If you having a loving pet at home, chances are that you haven't had the chance to bring them out as often as you like as many areas are not pet-friendly which allows your furry friends to roam around freely. Whether you are looking out for dining places which you can proudly bring your pet along, or happen to be looking for an indoor environment for your pet to interact with other animals, Ah B Cafe is a place you can count on.
Ah B Cafe - Also known as ABC
Ah B Café is a (NEA Approved) Pets Café that allows pets owner to dine in together with their pets. ABC is one of the biggest pet-friendly cafés that is spacious. This allows them to accommodate many furkids of different sizes and their owners. Safety is very important to Ah B Cafe. The gates outside the café are always closed to ensure your furkids safety. Additionally, all sharp edges in our café are baby proofed to prevent any injuries that might happen.
Their food ingredients have been carefully sourced to ensure premium quality. All sauces and dressing are made in house and have no MSG in all the marinades. For pastries, based on their pastry chef, Joel’s creativity, you will find different type of cakes every week. Likewise, for the furkids, they insist in baking all meat cakes on the day of collection to ensure freshness. All meat cakes are served warm and to be consumed within 3 hours. If customers can’t do so in 3 hours, they offer sponge cake that can be refrigerated.
Creating ABC from Scratch
Ah B Café (ABC) was opened on the eve of Christmas in 2014. Having a café/restaurant has always been a goal for Joel, who has more than 20 years of experience in Japanese cuisine and Pastry, and Celine who was a professional dog groomer. Combining their professionalism and their love for animals, they took up the challenge when an opportunity of a café space was offered to them which they thought was a perfect location.
Located close to nature and away from the city, their décor is inspired by the greenery around them. They want customers to feel at home, which is why they built a platform and added bean bags to make their café cosier. The floor is laid with wood-like rubber tiles and all edges and corners are glued with silicon to urine proof the floors.
Setting ABC Apart
Pet Cafés are not very commonly found in Singapore, especially when it is difficult to manage. Not only do they ensure that proper hygiene is in place, they need to ensure safety measures are top notch. Some owners tend to take things for granted, so they wish to bring the message across to practice responsibilities, hygiene and safety whenever they visit a pet café.
Compared to other pet cafés, ABC is considered the most spacious café in town with an outdoor space and a fenced in dog run area, allowing all sizes of dogs to run freely. Located at sunny heights, they can also enjoy a dip in the pool and a grooming or spa for their dogs while enjoying a scrumptious meal at Ah B Café. Other than location, they also believe in customer service. ABC takes customers’ feedback seriously and they are constantly improving and enhancing the menu.
Preparing the DEF for ABC
Cleanliness is the most challenging and one of the top priorities in managing the café. They spend almost ¼ of the working hours doing a thorough cleaning and sanitising to ensure they are odour-free. Having a large space, it is not surprising to find them spending a large amount of time during opening and closing of the café in comparison to other cafés.
Additionally, Ah B Café has a new venture on a dog pastry and boutique named BossiPaws which is situated just beside the café. Their focus will be to study on a pet's nutrition diet and to create more dog pastries, cakes and treats which they hope to gain more recognition in this area.