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I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Published August 1st 2014
Where Can You Find Cats in a Cafe?
First of its kind in Australia, the newest cafe in Melbourne has a most special experience to offer. No, it is not a new coffee flavour combination. The Cat Cafe, located on Queen Street, in the heart of the city, offers patrons the opportunity to get up, close and personal with 11 of its permanent resident friendly felines who actually reside at this cafe.

Cat Cafe, feline
Image taken from Facebook page of Cat Cafe Melbourne

Despite this being the first such cafe in Australia, the phenomenon was introduced to the world back in 1998 in Taiwan. The fever soon caught on, and several countries around the world followed the trend. The premise for this cafe is that many apartment-dwellers are not allowed to have pets in their rental places, or do not have the time to care for a pet due to their busy schedules. A Cat Cafe can offer them a safe and interactive space to not only enjoy a cat, but also fuel up on the much-needed caffeine.

Cat Cafe, felines
Image taken from Facebook page of Cat Cafe Melbourne

There are a few things that need to be kept in mind if you wish to socialize with the cats. There is a charge of $10/hr to mix with the cats. Sessions need to be pre-booked online (walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a visit with the cats). Menu at the cafe is limited to snacks. If you are allergic, please note that medication cannot be administered by the staff, however they can point you to the nearest chemist. There is an age limit of minimum 8 years to be in the cats area. The cafe is not wheelchair accessible (unfortunately). For more details, the Cat Cafe website has a lot of information.

cat cafe
Kittens are a favourite with children

As the saying goes "Curiosity Killed the Cat". However, don't let your curiosity prevent you from visiting this truly unique cafe right here in Melbourne. Share your reviews about the cafe here.
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Why? Visit Cats at Cat Cafe Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9642 8540
Where: Melbourne City
Cost: $10/hr to visit the cats cost of purchasing snacks/coffee
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