After visiting a similar cafe in Vienna, the owner decided to open the first “Cat-Café” in Germany: this is how “Katzentempel” was created. The name means “cat temple” and this is indeed a place that worships cats – or where cats are treated as they should be: as royals.
The café is very simple, with white – painted walls covered by simple big photos (my favourite one is the photo of the purple orchids) and lots of shelves and seats for the cats of the café, so that the royals of the place can climb, jump, sit, sleep or stretch wherever they want.
The Kings and the Queen in this case are four: Jack, Gizmo, Ayla and Balou – four street cats coming from an animal shelter (Balou is my favourite one – no idea why) .
While you enjoy your coffee or your meal, you are free to play or hold the cats in your lap, provided that the cats themselves are fine with it – you know how cats are!
The people of the café are very sensitive to animal protection issues: apart from serving only vegetarian food, they also provide part of the yearly earnings to animal welfare organizations.
If you have no cat allergies and are not determined to bring your dog with you, this is really a cool place to relax and enjoy your coffee or meal. In no case will you be alone or bored: Jack, Gizmo, Ayla and Balou are there for you!
So, are you ready to meet them?