Cat-lovers of the world are rejoicing, because Washington, D.C., finally has it's first cat cafe. Opened June 2015, Crumbs & Whiskers gives diners the opportunity to have a drink or snack with friends while getting to pet and hang out with more than a dozen felines.
If you find a purr-ticular cat you fancy and have room in your home, then consider adoption. Each of the cats at the café are up for fur-ever through the Washington Humane Society.
Move fast, though, because you can't reserve a specific cat. They're adopted out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cuddles and drinks await at this cozy cat cafe in Georgetown — Photo courtesy of Crumbs & Whiskers
As you snuggle with a paw-fect friend, get a drink off the Crumbs & Whiskers menu. Try one of their smoothies like Cats on the Beach – made with banana, mango, mixed berries, honey and lemon– or Peanut Butter Bomb, featuring almond milk, banana and its namesake peanut butter.
Milkshake choices include traditional favorites like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. And for those who need to wake up: the espresso milkshake. They also offer coffee, tea, latte and cappuccino selections at Crumbs & Whiskers.
Indulge your sweet tooth even more by ordering a cookie off their dessert menu. Choose between double chocolate and peanut butter, or order both!
Find a good place to curl up at Crumbs & Whiskers — Photo courtesy of Crumbs & Whiskers
Due to health code laws, none of the food is made on-site. A runner is sent to GTown Bites, located on the same street, to grab your order and bring it back. The restaurant offers choices of sliders, burgers and subs.
While this is a fun environment, there are house rules you must abide by in order to come to the café. Children under 13 years of age are not allowed, and you must sign a waiver before you are allowed to enter.
Since the cats at the establishment are in need of good homes, guests are not allowed to bring their own feline friends. Patrons must be gentle when petting these four-legged friends, and feeding them human food is a no-no.
If you can't adopt a cat, bring some feline merchandise home from the cafe's shop, like shirts, mugs, a tote bag or a cell phone case.
Be sure to make reservations because seating is limited. Each reservation is for about an hour, and you must pay a cover charge of $10 for weekdays and $12 on weekends or holidays.
If you enjoy your time, additional time may be purchased.
Go early to Crumbs & Whiskers because cats – just like people – tend to be friendlier in the earlier hours of the day. You would not want to disturb at nap time!