Everyone loves a good café – with great coffee, delicious food and a welcoming ambience. Now that atmosphere can be made all the more enticing, with some cut cats and kittens to play with while you’re there. While this is a load of fun, there’s a serious side to most cafes that do their bit to help improve animal welfare.
Most cafes are affiliated to local shelters, and some offer adoption services. Money raised is generally put back into caring for the resident cats and donated to cats in need.
Originating in Taiwan in the 90s, cat cafes have thrived in Asia, and more recently in the UK, Europe and the US. Now they’ve hit Australia and we’re lapping it up!
Where are the cafes… and cats?
Cat cafes are popping up everywhere, with more and more being planned for the future. Here’s a rundown of cafes with a difference, right across the country.
Catmosphere is home to the loveliest cats in the universe. Get your fill of cat cuddles over cookies and coffee, and perhaps even adopt a kitten. Yoga and party bookings are also available.
As Australia’s first cat café, these guys have everything down pat. With a primary focus on the wellbeing of their residents, this café is home to a range of cats who roam freely between two floors.
As well as great food and cats to play with, this delightful café offers cat lovers a range of experiences. From tiny hat making to yoga with the resident cats, there’s something for everyone.
The couple who run this café share their own three cats and six rescue cats with you. Spend time with them for a mere $6, with a range of snacks, drinks and even board games on offer.
This fun café is filled with cats rescued from the Cat Haven shelter. So whether you want a cuddle, a coffee or a gift from their online shop, you’ll be happy knowing that all proceeds go to animal welfare.