Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tourist Tuesday: Coffee and Playtime with Kitties at Orlando's Cat Cafe

Orlando Cat Café is Central Florida's first Cat Café.  The cafe is located four miles from Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom in the Town Center at Cagan Crossings.  

The Orlando Cat Cafe is a three-way partnership between the Cagan Management Group, Inc, Axum Coffee and SPCA Florida.

The regular Axum coffee menu is available as well Croissants, Quiche, Paninis, Bagels, Scones, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies, and Cheesecake. 

You are welcome to bring your coffee and snacks into the cat play area. (The cat café has a separate entrance to comply with health and food safety compliance guidelines.)

A few gluten-free items are available for purchase.

There is a small fee to enter the Cat Cafe: $8 adults/$4 kids under 12. You pay this fee at Axum Coffee and you are given a sticker that allows entry to the cat play area. Reservations are suggested (especially on the weekends), but walk-ins are welcome if there is space available. Guests are allowed one hour in the Cat Cafe.  

So let's go play...but first you need to sanitize your hands and get an overview of the rules from a SPCA Florida volunteer

Approximately 12 to 15 cats and kittens in the cat play area at any given time, all available for adoption. (On the day we visited, there were 18 cats!)

Moo Moo stole the show! She loves being around people. 

Like humans, each cat has a different personality. Some are quiet and shy; others are playful. 
Felix is an older cat who enjoyed being scratched behind his ears!.

Sophie was a sweet girl. 

There is a "Kitten Tent" which my kids just loved!

The Cat Cafe is closed on Mondays as that is the day the adoptions are processed, but the coffee shop itself is open seven days a week.

Axum Coffee Café
Monday-Friday 7am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am-7pm

Cat Play/Adoption Area
Monday 12 noon - 6pm
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm

There are a few gift items for purchase including car magnets, tee shirts and coffee mugs. 

The Cat Cafe will celebrate it's second anniversary in September and it's no wonder this place is still so popular.  It's the purr-fect way to relax with a cup of coffee. 

Want to learn more about the Cat Cafe?  Visit: https://www.orlandocatcafe.com.