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The Cat Cafe Purrth

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by SocialHummingBird (subscribe)
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Published August 26th 2016
Only open for 2 months, this cafe is the star attraction on Rokeby Road in Subiaco. It is also a first for Perth!

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Purrfectly positioned in the heart of Subiaco (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

The Cat Cafe Purrth is uniquely different to any other cafe. Besides serving exceptional foods and coffee, guests can book a 1-hour session with the resident cats.

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A selection of eloquently displayed foods (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

From the moment you step into the cafe, you can sense this is going to be one of those magical moments that will be unforgettable. Everything about the entrance of the cafe is purrfectly aligned with the name.

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3 Types to choose from (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)

One can order 3 types of drink sizes - Kitten, Cat or Lion. Of course, I found it very hard to resist the very cute cat muffins and cheesecake that was displayed eloquently in the cabinet.

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Almost to cute to eat (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Entry to the feline residents required all visitors to remove their shoes and a brief of the rules. After placing your bag and shoes in private lockers, one can move through the second door where you will mostly likely be greeted by Mr. Fox (or so I believe his name to be).

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A couple of rules to ensure happiness experienced by all (Photo Compliments of SocialHummingBird)

The resident quarters are filled with a range of couches for guests, cubby houses for local residents and tons of toys for them to play with. Coffee and drinks, which have been ordered, will be delivered while interacting with playful felines.

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A cat we called Mr Fox (Photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Many readers at this point will possibly ask why anyone would want to visit cats when you could easily adopt one. However, an easy answer is that cat owners, including myself, would find having coffee with a cat very appealing.

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A purrfect playground (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

There were 9 cats residing at the Cat Cafe, with some taking a mid-morning snooze. Watching cats play has always been a pastime that I enjoy. Of course, capturing them on camera was just a bonus.

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Tons of things to play with. (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Coffee arrived quickly which I sipped in between pics. While I had a mini cake waiting for me, I was so busy taking photos that I ended up eating it later. The mini-carrot cake was outstanding.

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A special cat for a special moment (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Notably, the Cat Cafe is not for everyone. However, for those who love cats, it is definitely an enjoyable experience. Naturally, one can also have a coffee without interacting with cats but we found that playing with kitties was a lot more entertaining.

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All Play make a kitty very tired (Photo compliment of SocialHummingBird)

Bookings are required which you can either do online or in the cafe. Proceeds go towards Cat Haven which is a haven for cats needing a loving home. No more than 12 people are allowed in each hour, which means more one-on-one time with kitties.

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Bookings online or in the cafe (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

The Cat Cafe Purrth is a new cafe, however, it is already receiving rave reviews. After speaking to the owner, I learnt that the idea of the Cat Cafe was inspired by a cafe in Japan. Without a doubt, making a leap of faith by opening a unique business like this is a calculated risk, however, as a young entrepreneur, Terps feels confident that she has done the right move. I tend to agree with her and will be quite happy to return for another visit in the near future.
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Why? Coffee with a Cat
When: during operating hours
Where: 147 Rokeby Road, Subiaco.
Cost: from $4.00
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Those cupcakes look too cute to eat! What a great business idea!
by SimpsonS (score: 2|157) 1077 days ago
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