If you thought cat cafes were a purely Japanese phenomenon, we’ve got good news (or bad news if you’re allergic): you can also drink coffee and snuggle kitties in cities all over Europe and Asia. And briefly this month, you could also do it in New York, at America’s first pop-up cat cafe.
If you couldn’t make it to New York, or if you can’t handle the long lines, never fear; permanent cat cafes are coming to San Francisco and Oakland, Portland, and LA. But until then, you can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you’re not going anywhere near Tokyo. Here are nine other cities around the world where you can get cat love with your cappuccino.
1. Budapest, Hungary
Cat Cafe Budapest also bills itself as a gallery for cat-themed art.
2. Paris, France
Parisian cat cafe Le Cafe des Chats recommends that you make a reservation before visiting — the French are serious about their coffee and their cats.
3. Penang, Malaysia
Purrfect Cat Cafe is located on an island off the coast of Malaysia. It seems like a bit of a headache to get there, but how can you deny these faces?
4. Vienna, Austria
Vienna is famous for its coffeeshops. Some used to be gathering places for famous writers or composers, but only Cafe Neko is full of cats.
5. Bangkok, Thailand
Purr Cat Cafe Club features cat-shaped scones and some of the most outrageously cute kitties we’ve ever seen.
6. Devon, England
Totnes Cats Cafe
7. Madrid, Spain
For some reason all the cats at La Gatoteca look a little pissed off, but they’re probably just being European. Or maybe they just hate that mural.
8. Berlin, Germany
The name is a little on the nose, but this German Pee Pees Katzencafe is a haven of both cute cats and fancy baked goods.
9. Seoul, South Korea
By Jess Zimmerman, GlobalPost
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