Cat Caffe Ljubljana: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 51 381 344
Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Entrance Fee: None
Slovenian Hospitality: Review of Cat Caffe Ljubljana
We visited this cafe three times and not just because it happened to be a mere two blocks away from our AirBnB apartment. It's because, like most of Slovenia, the humans and cats at this gem of a place were the friendliest and most hospitable of the eight cat cafes we visited in 2016.
There are many things to like about this place, but two things I particularly loved were:
The cats are truly the celebrities here with their 'bios' posted in the drink menu and on the website so you can call them by name.
They serve alcohol here. Did someone say wine AND kitties?
As mentioned, we visited three times- once for drinks and twice for coffee. Each time, we were greeted warmly, but the first encounter was especially memorable. It was near closing and since we were the only customers, the server engaged in lively conversation about the cats. The drinks were flowing. Then, she came over with an impish grin and asked if I wanted to feed them treats.
I was hooked. These cats were definitely the most personable out of the four cafes we visited. They made you feel special and that's not just the wine, er treats talking. I witnessed first hand how they worked the room as though they had social awareness and didn't want anyone to feel left out.
The cats of Cat Caffe Ljubljana are an interesting mix. There are several Devon Rex who, despite their dour expressions, are actually super playful and cuddly. Chili in particular, is a ginger sweetheart who provided a comical photo op giving me the 'stink eye' while sitting atop a 'Smiley World' notebook. There are also a couple of Maine Coons, Nina and Meri who are gorgeous fluff balls and even a couple of 'mutts' Jonas and Marko.
In addition to the cute and personable cats, friendly staff, and wide drink selection, the facility itself is quite lovely. The overhead cat walks and play equipment are modern and sophisticated so you always feel as though you are in a cafe, not a five-year-old's bedroom.
One vodka tonic and a glass of white wine was 7€, but feeding cats treats while drinking alcohol provide to be priceless.
Dates Visited: 6/11/16, 6/12/16 & 6/14/16