If you know me a little, then you will definitely know I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady! When I mentioned to my husband that I was keen to visit the Catmosphere Sydney cat cafe, he was less than excited about joining me. Fair enough I suppose, a cat cafe does seem a little excessive.
Lucky for me my Mother in law was over and keen to try out the experience. My pal living in Sydney is more crazy cat lady than me, which meant she was more than keen to come along as well. Sorted!
The only problem I would encounter would be Mr Barry my actual cat. He wouldn’t be on speaking terms with me afterwards.
Anyway I had been waiting a while for this experience to happen and cat day had approached. Decision of the day was do I or don’t I wear my cat t-shirt? I went with no cat t-shirt, I did’t want to scare the cats.
To visit the cat cafe it costs $20, this includes coffee and to be able to hang out for an hour with the cats. We got our coffee (in my case chai latte) as we walked in the door from the friendly staff. I might add that the chai latte was delicious. Once we all got our drinks it was upstairs into the cat room. A total of 19 adult cats were spread out and hidden within the room, some nice and some not so nice.
When you first get into the room it is completely decked out with a space cat theme. The sound of spending an hour sitting around with cats seems a little long, although once you get mingling with your coffee and the cats the hour goes very fast. I don’t think I saw all of them, as some were off sleeping in their little cubby holes.
I find cats to be relaxing creatures, there’s something soothing about patting a cat. Even the sleeping cats give a relaxed vibe.
My party members and I enjoyed our cat cafe experience. I came home with a war wound from one of the grumpy cats, I’m sure Mr Barry was laughing on the inside…..
Overall it was a fun and enjoyable experience. There are cat cafes all around the world now, have you visited any of them? Which one and how was your experience? I would love hear all about it!