Finally, a post about something other than Hello Kitty! But it is of course still kitty related. I have a birthday coming up soon and was struggling to think of how to celebrate it. Unfortunately I haven’t made that many friends since relocating to Australia from Europe so a big party was out of the question. Plus, at 29, I’m not much of a party animal anymore (never really was! Except for a brief stint during my college days). Suddenly it came to me – what could be better than a relaxing visit to the local cat cafe with my hubby? I must say it was the right decision!
I’ve been to a lot of cat cafes over the past few years. From Berlin to Seoul and lots of places inbetween. So, my standards are pretty high to say the least! I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised by Perth’s cat cafe. It opened up last year and is home to 11 ex-strays. Not only is the decor hip and chill, but the cats are incredibly friendly. I spent a full half hour cuddling a sleepy tabby who crept into my arms. You’re not allowed to pick the cats up but he somehow slid from the sofa onto my lap by himself, hehe.
As I have mentioned a million times, my hubby has cat allergies but since we kept our visit short, he was okay. He didn’t stick his face in their fur like I did! You pay per half hour or hour with some of the fee going towards the charity Cat Haven. You have the option to buy food and drinks but we didn’t that time as we had plans for lunch afterwards. Everything looked really delicious though and I’m excited to try something next time (there will definitely be a next time!).
Even though we have two cats at home, I really loved hanging out with the 11 residents of Purrth Cat Cafe. Whenever I am feeling down I think I will come back for another visit as it’s impossible to be unhappy there. For a cat lover at least!
Do you have a local cat cafe? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.