Say hello to Crumbs & Whiskers DC’s very first Cat Cafe. This Kickstarter-funded cat cafe is a great new addition to Georgetown in Washington DC’s entertainment scenery. Located just a few blocks away from the main shopping street, it’s just a step away. You know you want to jump in and play with some kitties on two floors of a dedicated play area. What makes this place super unique is that all cats are up for adoption. So if a kitty you have been playing with snuggled up a warm spot in your heart, it can become part of your family.
Here is a video tour of the Cat Cafe and lots of pictures we took during the fun visit to DC’s very first Cat Cafe!
This place operates based on one-hour-long appointments that you should reserve online. On the weekends, it’s 12 dollars an hour per person. Also, everyone at your party will need to sign release forms. Walk-ins are very rare as spots fill up fast via online registration. Many people want to play with some kitties without the need to own one. Plus, you support a great cause of pet adoption.
You have to remember that while kitties are happy to see you, not all will want to play with you, and some will want to be on their own. Make sure not to wake a sleeping kitty, take flash photography, or annoy a kitty that doesn’t really want to play. After all, you are a guest at their house.
It was so much fun to walk around and see different kinds of cats, and the cafe has about 20 cats at the time. There were so many fuzzy little cuties around! Don’t just stay on the first floor and make sure to roam around and play with all the kitties. The second floor has a lot more fun and different claiming things.
If you are not a cat owner, you might realize that some cats are just plain weird. The places they can find comfortable, like the railing of the stairs, can’t be that pleasant to lay on, and yet they do it.
What about the food, you ask? You can order at the Crumbs and Whiskers, but all coffee and pastries are made next door at the GTown Bites coffee shop and brought to you. The coffee is not the best, but really you should come here just for the kitties and then enjoy a nice lunch or breakfast available from several delicious restaurants in the area. We end up going to Thunder Thunder Thunder Burger. Plus you can go to Baked and Wired which is one of our favorite cupcake places.
It is not exactly like a cat cafe you expect where you sit at the table and cats roam around. For the most part, all sitting is at the floor level on cushiness and few chairs along the wall. You order drinks and pastries from the front desk, and they will bring them out to you when it’s delivered from a next-door coffee shop. You end up eating among the cats since there is no designated eating area. You will need to make sure cats don’t steal any of your nomnoms. Though for the most part, none of them were interested in our food.
Overall, cat cafe was a great experience, and they are so cute and adorable that we just wanted to play with them all. Of course, not all cats wanted to play, and some just wanted to sleep or chill independently. So pretty much a normal cat. It was a great experience, I wish the food and coffee were better, but e came here for kitties and not food. It’s defiantly one of the must-visit places in the DC area and the country. So make sure to stop by Crumbs and Whiskers for your needed kitty playtime and maybe find a new member of your family.