India’s first Cat Café Studio, opened its doors in 2015 amidst purrs and meows and hasn’t looked back ever since. The café is a social enterprise run and funded by Zcyphher – An Independent Creative Agency.
It began with her rescuing her first cat in 2009 and took an organised and public form in 2015. Its primary objective is to facilitate the adoption of strays.
The founders, Mriidu and Charu Khosla with Jason Moss run this place with the help of a dedicated team, friends, family and anyone who volunteers to pitch in.
The spacious café offers room for more visitors to come, cuddle up with the felines, chill and even work out of the space. The café also hosts a dedicated art space for artists and a room that acts as a fostering room.
Enter the café if you love cats and if you want to learn more about them. Sip a cuppa coffee and indulge in their home-made baked cakes, sandwiches, and other delicacies.
You will find yourself amidst adorable cats – both kittens and fully grown and all of them rescued. There are some missing and eye, some a limb, some of them who overcame their tryst with death all due to the café’s initiative and motto – ‘Rescue, Care, Love, Adopt!’
You can come in, fall in love with the cats and if they choose you, you might be lucky enough to go home with one too! Mind you the process isn’t easy. In fact it is said to be one of the most difficult processes – The cat needs to be and look comfortable around you. Only then are you even considered qualified. It is followed by an education feline care session, interviews, home visits. But rest assured you leave with one of the best things to ever happen to you in your life.
So if you’re in Mumbai and want a chilled out session full of animal love, visit Cat Café Studio in Versova.