Columbus’ first cat cafe – Axios Columbus
👋 Alissa here with what is without a doubt the cutest company I know.
Driving the news: Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, Columbus’ first cat cafe, has opened three consecutive sold-out weekends.
Why is it important: The cafe is home to adoptable cats from Colony Cats (& dogs), with proceeds going to the rescue group. Already, 14 have found accommodation.
My opinion : The attention to detail for cats and humans is what makes the place so special.
- The cafe features cat-shaped chairs, nifty drinks like “pawty on the beach,” and wall-to-wall paw print decor, because the beans are a work of art.
- Drink lids – for when a cat inevitably knocks them over – have ears on top.
- The cat lounge is beach-themed with cat-size lounge chairs, comfy hideouts, and plenty of wall perches to stretch out and climb on.
The plot: A wall of plastic bubbles separates the two areas and serves as a window.
- This means customers with allergies or who don’t pay lounge entry can still enjoy the coffee.
Yes and: The coffee is so good I would stop by if it was the only attraction.
On that note: I must confess that I am going back today to work with Mary Jane.
- 😸 … I should just buy that $150 annual pass now, huh?
And after: Owner Ivy Hou tells me the business will eventually offer alcohol but, for now, she’s taking a while to settle in after a rush to open.
- “We’re slowly finalizing things. Just a little more popular than expected. I guess [it’s] a good problem to have,” she said via Facebook.
If you are going to: 12pm-9pm Monday, Thursday-Friday. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday to Sunday. Closed Tuesday to Wednesday. 5568 N. High St., just south of Worthington.
- $10 for 30 minutes, $15 for an hour. Reservations recommended.
😴 Pro tip: Go early. When I visited on Saturday evening, several kittens were tired from too much play time.