Daily Bread for 4.15.23: BaristaCats Café

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny in the morning, with afternoon showers, and a high of 80. Sunrise is 6:11 AM and sunset 7:37 PM for 13h 25m 39s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 26.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1970, the ill-fated Apollo 13 spacecraft returns to Earth safely.

It says Saturday on the calendar, but cat aficionados know that today is Caturday, a day for appreciating felines. As it happily turns out, while all cities have cats, and some have cafés, Whitewater, Wisconsin has a cat café.

At 135 W Center St, Whitewater, Wisconsin, one finds the BaristaCats Café. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting (and will keep visiting) this nearly-magical space. Pride for one’s own city notwithstanding, BaristaCats is the finest cat cafe that I have ever visited. The design of the space, and more importantly the care with which cats and people are treated, produces a serene atmosphere. 

On a recent visit, my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Sake, one of the cats available for adoption. He was a friendly fellow who greeted patrons in a violet-lighted main room. While we were there, some new cats arrived from a shelter, and the staff gently introduced those new arrivals from their carriers to the northside room.

Residents are not the only ones who have noticed this café. This Friday, CBS News broadcast about BaristaCats. I’ve embedded video of that broadcast below.  

Easily and highly recommended, to be sure. 

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1 year ago

I’m sold. Time to head over to Center Street.