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4.9 /6 Excellent 82 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.


82 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 82 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: reasonable
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
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1 review 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
23.12.2016 23:00

Good place to bring your dog, will come again soon.

2 reviews so far 6
04.12.2016 21:17

Always love this place! For both food, atmosphere and best of all, great for families/people who has pets! My dog had so much fun today.

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
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 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 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
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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

2 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 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!

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.

5 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.

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.

1 review so far 5
22.05.2016 01:00

Nice food great environment. Our lil furriers had a great time. Some music helps. A great place to chill out with your loved ones while our lil furries roam around.

1 review so far 5
15.10.2016 11:04

Appreciate more seafood and vegetarian / vegan dishes. As for desserts some local Chinese desserts would be great. Hope to see the suggestions on the menu soon. Cheers :)

1 review so far 5
03.07.2016 19:35

Food was so so but the environment felt clean and bright. I ordered hazelnut latte which tasted pretty good though. The truffle fries and chicken wings was really average.

4 reviews so far 5
14.12.2016 16:18

Have visited Happenstance a few times. One of the better dog cafes with proper food. Pleasant and friendly service staff. Sufficient space for dogs to mingle and play.

1 review so far 5
25.02.2017 19:52

The place is clean, the food is nice, the service is good.. what else can we ask for? Hahaha.. will definitely bring my boy there again in future.

1 review so far 4
22.05.2016 15:44

Lovely place to hangout for furkids, food is excellent, generous portion! However, their service does not meet the standard because one of the crew "tsk" at me when I made a mistake on my payment!

1 review so far 5
02.04.2016 21:22

The cafe was really cosy and clean! And the food was really good,including the pasta for dogs- our dog really enjoyed her food and licked it all clean!

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 14:25

The place is bright, airy ,clean, well kept, nice service, good food! The only problem is our puppy is noisy since it is only 3.5 months old!

1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 15:22

Nice and cozy place for both pet owners, and those who do not keep pets. Food was good, however the coffee was not up to my expectation.

1 review so far 5
22.12.2016 22:26

Food was more than average. Price for portion is worth it. You can share. Furballs were running around quite happily. Good to bring them for scialising

1 review so far 5
23.10.2016 17:10

Nice place, clean and no smell even with so many dogs. Would be even better if the staff were more attentive to orders and refill tea

1 review so far 5
22.09.2016 23:50

A huge amount of food that can feed 2 ppl even in one meal. Great ambience and would like to bring my pet there as well!

1 review so far 5
04.04.2016 19:19

Surprisingly good food for a pet cafe. Nice casual ambience & a fun place for kids & adults who like dogs. Will definitely be back again.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 17:12

Nice place, good food and best of all it is a pet cafe, although parking can be a problem. Will definitely visit this restaurant again soon.

1 review so far 5
03.09.2016 22:27

Clean environment and decent tasting and decently priced food with friendly staff! The most important thing is its a dog-friendly cafe! Overall a good experience!