The Cat Cafe: Singapore
Address: 241B Victoria St, Singapore 188030
Phone: +65 6338 6815
Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-22:00; Mon 15:00-22:00
Entrance Fee: S$15/hour, includes drink
The Cat Cafe: Review of The Cat Cafe
Adopt, Don’t Shop!
This has become my battle cry over the past year as I’ve seen first hand how cat cafes that feature rescues serve an important role by partnering with shelters and socializing cats while they find their forever homes.
While this has become the standard in North America, it’s not typical in other parts of the world, which is why I salute places like The Cat Cafe in Singapore.
Open since 2014, this spacious cafe features 15 cats, all rescues. The owner had his own rescue cat Butter, now 8 years old and then adopted a menagerie of cute kitties to reside in his cat cafe, including Cookie, the alpha male, Pudding, a Calico with a bobbed tail, Tuxedo, aptly named for his long black and white long fur and Elly, a sleek and gorgeous tabby.
The location, next to the Bugis metro, is in such a busy shopping area, I almost missed it. Look up to help identify the upstairs location. Once inside, I was impressed by the fresh, light and airy atmosphere as well as the cleanliness. Soft piano music added to the calming ambience.
I ordered a coffee drink, included with the S$15 ($11 USD) admission and headed for a low table with floor seating. It didn’t take long before FSI (Feline Scene Investigation) began in earnest with Elly and Tuxedo curiously sniffing me while Pudding engaged in a bit of play time. The staff were friendly and answered all of my questions about the cafe and the cats. I particularly enjoyed the wall portraits and kitty bio outlining their special personalities. These fabulous felines are a testament to the power of rescue and adoption.
Between visiting with the staff, playing with the cats and sipping my delicious coffee, the time went by very quickly. Overall, The Cat Cafe is a top notch experience and one I highly recommend when in Singapore.
Date Visited: 4/25/18