If you are wondering what is a Cat Café, it’s because it’s a new and one of its kind concept in India. If you are into Cats this is the place you need to head right now.
If not, you might just change your mind once you visit this newly
renovated Cat Café Studio. At the helm of it is Mriidu Khosla, who has been a cat-lover as far back as she can remember. We caught up with her to get a little more insight on this unique café.
Tell us about the concept behind Cat Café Studio. The idea behind Cat Café Studio was to essentially to get more and more cats adopted into loving homes! We are running the Creative Agency, Zcyphher, since 2010 and ever since its inception we were into rescuing cats albeit privately and on a small scale. We were trying to get our rescues adopted through our immediate friends and family circle, which got saturated pretty quickly. That's when we realized if we were going to do this properly we need to open it up to the public and get more and more people aware about cats and about how awesome pets they really are! That is how Cat Café Studio was born in early 2015 and so far we have managed to get over 300 cats adopted.
What would you say is the draw for people to come and spend time with these furry animals?
They are cats! They are the biggest draw. People who have interacted with a cat even once know what we're talking about. For those who still haven't experienced cats, they are the most amazing creatures ever created. No wonder they worshipped at one point in history! Also, it's a pet-friendly co-working space with a professional café for meetings, etc. Many say it's aexperience coming here, come visit to see for yourself..
Any ground rules to be followed at the cat café?
Yes. We have some standard house rules that visitors are made aware of the first time they come. Firstly, all visitors need to sanitize their hands before petting any cat. You cannot wake up a sleeping cat, no picking them up forcibly or pulling their tails, whiskers, etc. No outside food (human or feline) is to be fed to the cats, as their diet is very important.Other rules include no flash photography, loud noises or disturbing the cats when they are eating. Children need to be accompanied by an adult to supervise.
What food is there on the Menu at the Cat Café? Any specialties?
We serve all types of coffees, teas (hot and cold), variety of beverages including milkshakes, sandwiches, cakes, muffins, bagels etc. We are serving popsicles too right now. We will keep reworking our menu based on what people like and we are always open to feedback from our visitors.
Tell us something peculiar about Cats that makes them so adorable?
Their purring! Purring is the sound they make when they are content. The vibrations that they produce when they are purring have absolutely magical abilities. It is scientifically proven to possess healing powers.
What is the adoption procedure?
We always recommend all potential adopters to first come meet all the cats in person and spend time with them. We advise people to take as much time as it is required to be sure of which cats they want to adopt and let the cats choose you instead as it is a serious commitment for 12-14 years. It is better to adopt this way rather than choosing based on their size, age, color, etc. as all cats have a unique personality.Once they are sure we ensure the house is cat proof and all the house members are in agreement for this decision. They are given a cat adoption manual, which has all the details regarding cat care, which they need to study. Then they are taken to our three rounds of interviews and if everything works out, we proceed with the cats' adoption in a forever home!
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