A few days ago I FINALLY made it to my first café… with cats! As a first timer, the Cat Caffe Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia was purr-fect 😉
If you’re not familiar with this new concept, imagine a café with the usual coffee and pastry menu, wifi, and comfy lounge seating. Now imagine it with adorable kitties sleeping, rolling, and jumping all around you. Heaven right?!
There are 5 kitties that live in the café and are taken care of by the feline-loving staff. Upon entering, the rules of the cafe [please don’t pick them up, don’t feed them, etc.] are posted on the wall and in the menu for the comfort and protection of the customers and cats. The cats have ample space to move amongst the customers but also sleep and hideaway up high if they choose. One of my favorite features is the kitty door leading to a cage tunnel that is suspended outside above the outdoor seating area : perfect for a bit of birdwatching. Taken a particular liking to one kitty in particular? Well, there is merchandise themed for each individual cat so you can always remember your favorite furry friend.
Nervous about cleanliness? There is sanitation gel on each table to clean your own paws after petting one of the cats. The bar and counter is behind a glass window, so don’t worry about finding any hairballs in your coffee! The staff tends to the cats needs constantly : feeding and giving them treats, picking up after them, even making sure the temperature was just right. After an hour of relaxing there, I never encountered a mess or bad smell.