10 Best Cat Cafes To Visit On A Date
Cat cafes are a relatively new phenomenon. This is the place where you can not only eat tasty food but also play with friendly cats that are waiting for your attention. The first cat cafe was opened in Taipei in 1998 and enjoyed incredible popularity among Japanese tourists. A few years later, a similar institution appeared in Osaka. Now only in Tokyo, there are about 40 of them. And such cat cafes have widely spread not only in Asia but all over the world. So, there are top 10 best cat cafes to visit on a date.
"Republic of Cats", St. Petersburg
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The "Republic of cats" was opened in St. Petersburg in the summer of 2011. Now in the cafe live 20 cats of different breeds, ranging from the big man Maine Coon to the phlegmatic Persian cats. The institution is so popular that you can get to it only by appointment. In addition to just a pleasant company of cats, psychologists and felinologists tell visitors how to properly understand their pets and take care of them.
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"Minimal Cafe", Taipei
This is the most favorite resting place of the local residents. There are 30 cats. Some visitors jokingly call this place a "trap". There is a free Wi-Fi, quiet music, and many cute fluffy cats that easily mesmerize any visitor.
“La Gatoteca”, Madrid
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Cats of the Madrid "Gatoteca" never get bored. 15 local pets have not only toys to gnaw and rugs to scratch but also a huge number of packages, boxes, and packets where they can hide and rustle. The owners of the cafe pick up and care for stray cats, and try to find for them a permanent home and loving owners. So you can even take your favorite cat home, having issued the necessary papers.
“Cat Cafe”, Tokyo
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Not every local resident of Tokyo can afford to have a cat. However, cat lovers don’t grow smaller. People come to the “Cat Cafes” not just to play with cats but also to relax and slacken cares. Since ancient times, cats are famous for their ability to calm people. The “Cat Cafe” is very popular among locals and houses 11 wonderful cats.
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“Godabang Cat Café”, Seoul
“Godabang Cat Café” houses 20 cats of different breeds. The cafe is located near the University of Konkuk, which makes it a meeting place for many people. It’s believed that in this cafe they make the best hot chocolate in South Korea, so this place is definitely worth a visit. It’s one of the best places for a date with your beloved.
“Katzentempel Cafe”, Munich
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“Katzentempel Café” was opened in Munich in 2013. The cuisine of this cafe is mainly vegetarian. Despite the fact that there are cats in this cafe, there are no problems with hygiene. For caution's sake, the kitchen is separated from the cafe, so cats don’t have access there. But nobody forgot about the pets. If they get tired of people, they can hide in rooms wherever the visitors can’t enter.
“Nekokaigi café”, Kyoto
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Pets can be quite expensive in Japan. Many people call them a luxury item. Perhaps this is why cat's cafes are so popular. “Nekokaigi café” is located on the island of Honshu. This place is known for its excellent relaxing environment. However, there are rules that can’t be violated: children under 13 years of age aren’t allowed to enter the cafe; cats can’t be fed with your food; also you aren’t allowed to take them in arms and photograph with a flash.
“Cat Café”, Budapest
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The “Cat Café” was opened in Budapest in 2013. Currently, the cafe is inhabited by 13 representatives of the cat family and every day it’s visited by many regular visitors.Especially, the cafe is liked by people who can’t get a cat because of their employment. Many visitors admit that they can’t pay enough attention to the pet, so they don’t have it, but come here in their spare time and spend it with cats.
"Cats and people", Moscow
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In the Moscow cafe "Cats and people", you can come with the usual hang-ups, and go out with your cat. In this cafe, they take care of homeless animals and help them to find a new warm home. So if your girlfriend is fond of animals, you can make your loved one happy and present her a cute cat. Also, in this café, you can enjoy freshly brewed tea with Belgian desserts.
"Cat Café", Shanghai
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This is an ideal place for cat lovers. Here you can play with animals and take a break from everyday life. The cafe was opened in 2012 and its popularity is constantly growing. Many tourists and local residents visit this café and like to spend their free time there.