This will be one of the most special blog post I ever had because so far, the focus of my food blog was all about the food and the place but this post focus aloooooooot about CATS~~~~
As you would have guess from my blog title, cat cafe will not escape from my hunting list especially when this is one of the easy-to-reach place. I'm quite surprise that not many people knew this place thou.
Before I go into the detail of Purradise, it's furry time~~~
Before I manage to get to a seating place, this cat come to me by himself and he really like to stick with me. See? When cat feel comfortable with you, they would lie down beside you and allow you to touch and cuddle them.
Guess what? His name is "Lembu", means Cow. The worker said it's because of his size. I think the color of his fur also contribute to reason for his name too.
Lembu is the one that stick with me for most of the time since I enter the place until I left. Customers from other tables like him a lot too, as they keep calling for him.
He is really friendly. I can touch his chin and the belly, and he really like it. My cat would bite my hand if I touch her belly.... See how comfortable he is with a stranger like me. Or perhaps I spreading some aura that cats love?
They can wander around and the staffs don't need to look after them all the time. But as usual, they are naughty once in awhile and would mess around. But we usually don't need to worry about them too much because they would either stick with you or sit anywhere.
Hey.... now only I notice the cat take a sip on my coffee when I'm busy taking picture around.
Leaving your seat for too long give them a chance to dominate your seat. It's the first time that I need to fight for my own seat with the fur kids.
And they frequently put up a good pose for you to capture their cute and purrtiful moment too~
Purrfect moment overload.
I do not know why, but they seems to like my bag a lot..... Maybe my bag has the smell of my own cat.
Other than that, all they usually do is
And sometimes stalk you from far away.
Purradise is a real cat cafe where you get to meet really cute, pretty and friendly cats when you enter the place. In fact, you won't really feel like it's a cafe due to the decorations, overall feeling of environment, and mostly because of so much of meows around. But it's still a cafe because they do serve food and nice coffee.
Nevertheless, you don't really feel like this is a cafe that you would get a cup of coffee/tea and buy yourself time and space to enjoy your day or do your stuff. The entire place is designated mostly for cats, and part of it is for the visitors to play with the cats. Basically, you can always sit on the floor or stick around with the cats anywhere you want because the floor is clean.
Even if it's for comfort, it's hard to find any cafe that offer beanie bag for the customers to sit. Of course, this is for you to get close to the cats because apparently, the cats love beanie bag too as they will stick around it and sit/sleep on it regardless if anyone is there or not.
And from the perspective of animals, they feel much more comfortable with people when they squat or sit down because standing up give a feeling of domination as our body size and heights seems bigger than them a lot.
There are even some tiny surface for cats t jump and down, and run around the cat's walkway near the ceiling and hide. Must be fun being a cat in this cafe eh?
(Can you spot the ninja?)
All the cats in Purradise are strays that taken in by the owners. Apparently, the owner not only sprayed the cats, the cats are well trained, clean, and friendly, more like a household cat and much more friendly than my own cat (Don't get me wrong, my cat is still the best in my heart).
If you fall in love in any of the cats, you can request to take the cat back because they are open for adoption. I'm not sure about the procedure or any prerequisite if you want to adopt the cat, but I assume that you probably need to pay some fees because they take care of the cats really well.
How to Purrr?
Fees and Charges
This is the last thing you gonna do but the first thing you need to know. Here is how the fees and charges work:
Entrance fee: RM15 (compulsory) for first hour. Addition RM3 will be charged for subsequent 15 minutes.
Food & Drinks: RM12 or RM15 set meals
Yes, the entrance fee is RM15 when you enter the cafe and you can get a free drinks. Juice, coffee, or tea, it's up to you. For every additional 15 minutes staying there, you need to pay additional RM3. It's indeed not cheap as the price don't cover food, but spending time with the fur kids are really worthy as you will be surrounded with friendly and lovely cats. Here is how they label this as "Cat's Therapy", and it works really well as I enter into the place, they left no space for me to open my laptop to do any work. Even if I try to, they (the cats) will stick to me, leave me no chance to think about work.
If you want to order some foods, it would be either RM12 or RM15 meals and this will add on to your entrance fee, which means:
Most of their drinks are smoothies. They have very limited choices of coffee and tea.
Chicken with Melted Cheese (From RM15 set meal) doesn’t look special at first, but the following few bites will convince you that their sandwich is their specialty.
The wheat bread is not like some of the wheat bread I had out there that is very dry and hard to bite. This bread is soft and crunchy, it’s not dry at all and every single bite on the bread give a great aromatic taste of wheat.
I don’t really taste any cheese in the bread, maybe it’s mixed up with the chicken slice. Although the size of the chicken is small, but the taste is quite good and it’s a little salty, perhaps due to the cheese. No complaint to the veggie either, the chicken meat and veggie filling is not that huge but quite sufficient for this sandwich meal.
Side note, I suggest to eat something light first if you are planning to eat anything here. The sandwich here is not that big, but not that small either.
Oh and, extra be careful of Mocha, the cat in brown, black and white, he love the chips very much.
(This is Mocha)
And the small cup of coffee that looks like McDonald kind of coffee does not looks impressive at first, but taking the first sip of the coffee made me understand not to judge the coffee by its cup appearance.
Although this is not a cup of Cappuccino that could compete with other much famous cafe out there, but it’s also not the type of ordinary coffee anywhere.
It’s lacking some aroma that a coffee should have, smelling it at first doesn’t give you the great-aroma feeling. The texture of the Cappuccino is quite watery, I don’t find the type of feeling that I want to have this cup of Cappuccino with me while I work through my afternoon. Despite that, the taste is quite good, and I would say quite acceptable for many people because it’s coffee taste is not really strong.
Golden Rules To Purr
Rules #1: Secure the door
When you step into the cafe, the first place you would arrive is a tiny room with nothing but shoe rack. There are two doors in this room: one to the outside and one to the inside of the cafe where all the cats await. When you are in this tiny room, always make sure no cats got into the room before you open the door that lead to outside so that they won't escape.
If any of them run into this room when you open the door from the inside of the cafe, do carry them out and make sure the door is secure before opening the door to the outside.
Rules #2: Take off your shoe
So remember don't wear any sock that has hole on it.
Rules #3: Pick a magic wand
This is optional but give you a great chance to attract the fur kids when you have the charm. Do remember to put them back when you finish using them.
Rules #4: Attract The Fur Kids
Here is a few ways to attract the cats and make them likes you. You can Google a bit for more method to attract the cats.
1. Put Your Hand In Front of Their Face
Show your hand to them. Cats depends heavily on their smell. Let them smell your hand and be comfortable with you and they will eventually get closer to you.
This is not always effective thou. They only like your smell if they like it. If you wash your hand with soap and make sure your hand is clean, they might not like the taste of the soap. So this can only depend on luck.
2. Tap Table Lightly to Attract Them
Cats are also curious about sounds around them. One of the common ways to attract them is to create sound on the table, chair, or wall that near to them. It's more effective when the sound bounce back with larger reflection.
You can try tapping at the edge of the table when you see any cats near the table
3. Caress Between Their Neck and Chin
Cats always love it when you do this. I wish I'm a cat to know why.
4. Use the Magic Wand effectively
If you are using the soft toys with a string attached to it, drag it on the floor and in front of the cats to grab their attention. Imagine it as a mice that wanted to be chased by the cats.
If you are using the one with a straight plastic stick attached with it, you can hide that thing behind the table or on top of the table and produce some sound. The curiosity of cat will make them try to identify what is hiding around the place.
5. Sit On the Floor
The most effortless action is just sit on the floor. They feel much more comfortable when you sit down because we human are larger being to them. Sit down or lower your body make them feel like you are smaller and closer to their height level.
Rules #5: Lookout for Your Food (if any)
Guess this is pretty much self-explained. Although they don't usually stick to you knowing that you have food, unless you try to attract them.
Rules #6: Don't Disturb The Cats When They Sleep
FYI, Cats spend most of them sleeping. When the customers are getting lesser and the place is more quiet, they will look for their comfortable zone and sleep. Let them sleep, they still need to serve customers now and then.
If you are going by public transport, you can take Rapid U82. If you are coming from KL, you can get the bus at KL Sentral (below the bridge of KL Sentral Monorail that head to direction of KL), follow by getting the bus at Pusat Damansara and Tropical City Mall.
If you are going from Bandar Utama, you can get the bus at the entrance or bus hub of One Utama New Wing.
Regardless if you are coming from KL Sentral or Bandar Utama, U82 will reach Jalan Tun Mohd Faud of TTDI after Jalan Damansara. When you see Domino Pizza on your left and Maxis Centre & Pizza Hut on your right, you need to press the bell to get off in front of Restoran Ismail.
Once you get off from the bus, walk straight and go pass the narrow road beside Restoran Ismail until you reach the other side. Turn left to pass by few shop lots until you reach 99 Speedmart. You can find the entrance of Purradise just beside 99 speedmart.
Payment type: Cash only
Wifi: Yes but password-protected
Power Cable Availability: Approximately two at the side with tables and chairs.
Don't be tricked by the appearance of the meal, the sandwich is actually pretty good especially the texture and taste of the bread, in which most sandwiches and breads out there don't really bother about it. The coffee is just nice, not bad but would be better if it contain of good aroma and better taste of coffee.
Somewhere more than a light snack and less than a main meal. If you had a main meal, then it's not advisable to go for their food. Else, you can take their sandwich and go for something light afterwards.
The entrance fee is quite costly. If you order food, it would double up if you order the food. The main concern is the RM15 fee is just for the first hour, staying longer means adding more cost for your expenses in this cafe. So it's not a good idea if you looking for a cafe to experience few hours of nice and relaxing session.
Staffs are friendly and talkative, and always take care of the cats with patient as expected. Food serving is a little slow. And sometimes they are not around when I need them.
It's my first time getting into a cafe that doesn't make me feel like an ordinary cafe. Nice and colorful decoration that make me envy the cats so much. But at the same time, most of the designs are meant for both human and cat to enjoy human-cat's moment.
Even putting all those factors aside, having the cats around already make the environment beyond excellent, and worthy to be known as a place of "Cat's Therapy".
Yup. I'm quite eager to go back for the cats, just feeling hesitate and concern because of the entrance fee.