^Miao. Crazy Cat Cafe in Milan, Italy
It’s really wonderful to see Cat Cafés in different cities. That’s why we try visit if we ever know that there’s one in a city we are in. Call us crazy cat people, but Milan has already named a café for all like-minded, feline-loving hoomans!
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Milan’s Crazy Cat Café is just 4 minutes away from the train station Milano Republica, 3 stops from the Duomo station. It’s about 6 minutes away from the Centrale station. Relatively, very much in the city center. Busy Milan tends to be overwhelming with the crowd doing about visiting the many known tourists spots. So if you would want to try the italian coffee culture and have some furry cuddles, go and drop by and be ready to be called crazy.
One can easily spot the café at the corner of Via Napo Torriani, Via Mauro Macchi, and Via Alfredo Cappellini. There will be a resident cat napping by the window. If you’re there at the right time, it will wink at you when it’s awake. The café is a refuge for adopted shelter cats and they are ambassadors for the other cats in line for adoption. Aside from greeting guests, giving cuddles, and being cute, the cats’ main job is to raise awareness for other homeless cats.
The café has a 1€ cat therapy fee, which is cheaper than most of Japan’s cat cafés (where the most cat cafés are).
On the Menu
On regular days, the café serves the usual desserts as NY cheese cake, Lemon tarte, brownies, and cookies for those with sweet tooth. There’s quiche for those who leans more to the other side of the sugary sphere. These can be washed down with selections of coffee, tea, and chocolate drinks served in cat cups. Lunch would be for weekdays as well.
Weekends are different, as you can have a brunch of yummy, homemade dishes. These come in sets which could range from avocado toasts to veggie curry, from mueslis and yogurt to quinoa bowls, there would be so much to choose from. If these are too much for you, you can go for chips, pica-pica, and beer. ^_^
Understandably, one won’t be able to see all cat residents on a one-time visit. Cats sleep 16 hours at most, so when you come by, there might be a few to play with or none at all. As the café owners, cats shouldn’t be disturbed when asleep.
According to other visitors, there are 9 cat residents, 4 more than Vienna’s Neko Café, but we were only able to see 4 or 5. Some were actively playing and interacting with guests, others were, of course, asleep. Per their website, the 9 cats are named Elton, Bowie, Freddie, Jimmy, Joey, Patti, Mina, Elvis, and Blondie. Obviously, whoever named them are music lovers! 😉
Well, no cat plays the piano, but there are really a lot of toys and accessories to make cats busy, cozy places to sleep on, lots of stuff to climb on. You can make use of the toys around to stimulate the cats as long as they want to anyway.
The Crazy Cat Café is one of the two cat cafés in Milan, we really hope we could also visit the other one next time. For catlovers like us, and maybe for you who’s secretly one, visiting a cat café is like going into a recluse from the busy walks, and too much digesting of culture and sceneries.