La Maison d'Elise: Nantes, France
Phone: +33 9 81 17 18 33
Hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-19:00, Closed S/M
Entrance Fee: None
La Maison Maine Coon: Review of La Maison d'Elise
If you visit the 'About' page on this website, you will see a photo of me holding a Maine Coon cat. I've always had a thing for them.
Lucky for me (and you!), so does Elise.
Elise, owner of La Maison d'Elise moved to Nantes a few years ago with her three Maine Coon cats before deciding to open a cat cafe.
She has fashioned a chic and stunning space with warm wood floors, sleek leather chairs and white tables. With seating for up to 25 people, everything looks fresh and new which is incredible considering the cafe has been open for two years.
I learned about this from Elise as I was lucky to visit with her between guests. She is a warm and friendly host, and also incredibly hard working, managing the cafe by herself most days.
Elise started with three cats, but found two more to enhance her clowder. They are all gorgeous and interestingly, diverse in looks. I had never seen an orange or gray Maine Coon before, so fortunately Jerkhan and Gala gave me the chance, but unfortunately they were sleeping in the cat tree for most of my visit. Luckily the rest were awake including Leiko, a supermodel feline with beautiful long hair in a light calico/tabby combo, Miyazaki, a young and impish cutie, and Jün, my favorite, a handsome and extremely large boy with traditional markings.
La Maison d'Elise is not just unique in that all the cats are one breed, but also because they go home with Elise every night instead of living in the cafe.
The cafe specializes in tea by the Alveus brand as well as bio products and juices. Patisserie products are made off site and my chocolate layered tart and coffee were decadently delicious.
I found La Maison d'Elise to be a complete delight- from the lovely environment to the gorgeous cats to the personable host, Elise has created a high quality experience you are guaranteed to enjoy!
Date Visited: 11/28/17