Cat Cafe

Cat Cafe


In South Korea, there is a Cat Cafe where you can go to drink coffee and hang out with cats for hours.


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Cat cafes first gained popularity in Japan (although according to Wikipedia the first was opened in Taiwan in 1998) and then spread across Asia. They are now starting to spring up in Europe and other places. These are essentially normal coffee or tea shops, with the exception that they contain some cats (typically 10 to 30) that patrons are allowed to pet and play with during their stay. So the price of your latte generally includes as much cat watching and loving as you wish, although in some cafes you have to pay by the hour.

The intended purpose of these cafes is to let people who are not allowed to have cats or dogs in their apartments, dorms, or homes come to spend some quality time with some furry critters while sipping some coffee. It is also great for cat-loving travelers who need a good kitty fix in Asia. We ventured out to find a cat cafe on our very first evening in Seoul and our search took some twists and turns, but it ultimately resulted in both coffee and some very adorable kitties!


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