Sometimes all you need is a hug. A hug actually makes you feel better, because a hormone known as oxytocin is released from your brain and sends messages to your body, which promote feelings of devotion, trust and bonding, which well, they make us feel happy. So if you’re in need of a hug, or just a different location to have a cup of coffee, or an activity to entertain the kids, I recommend the Cat Cuddle Cafe!
The Cat Cuddle Cafe was opened in 2015 by Pussies Galore Rescue, and is Brisbane’s first cat cuddle cafe.
Why a Cat Cuddle Cafe?
Let’s ask them:
Cats are our passion and rescue is our mission. We wanted to create the perfect environment for cat lovers to enjoy and interact with cats.
To fulfil our mission of rescuing a ridiculous amount of cats, our cats will be highly trained to make you fall in love with them, ultimately leading to more adoptions. Seriously, they will be working it.
All of our kitties will be rescue cats. Unlike other cat café’s around the world, our cats will be up for adoption. Our adoption process though, is very stringent. Don’t think you are just going to walk out with one of our cuddle stars without being given the Spanish Inquisition.
We need to know that you have considered adding a fur baby or two to your family very seriously. This commitment is for the life of the cat and could be more than 20 years.
- Parking is very very limited, so trust me when I say- drive directly to Zig Zag Street, and park there. You just need to walk up to the top of Zig Zag Street and then turn right to the shops. You can’t miss it. (Yes that’s the Zig Zag Street made famous by the book)
Need to know:
- You need to BOOK to have a cat cuddle experience. It is $10.50 per hour per person. Coffee and cake are additional. Book here
- Please do not disturb sleeping cats.
- Check what time the cats are most active- we had a 10am booking, and most of the adult cats were asleep, which meant that given the number of adults in the room, my kids were a little disappointed. They got a chance to play with the kittens, however, with around 10 + adults and kids all wanting a cuddle, the kittens soon tired of it all. They were happy to play with all the toys, however, Hamish didn’t really get a cuddle. The manager helped out by bringing cats and placing them on his lap, however, they kept jumping off. Next time.
- You can do Yoga with the Cats (Thursday night $25) and also Knitting with the cats! Check the site for details, and if you do any of these- please send me photos! firstname.lastname@example.org