A “cat cafe” called Crumbs & Whiskers is scheduled to open in D.C. this summer.
Yes, this is happening.
What’s a cat cafe? It’s exactly what it sounds like: a cafe where you can adopt a furry pet, courtesy of the Washington Human Society, while ordering your coffee.
Basically, everything you ever really wanted.
— Wash Humane Society (@Wash_Humane) November 18, 2014
Founder Kanchan Singh made the announcement via Twitter Tuesday morning, but the Crumbs & Whiskers full website won’t launch until mid-December, the Kickstarter until a month later and the actual cafe until summer or even fall 2015.
“If the Kickstarter goes well, we will essentially open a bigger and better cat cafe,” Singh told DCist. “If not, we’ll still open a basic cafe. It might be lacking a super amazing atmosphere and fancy cat furniture/play areas, but Crumbs and Whiskers is opening regardless.”
D.C.’s not the first city to be home to a cat cafe either. Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe opened in October.