Caturday Cat Cafe: Bangkok, Thailand
Address: Co-Co Walk Plaza, 115 Phayathai Road (Si Surat Alley)
Phone Number: +66 2 656 5247
Hours: Tue-Fri 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-21:00
Entrance Fee: No
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Tucked away just off the main tourist area, the closest metro is Ratchathewi, but as we had just finished lunch at Siam Discovery Mall, we decided to walk off our Pad Thai with (according to Google) a 30 minute walk. It was not easy to find and just as we were starting to wilt from the heat, (and question the accuracy of Google maps) finally turned down Si Surat Alley (the address is for the main road, Phayathai) and found it.
I'm glad that we persevered.
Having visited a lot of cat cafes in my world travels, Caturday Cat Cafe is the first one that felt like a fantasy. From the cat-centric Renaissance paintings to the luxurious food and drinks to the tutu collars and butterfly wings on the kitties themselves (not sure how much they enjoy it), this place is seriously over the top and a delightful escape from reality. How often have you said that about a cafe?
The space has lots of fun, yet elegant design details, like food bowls made from watering cans. It's also incredibly clean considering how many furry feet (and bare human feet, my only nitpick) are running around. The staff were attentive but not overbearing, and the regular feedings are scheduled as entertainment, like a Vegas-style show!
But it's the cats that shine and they are everywhere. It's hard to believe that in a place this crowded, the cats would be so calm, friendly and personable, but they are! When we were seated, a large fluffy feline was napping on our table and didn't seem to mind as we began (gently) to pet him and scratch behind his ears. Over the next hour and a half, the majority of the residents took turns sauntered over to check us out. Rarely do you get that kind of curiosity with cats that see so many humans day in and day out.
Many of the kitties are purebred, and a few seemed as though they might have been strays, but it was hard to tell as the kitties are clearly in great shape, well-fed and well-cared for!
We were seated on floor cushions, which is pretty standard for cat cafes, but there are a few actual tables and chairs if you want to wait for one to free up.
In conclusion, Caturday is a cat cafe dream-come-true and one of the best I've come across. It might even be worth the trip to Bangkok just for this place alone!