Opening a Cat Cafe – A Fun Experience For the Family
For the uninformed,The Cat Cafe may seem quite difficult to locate,but once inside the bright and spacious studio,it’ll be well worth your effort. The interior is minimalist,yet warm and inviting. With two small dining areas,a cafe table,and a few plush cat beds scattered about,The Cat Cafe is ideal for an evening with friends or a quick break from home. What’s more,the place is open later nights for breakfast as well as snack food. And best of all,no one seems to mind – at least when I’m around.
So,just what is it about The Cat Cafe that makes it such a popular name in the local Singapore communities? According to the people at the cafe,many cats are abandoned each night on the north bridge Road. Some are hit by cars,others get lost in the maze of alleys and pathways,and still others are simply stolen for their shiny fur. When the owners return from their trips,they leave their feline companions along the road,an invitation to thieves and opportunists. To prevent this problem,The Cat Cafe has decided to offer some much-needed respite from the bustle of the everyday world by setting up their very own cat cafe on the north bridge road.
And why should cat cafe enthusiasts visit The Cat Cafe,rather than some other places in Singapore? For one thing,the ambiance is distinctly different from most of the cafes dotting the city. The laid back atmosphere invites visitors with gentle music and a friendly atmosphere. You could even say that the cafe symbolises the best of old and new Singapore. Since opening its doors in February last year,the cat cafe has received a steady influx of enthusiastic pet lovers.
The Cat Cafe offers three different kinds of meals a day. They serve chicken Kow Ram in morning,Mango chicken in the afternoon,and spicy beef in the evening. The unique atmosphere draws a steady stream of visitors through the week. Even during the holidays,people from far off visited the place to enjoy a well-balanced diet of fresh fruits,homemade cakes,and desserts. They were rewarded when the cat cafe opened its doors to the public in December last year.
According to the latest statistics,over a hundred and sixty-five cats are taken care of at these establishments. Of these,about twenty-five are shelter pets,while the rest are abandoned or lost. The Cat Cafe realised the importance of introducing these cats to people who do not know them and could adopt them. By setting up their own cat cafes,the volunteers hope that by adopting these unwanted animals,they help to save more future cat rescues.
In fact,The Cat Cafe’s rescue mission is not the only one being undertaken by the volunteer organisations. Since last March,thousands of stray and abandoned cats have been placed for adoption at the centres. The idea behind the first cat cafe in Singapore is to provide loving homes for these poor animals. To date,the cat cafe is open for three hours on Friday,Saturday and Sunday.
The idea of opening a cat cafe is catching on fast. So far,there are over twenty cat cafes operating in the city. If you are looking to set up your own cafe soon,then the best time to start is during the Chinese New Year from January to February. On that time,most of the streets around the central business district are cleaned up for the Chinese festival,so you will find many empty storefronts.