DC cafe lets you pet cats, get noseprints all over your camera

Four cats
Just a few of the cafe’s many curious camera inspectors.

 

DC’s first and only cat cafe, Crumbs & Whiskers, has two floors of glamorous (adoptable!) feline celebrities. Human paparazzi come through all day, offering luxury massages and instagram fame. The cats all hail from the Washington Humane Society, which vets them for sociability: how well they get along with other cats, and their sweetness towards strangers. It’s one of DC’s happier spots to enjoy a cup of coffee. Just keep an eye on your cup, or else the cats, being cats, will knock it over.

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Some customers spend their entire visit trapped under a cat.

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A Vox investigative report found that it’s impossible to get work done here.

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No flash allowed, but the upstairs has plenty of windows and natural light.

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[divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]A cat stretches next to a pillow

[divider line_type=”Small Line” custom_height=””]Crumbs & Whiskers is located at 3211 O Street NW.  All adoptions are handled through the Washington Humane Society.

All images by angela n.

  • Clif

    Great pics and post, Angela, although it betrays society’s latent cynophobia that cats should be given such royal treatment while man and woman’s best friend is never even allowed to put one paw inside a thing called a “café!”