The Cat Cafe
I have a special preference for cats. I do love dogs, but if you put the 2 animals side by side, I will choose the cat. I can't really describe why I love them. Love needs no reason?
I like the cat's personality. Cats, generally, have this 'no-chap' attitude (read 'self-centered') simply because they can afford to. They only come to you when they need you but not vice-versa (haha). They are aloft yet they walk gracefully. They also love to sleep, & can sleep up to 16 hours a day. It is something I am so envious of!
Interestingly, AJ inherited my preference too. He does like dogs, but he has a preference over cats, just like me.
Early this week, the father took leave for a day as his 1-day business trip was cancelled. He asked where we could bring AJ to after school. We have heard of The Cat Cafe months ago but we also learned that the place requires reservation & it is always packed on weekends & weekday nights. We have this burning desire to go, to be surrounded with our favourite animal. So I told the father we could do there since it was a weekday afternoon & thus would not be crowded. Still, we call the cafe to make a reservation just to ensure it would not be a wasted trip.
The cafe only serves simple snacks as the objective to visit is to play with the cats which are allowed to roam freely in the designated area. Before one starts to play with the cats, one has to take off his/her shoes & wash the hands.
The area where the cats can freely roam is about 600 sqft, which means the place cannot accomodate more than 25 persons.
There are 13 cats in the cafe & all of them are adopted. Every cat in the cafe was once abandoned, unloved & scrawny (very malnourished). But now most of they look chubby & have soft, shiny & silky fur. It was a lovely experience for us to come that close to so many cats, stroking & playing with them.
You can check out the details of the cats in the cafe here.
AJ did ask me a few times whether we could keep a pet at home. Honestly, I am not prepared to be a
If you are keen to visit The Cat Cafe, do take note that reservation is highly recommended, child under 7 is not allowed & do not bring along your own pet.
Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa
54A Boat Quay (Level 2)
Tel: 6536 5319
Mon to Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat & PH: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 2 - 9pm
Cuddling Charges: S$12/hr; subsequent half hour S$5 each