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.
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.
The Crumbs and Whiskers is down a lovely flower lined street. Gray angular building, lots of glass windows.
Since 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.
A quick check-in at the hostess counter and through a small gate and we were in.
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.
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.
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.
Crumbs & Whiskers
3211 O Street NW
Washington D.C. 20007
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: 10am-2pm, 4pm-10pm
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: 9am-2pm, 4pm-10pm
Not Metro Accessible