Feline fans have a lot to be excited about as Australia's very first Cat Cafe is set to dig its claws into Melbourne's CBD in a just few months from now.
Based on smilar concepts that have taken off in some parts of Asia and Europe, cat cafe's offer an interactive space where patrons can play with feline friends, at the same time enjoy the establishment's refreshments. Yarraville couple Anita and Myles Loughran purr-fected a similar idea by launching an online crowd funding campaign to orchestrate Melbourne's very first Cat Cafe.
Word spread as their campaign pawed its way through social media, and the couple's financial goals were met. In the past few weeks, Cat Cafe Melbourne secured a space near the Queen Victoria Market, with plans to pounce on the public in July.
In a purr-fect city based haven that will not only fill your hungry belly, but also satisfy your feline fix, the Cat Cafe Melbourne plans to host resident cats from rescue shelters in its brand new kitty filled social environment, proposing to raise money for local cat homes on an ongoing basis. There is no need to worry that cat fur might interfere with your cake as the intention will be to install a glass screen to separate the cafe from the main cat area, in accordance with Australia's strict health and safety standards. Patrons will be able to look into the cat area, at the same time enjoy coffee and cake in a fur-free space.
Very soon, cat lovers in Victoria's capital city will be able to relax in a caffeine rich kitty filled space, right in the heart Meow-bourne. You will be able to find Melbourne's first moggy mecca at 375 Queen Street, Melbourne when it opens to the public. In the meantine, if Cat Cafe Melbourne tickles your belly, you can continue to support the campaign here and follow progress on Facebook.
Image source: Cat Cafe Facebook page.