MAPLE LEOPARD: The Seattle Meowtropolitan: Cats and a Cuppa Jo

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Seattle Meowtropolitan: Cats and a Cuppa Jo


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Photography: Valerie Hansen

Catpuccino anyone?  If you are a lover of coffee and cats, then "Meowtropolitan" cafe is a must see destination! The Wallingford area of Seattle is home to this new coffee shop and cattery. Cat cafes are quite popular in Europe, and are starting to gain popularity here in the states.

I've loved cats all my life. I think I was born with the cat lover gene, if there is such a thing! My fondest childhood memory of my dad, was him carting his cat along with him everywhere he went. When I heard the Meowtropolitan was coming to town, I knew I had to get there asap!


This unconventional coffee shoppe idea was a dream come true for  two University of Washington graduates.  They want people to come hang out, feel a sense of community,  and enjoy the company of the cats.

I know some of you are probably thinking: Ew!! - I don't want be served up any fur with my java! No worries, the cafe is a separate room from the cattery.  You can sit in the coffee shop and enjoy the cats through the huge viewing windows, or order your drink and take it inside the cat room.

I had a fabulous time checking out all the beautiful kitties! They were so much fun to play with and watch!  There were a few fiesty boys that provided endless entertainment. The orange tabby I am holding was a hoot.  He took several journies to the top of the rafters!  Oh and...oops...I broke the rules... you are not supposed to pick up the furry loves!

I love the mission of this business:  They are partnering with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASCK).  All the cats are brought  from the shelter and are  available to adopt.  Fur babies of your own , are not allowed in the cafe.

If you would like to reserve a time in the cat lounge , follow these 3 steps for a hassle free experience.
  1. Make a reservation online 
  2. Come to the cafe and order your drink
  3. Check in with the cashier and proceed to the cat lounge and have fun!
I was able to get in on a cancellation, as I did not reserve my spot ahead of time.
The cost to enter the lounge part of the cafe is 10.00.  The fee does include a drink of your choice and it helps fund the adoption /upkeep of the animals.  The time in the cattery is limited to 50 minutes, so the cats don't get too overwhelmed.

If you feel you need some feline themed merchandise in your life- mugs, t-shirts and the like are available online. T-shirts and a few other items can be purchased on location.

If you are in the area, I hope you can stop by to enjoy the friendly company of the felines and a cuppa jo!  Have you ever been to a cat cafe? If so feel free to share in the comments. I hope the New Year has been good to you so far, and thanks for taking time to visit.

Until next time,

Valerie

21 comments:

  1. Cafe looks great and your cat pictures are adorable. Very loving.

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  2. If there was a cat cafe near me I'd be there all the time! So cute!

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    1. HI Becky...right! I would too..this one is a bit of a hike for me! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Ohhh, I wish there were a cat cafe near me! How wonderful. I hope they adopt many fury kitties (and even some non-furry kitties).

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    1. Thank you Stella! Well open one up...! I wish this one was bit closer ..over an hour to get to it!

      Xo
      valerie

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  4. This is heaven for cat-lovers like me. "Cutest COFFEE in town + CATS" is just PURRfect. Maybe people who doesn't like cats but love coffee will surely discover the frenzy we're (cat-lovers) getting whenever we see/pet a cat if they visit The Seattle Meowtropolitan. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Hi Jen....maybe so....more cat lovers would be great...so many without homes..thanks for stopping by!

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  5. This is so awesome, they were talking about this on the radio here in Ottawa, i wish we had one.

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    1. Wow Seattle on the radio in Ottawa....so cool! I was raised in Surrey near Vancouver, and have never been to eastern Canada. My cousin goes to Univ in Toronto. I really want to see Montreal!!

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  6. Haha! The name for this cafe is especially witty. While I am personally a dog lover, I must confess that this is a really cool concept. :)

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    1. Thank you Setarra for stopping by! I agree...very clever name..I loved it there!

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  7. what an awesome concept! they need to make some place like this with dogs and i would literally never leave there. :)

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    1. Hi Carrie..yes that would be great too for the doggies! I love all animals but cats are def my favorite.thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Maybe it's because my name is Kat-rina, but I definitely have a soft spot for kitties. :) Thanks for linking up with us on #TravelTuesday!

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    1. Thank you Katrina for stopping by..Me too big huge softy when it comes to kitties!

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  9. Alright, this looks amazing. I've always wanted a pet but because we rent, it's not possible. I don't even like coffee and I'd definitely still go! I need a cat cafe to open near me, Seattle is a little too far to me to travel even for kitties as cute as this :(

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    1. Awe bummer Rachel..well if you are ever in the area...do stop there..so much entertainment and a good cause!

      xo

      Valerie

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  10. Interesting, I wouldn't want to go here due to having a horrible cat allergy but its' cute for those not allergic!

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    1. Yes if you are allergic to cats...stay away..lol, I loved it here!

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