Purr yourself a cup of tea because London is welcoming another cat café where we can go mad for moggies.
The café is due to launch in Marylebone and we’re paws-itively excited. The rather aptly named Catlantis will be central’s kitty cat paradise and is set to open its doors in August, according to a post on the café’s Instagram page.
The cat café is purrrfect for animal lovers, where you can get your kitty fix while sipping on a cuppa and playing with some fuzzy felines.
An artist's impression of Catlantis. Image: @catlantis_london
The cat café isn’t just there for us to pet our favourite furry friends, but is also a home for 15 rescue cats which have been brought in as fosters from a local shelter. Not only do they give them a chance to be loved by guests, but a percentage of proceeds raised from visitors will be donated towards the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, Cats Protection, where funds will be allocated to provide care, veterinary treatment and food for cats in shelters.
The new cat café spot will be serving up Fairtrade coffee, teas and juices, and announced a high tea offering on its Instagram page, where a range of desserts will be supplied by Zuidam UK.
Catlantis joins the likes of Lady Dinah Cat Emporium in Shoreditch, London’s longest running cat café where you can enjoy cakes, hot beverages and high tea among a hoard of rescue cats. Let’s hope Catlantis follows suit by setting rules for the wellbeing of the resident kitties, including not waking them up, having group size limits, not allowing cats to be picked up and imposing age restrictions.
Like Lady Dinah, Catlantis understands how owning a pet while living a metropolitan lifestyle can be problematic, not giving them enough space to roam, being costly to look after nor giving them enough attention while at work. Despite making us happier, our feline friends deserve an environment conducive to their needs, which is what Catlantis’ aims to do.
For those worried about the cats’ general happiness and stress, the café is taking the rules very seriously and has stated that it will do its best to “make the cats feel they are in a homely environment.”
With many other cat cafés in the capital closing in recent years, such as London Cat Village, let’s hope that this one sticks it out fur-ever.
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