Chat Mallows Cafe: Paris, France
Address: 30 Rue des Volontaires, 75015 Paris
Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00-21:00, Closed M/T
Entrance Fee: None
Mallow Cute: Review of Chat Mallows Cafe
Chat Mallows has some extremely handsome cats... and one dog.
We made reservations for late afternoon and made our way to Gare Montparnasse. From there, it was a pleasant thirteen minute walk to the cafe, winding between the 14th and 15th arrondissements.
Checking in, we received a pleasant greeting from the staff. We weren't charged an entrance fee, but instead ordered two cups of coffee that were served in darling Chat Mallow branded cups delivered on a cat tray amidst pink and white Chamallow, a brand of French marshmallows that clearly is the inspiration behind the name Chat Mallows!
Once seated, I couldn't help but smile The cafe is very cute, with yellow and blue striped walls that evoke an old-fashioned candy shop. I especially loved the adorable decor accents such as the Chat Mallow pillows and photos of cats dressed in classic French attire! The tables are a bit close together, but better to get to know your fellow cat lovers. Most importantly, it's a feline-friendly space with plenty of cushioned perches for the kitties to peek down from.
Sixteen cats, a variety of pedigreed pussycats are in residence at Chat Mallows, including five Devon Rex who were napping together during our visit. My favorites included Jerico, a chubby white British shorthair, Lourse, a gorgeous Maine Coon and Yoda, a sweet Sphinx.
The kitties weren't particularly social, but absolutely entertaining, walking around the room and looking at the guests with curiosity. The dog was an interesting fixture that I haven't seen in 129 cat cafes visits around the world. He was mild-mannered and enjoyed being petted, but being tied up in the middle of the floor made it feel even more crowded.
Overall, Chat Mallows is a charming cafe with plenty of beautiful cats to admire and I would recommend a stop if you happen to be strolling the neighborhood and in need of a coffee break.
Date Visited: 11/22/17