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Cat Cafe

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by Catherine Wills (subscribe)
I'm in Melbourne often enough - so why not write a bit about some places I've seen :)
Published January 7th 2015
To all those Melbourne cat lovers, it is time to rejoice. The opening of the Cat Cafe in Melbourne means that your favourite hobby has become publicly acceptable. Now, instead of sitting at home drinking a cup of coffee while patting your cat, you can head into the city and do this with your friends.


The Cat Cafe is a wonderful concept that has many benefits on a number of levels. Not only does it combine cats and coffee, but is also doing wonders for homeless cats.

There are 11 cats who call the Cat Cafe home. These cats come from animal welfare shelters such as the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne and Geelong Animal Welfare Society down the coast.


The rescue cats have been taken from an unhappy life on the streets and re-homed in this wonderful manner. The cats have a wide age range so there are some playful kittens and sleepy older felines to curl up beside you on the couches.

The cats are exceptionally well socialised and have uniquely beautiful personalities. They are taken care of amazingly well by the staff and as such have a great affection for humans. But of course, cats being cats, you're likely to find some just sleeping in their basket for the whole time you are there.


The Cat Cafe in Melbourne is located centrally at 375 Queen Street in Melbourne city. The cafe is a converted building with a number of different room. Downstairs is a gift shop where you can purchase the perfect gift for the crazy cat lady in your life.

Booking are essential for the Cat Cafe and there is a $10 fee. The entry fee goes straight back into the cat's welfare and pays for their food and play equipment. This allows you to stay with the cats for a full hour and exploring the upstairs of the cafe. There are many rooms that feature comfortable couches and play equipment for the cats.

The Cat Cafe is open from Sunday - Wednesday from 10am-7pm and Thursday - Saturday from 10am-9pm. Make sure you plan ahead and book in advance to secure your visit with the cats.
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Why? Cat social welfare and coffee
Where: 375 Queen Street, Melbourne
Cost: $10 plus coffee
Your Comment
We just went to one f the original cat cafes in Tokyo - a truly bizarre if therapeutic experience!
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1734) 1832 days ago
A cat cafe has opened in Ballarat.
by Belinda Price (score: 2|413) 1837 days ago
Its ok - but the "cafe" needs more atmosphere.
by loren (score: 0|2) 1832 days ago
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