A few weeks ago, Tim and I went to SM City East Ortigas to meet with my best friends, Jaycee and Ge. We were supposed to have dinner together at the mall, but as Tim and I passed through the side entrances of the mall on our way to park, I saw Happy Cat Cafe.
I literally squealed in excitement and convinced Tim that we could wait for our best buds there. He agreed, as always. He can never seem to say no to me, and might not be healthy anymore. LOL
That wasn’t my first time in a pet cafe, my first experience was in Cat Cafe Manila in Maginhawa, Quezon City but that was in 2016 and having lost my own cat that same year, I have since longed to go to a cat cafe again. Yes, that’s right, I’m a feline loving woman; I swear I might have been destined to live alone with cats had I not decided to date Tim. LOL
Happy Cat Cafe has pretty standard rules and guidelines as with most pet cafe’s. Upon entry, we paid around 250php for two hours of stay which only comes with an iced drink. Having been to other pet cafe’s I found it a little too pricey because usually, the initial entrance fee is consumable as with most pet cafes.
The experience is as it is — you sit around while cats mind their own business and or you try to keep your drink’s straw away from cats trying to take a sip. LOL For me, it was bliss since I love cats but to my husband and my BFF Gerald, it was a bit annoying that the cats were all over them. (see pic on the right) LOL Jaycee, on the other hand, seemed to be enjoying the company of the furbabies as I have had.
We especially love their Sphynx cat called Drobo. He was the sweetest and gives the warmest hugs and kisses. I badly wanted to touch him at first but I decided against it since I don’t want to just pick up every cat I want to sit with. It just doesn’t work that way. LOL Turns out though that Drobo is the sweetest of all the cats in the room; he was the one who climbed up the chair and table to jump in my arms and rested on my shoulder like a baby.
Oscar, the British Shorthair, was actually the first cat to approach me. Though he wasn’t as sweet as Drobo immediately. In fact, it was as if he wanted to challenge me for a staring contest, but he allowed me to pet him. The rest of the meows just minded their own business.
The overall experience was really good for me. I mean, if you’re a cat lover like me perhaps you’d feel the same way. However, there were a few cons that I wanted to point out.
First is that they’re pricier than most pet cafe’s but totally understandable as they are situated inside a mall. Second, the drinks were too sweet, the iced coffee drink I ordered was too sweet that I wasn’t able to even finish half of it. My husband and our friends
Nonetheless, it was an experience, although not one of a kind, something that we will all remember for quite sometime.
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