Saturday, March 03, 2018

Crumbs & Whiskers (Los Angeles, CA)

Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Cafe
7924 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
323.879.9389
www.crumbsandwhiskers.com
Sat 03/03/2018, 06:20p-07:40p




Crumbs & Whiskers Sign

The first cat cafe opened in Taipei in 1998, but the concept really took off when it was introduced to Tokyo in 2005. In the US, Oakland's Cat Town was the first on the scene, back in October 2014 (we Americans were super late to the game, apparently). Crumbs & Whiskers, meanwhile, opened in Washington DC in June 2015, the brainchild of Kanchan Singh and brother Chetan. This second LA outpost bowed in September 2016 (the first permanent cat cafe in the Southland), and like the original, offers boarding space for over a dozen cats, all of which are of course available for adoption.

I was always a bit curious about the place (having never been to a cat cafe), but the impetus to come here was actually a friend of mine. She mentioned that she had not even once played with a cat before (hard to believe I know), so I figured a visit was definitely in order.

Employee with cat
At our session start, we were given a quick introduction to the place by the staff, then were set free to interact with the cats.

Cat in a basket

Cat and woman on a fluffy cushion

Sleeping cat

Cat with eyes half closed Posing cat

Cat looking back over his shoulder

Crumbs & Whiskers Interior
Pictured above is the back two-thirds of the space.

Stately looking cat

Cat curled up

The cat on the bottom is making a weird face

Lean cat with cow-like markings

The cat is not amused

Crumbs & Whiskers Menu
You're prompted to place your order upon checking in. Your food/drink is then prepared by the nearby Open Space Cafe & Theater and delivered. Click for a larger version.

Cat lounging on the ground

Cat completely ignoring the toy, even though it hits her in the eye - DGAF

This cat looks like she just woke up

Successfully getting the cat's attention with a toy

Cat not paying heed to a couple on the cushion

Tea Oatmeal Raisin Cookie & White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie
Arriving about halfway through our session, our tea and cookies were perfectly serviceable.

Cat not playing attention to a toy

Petting the cat A cat that doesn't seem to want to be petted

Cat sprawled out on the concrete floor

Trying (unsuccessfully) to get the cat to play

Surprised looking cat

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what did the cats taste like?

Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure hope to run into you one day

Friday, April 13, 2018 7:07:00 PM  
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