Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Oswald Tsang searches the city for places where humans and pets can both mingle with their own species
SUS Pet Café
SUS Pet Café is nothing suspect. On the contrary, the spacious environment, free outdoor parking and several partitioned areas for barbecuing make this the perfect weekend getaway with friends. All food must be pre-ordered beforehand, as the café likes to keep things fresh. As for dogs, there is a small grassy area and a pool for them to enjoy. Cakes can also be ordered for your dog’s birthday party! $300. Shek Woo Tong, Pat Heung, Kam Sheung Rd, Yuen Long Hong Kong, 2483 2000; facebook.com/SusPetCafe.
With 10 friendly cats roaming the café along with its signature cat-themed dishes and decorations, this is indeed a feline lover’s haven. Cat Store offers a selection of Western fare, with dishes like chicken wings, spaghetti, cheese cake, sausages and pizza. Customers can bring their own cats to the restaurant, but are recommended to do so with a carry case or a leash of some sort. $200. 3/F, Po Ming Bldg, Foo Ming St, Causeway Bay, 2710 9953.
Love British shorthair cats? Three of them await in Café Idea, an upstairs cat café tucked away in bustling Mong Kok. The drinks on offer are unsurprisingly named after cat breeds (the ‘Russian Blue’ drink is infused with a lovely blue colour). Its food also comes in a variety of styles, with featured dishes like grilled Japanese sweet potatoes, scallop and truffle pasta and bacon samosas. With board and card games on offer, this is a great place for a casual night out with your furry feline. $200. Shop 406, Sincere House, 83 Argyle St, Mong Kok, 2381 2390.
Barking Lot Café
Stanley Market’s Barking Lot Café caters for both humans and four-legged friends alike, acting also as an adoption centre for dogs and hamsters. Humans will only find soft drinks here, but dogs can get treats and a complimentary bowl of water. With a warm and friendly atmosphere, this is a great place to meet up with other pet lovers and for dogs to socialise. $50. 14 Stanley Main St, Stanley Market, 2164 8382; spca.org.hk.
Café de Kitten
With fake ivy strewing the walls and wooden park furniture, this new cat café is clearly going for a European park vibe. The premises is bright and airy, with lots of natural light from the windows, and not a hint of that delightful animal odour. The food on offer is international and the set meals are the easy choice. Resident cats are friendly and you can bring your fuzzy favourite here to socialise, too. Go for the ambience and the decorative setting. $200. 701, 7/F, 1A Pakpolee Commercial Ctr, Sai Yeung Choi St S, Mong Kok, 3568 5387; facebook.com/cafedekitten.
China Beach Club
A stunning beach view, Mediterranean food, barbecue and a dog by your side – these are some of the things that make China Beach Club so great. The restaurant is very dog-friendly, and it likes to hold puppy-homing days and fundraising events with the charity PALS (Protection of Animals Lantau South) from time to time. As for the humans, look out for CBC’s chilli cheese garlic bread and various seasonal dishes. $200. 18 Tung Wan Rd, Mui Wo, Lantau; 2983 8931.