Saturday, 18 June 2016

Cafe-hopping with Bubbles!

Went to cafehop with Alicia and her cute dog Bubbles some time last month! It was really a good experience! I have actually visited dog cafes twice before - Doggiestyle Cafe and Happenstance Cafe. Doggiestyle cafe used to be located at Nex mall but it has been closed down already.. Since I had the luxury to use the car that day, we decided to pick 2 cafes to visit! The first was 3 Barks Cafe which is around the Joo Chiat area. Check out Bubbles! He's soooo adorable. When I went to pick the both of them up, he kissed me HAHA. Like right on my lips. What a way to say Hello for the first time right?

Parking is really convenient here, you won't have to fret about parallel parking or the long wait for parking lots. There's a huge public carpark just down the road on the left!

Bubbles, you're soooo photogenic, do you know that?

The one and only reason that attracted us to visit 3 Barks Cafe is actually the play area on the 2nd level of the cafe. Sad to say but the menu does not appeal to me and the choices are really limited. Since my stomach was already complaining, I just ordered the green chicken curry rice with a cup of hot caramel latte. 

$9 for a meal at a cafe is honestly not really expensive, but it's just not worth ordering especially with the cheapo plastic plate that looks like I ordered this from a school canteen. The taste is average, nothing much to comment about it. Since the main intention is to have fun with dogs at the cafe, I usually lower my expectations for the food and drinks, as long as they are not sold at a ridiculously high price. Pardon the blur photo, I was probably too excited that I couldn't even hold my camera properly. 

I was thrilled when I saw a family with about 3-4 dogs at the cafe! One of the worst thing that happens when you visit a dog cafe is when there is no dogs at all! I'm glad we're lucky enough to at least meet a few! And there was a really cute and small poodle which I COULDN'T STOP STARING AT.

Anyway, one thing about Bubbles that is soooo adorably naughty. He will pee and poo to mark his territory once we let him on the floor. The poodle actually went to sniff him right at the same time when he released that pile over there under the table. To Alicia, he's being very naughty. But to me, it's just too cute. He only does it at dog cafes though. 

Spot his guilty look HAHA. 

3 Barks Cafe is really like a mini playground for the pups! They even have a slide, which is meant for children. But who says dogs can't play on it right! Bubbles was initially super frightened on the slide; every time we prompt him a little, his eyes will open so wide like he's gonna drop from a roller coaster. But after a few tries, he actually enjoyed the sliding! Just needed a lil warm up! 

And he was so afraid to go into this tunnel, so I could only take this photo.

Overall, the cafe is quite spacious as they have 3 different levels. First - Dining area, Second - Dining + Play, Third - Private space for events. It's definitely a good place to bring your dogs to if you want to just enjoy some food while playing with your dog in an indoor area, especially if you are visiting the cafe in a bigger group.

3 Barks Cafe:
327 Joo Chiat Rd
6509 6506

We headed to Sunray Cafe next since the other group of customers have left together with their cute doggies and the cafe was so empty afterwards. Alicia was raving to me about Sun Ray Cafe beforehand and I was feeling a little skeptical at first as the standard for most dog cafes are usually lower than usual.

But the first impression I got when I first stepped in to the cafe was "Wow is this even a dog cafe?" It looks so much like the usual hipster vintage cafe, just that Sunray accommodates dogs as well! And they even partitioned the cafe into two different areas - another just for humans only.

I was totally spoilt for choices when I glanced at the menu. It really isn't a typical dog cafe with the usual pastas and pizza options. (Although I did pick pasta in the end oops) But I would really love to try the other dishes if I were to visit Sunray again! And the best thing was that the cafe was pretty filled with lovely humans dogs and humans, and more poodles. I hate it when I visit a cafe and it's just lonely and empty. 

The dogs just roam around wherever they want and it's so pleasing to watch them come towards you with so much curiosity. 

I really like this one, awww. Legit eye contact?

The pastas already looked appetizing before I even tried anything so how could I say no to coming back again! And of course it tasted great as well. I had my first meal at about 2pm and I was already gobbling up my aglio olio.

If I stayed nearby, I would just go there every week just to order something and play with the dogs. Different dogs every week! OMG, that'll be so nice. 

Sunray Cafe:
79 Brighton Crescent, 559218
6283 8700

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