Columbus’ solely cat cafe – Axios Columbus

Jane Levy
An orange cat sits on a cloud-shaped wall perch

Treasured, a 2-year-old tabby cat ready for her fur-ever dwelling. Images: Alissa Widman Neese/Axios

👋 Alissa right here with what’s paws-itively probably the most lovely enterprise I’ve ever entered.

Driving the information: Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, Columbus’ solely cat cafe, opened to 3 straight sellout weekends.

Why it issues: The cafe homes adoptable cats from Colony Cats (& canine), with proceeds benefiting the rescue group. Already, 14 have discovered properties.

My take: The eye to element for each cats and people is what makes the place so particular.

  • The cafe options cat-shaped chairs, intelligent drinks like “pawty on the seaside” and wall-to-wall paw print decor, as a result of toe beans are a murals.
  • The drink lids — for when a cat inevitably knocks them over — have ears on high.
  • The cat lounge is beach-themed with kitty-sized lounge chairs, comfortable hiding spots and many wall perches for stretching and climbing.
A turquoise and pink cat cafe with pink tables and cat-shaped chairs and a wall mural that says "Stay Pawsitive" above cat paws
The cafe facet of Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar, empty solely as a result of it was closing time.

The intrigue: A wall of plastic bubbles separates the 2 areas and serves as a window.

  • Which means company with allergic reactions or who do not pay lounge admission can nonetheless benefit from the cafe.

Sure, and: The espresso is so good I would cease by if that had been the one attraction.

On that observe: I have to confess, I am headed again at present to cowork with Mary Jane.

  • 😸 … I ought to simply purchase that $150 yearly move now, huh?

What’s subsequent: Proprietor Ivy Hou tells me the enterprise will finally supply alcohol however, for now, she’s taking a while to settle in after a busy opening rush.

  • “We’re slowly finalizing stuff. Only a bit extra fashionable than we anticipated. I suppose [it’s] a superb downside to have,” she stated through Fb.

When you go: 12-9pm Monday, Thursday-Friday. 10am-9pm Saturday-Sunday. Closed Tuesday-Wednesday. 5568 N. Excessive St., simply south of Worthington.

  • $10 for half-hour, $15 for an hour. Reservations advisable.

😴 Professional tip: Go early. At my Saturday night go to a number of kitties had been drained out from an excessive amount of play time.

Editor’s observe: This story was corrected to notice that Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar is Columbus’ solely cat cafe, not the primary.

A calico cat on a fluffy white perch looks into a bubble window
Tish, an adoptable 3-year-old calico, peeks at cafe company from her perch.
An overview of the cat cafe from the business window, with cat-sized lounge chairs and beach theming
A view of the cat lounge from the enterprise’ window after it closed Saturday evening.
An orange cat curled up sleeping on a donut-shaped cushion
Joey, a 1-year-old tabby, tuckered out effectively earlier than closing time.
A plastic coffee cup with cat ears on top and a "Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar" sleeve on it
A 24-ounce vanilla latte ($6) with a cute — and spill-proof — cat ear lid.
A calico cat licks its paw while closing one eye
Tish, an adoptable 3-year-old calico, throughout tub time on her perch.

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