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4.9 /6 Excellent 109 Reviews

Happenstance Cafe

Balestier Café $$ +100
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About Happenstance Cafe

Dear diners, please be aware that only the dim sum menu will be available during weekends between 8-11am.

It’s no coincidence that Happenstance Cafe is such a huge hit in Singapore. A cosy place where guests are welcome to dine with their pets, this local establishment has become huge among local dog owners and gourmets alike. Situated on Singapore’s Opal Crescent, Happenstance Cafe even offers meals for your furry friend, allowing them to dine right beside you. Close to Boon Keng MRT station, this Balestier cafe is a pooch-lover’s dream.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00
Happenstance Cafe, Opal Crescent 35, 328425 Singapore

Further Information

Ultra-clean and featuring modern decor, Happenstance Cafe on Opal Crescent looks like the last place you’d expect to have pets running around. This isn’t just any pet cafe – Happenstance in Singapore’s Balestier is chic and sophisticated, and features gourmet cuisine and beverages that have put it on the map in the city’s foodie scene. From cheesy baked mussels to truffled chicken cottage pie, all of the dishes at Happenstance Cafe are made with premium ingredients and the utmost care.

Fans of fried food will love Happenstance Cafe’s list of appetisers, which include popular items such as fried sausages, fried shiitake mushrooms, cheesy wedges and chicken nuggets, among others. Mains on offer at this Singapore cafe include beer-battered fish & chips, zucchini lamb lasagne and the signature Happenstance Burger, a beef burger topped with tomatoes, melted cheese, bacon, lettuce, and an egg (sunny side up). Best of all, there’s even a separate furkid menu, so your little companion can chow down too! Book ahead for a pet-centric meal at this fantastic Balestier establishment.


109 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 109 Reviews
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: reasonable
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
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4 reviews so far 6
19.05.2017 11:05

Food and ambience is awesome! There were also many cute puppies (: tend to have lesser people and dogs in the afternoon. Weekends get more crowded!

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 22:06

Best Pet Cafe! My wife and I had a blast at the cafe with our puppies where they met new friends at ease. And the food they serve is good though abit pricey.

2 reviews so far 6
17.04.2017 09:03

Food is definitely above average! Chef also told me he can do some dishes as vegetarian if necessary :) Thumbs up! My little pup enjoyed himself there!

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 00:58

It is a nice place to bring my dog to interact with the other dogs. The food is surprisingly good as compared to the food from the other dog cafes. The place is clean and spacious.

2 reviews so far 6
10.09.2016 18:53

The cafe environment came across and friendly and clean, staff were polite and attentive. My hamburger and piccolo latte were pretty good and my group didn't have any complaints about the food. My dog scoffed down her lunch in less than 5 minutes so I dare say she gives it a thumbs up too. Dogs are allowed off leash and most were very well behaved. Heard some growling somewhere but no fights broke out. Plenty of excited barks as dogs make new friends! I'll definitely be a return customer

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 18:48

This is my second time there, but I remember I didn't have much expectations for the human food since it's a DOG cafe. But turns out, they taste great and is affordable. :) My dog had so much fun with the others there. Oh and did I mention that the place is clean, definitely suitable for kids and you don't have to worry about your dog getting dirty or anything. Totally recommended for families or friends.

1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 00:49

Location of cafe isn't too convenient for those who don't drive. Cafe is spacious for doggies to run around. That's a major plus point (and in fact, most important point) since it's a dog-friendly cafe where we can all bring our fur-babies to mingle. Food is yummy & we didn't have to wait too long for our food to be served. We went on a Sunday afternoon (1pm) & surprisingly it was pretty easy to find a parking lot. We will definitely return again. 👍🏼☺️

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 11:52

The food tasted great; the rose latte was perfect, but would be great if its hotter. A full 6 was not given as my past few experiences with the cafe involved forgotten orders and slow service, however, I understand that due to the nature of the cafe, service may not be optimal due to the dogs running about and clearing of waste from the dogs. I will continue to support Happenstance indefinitely.

1 review so far 5
27.08.2016 16:55

It was okay. My 4th time here. My dog's food was good, he enjoyed it. Our food and drinks were quite nice, liked my Banoffee tart. Lady who attended to us was good. Busy day today with many dogs. Only negative was another waitress who was curt in her responses - had long, dyed blond hair and wearing glasses.

3 reviews so far 6
26.06.2016 10:48

I've been to happenstance many times alr! Great place to meet up for friends who have dogs although if too many dogs at one time ain't your thing, it would be best to visit them during the non peak hours, I.e, outside of the lunch and dinner time! (:

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 11:14

The cafe is really nice! The staff handle the dogs well, are very patient even with the rambunctious ones and the food (both human and dog) was tasty. Only one comment I should make is that the dog food was served a bit too hot, my pup pup wasn't injured but licked it once then shook her snout

1 review so far 4
01.01.2016 16:01

Food is quite well executed. Cafe is quite well done up and good place for dog owners like myself. But I think they need to educate their customers about handling their dogs. For example dogs should not be up on the seats etc. It's for hygiene purposes and to enable dog owners themselves to enjoy their meals instead of fussing over their dogs heat are running away.

1 review so far 4
23.01.2017 11:20

The food was good. The staff not helpful enough. When i arrive, the place was not busy. My hand was kinda full with stroller n my pup. Hard to open the door as the entrance quite small, the didnt even offer to help open the door for me. Some other customer who dine there helped me to open n hold the door.

1 review so far 4
08.06.2016 08:35

Food was good, great place for the pups to hang out but staff really could work on their service. I was told that my 2 hours was up(even though there were other empty tables) when i was never told that there was time limit from the time i booked or after i got there.

1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 10:22

My fiancee and I are regulars at Happenstance. The staff are friendly, polite and they clearly love dogs too. The space is ample for the dogs to mingle and play, and menu is overall very decent.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 11:01

Lovely restaurant for pawrents with their furkids! Food is quite nice and the place is clean. Pity they no longer offer muffins for dogs and pity that there is a time limit to how long we can stay because there are usually reservations.

1 review so far 5
25.11.2016 15:57

Very cozy and nice place to bring your furkid there. The service staff are friendly too. But i do hope they can include some local foodfare so that we can another choice over western food. Thank you and keep up the good work.

2 reviews so far 5
28.03.2016 09:26

Friendly staff and food for human and furkid are good too! There is enough space for furkid to roam about but it will be good if they can provide some sanitizing solution especially after pawrent clean up their pets mess.

2 reviews so far 6
13.12.2015 09:45

Good food, and cosy for both dogs and humans alike! Came a few times before, will keep going back! Thanks Happenstance for such a great hang out place for my dog and friends!

1 review so far 6
11.08.2016 07:13

The food was good both for humans n their furkids. It is no wonder why it is so popular. Although it would be a plus if they had pampers for the furkids.

3 reviews so far 6
01.05.2016 02:45

I've always been there for my gathering with our pets! The food there is great and the price is reasonable! The space for the dogs to run about is great as well!

1 review so far 5
03.01.2017 08:55

nice place to hang out with my pet. A mix of different dogs. Need to reserve to get a seat during weekends. Food is ok. The dory sliced in the dog menu has too strong a fish smell.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:24

Clean and cozy place where your furbabies wonder around freely. The pet cafe also has a wide selection of delicious food on their menu where the pawrents can enjoy their food.

1 review so far 5
15.05.2016 09:10

place is clean and food taste good. saw several furballs running around and was amusing. nice environment for pet owners to eat and socialised with one another. price of food is cheaper will be even more ideal

2 reviews so far 5
18.01.2017 09:02

met a lot of different dog breeds. good first time experience for my puppy. food portion was very decent. service was good and waitresses were very polite and even helpful with cleaning up after some dogs peed.

2 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 11:13

Perfect place for my furry friend to play while we dine. Food was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Would recommend if you have or do not have a dog

12 reviews so far 5
27.02.2017 00:56

Very short handed today. No one served me when I reached. Plus point is the improvements on the additional metal gate for dogs. Hate it when what u want to eat is always out of stock.

4 reviews so far 6
30.03.2017 10:05

Place was ample was the furkids to run about, food was delicious and in a hugerer portion! Will definitely make a visit in future! Very good bingsu offered there.

4 reviews so far 6
25.08.2016 12:09

Extremely clean cafe, friendly staff and huge food portion! Love every moment in there. Waffle ice cream is the bomb! My little Pom made lots of new friends there!

2 reviews so far 4
19.12.2015 20:52

Food: Beer battered fish n chips and signature beef burger are the best! Atmosphere: Our maltipoo's first visit to a cafe.. Was shy and don't interact with other doggies at cafe but still, the experience was a good one! Clean and pro 👍🏻

1 review so far 5
11.03.2016 13:16

Great food ! Bring your fur kids and mingle w others dogs ;) rmb let then pee or poo first before going :) if not you'll end up a part timer cleaner there 😬😬😬

1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 15:23

The place is clean and spacious for furkids and their owners. However, place is not a convenient location. Food wise not very good but not sure about dog food. My dogs finished their meals.

1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 13:08

I liked the food a lot - best among all the dog cafes I've been to so far the cafe is clean too. I will come again .

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 23:18

Great restaurant! Very prompt assistance and friendly staff. Dogs would love this place too with the space for them to run and also delightful food on the menu!

1 review so far 6
03.02.2016 08:13

As dog owners, this is one of our fav dog cafe! Highly recommended to all dog lovers looking for a place with good food for humans and furkids.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 13:58

I loved the setup here. Space for people, and for their dogs. Menu caters for both. Everyone was happy with their meals (dogs included), will be back again!

1 review so far 6
19.07.2016 09:42

Great place with excellent service! I will definitely come back again with my furbabies and bring along some friends (: Thank you for making this place so awesome!

7 reviews so far 6
08.08.2016 19:23

Food was better than I had thought in a per restaurant! In fact, the food was delicious and we also had a good time with a cute dog.

1 review so far 4
09.03.2016 12:28

The cafe is one of my favorite among the pet cafes in Singapore. Environment is clean, atmosphere is cosy and customer service is good and food not bad. However, my visit on a Friday night doesn't have much patrons and dogs.

2 reviews so far 6
06.03.2016 22:33

Food was decent, reasonably priced. Being a pet friendly cafe, most of the patrons brought along their pets and the crowd was great. Definitely worth coming back.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 08:40

We had a wonderful time. Thanks to Janson and team for making my pupp's birthday a memorable event!!! We had a great time....very well planned and coordinated!!!

2 reviews so far 5
14.09.2016 07:31

Dog friendly cafe. The place is clean and with spacious area for furkids to roam about. The human food are good and tasty. There is a special menu for furkids as well.

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2016 13:09

Repeated visit to the cafe. The crowd was great once again, and the dogs get to mingle with each other. Food was decent and priced reasonably.

4 reviews so far 6
20.02.2017 17:20

AWESOME!! Location was good and quiet. Many parking spaces available outside the cafe. Staff are very passionate about dogs and take extremely good care of customers!

1 review so far 6
11.01.2016 19:17

It is a pity that there were no dogs when we went for dinner there. We were v happy with the service and food there. :)

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 21:54

Staff and people were friendly. Their food and service were amazing. This is our fourth time going and we will definitely go again in the future!

1 review so far 5
01.09.2016 21:23

Good environment and the staff are friendly. However, the variety for furkid menu is limited, will be good if can have more variety such as having desserts or cakes for furkid.

3 reviews so far 5
07.12.2016 09:05

Great for pets and pet lovers. Only thing is that it may feel like a zoo and get rowdy inside sometimes with all the animals sharing the same confined space

2 reviews so far 6
04.03.2017 18:49

Awesome hang out for my dog and I. Spacious, clean and bright environment. Would definitely visit again. I love their hazelnut latte and spam fries.

2 reviews so far 3
07.04.2017 06:45

Space was ample and dogs could run around. But many a time owners do not clean up after their dogs and left puddles of pee around. Maybe the staff could keep a lookout too and remind the customers to be mindful. Food was average but some items a tad salty.