Calling all Cat Lovers: An Afternoon at the B Cat Café

Missing your cat while you are here in Phuket on holiday? Feel like you want to play with cute kitties while you snack? Well, then you must visit the B Cat Café in Phuket Town!

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I admit, I have never been a lover of cats. To be honest, I have always been a little scared of them, mostly because my mom was allergic to cats and so they were a thing to be shunned my whole childhood. Then I married a man (Yes, Chad, of course) who is also allergic to cats, so there was no option of trying to fall in love with our feline friends.  I thought it was just one of those things that I would live without… that is until I had a daughter that loves cats (and dogs, frogs, laundry soap bags, you know whatever she can make a pet).

Z’s love of cats has had to be kept in the closet, until we noticed the B Cat Café in Phuket Town. So on our last mommy/daughter day we ventured to this quaint and kitschy looking place.

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There are two sides to this establishment. There is the B Shady Restaurant, which is cat free and serves food and drinks. The menu offers western and Thai food at pretty fair prices. I ordered a set with chicken wing soup, fried papaya salad, and fried pork balls (I was unaware a set was enough for two people) and a little cheese pizza for z. I also ordered a Thai iced tea simply for the fact that they served it with whipped cream! Yummy! All of this cost about 350 baht (about $11 U.S.) and left us both stuffed!

The only thing I would say about the B Shady Restaurant is that there is a distinct cat smell, despite the cats being separated into the cafe next door. It took a moment to get over, but I figured it comes with the fact that we chose to go to a CAT cafe.

After Z and I were stuffed to the gills, we ventured to the other side of the building, the actual B Cat Café. There was a list of rules posted by the door that were mostly common sense, but it was good to go over them with Z. There was also a sign that said to enter and hang out with the cats, you had to buy a piece of cake for every two people. And another sign that said a drink is only for one person… not sure about that one, but I guess maybe people have ordered one drink per group in the past or something?

The rules for interacting with the cats in the cafe.
The rules for interacting with the cats in the cafe.

Anyways, Z and I removed our shoes, put on the slipper they provided for us and entered the cat area. First impressions, it was cute. And surprisingly didn’t smell as much as the other side which I found odd.  The decorations were fun and obviously cats of all kinds. There were tables with comfortable armchairs and tables with pillows on the floor so you could sit with the cats if you so pleased. We chose the floor and waited for some feline fun.

Z and I ready to play with some cats!
Z and I ready to play with some cats!
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Z loved her Power Puff Girls slippers.

Now for the cats, there were only 5 cats, I kind of figured that the place would be crawling with them. And because there was a group of people playing with them before we got in there and because cats sleep all the time, they were barely moving. One of the rules of the café was that you could not touch the cats if they were sleeping, so poor Z waited as patiently as possible to have a cat play with her. I think next time we will go in the morning so she gets first crack at playing with the kitties.

We ordered a coconut crepe cake, which was so delicious, but was just too much for our full tummies. So we had it wrapped up for takeaway and played around with the many hats and cat toys for another hour or so, hoping that the cats would want to hang out more. They didn’t, so we decided to come back another day.

Overall,  B Cat Cafe was a fun time, Z really enjoyed it. We will go back, but like I said, will go right at opening time. Also we will just go into the café side and have cake instead of stuffing ourselves on lunch first. Life is short… eat dessert first, right?!


Now it’s your turn! Have you ever been to a cat café? Would you go to one? Are you a cat person? Do you know if cats ever play? Or do they just sleep?  Leave a comment and join in the fun!

 

*Disclaimer: B Cat Cafe did not ask me to review their business. All the opinions are my own. I just love to share about the cool places I find along our travels. For more information about our legal stuff, go to our Disclosure page*

  32 comments for “Calling all Cat Lovers: An Afternoon at the B Cat Café

  1. Roma
    March 27, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    We drove by this place earlier today, so I’m excited someone’s been there! Too bad the cats were sleeping 🙁 Maybe going later in the day would also be a good time to go. Looks like a fun hangout place!

    • andthreetogo
      March 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

      We were there from about 12-2, so maybe later? I am not really familiar with cats… When are they more active?
      Happy birthday btw!

  2. Kimberly
    March 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Do you know if cats ever play? Or do they just sleep?

    Lol! I read that sentence while our kitty, Suki, is romping around the house attacking her favorite play toy, one of my hair ties :p I think they are more energetic when they are younger (Suki is 2 almost 3). Their energy is definitely different than a dog though. My dad isn’t a huge fan of dogs so I grew up with cats and was scared of dogs for a while… too much energy! Then we got one when I was in high school and I learned to love their excitement for life 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      March 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      I don’t know if they do play, although there was a large group that was in there right before us, so they may have used all their energy.
      I have heard that cats get more energized at night… Maybe we should try in the evening… What do you think?

  3. Melinda
    March 27, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    it makes me
    soooo happy to have another cat lover in the family!!!

    • andthreetogo
      March 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Auntie, if we move back, you can take z to all the cat things 🙂

  4. aviets
    March 28, 2015 at 1:18 am

    I’m not a big fan of cats, but this sounds like a really fun place!

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 7:28 am

      I am the same way… And it was fun!

  5. feedyourunicorn
    March 28, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I’m glad that you wrote about this! Us Westerners have been hearing about this type of business a lot over the last two years and we went from rolling our eyes at it to now having “Cat Cafe’s” pop up in the states. There’s one in New York a and I believe either San Francisco or Los Angeles. Sounds like fun to me! Yeah, probably night time may be best.
    Oooh, I’d be even more stoked on puppy/doggie caffe!

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 7:29 am

      I would probably be at a puppy cafe everyday 🙂

  6. mamabyfire
    March 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

    This is such a funny thing! I never would have thought these existed. My husband would love it-he is such a cat person…and he’s allergic. Not sneeze 100 times/minute, but still. Love the pictures!!

  7. freebutfun
    March 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Growing up I had a cat who used to love playing hide and seek! He wiuld run off and hide and if you didn’t look for him he’d start meowing first quietly abd then louder and louder. And then he’d expect you to hide, wait a little and happily jumpon you when ffinding you. Fun times!

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      That’s so cute!

  8. freebutfun
    March 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I wonder if cats in a cafe are a bit turned off from playing though?! Never heard of a cat cafe before but would definitively try one out if there’d be one here!

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

      They have been popping up all over… There’s a few in America I know of. Maybe you should start one in your area 🙂 it’s a trend that’s spreading quickly.

      • freebutfun
        March 28, 2015 at 5:46 pm

        I’m pretty sure I’d turn into the crazy cat lady of the neigbourhood if I’d try to open up a cat café 🙂

        • andthreetogo
          March 28, 2015 at 10:47 pm

          There’s nothing wrong with that right?! Haha

  9. Lani
    March 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I love how popular these cat cafes have become, but alas I have yet to go to one. BTW, I love your fresh new blog look! Super cute ^^

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Lani! I think it is funny that cat cafes are so popular… But now you can try one out when you travel to the sunny south. I hope the burning season is over up there. 🙂

      • Lani
        March 28, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        Thank you, it is. We’ve actually had RAIN and cooler weather which has been such a wonderful turnaround. Meow!

        • andthreetogo
          March 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

          I have to say I am looking forward to the rainy season. It is SO hot here right now.

  10. joylovestravel
    March 28, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Cats freak me out just a teeny bit – dogs are more my thing – but this sounds like great fun and those kitties look super cute. Shame they were so sleepy, maybe next time.

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      I feel the same way! I am always thinking they are gonna attack me 🙂

  11. Melanie Levy
    March 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Oh please take me there!

    • andthreetogo
      March 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm

      We will! Remind me when you visit!

  12. kemkem
    March 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Oh my God..no..no!!!! I am deathly afraid of cats. A dog cafe, yes..but cats..no thanks. When we were at a restaurant in Istanbul , l didn’t know they had a cat that came around the place all the town, l looked down, and there it was…blood curling screams later, the waiter removed it after a little chase ..lol..my hubby loves them though. I won’t even go to visit friends with cats unless they are locked up in another room 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      March 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Oh my! I have never met anyone so scared of cats… But honestly I am a total dog person… I just got roped into this by my cat loving daughter. Maybe I should start a doggie cafe.

  13. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    March 30, 2015 at 3:31 am

    I like the new header! Looks great! I don’t know about a cat café. I have visions of cat hair in my food. Were the cats in the kitchen? I personally like cats, but I don’t like them much in my house. But I had no idea there were cat cafes, so I enjoyed reading this post!

    • andthreetogo
      March 30, 2015 at 8:21 am

      The cats were not in the kitchen, but one was “required” to eat a piece of cake in the cat room…. I didn’t find any hair in my food. The cat smell was a bit off putting at first though, since I am not a cat owner/lover but I got used to it after a bit. 🙂

  14. Deanna
    March 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Love the new look! This is interesting that you are writing about this because as I came across this they have announced that they are opening a Cat Cafe in the next neighborhood over here in Chicago! It is going to be the first one around here,I think NYC has them too,but apparently the first Cat Cafe in North America was in Montreal-go figure!

    • andthreetogo
      March 30, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      That’s interesting! I honestly think it’s hilarious how popular these are becoming… I heard there is one in Portland on the west coast now as well.
      I’m glad you love the new look. 🙂

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