The Country Cat Cafe @ Setapak
January 6, 2014
This cafe has the cattiest regulars ever.
Friends of felines have begun clawing their way to Setapak's Country Cat Cafe, where tabbies preen & prowl over the couches & under the tables. Fur will fly, for certain.
The owners of Country Cat recently started sending out press releases & scheduling media interviews to boost this cafe's profile (everyone from Cosmopolitan magazine to ntv7 is believed to be heading here); there's ferocious interest in what's being billed as Malaysia's first cat cafe (one more will open in Penang soon, not related to this KL outlet).
We counted nine cats _ American Curls, Bengals & Persians whose names range from Beyonce to Snowy _ several sleepy & others curious. The cafe calls on customers to indulge in 'cat therapy' by playing with these cuddly creatures to help calm their human nerves.
Ultimately though, the crucial question for most cafes might be: How's the food?
Two paws way, way up! These seem to be satisfied customers, leaping up as soon as the chow was served.
Three cans cost RM10 (we pay, they eat). Gourmet combos include tender tuna tossed with whitebait.
Talk about licking the plate clean.
No fear, two-legged patrons need not starve, though options are limited to air-fried French fries & spring rolls.
Thirsty? There's milk with fish bone-shaped coffee ice cubes (the cats will want the former).
Each entry into the cafe costs RM14.90 per hour, inclusive of one drink (Hello, Kit-Tea! Sip on peach-&-passionfruit Ahmad tea).
Housekeeping notes: Customers must cleanse their hands & wear cafe-supplied slippers before coming into contact with cats.
Photography is fine. Imagine the Instagram possibilities!
Never a dull moment: A black-&-white TV was showing a presentation of _ what else? _ Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats."
Other suggested activities include crawling into a human-sized carrier (with or without a cat) ...
... & helping to groom the cats (not that these glossy-furred cuties really need it!).
The Country Cat Cafe is nestled inside The Country Pet Store, which provides pet boarding & accessory retail services in locations including Setapak (the only venue with a cafe), Bangsar & Kajang.
60, Plaza Usahawan Genting Klang, Jalan Danau Niaga 1, Taman Danau Kota, Kuala Lumpur
Open 11am-945pm daily. Tel: 03-4131-3348
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