The Cat Cafe in Munich: Why You Need to See This

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Have you heard of a cat cafe? The Cafe-Katzentempel (Cat Temple) in Munich is the first of its kind in Germany and not to be missed if you’re a cat lover. 

When I heard about the cat cafe in Munich I knew I had to visit. I am an avid cat lover and have an adorable fur baby of my own. There was no way I was missing out on this amazing opportunity.

Close-up photo of Jack who is missing one leg, and is one of the resident cats at the Cafe-Katzentempel
Jack one of the cafe’s resident cats, who is missing one of his rear hind legs.

What To Expect at the Cat Cafe in Munich

If your a cat owner or know anything about cats, then you know that they rule the roost so to speak. You may be the owner of the home, but by no means are you in charge. That is exactly what you will find at Cafe-Katzentempel. Here you will find four wonderful cats that have been rescued from an animal shelter. Their names are Gizmo, Ayla, Jack and Balou. 

This is their home, and your basically a visitor, which in reality is the truth. These fur babies are friendly and may even spend some time giving you attention. The cat cafe has many high shelves which are the perfect playground for cats. You’ll find them perched at the top looking down on you as they decide whether your worth their attention. 

You will also find cat beds around. Where you can stop by and give the cats some chin rubs, mood allowing of course. The cat cafe also caters to the cat’s needs. And there is a great private space in the back where they can have some alone time and get away from the attention, which probably happens a lot considering that it’s hard to keep your hands off these beautiful creatures!

Cats and people mingle at Cafe-Katezentempel, but the cats are the first priority.
Jack sleeping like a baby, while everyone enjoys their coffee and cakes around him.

Besides having the company of these wonderful cats, if they want it, of course, you can also enjoy some great coffee and cakes or try out the vegan menu of light meals and snacks. 

The part that I love the most about the cat cafe is that you will always have a new experience no matter how many times you go there. Each time you may meet new additions to the cat family. And as you may well know, their mood changes often too. You may get more attention than your last visit. but what is for sure is that you will get an amazing welcome. And just being around them is enough for me to call it a pretty good outing.

Cat enjoying the atmosphere from the comfort of his bed.

The Cat Cafe can help you with Stress Relief

It’s scientifically proven that spending time with a cat, or cats, in this case, reduced stress and anxiety. In fact, cat owners are significantly less likely to develop heart disease. Or suffer from a stroke than non-cat owners (or cat guardians as I like to call them. Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1582144/Owning-a-cat-cuts-stroke-risk-by-third.html.

I love visiting the cat cafe, especially on trying days where I feel I need something to distract me from the stress. Although I have my own fur baby at sometimes you just need more than one, and to get out and about. And my cat is not one for anything but its own comforts.

Know Before You Go to the Cat Cafe in Munich:

  • The website is in German only, but more info is available here.
  • It is open Tue – Fri from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday and holidays from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays.
  • It’s located at Türkenstr 29, just a short walk from the Universität U-bahn or nearby tram stops.
  • You are not allowed to pick up the cats and bring them to your lap (if they come to you it’s fine).
  • Photos are allowed but without the flash.
  • Please treat the cats with respect, this is their home.
  • Cafe-Katzentempel also donates part of their earnings to animal welfare causes.
  • In many places in Germany, you can bring your dog, for obvious reasons this isn’t one of them.
  • They serve soya milk, which is great if you are lactose-intolerant.

Whether your a cat lover or not, you need to make a stop at the cat cafe in Munich, unless you have allergies of course. 

Note:  This post is purely about my love for cats and is not promotional. Unless it convinces you to adopt a cat then, of course, I have to promote it!

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