Here are the best cat cafes to visit after lockdown
Cats are a godsend. They’re fluffy, cute, a bit feisty at times, but overall, still the perfect companion. Plus, you can actually let the cats cuddle with you, right on top of your chest! How many dog owners can say that!
So naturally, some genius in Taiwan opened the first cafe where you can enjoy tea and pastries while cuddling cats. The concept moved to Japan, and exploded around the world from there. Nearly every major city in the world is home to at least one cat cafe.
If you haven’t been able to spend quarantine cuddling one of these fuzzy furballs of happiness, we feel for you. So a trip to one of the best cat cafes is definitely in order once you’re free of quarantine. We’d recommend these cafes if you can find your way to one of these cities.
Cat Flower Garden – Taipei, Taiwan
Of course, we have to recommend the original. All other cat cafes stem from this one, opened in 1998.
Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar – Charleston, South Carolina
Wine and cats? What could be a better combination?
Give Purrs a Chance – Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Most US cat cafes have cats available for adoption, along with resident cats. But with this cafe, it’s a non-profit adoption center that just happens to double as a cat cafe.
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium – London, England
The idea of a cat cafe is already pretty whimsical, but Lady Dinah’s takes it to a whole new level, theming the entire cafe around Alice in Wonderland.
Cats Republic – St. Petersburg, Russia
If you find yourself in St. Petersburg’s Cat Museum, of course, you’re stopping at the cat cafe integrated in the museum.
Pee Pees Katzencafe – Berlin, Germany
Quality over quantity is the name with Pee Pees, who only have two cats that call the cafe home. But there’s nothing wrong with that, as they’re both giant sweethearts.
Le Cat Cafe – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All you pay when you walk in the door is a fee to chill with these pretty kitties. Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa are all included, as you dine with the cats of the Grove Street rescue.
Blue Cat Cafe – Austin, Texas
If you’re about that vegan life, the Blue Cat Cafe has some delicious cuisine for you to enjoy while chilling with your animal buddies.
Neko no Jikan – Osaka, Japan
Japan apartments often have a strict “no pets” policy thanks to the size of them, so it’s no surprise cat cafes blew up in the country. Check out the cafe that set the trend in the Asian country.