You know the feeling: The wanderlust bug has struck yet again, and you’re itching to explore the world. But you also want to bring your two adorable puppies with you, so how to make that happen? You’ll find plenty of pet-friendly cafes and pet-friendly hotels in Malaysia where your four-legged best friend will be treated like a king (or queen!).
Don’t worry if you don’t have a pet of your own. You are still very welcome at these cafes for a coffee and cuddle with some furry friends. Here’s are 7 pet-friendly cafes in Malaysia that you can spend precious bonding time with your pets.
Pet-Friendly Cafes in Malaysia for Some Furry Therapy
1) CuBs & CuPs, Kuala Lumpur
One of the cafe’s resident canines, Nacho the Pomeranian. / CuBs & CuPS
The motto of this charming little cafe in the sophisticated suburb of Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, is “pets are welcome, people are tolerated”, which pretty much sums up what it’s all about.
Its cosy premises will get the dog lovers rejoice as they can dine in with their pets. Dog-owners-to-be can also spend some time chilling with these dogs.
To fill hungry tummies, CuBs & CuPs offers a delicious all-day breakfast, hearty pizzas, salads, pasta and sandwiches, as well as their highly-recommended waffles and bingsu — a popular Korean shaved iced dessert — to end your meals with.
Just remember to close the door on your way in (or out) of the cafe to keep the dogs from making a quick escape!
Where: Lot 22, Wisma Rapid, 30/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Call: +6014-639 5023
2. Purradise Cat Cafe, Kuala Lumpur
Want to have a coffee with a friendly kitty (or two)? / Purradise Cat Cafe (@mypurradise)
Purradise cafe has been beautifully designed to cater to every need of its feline residents. Upon entering the cafe, the first sight that will catch your attention is the adorable four-legged stars strolling around the cafe.
Snuggled in the sprawling township of Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (also known as TTDI to the locals), Purradise cafe takes in previously stray cats, and they are all up for adoption.
Spending time at Purradise Cat Cafe is a little different from most other pet cafes. Each visitor is allocated with Furry Time at a fee of RM18 (about S$5.80) for the first hour, inclusive of a drink (with names like Purr By The Beach and Awesome Pawesome — who can resist?). Want more Furry Time with the cuties? Just add RM4 for every additional 15 minutes or pay RM49 for a full day. Alternatively, you can score an extra 30-minute with the cats for every RM12 you spend on the a la carte menu items.
Every cent that you spend here will go towards the cafe’s support for cats without a home, making it a win-win for both the felines and people who love them. And if you happen to fall in love with a particular kitty, don’t forget to ask if you can adopt it!
Where: 24A (First Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
When: 11AM-11PM Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-7PM Sunday, closed on Mondays.
Call: +603 2389 0976
3) Clawset Cafe, Petaling Jaya
The welcome crew at Clawset Cafe / Clawset Cafe (@clawsetcafe)
Fancy being greeted by wagging tails and wet noses? Then head over to Clawset Cafe in Damansara Jaya.
This self-serve cafe was set up with one goal in mind: To create a safe, peaceful space where people who love dogs and cats and their four-legged friends can enjoy a meal together. The cafe has lots of friendly residents from Pomeranians and Poodle to Chihuahua and French Pug. They also have two cats that are ready to snuggle on your laps when you’re there.
To fill hungry tummies, Clawset Cafe serves a selection of Western fare including salads, pasta, Fish and Chips as well as desserts. You should try their waffles that many customers are raving about! Rest assured, you can also feed your pets here with some healthy, grain- and wheat-free dishes made with pork, salmon, chicken, pumpkin or peanut butter.
Where: 36A, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya
When: 10AM-11PM daily
Call: +6017-470 0618
4) Kopicat Cafe @SS15, Subang Jaya
Make a play date with this cutie! / Kopicat Cafe @SS15 (@kopicatcafe)
A big fan of coffee and cats?
Well, you’re in luck because the Kopicat Cafe (previously known as Coffee Cottage) is where the locals go to get their shot of cat-fein (read: caffeine). In fact, don’t be surprised if one of the cafe’s helpful staff comes over to fill you in on the personalities of each of their resident kitties, how to keep them happy and even how to potty train your own cats, all while you nurse a soy milk latte and a slice of cake.
The cats here are kept separate from diners in a dedicated play area to which you’ll need to buy a drink to enter, so you can either admire the kitties from a distance or get some coffees to enjoy your afternoon with some kitties around you in the playroom.
Where: Lot 1.1, First Floor, Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Subang Jaya
When: 11AM-10PM Sunday-Thursday, 11AM-12AM Friday-Saturday
Call: +603-5613 0078
5) Bark & Bean, Penang
It’s furry love all around at Bark & Bean in Penang. /Bark & Bean (@barkandbean)
Heading over to Penang island to hit up its fantastic food, historical sights and sandy beaches with your furkid? You’ll want to catch your breath in-between foodie pig-outs and beach-hopping at the cosy Bark & Bean.
Located strategically next to a pet grooming salon and store, this pet wellness lounge is the perfect spot to for you to relax with a cup of coffee, a slice of cake or sandwich while your dog enjoys a grooming sesh or feasts on snacks made especially for canines.
And if you’re travelling pet-free but craving a furry cuddle, you’re welcome to snuggle with the lounge’s friendly resident doggies. They will be more than happy to keep you entertained and feeling loved as you recharge.
Where: 18, Jalan Pantai Jerjak, Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang
When: 11AM-8PM Sunday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM Friday-Saturday
Call: +604-657 7388
6) The Hound Cafe, Kuala Lumpur
Let Cookie the beagle and her friends turn your frown upside down. / The Hound Cafe (@thehoundcafe)
Step into The Hound Cafe and chances are you’ll be greeted by the homely cafe hostess with Cookie, the beagle.
Well-known for its coffee and homemade cakes, The Hound Cafe is the perfect space for you to catch up with friends, chill with your dog or just enjoy Cookie’s calming company. On any given day, you’ll find the cafe buzzing with human chatter, dogs mingling, and pet owners celebrating their furry family member’s birthday, complete with a cake made just for canine tastes.
And if you happen to be feeling down, The Hound Cafe is the place to drop by to get some TLC from the affectionate Cookie, who won’t have any trouble turning any frown upside down.
Where: Lot 44-A, Jalan Hujan Emas 4, Taman Overseas Union Garden, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
When: 10AM-8PM Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-11PM Friday-Saturday
Call: +603-2858 3644
7) The Huskitory, Malacca
It’s huskies all around at The Huskitory in Malacca / @edward_yong
This Husky-filled pet store and grooming salon with an adjoining cafe is a 20-minute drive from Malacca’s city centre, but a visit to this space is well worth it for any dog lover.
Do reserve your slots here and check with the staff for the Huskies’ playtime. Usually, the 5-7PM and 8-10PM comprise of 1-hour indoor and 1-hour outdoor sessions, while other timeslots are mainly indoor. The Huskies here are well-trained, so don’t be surprised if you see them occasionally getting scolded by the staff. I recommend you to join the time slots with outdoor playtime so that you can interact with the pure-bred Huskies more freely. At RM18, you will get a drink of your choice, and you only have to rate them at TripAdvisor to get a bag of food for the Huskies.
If you have your dog with you, The Huskitory’s Dogs Bar menu will ensure that your furkid is well-fed. Their store is open for every pet owner to stock up on pet food, grooming essentials and Husky souvenirs.
Where: 27, Jalan Taman Asean, Taman Asean, 75250 Malacca
When: 12.30PM-10.30PM Tuesday-Sunday, closed on Monday
Call: +606-334 2602
Pet-Friendly Hotels to Stay In
Travelling with pets can be quite tricky, but not entirely impossible. Some hotels near the cafes above allow pets in the premises. Here are some pet-friendly hotels to stay in.
All these hotels go out of their way to accommodate pets, but please do keep in mind that some hotels have size and weight restrictions for pets — do check with them before arriving with your four-legged buddy. Note that some charge fees per pet as well.
Ohana House @53 Kasturi, Melaka
Muntri Grove, Penang
The Green Hotel Ampang Waterfront in Kuala Lumpur
Lost Paradise Resort, Penang
Muntri Mews, Penang (with specific limitations)
Temple Tree at Bon Ton, Langkawi
The Six Residences, Johor Bahru
Home Away From Home, Cameron Highlands