Cat cafes: The perfect solution for people who can't have pets

Want a cat, but can’t keep one in your rental? 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:

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.