MaewMoth Cat Cafe: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Phone: +66 95 446 8141
Hours: Wed-Mon 11:00-20:00, Closed Tuesday
Entrance Fee: No
Sweet Love: Review of Maewmoth Cat Cafe
Maewmoth is more cat than cafe and I'm definitely ok with that.
The sweet fur babies on premises all appear to be rescues and I couldn't help but feel alternately happy and sad- glad someone is helping them, but a sad reminder that there are so many homeless cats in Thailand.
We didn't know what to expect as we walked down Suthep Road from our apartment near Chiang Mai University. It was early evening and the street food scene was just starting to get busy, so while there was enough room on the sidewalk on Suthep, there was no such luxury when we turned right on Soi 4 Wat U Mong Street as we had to dodge a few motorbikes. When it comes to my kitty fix, nothing gets in the way!
We removed our shoes and entered the cafe to be warmly greeted by the staff who took our order for two milk teas (200 baht/$5.72) while we settled on the floor.
The room is sizable, yet modest with a few low tables and cushions for seating. While there are a lot of cats (fourteen), there isn't much in the way of cat equipment, which might be why they interact with the customers more than other places. Most of the felines are healthy looking fluff balls who love the attention, but some are definitely recovering from their time on the streets, poor babies.
There were several tables with patrons when we arrived, but after an hour, we had the whole place to ourselves so definitely got plenty of one-on-one kitty time. Unlike many cat cafes, where you feel like you shouldn't overstay your welcome, the kind staff at Maewmoth (who clearly love these animals) encourage you to stay as long as you like.
My only nitpick is that I did catch a whiff of cat box every so often.
Despite that, the opportunity to interact with so many sweet cats who love attention means Maewmoth Cat Cafe is a must for any cat lover when in Chiang Mai!
Date Visited: 2/19/17