This summer we finally got a cat cafe here in Helsinki. There’s been one in Finland but none here in the capital so it’s great that Kissakahvila Helsinki opened here now. It’s right in the center of town and naturally I made a reservation there as soon as they started taking bookings. The cafe proved to be so popular that first two weeks it was booked solid before the place had even opened.
The cafe takes a 5 euro “cat care fee” which goes to supporting the cats that live on the premises. There are right now six cats living there: five kittens and one adult. The kittens were all really lively although they had a tendency to go nap a lot…but that’s what babies do, of course! Sadly we didn’t get to see the only adult cat, Pete, because he was away getting worm medicine.
The food was absolutely amazing: everything is made in the cafe, so all the food is fresh and home made. We saw some of the delicious looking sandwiches but in the end opted for carrot cake and cheese cake. They were to die for. It was like eating a little slice of heaven.
The cafe had instructions on how to interact with the cats on their menus, which I thought was an excellent idea. It’s good that they have established the ground rules because I’m sure many customers would just love to pick up the sleeping little furballs, which naturally isn’t very nice for the kittens. All the cats seemed to like the attention, and they were not disturbed by the hassle even when sleeping.
Hopefully soon I’ll have a chance to go there again!
Have you ever been to a cat cafe?
It’s time for another 5 Fandom Friday (a linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick – check their amazing blogs out for more information on the linkup!). This week’s topic for the post was “Favorite Snacks/Drinks To Consume While Blogging”. Here are mine in pretty much the order of importance:
I always drink coffee…doesn’t matter what I’m doing!
If I’ve kept track of my coffee consumption and notice it’s getting waaayyy too high, I switch to tea. If I’m feeling very health-conscious I have green tea.
I like to snack while I do stuff (VERY bad habit) so I try at least to make it something healthy like grapes, which are a good and easy snack.
Basically, the same thing as with grapes… Also, for some reason we always have peanuts :P
Okay, so here’s my biggest vice – I’m completely addicted to chips. And right now I’m trying to cut down A LOT so I haven’t any in a long while…but if I was to completely give in to my cravings, I’d opt for some sour cream and onion chips or something similar. But, like I said, at the moment I’m trying to stick to the grapes and peanuts, and maybe some cottage cheese.
A little update on what I’ve my life lately:
- Barbecue at our friend Riku’s house: brilliant food (smoked salmon, lamb, salad, etc) and good company!
- Dinner with Ari’s dad and his girlfriend: we went to Helmi Grilli, which is a restaurant at the mall near our house.
- Enjoying the company of our new kitten, Merlin: he’s growing up so fast and it’s a lot of fun seeing all the new things he keeps learning!
- Cycling to the nearest beach: there’s a beach 30 min bike ride away from our house and we have been going there a lot – there’s a café that serves the best salmon soup and pancakes and the water is finally warm enough for swimming!
- Throwing a surprise party to our friend: more about this in the next blog post ;)