Shi-Ba Cafe in Johor Bahru has adorable Alaskan Malamutes, Shiba Inus, a Corgi and more

by Jesslyn Lye

If you can’t resist sweet adorable doggos (or just want to check out the latest doggy cafe around), you’ll love Shi-Ba Cafe in Johor Bahru, where you’ll find ten of the cutest and fluffiest Shiba Inus – along with two Alaskan Malamutes, a Corgi, and the cutest British Shorthair cat!

shi-ba cafe
Photos: @johorfoodie, shibaindahouse/instagram

For the unfamiliar, Shiba Inus are a breed of hunting dog from Japan known for being good-natured, smart, and most importantly, absolutely adorable. 

These furbabies roam freely around the cafe, so you can pet them, pick them up, and play with them any time.

Photos: @cathrynsim___, @shibaindahouse/instagram

If you want to feed the pups, you can also purchase dog treats from the cafe for S$0.63 (RM2). And an additional tip: the treats are also great as bait for helping to capture that perfect shot with the dogs! 

Entry to the cafe is S$3.14 (RM10) for an hour-long session and includes free soft drinks. The cafe also serves food such as Popcorn Chicken, Japanese Curry Rice, and more.

shi-ba cafe
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Cafe owner Desmond Ong opened the place to give his six dogs more space to run around after a neighbour complained about them barking. Right now, the cafe occupies the second floor of a shophouse, and there are plans to convert the third floor into a pet hotel. The space also offers dog grooming services, and puppies for sale.

Photos: @shibaindahouse/instagram

Shi-Ba Cafe is Malaysia’s first Shiba Inu cafe, and is conveniently located in Mount Austin, about a half-hour drive from the causeway. If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Johor Bahru soon, be sure to drop by and say hi to the dogs there!

Shi-Ba Cafe
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📍 No 01, Mount Austin, 12, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
🕒 10am – 3pm, 4pm – 10pm (Mon to Sun)

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