Keeping it real since 2014

DC Cat Cafe Review

They’ve got solar-powered cats.

Cat café? Purrfect afternoon. An online reservation, $12.38 entry fee, a waiver signed online and I was in to DC’s cattiest attraction. I first experienced a cat café in Bangkok, which was an epic adventure. When I heard DC was getting a cat café, I knew I had to go.

They've got solar-powered cats.

Crumbs & Whiskers: They’ve got solar-powered cats.

Going to Georgetown is always a bit of a pain in the ass- On Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm however traffic and parking weren’t so bad. Once I left the madness on the M street strip, I found street parking three blocks from the café. Download the Parkmobile app and practice your parallel parking skills, you’ll be just fine, as long as you are patient.

DSC_0032

DSC_0034

The Crumbs and Whiskers is down a lovely flower lined street. Gray angular building, lots of glass windows.

DSC_0030

DSC_0041

DSC_0038Since the café takes reservations fellow cat enthusiastic gathered outside. An employee came out and encouraged up to sign our waivers online to speed up the entry process. The waiver is on a link sent on the confirmation email you get when you make your reservation.

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 9.19.12 PM

A quick check-in at the hostess counter and through a small gate and we were in.

DSC_0045

 

 

DSC_0047

It’s a small space, long and narrow. The first four chairs I saw were all occupied by sleeping cats. There’s 6-7 cat café rules sketched on a large blackboard when you come in. Menus and odd cat related books litter the tables. I believe you can only order coffees and a few baked goods from the front desk.

DSC_0043

DSC_0052

DSC_0050

On the second floor we got some real cat interaction. There’s lots of toys laying around, and depending on what the cats feel like doing, it’s kind of relaxing. Most them were sleeping, but a few intrepid felines felt like playing. One was super action-y, very quick to chase one of the fake mouse dangling from a wire.

DSC_0077

DSC_0120

DSC_0122

DSC_0060

So, is it worth to go? I think so, if you love cats/ridiculous outings. It’s less café than it is a room with a ton of cats and cat toys, so definitely plan to eat something before or after. That’s not so much Crumbs and Whisker’s fault and more our silly health code regulations. But I think it’s a great way for homeless cats to find their forever homes and be social media for a little while. I think there’s a lot of opportunities for there to be much more cat related art, puns and pictures, but all in all it was a good time. 🙂 You should go, meow.

DSC_0162

DSC_0161

DSC_0156

DSC_0147

DSC_0106

DSC_0100

DSC_0077

DSC_0075

DSC_0074

DSC_0058

 

Crumbs & Whiskers
http://www.crumbsandwhiskers.com
LOCATION
3211 O Street NW
Washington D.C. 20007
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 10am-2pm, 4pm-10pm
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: 9am-2pm, 4pm-10pm
MONDAY: Closed
Parking: Street
Not Metro Accessible

Advertisements

9 Responses to “DC Cat Cafe Review”

    • metzgrlsailor

      I guess if one of the cats goes crazy and mauls you, you can’t hold them accountable.

      I like cats, and I’m single, so if that makes me crazy, so be it! 🙂

      Like

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: