Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

Photos
Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

A cat cafe has finally clawed its way into Vancouver—the first of its kind in the West Coast.

Catfe officially opened doors for business on Monday, Dec. 14th.

Cat cafes are popular in Japan and are starting to make their way over to Canada—with locations in Montreal, Toronto, and now Vancouver.

Michelle Furbacher, the owner of Catfe, was inspired to bring one to Vancouver after watching a video of the cat cafes in Japan. After a lot of planning and finding the purr-fect location, it’s now ready for cat-lovers to sit back, relax and enjoy some quality kitty time.

 Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos) Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos) Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

Catfe is split up into two separate sections—one with the cafe area and one with the cat area. The cafe serves coffee, tea and baked goods, which can be taken with you in the cat lounge. The lounge is full of scratching posts, cat toys and lots of places for the cats to climb. They also sell cat-related merchandise, such as stationary items, mugs, hats, scarves and books.

cat-cafe Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

There are currently five cats living at the Catfe and Furbacher says they may eventually go up to as many as 12. They’re partnering with the BCSPCA with the goal that the cats staying there will eventually be re-homed. Visitors can fill out an adoption application through Catfe if they’re interested in one of the cats. The fees will be the same as adopting one from the BCSPCA. The cat cafe will also give the felines a more relaxed atmosphere where they are free to roam around rather than being kept in cages.

Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos) Sneak Peek Inside Vancouver’s First Cat Cafe (Photos)

It’s located on the second floor of the International Village Mall (88 West Pender Street).

For more information on Catfe, visit their website.

 

 

Written by: Meagan Gill

Log in or create an account to save content