Cat Café

The friends I was staying with in Hurghada, Egypt, run a diving business there, BlueOTwo. Any diver’s dream is to dive in the Red Sea and there are masses of diving companies there operating there. Some of the British women divers have made their home there. One such woman, Denise, now runs The Purrfect Cuppa Cat Cafe, cat cafewhich is a wonderfully welcoming meeting place for locals and English speaking others alike.

There are masses of cats everywhere in Hurghada and Denise takes them in, neuters and vaccinates them, makes sure they are healthy and gives them a place to call home.cafe Hurghada

cat

There are cat toys, cat beds and little cat cubby holes inside and out where cats can feel happy and safe

Families come in to sit in the cosy corner and cuddle cats

cat cafe

Some of the cats find new homes this way.

There is also a crafting corner

cat cafe

where every Thursday and Sunday people gather to craft together, sometimes somebody teaches a class, other times people just work on their own project and chat. Some work is for sale with a percentage going to help with cat welfare.

My friend and I went along, as you know, crafting with a group of women is right up there in my top ten ways to spend quality time.

The cats like to join in, of course.

at the Cat Cafe, Hurghada

its a wrap

After crafting we all had a delicious lunch together.

A wonderful way to spend a few hours learning more about life in Egypt and swapping art and craft tips.

 

 

26 responses to “Cat Café

  1. I’d be right at home there … I miss having a cat so much!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. What a lovely story and a great day!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. What a wonderful and happy making idea!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Ditto, ditto! Looks like a wonderful place for cats, community, and creativity. Hows that for alliteration? 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  5. What a great way to meet new people on vacation!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Fabulous cafe what a great combination….lovely food, cosy cats and crafting !!!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Right, I’m moving to Egypt! What a lovely way to spend a day

    Liked by 2 people

  8. I should very much like to visit that place – we have nothing like that here sadly. The cafe looks so welcoming and homey and those cats look super relaxed. What a life ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • The cats everywhere did seem relaxed – out and about at any given time you could just look round you and see about 5 – 10 cats and yet I never saw a cat fight – Egyptian cats must be less territorial that English ones!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. What a wonderful way to spend a little quiet time, with such perfect company. Lunch looked absolutely delicious.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. A nice way to spend a day!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. I’ve heard of these cafés before – I think there’s one near where my daughter lives in Bournemouth. What fun – especially with a crafting option. I see the evidence of your presence – your Doodling Book – on the table. I imagine Denise must have to set some sort of limit on how many cats she takes in at one time otherwise there’d be no room for people.
    I had a shock at first – in your second photo I thought there was a cat with a massive head on the counter – maybe some sort of rare Egyptian breed.🤣😼

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ha!Ha! – oh yes! with a white bib! Funny.
      I didn’t ask about how the cats are chosen or how Denise limits the numbers. I would say there were about 20 there altogether inside and out, and not one fight!

      Like

I love your comments, keep'em coming :-)

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.