Cat Love in Singapore

On a recent trip to SG I discovered a Cat Café right near my hostel while looking for a lunch place along the Boat Quay.

It just so happens that I love cats so it was but natural to take a look. Turned out that the place does not serve lunch (otherwise the resident cats would be all over your food) but only cakes, pastries and coffee.

After I had a quick lunch nearby I went back to the Café. At the outer room I paid about SG$15, was briefed about how to treat the cats so they don’t scratch or bite, bought a cake slice and coffee and went into the inner room to meet the cats.

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The Café is cool/ airconditioned, spacious and quiet.

 

 

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Cat portraits on the wall.

 

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Baloo is the biggest of the cats.
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Baloo all stretched out in the middle of the cafe.

 

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Little Miss Muffet is fast asleep all throughout my visit. Together with Baloo, she was once a neglected cat in the back of a pet store.

 

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Demi is an approachable cat. She was first found in a cat shelter and was once very bony.
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Demi on her favorite chair

 

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Mr. White is an all black cat who was abandoned as a kitten under a tree full of red ants. He was covered with ants when he was first found.

 

 

 

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Luna was rescued from an industrial area and was all covered in oily soot when first seen. Luna likes hanging out on the counter top of the café.

 

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Kai Kai is a ginger cat who was rescued from a flooded canal during a downpour in Bukit Timah.

 

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Robbie is a dark gray cat who was found in a rubbish dump and is now the most frequent playmate of Kai Kai.

Though the food and coffee are not very memorable, I found the cats’ rescue stories really interesting.

I couldn’t stay long as I was already late for a meeting. However, I did enjoy sharing my coffee time with felines. I learned later that there are about 4 other cat cafes in Singapore so it looks like I have more cats to meet next time I go back to SG!

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