I’d been wanting to visit a cat cafe since forever. In the Philippines, there’s a cat cafe called Miao Cafe in Quezon City, but we haven’t had a chance to visit it before I left for Malaysia. Great thing that, here in Kuala Lumpur, there are several animal cafes to visit! I went to one called Purradise Cat Cafe located in TTDI.
Bonding time with kittizens
Cats are super adorable. They’re also a contradiction: they’re sweet, stuck up, snobbish, clingy, cute and mischievous at the same time. They’re soft balls of fur, warm and cuddly, until they decide to play scratch-your-face or trip-the-human. They’re a common household pet, yet still a mystery to animal researchers (you can find studies trying to explain their odd behaviors).
In Purradise Cat Cafe, you can see observe and play with about 20 different breeds of cat. The cafe sells various drinks and meals too, but most people actually come here for the animals.
I came here in the late afternoon, and most of the cats were sleeping. I’m not sure if this is their default behavior (fact: cats sleep 15 hours a day) or it’s just how they are in the cafe. I was perfectly happy to observe them. Sleeping, stretching, watching at one door like they’re a type of cult…
A lot of them are also willing to be pet and even carried. Otherwise they just outright snub you or walk away.
One or two other customers tried playing with them via teaser wands, and funnily only one paid attention.
Before I knew it, my time was up. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, more so than expected. Next time I go to a cat cafe, I’ll spend more than an hour (and hopefully it’ll be with Hali — he finds cats totally adorbs too).
What to expect in this cat cafe
I read reviews before coming to Purradise Cat Cafe, and I would like to point out some complaints that I’ve read.
One is the smell of the cafe. When I arrived, it was overpowering but I promise you’ll get used to it. After all, you can’t keep about 10+ animals in one room without them leaving scent. (The cafe is actually clean and well maintained. Also, customers are asked to leave their footwear outside the cafe.)
There are also people complaining that the cats are not willing to play with them. To me, this seems unreasonable. Cats are not toys, they are not there for your entertainment (sshh… it’s the other way around). Others complain about being scratched, but that’s normal cat behavior. They can be playful one moment and then… *scratch, scratch. If you don’t want to risk it, just don’t touch them. If you have kids with you, make sure they know how to handle cats.
If you decide to come here, adjust your expectations accordingly.
Purradise Cat Cafe is perfect if you’re the type who wants to spend time with cats or want to de-stress, since the simple act of watching cats is a gloriously relaxing activity.
Practical info: Purradise Cat Cafe
Purradise Cat Cafe is meant to take care of rescue cats before finding them homes. It’s the only cat cafe in Kuala Lumpur where the tables are in the same place as the play area.
You have to pay an entrance fee of RM18, which includes a 1-hour stay and 1 choice of drink. Subsequent 15 minutes are charged at RM4. Ordering an ala carte item worth at least RM12 gives you another 30 minutes of stay.
How to get to Purradise Cat Cafe
Purradise Cat Cafe can be found here:
Address: 24A (First Floor), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
If you’re commuting, it’s about a 10-minute walk from the TTDI station in Sungai Buloh train line.
Note: By first floor, it means you have to go up the stairs from the ground floor. Anyway, you won’t miss it because of the large signage outside.
Tip: If you come on a Sunday, you can also visit the TTDI pasar malam which is just right outside. [ Related Read: Best pasar malams in Kuala Lumpur ]
Schedule of Purradise Cat Cafe
Tuesday – Saturday: 2pm – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm
Have you been to a cat cafe before? 🙂
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