Stop everything: Cat café coming to D.C.

Listen up, cat lovers, because your wildest dreams are about to come true. D.C. will soon have its very own cat café. While still in its early planning stages, Crumbs and Whiskers is on schedule to open during the summer of 2015.

It looks like D.C. has decided to follow the lead of Oakland, California where Cat Town, the first permanent cat café in the United States, opened this past October. Cat Town has already experienced success with 32 cats being adopted since the grand opening, and reservations are now necessary to access the café on weekends. Other large cities such as New York and Seattle have plans of their own to open cat cafés as well.

Kanchan Singh, founder and owner of Crumbs and Whiskers, will be launching a Kickstarter to fund the café in January 2015 and hopes to have the business fully running by the summer of 2015 or the fall of 2015 at the latest. The café’s full website is expected to be up and running by mid-December.

Crumbs and Whiskers will feature all the amenities necessary for a cozy café environment with the added bonus of cat furniture and designated cat play areas depending on how well the Kickstarter goes. The cats will be provided by the Washington Humane Society, and all of them will be up for adoption.

Photo: Feline DaCat via Flickr

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