Most of the cat café blogs that I have read start something like this: “Let me start off by saying that I am a dog person…” Well I don’t consider myself a cat person either. None the less I accompanied my friend to the only* cat café in Daejeon. You basically pay 8,000Won (your first drink is free) to sit and watch or play with cats. It does seem a bit bizarre but hey, this is Korea… The world’s first cat café opened in Taiwan in 1998. The trend soon spread to other cat+coffee loving cities.
The décor in this café is fun and colourful – I kind of liked it. It seemed like a great place to bring your kids, they can play while you gossip with your friends.
As for hygiene: You take your shoes of at the door and you are offered hand sanitiser before you touch the cats… these aren’t alley cats, they are freakin’ celebrities…
Here are more pictures of the cats:
A cat fight waiting to happen…
Lazing in the sun.
“You looking at me?”
The star of the spectacle has to be the Sphynx. Btw I am also not a fan of animals wearing clothes…
The café is on the 7th floor but I don’t think the cats can be bothered with the view.
It’s relatively easy to find. If you are standing at the main corner entrance of Time World Galleria, walk towards the Paris Baguette/Mc Donalds sign. Turn right at the first street and walk past Zara until you see Starbucks. The cat café should be to your right – the entrance is to the right of the Starbucks coffee shop. Enjoy!
*If there are others feel free to correct me.