Review: De-stress With Cute Kitties @ Purradise Cat Cafe, Taman Tun Dr Ismail Kuala Lumpur

**I’ve tried to cut down the number of photos to a minimum, but there are still like 20+ because every single one is so cute I MUST put them up lmao. 

Having pets have been known to help with stress, but since I can’t keep any at home, pet cafes are the next best thing.

After a particularly stressful day, decided to check out Purradise Cat Cafe in Taman Tun Dr Ismail KL. It wasn’t too far from the workplace, but weekday traffic can be hellish and it still took me an hour to get there. All worries were forgotten once I stepped into the brightly lit, cosy space to be greeted by this sight:

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WHY HELLO THERE KITTIES 

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KITTIES EVERYWHERE 

Cat cafes were all the rage a couple of years ago, but many have closed down. Purradise opened in 2015 and is still surviving; although how I’m not quite sure. The place was empty the entire hour I was there – not that I’m complaining because that means MORE KITTIES FOR ME

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LMAO look at the kitty at the bottom he’s just like wtf charles 

There are more than 20 cats in the cafe, mostly strays and rescues. While the place itself is clean, you do get the sourish odour of cat pee in the air which can be unpleasant for some. I got used to it because the ex had five cats. And a little bit of smell is nothing when you can be around these cuties; am I right or am I right?

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Staff was accommodating and friendly. The manager welcomed me with a smile and a menu for drinks (they’ve got basic stuff like hot chocolate and tea, but no snacks/food), and a ‘menu’ of cats – basically pictures of the resident cats, as she explained which ones I should or shouldn’t touch (there are some that are a little feral). You pay RM18 for an hour + drink, whereafter it’s RM4 for every subsequent 15 minutes (billed after you’re done).

The space itself was bright and cherry, with colourful pouffes, wooden pallet tables, an ‘island’ with tall chairs and plenty of nooks, crannies and beams for the kitties to hop on.

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The cats were not friendly and didn’t like to be touched, but it might be because it was close to feeding time and they were all waiting for food. It was calming enough to just look at their antics though – how can you feel stressed looking at this face? :3

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Waiting for food. The cats are fed a diet of raw chicken and you can tell they’re well fed and healthy from the plumpness of their bodies and the shine of their coats.

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The chonky one is Olaf; at 7, he’s the oldest cat in the cafe. Don’t you just want to smoosh you face into that glorious belly

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WTF – Where’s The Food

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The black kitty couldn’t wait and decided to try going ninja

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The front section of the cafe, with a cosy swing and more pouffes. Catwalks are installed overhead so the cats can enjoy looking down on the humans

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The kitties seemed more relaxed after they were fed – some even obliged when I flicked the feather toy at them (although they still didn’t want to be touched).

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Mostly they just sat around lazing, like this handsome tuxedo cat Patches. Funny how graceful yet potato-like they can be; its effing adorable

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Got up for a while and this one called Bubbles with a small nose patch took over the pouffe like the Queen she is

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Olaff From Above: A Study In The Perfect Feline Form  

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This kitty embodies my inner feelings.

Even though I didn’t get to touch the cats much, to quote Marie Kondo, looking at them just ‘sparked joy’ – and I left feeling relaxed and happier. A return visit is warranted.

PURRADISE CAT CAFE

First Floor, 24, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri (2 – 9PM), Sat (2 – 10PM), Sun (11AM – 7PM)

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Bow Wow – Dog-Friendly Neighbourhood Cafe in Puchong

For many dog owners, their furkids are part of the family – but they might not always be able to bring them out beyond a stroll around the neighbourhood or at the park. Fret not – there’s a new cafe in town where the pets can socialise while their humans tuck into delicious, comforting food.

Bow Wow Cafe is a dog cafe in the commercial district of Bandar Puchong Jaya, just next to Moonlight Cake House. Located on the first floor, the spacious restaurant is clean and offers a safe environment for pets and humans alike.

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I came here with C, who also brought her chihuahua, Genie. To make sure there aren’t any untoward ‘accidents’, there are rules to follow – eg male dogs must wear belly bands for hygienic purposes, while female dogs should be wearing diapers.

Upon entering the shop, I was greeted by a very large, beautiful husky with curious blue eyes, while in the background, dozens of smaller toy dogs were running around, sniffing each others’ buttholes.  I was surprised to find that it was very clean – no poop or pee anywhere, or even that wet dog smell. There are also hand sanitisers for the humans.

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Hard to catch a photo coz they were all running around excitedly. There were poodles, corgis, shih-tzus, beagles, huskies, pugs and Bichon Frisses.  Most of the dogs were well behaved, and the staff didn’t have to break up too many fights. Btw, the staff here are very friendly and well-trained at handling dogs! 🙂

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Idk what breed she is, but soooo flufffffyyy.

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Pug photos lining the walls. Glorious.

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Genie, on the other hand, was not very well behaved. It might have to do with her injury because apparently the groomer wasn’t careful enough and accidentally nicked her stomach, so she was still bleeding a little. Despite C telling me she had brought her here on several occasions, Genie was scared and stuck to C almost the whole time. She was okay with humans, but Whenever other dogs approached, she would bark and growl at them ferociously.

I think we need some Caesar Milan over here. xD

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The place also sells pooch-related merchandise. A bit pricey though.

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After having our fill of playing with cute dogs, it was time to fill… our stomachs! Bow Wow serves Western and fusion cuisine, the likes of soups, pastas, grilled items and more. C had a nice, hot cup of tea..

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While I went for a cold, refreshing chocolate caramel. The drink was thick with the flavour of cocoa and caramel – none of that watered-down stuff you get from some cafes.

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I had the Bangers N Mash , which had 1 German Pepper sausage and 2 Bavarian Bratwurst sausages on a giant bed of mashed potatoes, served with salad and brown onion sauce.

It was really good! The sausages were thick and juicy, while the mashed potato was flavoured just right without being too mushy or salty. My only qualms? The gravy wasn’t enough. I would have finished a whole bowl of it. lol.

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C had homemade meatballs served with garlic bread and sofrito sauce. Even though it was under the tapas/appetisers section, the serving was big enough to be a main dish. The crispy, toasted garlic bread slices were perfect for dipping into the tangy sauce, which had loads of tomato and tasted very much like a refreshing salsa. The meatballs were also phenomenal. Juicy on the inside, with a smokey, grilled taste on the outside. You could also taste a hint of herbs in the blend of meat. Highly recommended! 😉 20160522_203504-tile

Overall – the food is great at Bow Wow, but what makes it a cool place is the entire experience of dining and chilling with your furry friends as well as other pet lovers. The place is also clean, the staff is friendly and the service is good as well. 10/10 would come again!

BOW WOW CAFE 

1F-06, Kompleks Kenari,
Jalan Kenari 19, Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: +6016- 440 8455
cafe.bowwow@gmail.com

Opening hours: 2.00pm – 12.00am (Monday – Friday), 11.00am – 12.00am (Saturday & Sunday)