Visiting a café with your human friends are such a thing of the past. For all animal lovers out there, you don’t have to look far to fulfill your needs to play with some cats and/or dogs. There are so many animal cafés 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.
1) Purradise Café (Kuala Lumpur)
If enthusiastic large canines aren’t necessarily your cup of tea, fret not because there are so many cafés dedicated only for cats across Klang Valley and the rest of the country. Purradise Café sets itself apart from the other cat cafés because they focus on giving their 21 resident cats, or “Kittizens” a healthy diet. The café 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, inclusive 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 café’s healthy many like smoothies, fresh juices, whole meal sandwiches, and more.
24A (First Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2
TTDI, Kuala Lumpur 60000
Tuesday – Saturday: 2PM – 10PM; Sunday: 11PM – 7PM
+603 2389 0976
2) Huskitory Café (Malacca)
Playing with a bunch of energetic and cuddly huskies at a café sure is a fun way to pass the time but what if you can’t control the urge to take them home? Huskitory Café in Melaka is not just your typical pet café; it’s also an adoption center, a pet shop, and a groomer all at once.
To play with the doggies for 2 hours, it will cost you RM18 for adults and RM15 for children. This fee includes drinks, snacks, and selected husky merchandise that you can take home as memorabilia. If you’re in Melaka and in desperate need to play with some huskies, make sure to book a reservation firsthand before giving Huskitory Café a visit.
27, Jalan Taman ASEAN, Taman ASEAN
Melaka Town, Melaka, 75250
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:30PM – 10:30PM
+606 334 2602
3) Purr-fect Cat Café (Penang)
Penangites don’t have to look far to get a taste of the animal café trend. Situated right in Penang’s UNESCO heritage site is Purr-fect Cat Café, the purr-fect place for all feline lovers to hang out, de-stress, and even get some work done. On the first floor, you can find a souvenir shop filled with miscellaneous cat-related trinkets and on the second floor is where you can meet all nine resident cats.
The second floor is divided into two sections: a cat playroom and a cat-free space if the feline friends are distracting you too much from your work. What you need to do to play with these kitties is simple; but your food or drinks in the souvenir shop on the first floor and pass your receipt to the staff upstairs to play with the resident cats.
Purr-fect Cat Café
53, Lebuh Muntri
George Town, Penang 10200
Daily: 10AM – 10PM
+604 261 1197
4) Cubs and Cups Café (Kuala Lumpur)
While this particular animal café doesn’t have resident pets, guests are welcomed to bring their own furry friends over. Cubs and Cups Café used to have a couple of resident huskies but due to their age and growing sizes, they were brought and kept at the owner’s home.
Be that as it may, you can bring your own dogs to Cubs and Cups café to play let them play with their smaller dogs while you enjoy one of their delicious dishes or drinks. 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 and Cups Café
Wisma Rapid, Jalan 30/7A, Desa Sri Hartamas
Kuala Lumpur 50480
Wednesday – Monday: 11AM – 11PM
+6014 639 5023
5) Dog City (Johor Bahru)
If you think nothing else can make an animal café better, then you need to pay Dog City a visit. This Johor Bahru animal café has everything a dog-lover needs: a café, 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 your dogs to exercise and the pool in Dog City is 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 staffs.
29 Jalan Selatan Utama
Taman Perindustrian Ringan Pulai
Skudai, Johor Bahru 81300
Daily: 10AM – 7PM
+607 550 6489
6) Meow Meow Café (Sarawak)
For a place named after the animal, you’d expect that Kuching would be rampant with animal or cat cafés by now. But Meow Meow is actually Kuching’s first cat café to be opened. Meow Meow Café opened its doors in 2017 and its resident cats include two domestic cats, one Bengal cat, and 3 Persian cats.
The Bengal and the Persian cats are what differentiate Meow Meow Café from other cat restaurants in Malaysia. Most cat cafes usually have adoptable domestic cats that were rescued from the shelter or the streets so it’s nice to see a more exotic collection of feline friends in this Kuching cat café.
Meow Meow Café
Lot 2640 & 2641, Ground Floor
Jalan Green Road
Kuching, Sarawak 93400
Tuesday – Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
+6012 888 0198
7) Kopicat Café (Petaling Jaya)
You may already know this cat joint as Coffee Cottage but despite the change in name, the café still offers delectable food, thirst-quenching drinks, and beautiful feline friends. The cats at this SS15 animal café are not your average cats; they’re rescued stray cats that you can adopt and give a forever home to! Kopicat Café 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 Café but the only catch is you have to order something off their menu to go into the cats’ special play room. But bringing your work there is not recommended because you’re guaranteed to be distracted by all the cats roaming around the café.
1-1, Jalan SS15/8A
Petaling Jaya 47500
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 11AM – 10PM; Friday – Saturday: 11AM – 12AM
+603 5613 0078
8) Pawsome Cat Café (Perak)
Sometimes, we have no other choice but to leave our pets behind when we’re travelling. But if you live in Bota, fret not because Pawsome Cat Café offers boarding for your feline friends. The only thing you need to do is to be up to date with your cat’s vaccination and you’re settled to board your cat in Pawsome’s pet hotel.
Aside from the cat hotel, this Perak cat café also has a pet store and a restaurant so you can play with one of their resident cats. So, if you don’t have a cat of your own but still wants to play around with some cuties, make sure to visit Pawsome Pet Café.
Pawsome Cat Café
Bota, Perak 32610
Daily: 11AM – 10PM
+6013 497 9167
No matter where you are in Malaysia, rest assured that you can easily visit one of the country’s best animal cafés to enjoy the company of sickeningly adorable dogs and cats. Go on now and have the time of your life with the resident furry friends from one of these unique pet cafés!
Article contributed by Febriana Ramadhanya, a communication student who writes for a Kuala Lumpur based ecommerce platform. An avid fan of all things pop culture. She has an explainable urge to always create content, whether it is an article, an Instagram post, or just a silly video on Snapchat.