The Meowtropolitan

It’s finally here! The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe where you can sip a “catpuccino” or a “meowcchiato” while enjoying the company of several fabulous felines. And yes, even the pastries are cat oriented.

Goodies available with your coffee at the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe

Goodies available with your coffee at the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe

Cheesecake!

Cheesecake!

Cat cafes are all the rage in Japan and are rapidly finding their place in the rest of the world. And in Seattle, which is practically coffee central USA it was only a matter of time before the idea came to fruition.

A cat cafe is a place where cat lovers who are far from home and missing their feline companion or maybe they live in a rental with a no pet policy can have some quality time with a cat…or maybe several.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe last week for their “soft opening” by invitation prior to their grand opening today (December 26) to the general public. I was invited as a representative of Katzenworld Blog (www.katzenworld.co.uk) because Marc-Andre lives in London and I live a bit closer (just a bit).

I missed the name of this friendly feline

I missed the name of this friendly feline

And don’t worry, you can walk in and get a coffee and pastry and not interact with the cats, but why would you?

This is Pink in the cute hiding place

This is Pink in the cute hiding place

 

It is indeed a feline kingdom

It is indeed a feline kingdom

I tried to get a good picture of the decorations on the floor but as you can see the reflections from the lights and the windows made it difficult. You’ll just have to visit and see for yourself.

Lots of places to hang out.

Lots of places to hang out.

And hangouts for humans too!

You can sit and enjoy a "catpuccino" while petting the kitties.

You can sit and enjoy a “catpuccino” while petting the kitties.

This is looking towards the food and beverage room from inside the Feline Kingdom

This is looking towards the food and beverage room from inside the Feline Kingdom

As you can see from the photo above the cats have their own area separate from any food or coffee preparation. It is all approved by the Department of Health.

For anyone who is worried about it…the cats have access to a separate “bathroom” which they enter through a “cat flap” in a door.

An escape hatch back to privacy

An escape hatch back to privacy

The entire place has been artfully decorated.

More of the floor decorations

More of the floor decorations

The cats had only arrived the day before from their partner shelter Regional Animal Services of King County ( http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/regional-animal-services.aspx ) and were not quite acclimated to their new surroundings.

Someone would rather stay in the carrier. Not too sure of the new environment

Someone would rather stay in the carrier. Not too sure of the new environment

Others made themselves at home and explored their domain.

Rocky isn't too sure about these crazy cat ladies

Rocky isn’t too sure about these crazy cat ladies

Penguin on a pipe!

Penguin on a pipe!

Yesss! Rub my Tummy!

Yesss! Rub my Tummy!

Pink again

Pink again

I know how pretty I look here

I know how pretty I look here

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The special effects above were a total accident.

Here I am.....hear me roar!

Here I am…..hear me roar!

The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe is located in the Wallingford neighborhood in north Seattle (as in north of downtown) at 1225 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103.

To visit with the cats reservations are required. It costs $10 per purrson for approximately 50 minutes. You can make reservations at their website:

http://www.seattlemeowtropolitan.com

Don’t forget that all of the cats are available for adoption and are looking forward to finding forever homes.

 

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About mvaden1948

I love to travel to Venice (and probably other parts of Italy and beyond) and my camera leads me where she wants without any consideration as to whatever plans I may have. I enjoy photographing nature, my cat and anything that strikes my fancy. I have a "thing" for interesting doors and architectural details.
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18 Responses to The Meowtropolitan

  1. wfdec says:

    I have heard that one opened in Ballarat. I will have to go and see how it works. I would probably prefer a pooch parlor.

    • mvaden1948 says:

      Are you allowed to take your pooch with you into dining establishments where you live?
      They take pets into places in Italy. But here in the US only service animals are allowed. Except in a specialized place like the “cat cafe”. And it isn’t a place to take your own. One friend thought it was and asked how my Diavolo did there. I just had to laugh. He doesn’t travel well and continuously sings the song of his people the entire 10 minute ride to the Vet’s office for his check up.
      I know that on the island of Maui, Hawaii there used to be a place where you could pick up a picnic lunch and a dog for the day in case you were missing yours. I never tried it but thought it was a great idea (my cats would never have forgiven me).

  2. mvaden1948 says:

    I figured it was probably the same as here.
    The ones I’ve seen in Italy just come in quietly and lay down under the table while their owners visit with their friends. It seems so civilized!

  3. This seems to be an absolutely wonderful place! There’s a cat cafe in Riga too (for a year or maybe two), but Im ashamed to admit that Ive still to pay a visit there. I guess that’s on my to-do list for the 2016.

  4. Yvonne says:

    I hope this place is a success, and lots of the cats are adopted!

  5. Susie L says:

    That looks like a wonderful place! I think there is one in San Francisco as well, but I haven’t visited it yet. What a terrific partnership with the shelter, in order to help the cats find their forever home. It is such a win/win situation, isn’t it?

  6. I might get over there one of these days. I read about it. Thanks for the review.

    • mvaden1948 says:

      Matt, my contact there, says they are really overwhelmed with the request for reservations so don’t forget if you are going to check it out and intend to go in with the cats you need an advanced reservation.
      And like most of that area of Seattle there is only street parking. I didn’t have any trouble finding a spot around the corner on a Tuesday afternoon.

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  8. How awesome! And it is so great that they can be adopted!

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