So, you like cats and love a nice cafe? Or, you love cats and like a nice cafe? Whichever way around it is, the good news for cat and cafe-lovers is that Perth cat cafes allow you to combine two of your favourite things!
If you’re new to the concept of a cat cafe, the basic principle is that you book a slot to visit the cafe, and while you enjoy a drink or a snack, you can fuss or play with the cats that live there. Here in Perth, we’re lucky enough to have two cat cafes. Whether you’ve visited before or you’re a newbie, here’s everything you need to know.
How It Works
The way it works is that when you want to visit a Perth cat cafe, you buy a ticket online from their website. A ticket admits you for a set time, usually 60 minutes. A limited amount of tickets are available for each session, around a dozen, to ensure the wellbeing of the cats. Children must be four or older to enter, and all children under 11 or 12 must have a guardian with them at all times.
You cannot take your own cat into a Perth cat cafe, but while you are there, you are welcome to interact with the cats that live there. Walk-in tickets are usually available, but it’s much better to buy your ticket online. That way, when you turn up for some kitty love, you won’t be disappointed to find other cat lovers got there before you and the cafe is full.
To help you choose which Perth cat cafe to visit first, we’ve checked them out, and we’ve got the following information for you.
The Cat Cafe Purrth
Monday and Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8p.m. (evenings are usually for adults)
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The first Perth cat cafe we’d like to tell you about is The Cat Cafe Purrth.
A truly inspirational social enterprise, The Cat Cafe Purrth is known as the happiest place in Perth for a good reason. Their vision is ‘For Animal Welfare, and Human Happiness’ and they have a two-pronged approach to what they do.
What They Do For Cats
OK, the Animal Welfare part is fairly obvious. They care about cats, and they provide a warm and stimulating environment for cats in need of a home. The Cat Cafe Purrth has around 13 rescue cats, and they love them so much, they refer to them as their ‘furry children’!
What you might not realise though is that all the cats in this Perth cat cafe are rescue cats from Cat Haven WA. On behalf of the charity, they endorse the message ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’. They practise what they preach by having rescue cats only in their cafe, rather than buying their cats commercially or from breeders. In addition, The Cafe Purrth helps Cat Haven out by taking care of rescue kittens and preparing the kittens for onward adoption.
What They Do for People
The Human Happiness part is about creating a happy place for everyone. People who may not have access to pets can come and play, pet, and enjoy the cats. According to Health Direct, patting a pet can ease stress, reduce your blood pressure, and help you relax, so it’s well worth visiting this Perth Cat Cafe.
Further, The Cat Cafe Purrth gives free tickets to Companion Card Holders and mutual charities. They also financially support Cat Haven WA. Last year, they presented a check for over $11,000 to the charity.
- The Cat Cafe Purrth sells cookies, muffins, cheesecake, hot and cold drinks, smoothies, vegan and gluten-free desserts and more.
- Cat lovers can shop for some lovely cat gifts, cat products, and fun merchandise on their website. And the best thing, most items are handmade by the owners!
Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe
Tuesday to Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The second Perth cat cafe, and Fremantle’s first cat cafe, is called Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe. They are the proud owners of 19 cats; 3 are personal rescues, while the other 16 of their cats have been rescued from the WA Pet Project (WAPP), with whom they work in partnership. The other two gorgeous felines belong to the cafe’s owner, Jacqueline Montesi.
Jacqueline was inspired to open Cat Whispurr during a trip to Bali. The Odd Cat Cafe near Seminyak opened her eyes to cat rescue and made her realise how necessary it is.
As with The Cat Cafe Purrth, you need to book your slot in the cafe. You can choose a 30-minute, or 60-minute slot and bookings can be made over the phone or online. The great thing is, you don’t have to prepay for your visit. The Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe can accommodate up to 16 people .
Foster a Cat
If you are interested in fostering a cat or a kitten, Cat Whispurr would like to hear from you. Their cat co-ordinator will need to interview you to make sure you are up to the job of taking care of a cat at your own home. If you pass your interview, Cat Whispurr may be able to help you out with cat litter, food, and pet bills.
- As well as hot and cold drinks, Cat Whispurr Cat Cafe offers delicious specials, such as coffee and cake combinations and tasty vegan delicacies.
- If you’re short on time but desperate for your fix of kitty love, you can book a 30-minute slot.
- All of their cats are chosen for their friendly, social behaviour, which means they are more likely to want to play or curl up on your lap for a snooze.
There is one more thing we need to tell you about before you visit a Perth cat cafe: there’s a good chance that you will fall even more in love with cats than you already are!
If you are tempted into cat ownership, it’s important that you are adequately prepared to be a feline parent, and that includes the responsibility of caring for your pet 365 days a year. Of course, you can always consider cat boarding or a cattery when you do need to be away from home.
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They are fed quality food and get to stay in rooms that overlook a large, naturally lit tropical atrium. That means they get to lay in the sunshine and enjoy the view of the garden- like true royals.
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