My 3 year old daughter and 7 year old step daughter ask to go pretty much every day, they just love it there and seeing them with the cats and kittens is just adorable. My daughter calls it the Kitty Cat Cafe which I think I prefer - but the Crazy Cat Cafe, is a cafe with a difference - there are loads of cute and adorable cats, comfy sofas to sit and pet, plus scratching posts and kitty toys to entice and play around with. You get a time slot to enter throughout the day, with kittys having nap time from 1pm to 1:30pm - you will be told when your time is up.
There are 12 cats in total - all different kinds and they all have profile pics and information on the wall, so you can see their name and type, personality and age! You can meet the meows here! There is a great variety of different looks and personalities - with playful kittens to sleepy cats. So, whatever you like, you are sure to find a new furfriend.
They say cats are calming and relaxing and that petting an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and combat depression, so perhaps everyone should take the time to visit and de-stress from life.
If you have a young child who has been asking for a kitty, then this is a great way to see how your child actually is around cats before you actually buy and commit to one.
The cafe is small and the focus is the cats, so expect cat safety and comfort first above a fabulous chic cafe experience. It is rather basic but also very comfortable and cute. If you don't want to go into the cat section, then there is an outside cafe room, although really the main attraction is the cats, but like we did after the second visit was to have one parent take the children in, and the other to sit outside, to save on cash. It is all glass, so they can still watch the child. If you do go back, then make sure to get a loyalty card, so you can get a freebie.
Prices: Adults (13 years up) – $15.00 Kids (over 1 to 12 years) – $10.00
Infants (0-1 years) - free
Location: It isn't the easiest place to find. But if you look up, you will see it. They are located on Surfers Paradise Boulevard opposite Waxy's Irish Pub and above Ray White in the Centre Arcade. Please note, there is no disabled access, only stairs. Open from 9am to 5:30pm daily and also available for private functions.
The coffee is good, although for safety reasons around the cats, they have to be in plastic cups with lids, and I much prefer proper cups, although the wellbeing of the cats is more important. Their goal is for the cats to feel safe and relaxed, and there are precautions and rules in place - especially with young children, to make sure everyone has a happy and safe experience.
It is a perfect place to chill out and relax in kitty heaven - you will love the different cafe experience and to play with cute kittys until your heart's content.
You can book slots online, so to avoid disappointment - especially if it is special occasion. They only allow 16 people each session, and the website tells you how many spaces are left.