Need more cat time in your life but not ready to bring home a new feline friend at the moment? Look What the Cat Brought In has the perfect answer – Kitty Love Café and Gallery.
The café, featuring free-roaming shelter kitties and a menu of coffee, tea, soda, and fresh pastries, is the first cat café in Colorado Springs and one of only a few in the United States. It will be open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning March 7.
Cat-themed works by local artists will be on display and available for purchase. New artwork will arrive once a quarter.
What: Kitty Love Café and Gallery
Serving coffee, tea, soda and fresh pastries
Where: Look What the Cat Brought In Shelter
2129 E. Boulder Street, Colorado Springs, 80909
When: Open Saturdays from 1pm – 4:30pm
Entry fee: $5 for individuals
$10 for a family of four (children must be accompanied)
Although Kitty Love Café and Gallery will only be open one day a week with limited hours, shelter staff is excited to join the ranks of only a few such establishments in the country.
The first cat café opened in Taiwan in 1998 and provided cat companionship for an hourly fee for pet-deprived city dwellers. Cat cafés are now thriving in London, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Berlin, Spain, Lithuania, Italy and Dubai.
Purina opened what is purported to be the nation’s first cat café in New York City in October 2014; however, it was only a “pop-up,” open for less than a week. Since then, more permanent establishments have opened in Oakland, California; Naples, Florida; and Denver.