The title of this latest post won’t surprise anyone. In fact, the only surprising thing about this whole experience was that it took me so dang long to go to this cafe, even though it’s only a ten minute drive from my house (the joys of urban living!). The Regal Cat Cafe here in Calgary is a jolly good time for any cat-lover, or even those who are mildly interested in cats but appreciate a nice baked treat with a coffee to go with it. Luckily, I enjoy both, so this was the perfect spot for me and a few friends on a Saturday night.
The cafe is run by people who clearly care about cats-the felines all come from a local shelter called The Meow Foundation, which does some great work in this city. They are adopted out regularly, and each cat gets cycled in and out of the cafe so they don’t spend more than a few weeks at a time there, they all get a turn! And they only allow a few people into the cat-specific space at a time so the kitties aren’t overwhelmed with people. I recommend making a reservation so you have a guaranteed spot-the slot is one hour long, which went by way too quickly! And you can bring your drink in with you, but sharing with the cats is of course frowned upon.
This place is literally a crazy cat lady paradise. I could see myself dropping by on a slow weekday afternoon just to get some reading done with new cats to keep me company-there are lots of ‘cozy’ little spots one can curl up in here. I also picked up some catteriffic merchandise, including a cat mug and some delicious macarons. Even the artwork was beautiful, all cat-themed of course.
The cool design of the cat room gave me lots of ideas of things I could do at home for Pearl and Smokey (ladders to other levels, cat-shaped beds, etc.), but realistically I will probably never follow through with any of them-too busy reading! But the decor itself is another really fun part of visiting this place, and the best part is you can’t even smell the litter boxes.
Of course you did lol!!! They also have a specialty hot chocolate in competition for yyc hot choclate festival. Might have to swing by too!
Oh I’ve only had one hot chocolate so far-last year pza has an amazing one!
We adopted a cat from the Meow Foundation, so we have a special appreciation for the work they do and continue to support their efforts. I was tickled to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. My sister and I are registered for a Cats & Yoga event a couple of Sundays from now and are really looking forward to it…now I want some of those macarons, too!
Oh they were delicious! Good for you for adopting from the foundation, they seem like true cat lovers there 😋
How cute! Cats and macaroons 🙂 I have to visit one day!
This is amazing! My allergies are going crazy just thinking about it but I know some cat lovers who would adore this.
I love cat cafes! Best idea ever!
Right? I’m so lucky to have one close by
I’ve never heard of a cat cafe – what a great idea! I grew up with cats but we don’t have one now. I’ll have to be on the lookout for one of these cafes near me so I can hang out with some kitties!
They’re popping up everywhere, I’m sure you will find one soon
How wonderful. I would so like to visit a cat café. What is it about us ladies who love to read and cats? We seem to go hand in paw! 😊
Yes it seems to be a common love for us book readers
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and looking at the pics. It sounds like a lovely visit. And don’t those two look thoroughly content! Were your own kitties annoyed when you returned, smelling of other felines?
I changed my clothes immediately so they wouldn’t get upset lol
I love everything about this! I would definitely have come away with that mug – irresistible! (The cats would have been pretty irresistible, too, but I already have three…)
haha yah I’m pretty excited about the mug! It’s perfect for sipping from when reading a book 🙂
Oh My Goodness. This is amazing. I would love to go there. If I’m ever in Calgary, I will! The mug and the macarons – too much cuteness!!
you should visit!!! (in the summer LOL)
I’m SO jealous. I wish there was a cat cafe near where I live….
they’re opening up all over the place, so you may not have to wait too long!
Get back there and find out what kind of kitty litter they use! The idea of non-smelly cats is just too delightful… I shall make T&T read this! That poor cat you were tormenting with the tickler sure knows how to ignore people… 😂
haha I know, everyone thinks that video is hilarious because it doesn’t give a fig about me
Your laugh in that video is infectious! 😄 I feel like I think of you as a REAL HUMAN PERSON thanks to your video work.
hahaha well I’m happy to hear that. I’d like to think I’m a real human person, except before 7am, then I am not, in fact human.