Do you like pets? Dogs, cats, birds, snakes, fish, crocodiles, whatever you have there. Yes? Then we are on the same page! Just like how we treat our family and friends, we also show love and care to our pets. In the first place, pets make our lives sweeter and meaningful so there’s not a reason not to pet one. We can’t just resist their cuteness. Right?
And talking about cats, they are definitely one of the most commonly petted animals. With some of the breeds having thick fur or none at all just like the sphynx cat, big or small in size, or having uniquely patterned coats or colored pair of eyes, what’s not to love with cats? This is why most of the households own a cat or even a dozen.
No? Then at least you love good food?
Love either cats or good food or both? Great news for there is this restaurant in Cagayan de Oro which is regarded as the first cat-themed restaurant in the city. Named MEOW Resto, it is located along Corrales-Dolores Streets just right across FICCO.
More than a month old already as of this posting, MEOW Resto instantly captured the hearts of many Kagay-anons who are confessed cat lovers.
Aside from their lovable cats, you can also get to enjoy their wide variety of food. From rice meals, snacks, desserts to drinks. They also offer delivery.
Here are the selection of food items on MEOW Resto menu:
- Ashy’s Feast (good for 2 – 3 persons)
- Bloo’s Favorite
- grilled chicken with honey lemon sauce
- Clay’s Delight
- grilled porkchop in baby back rib sauce
- Donny’s Steak
- grilled tangigue in lemon & butter
- Happy’s Meal
- squid roll
Desserts and Snacks
- Cakes (decorate your own)
- Catcakes (chocolate moist)
- Fries with flavors plain, cheese, BBQ and sour cream
- Panini which comes with cheese, ham & cheese, and chocolate
- Hot drinks
- triple choco shake
- mocha shake
- fruit shake.
- Over ice (topped with ice cream)
- healthy choco
- classic choco
- coffee blast.
- Cold drinks
- iced tea solo or in a fishbowl
- pink lemonade
- soda in can
- bottled water.
Prices ranges from P39 to P279.
The resto has 2 separate closed rooms. One is mainly for dining with small tables and chairs, and the other room is where the cats’ room is located and is with 3 small tables. Either you want to only try their food, or take a peek at the cats, it depends on you.
The Cat Zone where the cats are housed is fully air-conditioned and carpeted, with a “poop” station located at the far corner. Cats of MEOW Resto are all toilet-trained. You’ll be required to leave an ID, read the House Rules, sign the waiver, and pay the Cat House Maintenance Fee of P20 good for 10 minutes.
Before you can enter the cats’ room, you need to change your footwear with readily provided sandals as part of keeping the cleanliness of the cats’ room. And upon entering the room, you need to have your hands sprayed with rubbing alcohol as part of the MEOW Cat House Reminders. Other house reminders include in the point of view of cats:
- Silence please
- Don’t Disturb us when we are asleep/eating
- Don’t carry us
- Don’t pull our tails
- Don’t play using your hand/foot, use cat toys
- Don’t feed us anything
- Take picture without flash
The Cat Zone is where you can find high breeds of cats which were named alphabetically. The following are their names:
- Ice snow
- King Thomas
Following are the Meow Cat House Schedules from Mondays to Saturdays:
- 10:00AM – 11:00AM
- 12:00NN – 1:30PM
- 4:30PM – 5:30PM
- 6:30PM – 8:00PM
MEOW Resto is open Mondays to Saturday starting from 10:30AM to 9:30PM.
It is quite amusing to know that Cagayan de Oro is becoming a hub of themed restos. Now, we have a unique theme that both ignite the love for pet and food. Now, I’m wondering what could be the next hit in CDO. Stay tuned!