It can be difficult when you really want a cat and you can’t keep one in your rental property. Whatever the reason, the situation can be disheartening. But fear not, here are a few places to visit and keep you ‘feline’ good.
There are a number of reasons why you might not be able to keep a cat. These could include:
- The landlord is not cat-friendly or does not have adequate insurance to cover excessive wear and tear damage;
- If you have roommates, they may not be cat-friendly;
- You may already have too many pets;
- You might have a tendency to be nomadic, and not being sure where you’ll stay, you’re not in a position to own a cat long-term; or
- You’ve just lost a long-time family member and haven’t moved on from grieving without feeling guilty.
That’s where Cat Cafes come in. They’re the answer to all your pet woes. Granted, it’s a fairly strange concept, but it works. It actually works! They’re an easy way to visit, pet and give some love to cats in need, all while enjoying coffee, tea, and sweet treats. If you’re a cat lover and can’t own a cat (or just want more time with kitties), cat cafes are the remedy.
Here are some cafes around Australia where you can (hopefully sometime soon) get your feline fix.
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Cat Cafe Melbourne
Where are they? 30 Guildford Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
As Australia’s first cat cafe, Cat Cafe Melbourne offers a unique social experience where customers are invited to play, pat and relax with their friendly cats. Their resident rescue cats live at the premises and have, according to the website, everything they need at their ‘paw-tips’. You’ll need to book a session with the cats through the Cat Cafe Melbourne website ahead of time because places are limited.
Catmosphere Space Cat Cafe Sydney
Where are they? 66 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Catmosphere Sydney claims to offer the ‘purr-fect’ escape from the daily grind. Get along to their Surry Hills location to play with their feline friends as they enjoy gravity and observe humans in their natural habitats. Catmosphere claims to be Australia’s first space cat cafe and consists of a regular cafe area and two separate cat rooms. While you can pop by anytime to visit the cafe, spending time with the Catmosphere cats does require a reservation. PS. There’s also Yoga with the Catstronauts on offer. Think: 45 minutes of yoga followed by 15 minutes of kitty cuddle time.
Cat Cuddle Cafe
Where are they? 4/160 Musgrave Road, Red Hill QLD 4059
The Cat Cuddle Cafe boasts ‘pawsome cat cuddling space for crazy cat people’. If that line isn’t enough to draw you in – here’s what it’s all about. Run by Pussies Galore Rescue, Cat Cuddle Cafe is Brisbane’s first cat cafe and is a space for cat lovers to enjoy the company of beautiful rescue cats. Guests are offered the chance to cuddle with and potentially adopt felines in need of a good home. Booking ahead is advised to avoid disappointment.
The Cat Cafe Perth
Where are they? 147 Rokeby Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Self-proclaimed ‘Happiest Place on Earth’, the Cat Cafe Purrth is the first of its kind in Western Australia. The resident cats have been rescued from the Cat Haven in Perth, and part proceeds from the store go to animal welfare. The Cat Cafe Perth is a social enterprise; part business; part charity. As the cafe has only recently opened in Perth, it’s busy and tickets must be pre-purchased ahead to ensure a place on arrival.
Hobart Cat Cafe
Where are they? 269 Elizabeth Street, Hobart TAS 7000
It’s all about coffee, cats and cuddles at the Hobart Cat Cafe! Get pawesome for a full hour in the Cat Room, featuring the resident cats and a collection of cat-themed books, games and activities for you to use during your session. You can book tickets through their website.