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Catmosphere Laguna, Orange County’s First Cat Café

08.10.18

Orange County’s first Cat Café will open Monday, Aug. 13 in Laguna Beach. Founded by Gail Allyn Landau, Catmosphere Laguna will serve as both a community café and a foster home for adoptable cats and kittens. Originating in Taiwan in 1998, cat cafés have since become a global phenomenon, inspiring similar business models to open across Japan, London, and most recently, the U.S. As the county’s first cat café, Landau believes Catmosphere Laguna will bring an increase in feline adoptions and provide improved lives and futures for kitties awaiting their “furr-ever” homes. 

Catmosphere Laguna has partnered with the Laguna Woods Cat Club, Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, and local feline rescues to serve as a foster home for healthy cats & kittens with the goal of placing them in their forever homes. While awaiting adoption, Catmosphere Laguna provides a sanctuary for felines, giving them the freedom to roam, play, and interact with cat lovers in an environment that feels like home.

After paying the admission fee ($22 for adults and $12 for children ages 6-17), guests may enter the Kitty Lounge. The café and lounge are separated by a floor-to-ceiling glass wall. In the lounge, adoptable felines can enjoy the Laguna Beach lifestyle with a 6’4” palm tree scratching post, a wave mural with surfboard resting nooks, and kitty relaxation hammocks. A 24-hour live “Kitty Kam” will broadcast the activity on Catmosphere Laguna’s website as well as onto a monitor inside the café.  

The café at Catmosphere Laguna offers a menu of sweet and savory toasts, salads, and snacks designed by restaurant consultant Caroline Smile, who brings over 20 years of culinary and hospitality experience to Catmosphere Laguna. The café will also feature coffee and tea, as well as beer, wine, and champagne by the glass.   

TOASTS:
Main Beach -  Nutella with strawberries & bananas  
Laguna Breeze - avocado, mango, lime, chile & mint  
Sunset - beet hummus, avocado, arugula, cumin  
Sunrise -  almond butter, apple, almond & cinnamon  
French - butter & jam  

SALADS & SIDES:  
Tuxedo - mesclun, toasted almonds, dates, cheddar, balsamic dressing  
Tabby - spinach, mango, avocado, red onion, lime vinaigrette  
Calico - arugula, sliced grapes, shaved parmesan, walnuts, lemon & EVOO  
Trio of Cheeses - select cheese, honey, fruit  
Bread & EVOO

Patrons who fall in love and want to adopt can easily fill out adoption paperwork inside the café. A minimum of two visits are required before adoption completion, and pre-adoption home checks will be required in most circumstances. 100% of the adoption proceeds benefit the medical care, treatment, and well-being of Catmosphere Laguna’s cats and kittens. 

Catmosphere Laguna is available for walk-in appointments, as space permits, and private parties. The Kitty Lounge can accommodate up to 12 guests and 12 felines at a time. Landau will partner with local businesses to bring Yoga with Kitties, Feline Reiki, book clubs and more, with special offers for seniors and students. Reservations are available by the hour with a 2-hour maximum and can be made in advance online

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last bookable appointment at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit: catmospherelaguna.com 

Catmosphere is at 381 Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach.



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