It’s a Christmas miracle! The much-anticipated Vancouver cat cafe (known as Catfe) has just announced that they will be officially opening for business on Monday, December 14, exactly one week from now!
Their business license has been secured and they will be serving their first customers at their 88 West Pender Street location (the second floor of International Village). Finally, another reason to visit Tinsletown other than empty movie theatres and the cheap Japanese $2 store!
If you haven’t yet heard about Vancouver’s first official cat cafe, it is a cafe… with cats! The cafe section is separate from the cats (because nobody wants cat hair with their coffee), but the main draw is the awesome kitties who will be provided by the BCSPCA and other organizations that typically keep their cats in cages.
Update from Catfe: “Our cats will come from the BC SPCA, and Catfe will act as a centre for support and awareness for animal rescues and charities all over British Columbia. Each month we will donate a percentage of our profits to a different charity, and help shine a spotlight on the important work that they do.“
So, not only will the cats be fun to play with, but you can also take one home if you fall in love!
The Vancouver Cat Cafe will be hosting pre-opening visits for people who helped with their Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, but everyone else will have to wait until Monday!
Learn more about the Vancouver Cat Cafe on their Facebook page.