The idea of a cat café might sound a little unnecessary for the Klang Valley, you know, on the account of the many friendly stray cats that just hang around at mamaks (open-air eateries) demanding to be loved and fed. However, for those who can’t have fur babies due to apartment rules or question the cleanliness of these strays, here are some cat cafés around the Greater Kuala Lumpur region worth visiting:
Good Meowning Cafe
1, Jalan Suasana 2/7a, Tun Hussein Onn, 43200 Batu 9, Cheras
Here’s what you need to know: this cat café like all cat cafés is just like a regular coffeehouse but with a cat playroom. The playroom takes up a section of the premises while the rest of the outlet is well-decorated with cute kitty wall decals. For entry into the cat playroom, a 30-minute session costs RM6 (approximately USD1.50). If there isn’t a waiting list, you can top up another RM6 to have a full hour of feline fun.
Do keep in mind that the cats tend to take naps after 3pm though, so you might want to head over early for this one. There’s also a surprisingly strict dress code (no shorts or tank tops) and you’ll also be required to take your shoes off and sanitise your hands to ensure cleanliness.
Lot 1.1, First Floor, Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
This Subang Jaya cat café has been around since January 2014 with an assortment of desserts, food, and beverages on the menu. Meals are all vegetarian though, to show a love and appreciation for all animals, especially the ones they have in-house. Previously known as Coffee Cottage, Kopicat Cafe has many friendly cats from a variety of breeds, some from pet shops while others are rescued strays.
Unlike other cat cafés on this list, this one doesn’t have a timer on how long you can spend with your four-legged hosts, so it’s perfect for a lazy Caturday.
Purradise Cat Cafe TTDI
24, Level 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, 60000 Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
A great hangout spot with a cause, this cat café in TTDI offers drinks and light meals while you chill with their rescue cats. Pay just RM18 (approximately USD4.40) per person to stay for an hour and receive a complimentary beverage. You may stay longer at a surcharge or with an additional meal or drink purchase. The revenue from this is channeled back into Purradise’s pet fostering and re-homing initiative, which includes supporting cat rescue activities such as Trap, Neuter and Release.
If you’re looking to love a cat long-term, ask the staff which ones are up for adoption, and give a kitty a fur-ever home at yours!
Helo Cat Cafe & Boutique
12A, Blok B, Bazaar@8, Presint 8, 62250 Putrajaya
This is probably the most Insta-worthy joint of the lot, this cat café in Putrajaya houses around seven resident cats and is known for its cat-themed decals and art. There are also a multitude of toys, baskets, and boxes for the cats to ‘fits and sits’ in while you hang around.
Once you’re done playing with and entertaining them, you can enjoy a bite in the separate dining area that has a range of light bites to heavier meals on offer, or even check out some of the merchandise that the café sells.