It’s finally here! The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe where you can sip a “catpuccino” or a “meowcchiato” while enjoying the company of several fabulous felines. And yes, even the pastries are cat oriented.
Cat cafes are all the rage in Japan and are rapidly finding their place in the rest of the world. And in Seattle, which is practically coffee central USA it was only a matter of time before the idea came to fruition.
A cat cafe is a place where cat lovers who are far from home and missing their feline companion or maybe they live in a rental with a no pet policy can have some quality time with a cat…or maybe several.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe a few weeks ago for their “soft opening” by invitation prior to their grand opening (December 26) to the general public. I was invited as a representative of Katzenworld Blog (www.katzenworld.co.uk) because Marc-Andre lives in London and I live a bit closer (just a bit).
And don’t worry, you can walk in and get a coffee and pasty and not interact with the cats, buy why would you?
I tried to get a good picture of the decorations on the floor but as you can see the reflections from the lights and the windows made it difficult. You’ll just have to visit and see for yourself.
And hangouts for humans too!
As you can see from the photo above the cats have their own area separate from any food or coffee preparation. It is all approved by the Department of Health.
For anyone who is worried about it…the cats have access to a separate “bathroom” which they enter through a “cat flap” in a door.
The entire place has been artfully decorated.
The cats had only arrived the day before from their partner shelter Regional Animal Services of King County ( http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/regional-animal-services.aspx ) and were not quite acclimated to their new surroundings.
Others made themselves at home and explored their domain.
The special effects above were a total accident.
The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe is located in the Wallingford neighborhood in north Seattle (as in north of downtown) at 1225 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103.
To visit with the cats reservations are required. It costs $10 per purrson for approximately 50 minutes. You can make reservations at their website:
Don’t forget that all of the cats are available for adoption and are looking forward to finding forever homes.