Crumbs and Whiskers

Monday June 29, 2015   

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Last weekend you might have seen on twitter/tumblr that I got the chance to reserve time at DC’s first “cat cafe.” It’s located in Georgetown off of a really peaceful street. It’s by reservation-only which means you’re guaranteed a spot and there are enough feline friends to go around.

I’m too allergic to have a strictly indoor cat (which is the only kind allowed where I live) so this opening up is like a haven. Of course after spending an hour in the cafe my eyes were a bit itchy afterwards and I was a bit stuffy but it was expected.

We ordered some drinks and cookies which are provided by a neighboring cafe. Everything was easy. There’s a lot of light in the cafe. It’s clean and the cats are playful and friendly. And best of all you can follow their feeds to see the cats go to happy homes. So far it seems they are adopting out a cat per week. Really great kitties I remember seeing and playing with at the cafe.

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inside crumbs and whiskers in washington dc

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So to compare this to the 2 I’ve visit in Japan? They’re different. I wouldn’t say one is better than the other (unlike some articles I’ve read.) I do like the aspect that these are rescues though. That these cats get to live in a nice home with loads of attention before finding a permanent place. The atmosphere is very “DC.” There’s no other way to put it. It’s posh and comfortable but with textures of metal and brick. So if you’re looking for a “Japanese cat cafe” in DC you’re mistaken. This is a “DC cat cafe” through and through and I’d hope you’d expect nothing less :).

Crumbs & Whiskers

hours: tues-sun:10am-2pm, 4pm-8pm
for reservations book here

Previous Cat Cafe Blog Post – Cafe Calico Shinjuku
Previous Cat Cafe Blog Post – Cafe Calico Kichijoji



9 Responses to “Crumbs and Whiskers”

  1. Thao says:

    AHH SO CUTE! I remember getting overly excited when I saw your instagram. If they have a cat cafe nearby, I would be there everyday. I’ve heard that there’s a Japanese tea house/cat cafe (called KitTea) in SF, but I haven’t had the chance to book a visit.

    Ohh hey, new layout! :D

    • Thao says:

      I don’t know how I completely flipped my url in that last comment…

    • jenny says:

      That sounds cute too! I might go back after the hype dies down. There’s still a lot of media surrounding it and on the day I went I ended up on 2 local news programs so I’d like to avoid more of that LOL.

  2. I saw a picture from your instagram account. I’m not really a cat person but I think the interior design and furniture used at the cafe is really nice though. The only pet cafes I want to visit in Tokyo is perhaps the rabbit cafes, lol.

  3. Kate says:

    I think it sounds sooooooooo cute, but I’ve always thought that about cat cafes! (:

  4. miya says:

    I’m dying to try the one in NYC!!!!

    • jenny says:

      Oh I didn’t know NYC had a permanent one now! I only saw they had a temporary one promoted a few years ago. Do you know the name?

  5. Signe says:

    This looks like a lovely place, there is one in Estonia as well, now, but it is way too big for just a few cats they have there, not to mention it is a bit too expensive, but I get it. Anyway, we have the adopting option with it as well, so I think this is one of the amazing aspects. :) Never been to a Japan cat cafe though, what a shame.

  6. Lolo says:

    The name of the cafe is so cute~ It’s wonderful that you can go here whenever you feel the need to hang around some kitties <3

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