Cafe Clawset: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-7733 6138
Hours: Sun-Thu 10:00-22:00; Fri/Sat 10:00-23:00
Entrance Fee: no
Cafe Clawset: Review of Cafe Clawset
It was an interesting afternoon to be sure.
I took a taxi to Cafe Clawset on a Saturday, trying to get my visit in before the rains came- a common theme during my week in Kuala Lumpur.
Upon entering, it was quite busy with most of the tables occupied. Patrons and several small dogs mingled, while cats were nowhere to be seen. A friendly staffer seated me in the last table available, a corner spot with good views of the action. Two of the pooches came over to greet me, but when I reached down to offer an ear scratch, they snarled and yipped at me. As they walked away, one of them relieved his bowels right there on the floor. A staff member quickly cleaned it up, but still, eek.
Abandoning the idea of interacting with the dogs, I tucked into my chocolate lava cake, vanilla ice cream and latte. Food-wise, everything was very tasty and I while I enjoyed my treat, was starting to feel concerned I wouldn’t see any kitties.
I inquired with my server, who pointed through the wall indicating the cats were on the other side. Off I went, discovering it was a pet shop with most of the cats in cages, and only two sweet babies roaming free.
One, an exotic ginger named Orange allowed me to gently rub his chin while the other cat only gave me the time of day when coaxed with a wet food treat.
I couldn’t help admire the close-knit feeling between patrons and staff- it’s clear this is a community cafe where, in addition to the shop’s dogs, they are welcome to bring their own pups.
More dog cafe than cat, Cafe Clawset is a unique experience with excellent foodservice, but is probably best suited for the most ardent of dog lovers.
Date Visited: 4/21/18