Visiting a cafe with your human friends is such a thing of the past. For all animal lovers out there, you don’t have to look far to hang out with some cats and/or dogs.
We’ve covered quite a few places in Singapore and Asia, but there are also so many animal cafes scattered across Malaysia where you can play with some cuddly companions or even bring your own pets and introduce them to some new furry friends. Here are five you should check out:
When Huskiss first opened its doors back in October 2017, pet lovers from all around Klang Valley were left shook because it was the first all-husky cafe in the area! Although other dog cafes in Klang Valley have featured a few huskies, Huskiss is the first to specifically feature Siberian huskies as their resident pets.
The cafe has six resident Siberian husky puppies, or “Huskids”, and you can play with them for one and a half hours for only RM20 (approx. S$6.75), which includes a free drink.
Huskiss divides their guests into five different timeslots to allow the Huskids to eat and take turns napping in peace. It’s recommended that you and your furry-loving friends book a timeslot beforehand as they only allow 15 pax per session.
Huskiss: Zenith Corporate Park, 80-G, Block G, Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47301 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Closed on Tuesdays | Tel: +603 7887 3109 | Facebook
If enthusiastic large canines aren’t necessarily your cup of tea, fret not because there are so many cafes dedicated only for cats across Klang Valley and the rest of the country.
Purradise Cat Cafe sets itself apart from the other cat cafes because they focus on giving their 21 resident cats, or “Kittizens” a healthy diet. The cafe also sells cat food under their own brand, Rawr, all made with natural ingredients that are highly beneficial for your feline friends at home.
For an hour of playtime with the adorable cats, it will only cost you RM15 (approx. S$5), which is inclusive of a drink of your choice. Since the Kittizens are all about that healthy lifestyle, you can also follow their paw-steps by ordering one of the cafe’s healthy offerings like smoothies, fresh juices, whole meal sandwiches, and more.
Purradise Cat Cafe: 24A (First Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 60000 | Opening Hours: (Tues to Sat) 2pm – 10pm, (Sun) 11pm – 7pm, Closed on Mondays | Tel: +603 2389 0976 | Website | Facebook
While this particular animal cafe doesn’t have resident pets, guests are welcome to bring their own furry friends over. CuBs & CuPs used to have a couple of resident huskies but due to their age and growing sizes, they were brought back to the owner’s home.
Be that as it may, you can bring your own dogs to this chic cafe to let them play while you enjoy one of their delicious dishes or drinks off the menu. Make sure you keep a close eye on your dogs, follow the rules, and clean up after them to make the playtime much more enjoyable for other dogs and their owners!
CuBs & CuPs: Wisma Rapid, Jalan 30/7A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480 | Opening Hours: (Weds to Mon) 11am – 11pm, Closed on Tuesdays | Tel: +6014 639 5023 | Facebook
If you think nothing else can make an animal cafe better, then you need to pay DogCity a visit. This Johor Bahru animal cafe has everything a dog-lover needs: a cafe, a pet shop, a grooming and spa center, and a swimming pool that your dog can take a dip in!
Swimming is a great way for dogs to exercise and the pool in DogCity is even equipped with jets of water so your dogs can strengthen their resistance. The water is totally safe for canines and your dogs will always be supervised by experienced staff members.
DogCity: 29 Jalan Selatan Utama, Taman Perindustrian Ringan Pulai, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia 81300 | Opening Hours: (Daily) 10am – 7pm | Tel: +607 550 6489 | Facebook
You may already know this cat joint as Coffee Cottage but despite the change in name, the cafe still offers delectable food, thirst-quenching drinks, and beautiful feline friends.
The cats at this SS15 animal cafe are not your average cats; they’re rescued stray cats that you can adopt and give a forever home to! Kopicat Cafe works closely with Paws Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS Malaysia, to ensure that these cute kitties are properly taken care of and loved by the right owners.
There are no time limits as to how long you can play with the furry friends at Kopicat Cafe but the only catch is that you have to order something off their menu to go into the cats’ special play room.
Take note that bringing your work there is not recommended because you’re guaranteed to be distracted by all the cats roaming around the cafe!
Kopicat Cafe: 1-1, Jalan SS15/8A, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47500, Opening Hours: (Mon to Thurs, Sun) 11am – 10pm, (Fri & Sat) 11am – 12am | Tel: +603 5613 0078 | Facebook
*This post was contributed by Febriani Ramadhanya, an Indonesian expat currently working at a Malaysian-based eCommerce. She loves writing articles pertaining to lifestyle topics such as fashion, current trends and many others.