Things are definitely looking up for fans of feline who live in the Land Down Under! Not only will citizens in Sydney soon celebrate the grand opening of Catmosphere, a space-themed site where cat lovers can have coffee klatches, but Australian admirers of our pals who purr in the area of Melbourne are currently marking the one year anni-purr-sary of the island’s first ever cat cafe.
Cat Cafe Melbourne, which opened its doors to the public in July 2014, offers customers not only a bevy of hot and cold beverages and tasty noms ranging from cookies and cake to chocolate and chips, but also the opportunity to enjoy quality time with some felines who are enjoying a taste of the good life.
Eleven rescue cats from The Lost Dog’s Home in North Melbourne and the Geelong Animal Welfare Society have made Cat Cafe Melbourne their furever home, and cat devotees can make friends with Ruby the one-eyed cat, explore the mystery of the divine feline with Sherlock the Turkish Van, look at Lexi the lovely tuxedo cat as she works on her tan in a sun puddle, and meet the rest of the clowder by booking a 60-minute visit to the kitties’ special quarters. While the cafe’s cats have found their purrmanent residence, the staff at Cat Cafe Melbourne are dedicated to promoting the option of pet adoption.
Cat room entrance fee: $10 for an hour-long visit
Restrictions: Children under the age of eight are not allowed in the cat area.
Location: 375 Queen Street in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Filmed shortly after Cat Cafe Melbourne opened for business in 2014, the following clip from Smart Company offers a look at Australia’s first cat cafe:
Photo Credit: Cat Cafe Melbourne/Facebook