I was so excited to know that there was a pet cafe, Happy3 Bites Cafe, started business in Everton Park. As my sister’s dog was with us over the Good Friday long weekend, I decided to check out Happy3 Bites Cafe together with my mom and the dog on Saturday. Not on Friday as Good Friday is a day of abstinence and fast for Catholic. Begin a Catholic, I got to observe the day of abstinence and fast.
Happy3 Bites Cafe (the 3 representing the cube, as in Maths, to the power of three). The cafe has a sleek and simple decor with black and white as the colour theme.
When we entered the cafe, we were welcomed by a Labrador, I think. It was quite empty at about noon. There was only two tables occupied. The cafe seems to be divided into two sections, one for guests with pets and the other with none. I really think this is a very good idea. The area for pets were codone off, this would prevent the dogs from running out of the cafe.
The cafe serves some simple breakfast item, pasta and cakes, with some simple coffee and soda drinks. I think they could do a better job with the menu by having more description of the food.
We ordered an All Day Big Breakfast and a Banana Chocolate Chip Waffle. The Big Breakfast was decent as most of the food items were pre-purchased, it required minimal cooking.
As for the waffle, I was surprised by its colour. It was a green waffle. I never expect a green waffle to appear on the table but I like it. The waffle has a crisp edge and its texture was soft and a bit chewy. Not too sweet and a very subtle fragrance. I didn’t really taste the chocolate chips though. Lots of banana were topped on the waffle and a reasonable size of vanilla ice cream. It would taste better if the banana were cooked.
My favourite drink, the cappuccino, it is one of the worse coffee I ever had. The body is light and it is practically bland. For a moment, I thought I ordered a cup of airy water. In addition, I have a not very pleasant surprise. At the rim of the coffee cup, there was a chunk of dog’s fur sticking on the edge of the cup. It was pretty disgusting.
They apologised for the incident, waived off the cappuccino but no additional discount was given. I think Happy3 Bites Cafe did a bad job in service recovery. What made it worse was there is a surcharge of twenty cents for paying by NETS. In this age, who will not pay by cards? Sigh … Anyway …
They mentioned that they are contributing 5% to a pet rescue shelter, an old folk home and a children home. A good cause, I welcome that.
My final thought about the cafe … Happy3 Bites Cafe needs to work harder on the food, on the service, on the menu and on the hygiene. In other word, lots of room for improvement. Nevertheless, I like the concept of pet cafe in a HDB estate. I can spend my time with the pet, and with some food and drink in an air-conditioned environment. I will give the cafe another chance by coming back again as it is a pet cafe. I know I am a bit bias here, if it has been a normal cafe, I won’t have such a big forgiving heart.
We went over to the Audacious Cakery after our meal at Happy3 Bites Cafe.
Happy3 Bites Cafe
Block 6 Everton Park #01-18 Singapore 080006
Tel +65 9128 4507
Daily 1000 to 2100
- East-West Line – Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar station
- alight at Blk 3 along Neil Road 61, 166, 167, 196, 197
- alight at or opp Maritime House along Cantoment Road 75, 167, 196
It is more convenient to get to Everton Park by bus. It takes 10 – 15 walk from the MRT station
Rating: 6/10 (I am a bit bias for they welcome furry friends. :))