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Catfight: How Does DC's New Cat Cafe Stack Up to the Japanese Original?

Published On 06/26/2015 Published On 06/26/2015
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
Laura Hayes
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1. Crumbs & Whiskers 3211 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (Georgetown)

Part glimmering cat palace and part trendy, local café, this white brick eatery offers coffee drinks, smoothies, desserts, and, oh yeah -- cats. Crumbs & Whiskers is Washington DC's first cat cafe, equipped with a full-service coffee station (try the cat-uccino), a lengthy menu of gluten free macarons, and a rotating selection of 30 wandering felines, all of whom are available for adoption from the Washington Humane Society. It's tough to get in without a reservation (you pay by time slot), but once inside, kittens nuzzle themselves along massive couches and walls plastered with kitty-centric polaroids, while patrons sip their chai lattes and consider going home with any one of the charming orphaned creatures. Nearly all of the Crumb's proceeds go directly to the care and keeping of the animals, and the non-feline customers at the casual spot tend to be just as good company as the cats, themselves.