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Cats from Paris {France}

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“It's not just coffee; it's an immersion.”

When you visit the cat café Le Chat Mallows in Paris, you've entered the world of cats.

This place (named after the sweets Chamallows) is full to the brim with cat homes, luxury cat beds, cat art, cat cushions, and, of course, real cats - 17 cats, to be exact.

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It's a motley crew of breeds: British Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Oriental, Ragdoll, European, British Longhair. Some were bought, some were adopted. The sphynx cat Yoda once belonged to a foreigner who wanted Le Chat Mallows to adopt his cat when he left Paris.

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My favorites were Jerico and Jade.

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The menu cover of Le Chat Mallows states: “Un lieu dédié au chats, où vous n'êtes que l'invité!” (A place dedicated to cats where you are only a guest!)

There's no better way to describe Le Chat Mallows.

Cats are treated like royalty here. Their wellbeing comes before that of the customers. Rules are therefore important: disinfect your hands before entering the café, don't pick up the cats, don't wake them while they sleep, make sure your children don't bother them, etc.

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The staff of Le Chat Mallows consists of veterinary assistants and cat specialists so they can easily deal with the cats' medication, the clipping of the claws, etc. They are continually fawning over the cats.

This may come across as silly to some, but it's obvious that the cats here are so much happier than at Le café des chats where the well-being of customers is put before that of the cats.

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However, Le Chat Mallows has two main problems.

The first problem is the food. The portions are extremely small and the taste uninspired (my friend and I tried the Tête de Chat, which are head-shaped tortillas with salad).

They do have some cute specialties in the drinks department, though, such as Dream of Cats (strawberry-flavored milk with cotton candy, Chantilly, almonds, and marshmallows) and Choco Sangria (hot chocolate-flavored sangria, cinnamon, and Chantilly).

The second problem is the price of everything. You pay $7,80 for a simple cup of hot cocoa and $9,80 for flavored milk.

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Nevertheless, Le Chat Mallows truly is a café unlike any other. It's not a cat café where you just go to have a drink; it's one that you have to experience.

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Practical information:

Address: 30, rue des Volontaires, 15ième arrondissement, Paris

Closest metro station: Volontaires

Le Chat Mallows is open between Wednesday and Sunday between 12 pm and 9 pm.

Reservation is obligatory.

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  1. wow, I wish I'd know sooner. My step-daughter was just visiting Paris. Most of the cats look overweight. Any idea what they were being fed?

    1. I have no idea. I just know that they give the cats dry food.

  2. Expensive, but it's nice to know the cats are well take care of. I'd stop there just to see them.

  3. Wow, that looks such a fun and cool place to visit with your cats. Love all the beautiful pictures you took. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. That looks like a wonderful place for the cats and to visit. We would expect prices to be higher knowing it's not for the drinks or food but for the immersion experience. Still, we would have a very hard time not wanting to touch, hold, and sit with cats on our laps the entire time. We are happy they have a great place to be worshipped!

  5. Vanessa...thanx for sharing !!! it's nice to be able to "visit" the cat cafes around the world; Lord knows when we'll ever see one !!! ♥♥♥♥♥ best fishes to this cafe and all teh cats there ~~~

  6. This is great...for the cats:) I hope some of the expensive prices people pay for goes to the cats

  7. So many charming kitties, they are all wonderful. We have a black and white so much like the ones shown. We love our kitties.

  8. OH MY GODDDDDD!!!! this is amazing! I love this cafe... I need to go hahaha!! #twinklytuesday

  9. Wow! Very cute and unique place to dine :) Thanks for sharing this great post at Together on Tuesdays :)

  10. Wow! That is quite the place; I have at least one boy that would LOVE to go there! Thanks for sharing with us at Together on Tuesdays.

  11. This looks like a great place to visit in Paris. it's been a few years since I visited Paris and back then unfortunately there were no cafes cafes.

  12. That sounds like a fun and unique experience in Paris. :)

  13. Those look like some well spoiled cats, but there is nothing wrong with that. :)


  14. That looks very chic - very French! The cats certainly look as if they love it there.

  15. Oh my gosh, I wish I'd known about this place when I went to Paris! I would have probably stayed there all day. How adorable and fun. And another reason to return to Paris someday. :D

  16. I was there two weeks ago, and I was very disappointed. Cats were under stress. The place is very small, too many visitors, a dog, and no recommendations were given as "not allow to disturb a sleeping cat".

  17. What an amazing place - in love with all the cats! Thanks for sharing at Impulsive Artistry's Monday Feeling Inspired Linkup!

  18. Such beautiful cats!! What a wonderful place!

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