets, the newly opened The Nursery Cafe & Bar is the place to go next.

This dog-friendly cafe and bar in Singapore was opened in 2022 by the popular artisan plant shop The Nursery. The eatery features a lovely botanical, nature-inspired interior with Instagram-worthy decor. And their alfresco area offers you and your pets a shaded spot to dine with a beautiful Gambas Crescent view.

A cafe by day and bar at night, their menu offers a wide selection of brunch, bar bites, and drinks.  For brunch, you can try their classic Bacon and Egg Waffle. And from 3 pm onwards, there are Crispy Mid-Wings, Sotong Balls, and Truffle Mozzarella Pizza to enjoy.  You can also pair your dishes with drinks like an iced latte or coconut cooler. Or you can pick from their alcohol collection starring wine, cocktails, and draft beer.  

After you’ve satisfied your cravings, you and your dog can go over to its plant shop next door to  look at their selection of potted plants to decorate your home with.

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Alfresco only

Address: 7 Gambas Crescent, #01-16 ARK @Gambas, Singapore 757087

Phone: +65 8810 0414

Holy Cow Creamery

Fancy an ice cream on a hot summer day? With The Holy Cow Creamery’s spacious outdoor dining area, you and your pet can beat the heat and enjoy frozen treats.

Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Yishun since 2014, The Holy Cow Creamery is known for its crispy waffles and ice cream made fresh in-house. Their popular flavors include Mao Shan Wang, Earl Grey Lavender, Sour Plum Sorbet, and Blue Hawaii. They also have more unique flavors like Muah Chee and Rojak.

Even though ice cream is the café's main focus, coffee lovers are not forgotten, as the café also offers a variety of coffee beans, with a daily choice between a single-origin and a gourmet blend. For heavier snacks, there are two types of waffles available: Golden Waffles with maple syrup and Charcoal Waffles with homemade salted caramel sauce.

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Alfresco only

Address: 292 Yishun Street 22, #01-291, Singapore 760292

Phone: +65 8673 5675

Woody Family Cafe

If you and your pet are on the hunt for an out-of-the-ordinary cafe, the Woody Family Cafe will not disappoint. Situated in the North outskirt of Singapore, this forest-themed restaurant is lined by green plants and trees stretching from the facade to the side. 

A step inside will feel like you’re transported to an Asian suburb coffee shop in the old days. The interior is filled with nostalgic decorations such as Chinese lanterns, string lights, and wall-to-wall posters of celebrities of yesteryears like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Charlie Chaplin. And with the tables placed near verandas, you and your pet are also treated to nice views and breezes. The whole restaurant exudes a relaxing vibe that allows you to dine within nature’s reach.

When it comes to its menu, this dog-friendly restaurant in Singapore celebrates the marriage of Western and Peranakan cuisines. Get a taste of their Spicy Peranakan Buffalo Wings, Squid Ink Pasta in Seafood Chilli Crab Sauce, Mama Laksa Burger With Fries, German Pork Knuckles in Garam Assam, or Lamb Shank Rendang.  

And if you’re looking to kick back with a drink or two, Woody’s signature cocktail creations are not to be missed. Take a sip of their Shah’s Concord containing Baileys, Kahlua, and Tia Maria with milk and sprite. Or try Bandung Rock that’s spiked with gin and vodka,

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Allowed indoors 

Address: 12F Andrews Ave, Singapore 759930

Phone: +65 6758 1185

Patio SG

Another restaurant that opened its doors to pets is the Patio SG located in Jalan Mempurong. This lovely hawker bar is surrounded by specialized food stalls offering a wide variety of food from Thai, Chinese, Indian, and Western cuisines. There’s also a variety of alcoholic beverages to choose from such as draft beers, soju, and whiskey. 

Featuring a spacious extended alfresco dining area complete with a roof, you can enjoy a lovely meal and drink with family and friends while your furry friend has a fun time people-watching. Famous dishes to try in this dog-friendly restaurant in Singapore are their Black Pepper Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Josper Charcoal Grilled Steaks. There are also burgers, fries, pizza, thick shakes, and fresh coffee for kids and non-alcoholic drinkers.

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Alfresco only

Address: 60 Jalan Mempurong, Singapore 759058

Phone: +65 6969 0716

Poison Ivy Bistro

If you and your pets want an escape from city life and enjoy a rustic, farm-fresh meal, the Poison Ivy Bistro at Bollywood Veggies is your next best destination.

Bollywood Veggies is a 10-acre farm founded by Ivy Singh-Lm and her husband Lim Ho Seng in the lush Kranji countryside. Their land produces everything from papayas to lemongrass and numerous banana varieties. And their farm fresh produce is cooked in and served at their very own Poison Ivy Bistro, where they promote healthy eating by using no MSG, less salt, no pork, no lard, and as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

The charming restaurant has a large indoor and outdoor dining area. And the farm is right next to the alfresco dining area, giving you and your furkids a back-to-nature, kampung vibe.

Poison Ivy Bistro serves only healthy meals made with the freshest farm produce. For starters, you can beat the heat by sipping on refreshing drinks like Aloe Vera and Lemongrass Tea. Mains include their signature Lemongrass Chicken and Warrior's Chicken Curry. If you still have room for dessert, Poison Ivy Bistro's best hits include Banana Bread, Kueh Kosui (made with gula Melaka and tapioca flour), and Kueh Bingka (tapioca cake).

After a satisfying meal, you can walk off the calories by exploring the grounds of Bollywood Veggies with your dog and admiring all the different varieties of plants grown there. There’s also a small cart selling fresh vegetables and some of their homemade snacks like tapioca chips and banana bread, so you can take a piece of the experience in your own home.

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Alfresco only

Address: 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026

Phone: +65 68985001

Friends Tasty Korea

Friends Tasty Korea is a casual and relaxed dining spot with a whole of delicious dishes on offer. This charming eatery specializes in authentic and flavorsome Korean cuisines. Whether you’re craving Korean BBQ meat, classic bibimbap, Korean chicken, spicy hotpot, or something completely new, this is the place to head.

Located along Sembawang Road in Yishun, it stands out among a row of restaurants due to its brightly-colored storefront. Its spacious outdoor seating area is perfect for pet owners and their dogs. The tables are large and spaced apart, so you can enjoy a comfortable meal with your dog without feeling crowded or cramped.

The restaurant offers free-flow Korean BBQ (includes a selection of meat like original pork belly, spicy pork belly, marinated pork collar, and spicy chicken) and Korean Fusion Mookata (includes noodles, prawns, luncheon meat, corn, mushrooms, hot dogs, and broth base for the army stew) buffet with up to 12 side dishes to choose from. For drinks, they have soju, hite beer, makgeolli (rice wine), and refillable barley tea to help wash down food and refresh your taste buds if you're planning to go for another round.

Pet Menu: No

Pet Sitting Area: Alfresco only

Address: 431 Sembawang Rd, Singapore 758396

Phone:  +65 9754 2550

Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Dog Cafes in Singapore

While it’s good that there are now restaurants that cater to both pet parents and their canine companions, there’s nothing more frustrating than irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs run wild or fail to clean up after them. If you're going to a dog cafe, keep the following in mind:


  • Make reservations ahead of time. It is important to check in advance if the cafe allows dogs, especially if you're traveling to a new place. 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. Some cafes have specific areas or seating arrangements designated for pets too, and others might only allow them on the patio or outdoor seating areas.

  • Keep your dog on a leash at all times and make sure that they are well-behaved and trained. This will ensure that they don't wander around the restaurant and that they don't disrupt other customers. It's also important to keep your dog under control in case of any emergency or any other unexpected situation.

  • Bring water and a bowl for your dog to drink from. Dogs can get dehydrated quickly, so it's important to have fresh water available for them to drink at all times. It's also a good idea to bring a portable water bowl so that you can offer your dog water easily.

  • Clean up after your dog if they make a mess. This is important to maintain a clean and hygienic environment for both customers and staff. It's also a way of showing respect and consideration to others.

  • Be mindful of other customers. Make sure that your dog is not disrupting their dining experience. Make sure that your dog is not barking, growling, or jumping on other customers. You should also be aware of other customers that might have allergies or a fear of dogs.


  • Don't bring dogs to a restaurant that is not pet-friendly. This will not only make the staff and other customers uncomfortable, but it can also get you and your dog asked to leave.

  • Don't allow your dogs to jump on or bark at other customers. This can be disruptive and can make other customers uncomfortable.

  • Don't bring your dogs to a cafe if they are not well-behaved or are prone to aggressive behavior. This can create a dangerous situation for both your dogs and other customers.

  • Don't feed your dogs table scraps and stick to their regular diet. Giving your dogs table scraps can disrupt their diet and may cause health issues. It is also not appropriate to share your food with your dogs in a public place.

Overall, it is important to be respectful and considerate of other customers and to make sure that your dogs are well-behaved. It is also important to be mindful of the restaurant's rules and regulations regarding pets to ensure a pleasant and safe experience for everyone.

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