A new pet cuddling cafe in Singapore allows you to enjoy your coffee and the company of dogs at the same time.
Named Cookie & Cuddle, the cafe is a seven-minute walk from Farrer Park MRT Station.
One of the highlights of the cafe is the doggyyaki, a Japanese baked pancake with fillings.
Other examples like dorayaki (gong-shaped pancake sandwich), and taiyaki (fish-shaped pancake, similar to Korea's bungeo-ppang) are named after items they look like.
Similarly, the version available at Cookie and Cuddle is named Doggyaki because of its resemblance to a French bulldog.
The Doggyaki (S$5.50 each) comes in various sweet and savoury flavours, such as:
- Kaya custard
- Kinako (Japanese soybean powder)
- Red bean
- Nutella crunch
- Hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp sambal)
- Triple cheese
Pair it with a scoop of ice-cream for S$8.50 or two scoops for S$12.
Currently, the two ice-cream flavours available are cookie butter and cookies and cream.
Each Doggyaki ice-cream set is served with a 64 per cent dark chocolate ganache bone.
Other menu items
Ice-cream is also available without the Doggyaki at S$4 per scoop.
Other popular menu items include Banana Loaf (S$5) and Brownies ($5.50) in Cookie Dough or Chocolate Chunk flavour.
Cookies (S$4 each) are available in three flavours — Brown Butter Macadamia Nut, Tahini Sesame or Dark Chocolate Salt Flake.
All bakes and pastries are baked fresh in-house, according to the cafe, and subject to availability as the bake menu changes everyday.
Drinks such as coffee and chocolate range from S$3 to S$7.50.
If you're up for something different, try their signature spiced tea-based beverage known as the Massalatte (S$5.50).
Cookie & Cuddle features a cuddle corner where customers get to pet the three resident dogs.
Ranging between the ages of four to six, the trio of Chi-Poo (Chihuahua-Poodle mix) sisters are Cookie, Cuddle, and Kiki.
Yes, a cafe representative confirmed that the cafe's name was inspired by two of them.
The dogs roam only in the cuddle corner, so this could be either a plus or minus, depending on whether you mind the fluff balls scurrying around your ankles while you eat.
The cuddle corner comes with its own photo spot accented with neon lights.
With an indoor seating capacity of about 15 to 20, the cafe has another photo spot underneath the neon lights near the entrance.
Cookie & Cuddle
Address: 432 Race Course Road
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm (subject to change)
Top images by Cookie & Cuddle.