Coffee.... And cats? How is it possible this hasn't happened in Seattle already?
“I think this is a cute idea,” said customer Laura Scott. “People in Seattle are cat people right?”
Max Lai and two University of Washington pals discovered cat cafes are already booming in Asia and Europe.
“So we figured why not us? We'll bring one to Seattle,” said co-owner Max.
“It's fun to just be around cats and people who like cats so it's a nice and relaxing way to spend the morning,” said customer Katherine Topping.
The java is from Phinney Ridge's Herkimer coffee. Ask for Kelsey if you're into latte art.
The adoptable cats are from a local shelter and for $10, visitors get a cup of coffee and 50 minutes of cat time. And these guys are in demand.
“It's really fun to pet cats and this one is so happy to be pet it's really cute,” said Laura.
“We operate on a reservation basis because we have a limit of 15 people in the cat lounge at a time,” said Max, “and that is to make sure we do not over stimulate the cat.”
Some of these cats look far from over stimulated.
“We place the cats first,” said Max. “Rather than treating cats as accessories, this is the cat's home and we're inviting people to come into the cat's home to learn about the cats.”
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