Purradise: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: +60 3-2389 0976
Hours: M-F 14-21:00; Sat 14-22:00; Sun 11-19:00
Entrance Fee: RM18/hour
Purradise City: Review of Purradise Cat Cafe
Our trip to Purradise was full of excitement and surprises!
On the above-ground metro train headed to the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) stop, the weather took a nasty turn. The skies flashed with lightening, thunder shook the cars and a deluge of rain surrounded us as we sped above highways clogged with water and cars.
It was just starting to let up when pulled into the station. Good news as we had a ten minute walk to reach Purradise Cat Cafe.
During our leisurely amble to Purradise, we encountered several street cats, a harbinger of what lay ahead.
Inside the cafe, we were greeted by a friendly host who collected our (very reasonable) admission fee and took our drink orders. There were a few patrons inside, including a sweet little girl who was entertaining one playful kitty with a feather on a string.
We learned that there are 22 cats in residence, all from the streets or abandoned by owners. Open three years, I was amazed to learn that Purradise is solely focused on rescue cats, a rarity in Asia.
The space was very cute with colorful furniture and lovely murals of trees and outdoor scenes. The atmosphere is calm and cheerful with pop tunes on rotation- I found everything to be exceptionally tidy and clean, however there is a bit of catty odor, so allergy sufferers take note.
The cats are truly the stars at Purradise- an unbelievably friendly and social bunch. It’s clear they have received much love and care as they have a trust in humans not often seen in rescues. Some of my favorites included Lembu, a playful tabby mix, Hiro, a shy ginger/white and Garfield, a long-haired ginger goofball with a penchant for belly rubs.
We found our coffee drinks to be of very good quality- my significant other had a hot latte, while I chose an iced version.
When we left, a street cat sitting on a chair a few doors down from Purradise indulged us with a couple of head scratches- I’ve not met such friendly street cats as the ones that live in Malaysia.
Surprises await in and around Purradise- be sure and pay them a visit when in Kuala Lumpur!
Date Visited: 4/20/18