We first told you about Catfé, the cat café in Vancouver, last August. Then we shared that the café was looking for volunteers. Now we’re happy to let you know that the cat café is finally opening its doors in the Canadian city.
Michelle Furbacher, the cat lover behind Catfé, first got the idea to bring the concept to Vancouver back in 2013. Now that idea has finally come to fruition. “It’s exciting to finally be bringing it to Vancouver,” Furbacher told Global News. “The hardest part was just finding the right space.”
According to Global News, Furbacher has two cats from BC SPCA who will be on site at the café and every Thursday the café will be closed to bring in more cats (up to 12) – all of which will be adoptable. As is standard at cat cafés, food and beverages will be sold separately from the cat area, but those items can be brought in to that space. A reservation system will be set up since no more than 16 people can be in the cat area at one time. Reservations will cost $5 with a café purchase and $8 without, according to the Catfé site. Each reservation gives visitors an hour of cat time.
I think this means I need to take a trip to Vancouver to check out this cat café – you know, in the name of research for Cat Fancy (wink wink). If you live in the area or are planning on visiting Vancouver, the café will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (except Thursdays). Catfé will be located at 88 Pender Street in the International Village Mall.