20 Purrfect Cat Cafés All Around the World

Cat cafés have been around for over 20 years. “Cat Flower Garden” – the world’s first cat café – opened in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. The concept is very popular in Japan, with Tokyo being home to at least 58 cat cafés as of 2015. In recent years cat cafés have popped up in many large cities around the world. We’ve found videos from 20 of them – including a guide on how to start your very own cat café – Watch here!

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Pounce Cat Cafe, Charleston, South Carolina

What is a cat café? Find out in this video about Pounce Cat Cafe and wine bar in Charleston, South Carolina. Pounce also has a branch in Savannah, Georgia.

Pounce Cat Cafe

Pounce Cat Cafe, Charleston, South Carolina

What is a cat café? Find out in this video about Pounce Cat Cafe and wine bar in Charleston, South Carolina. Pounce also has a branch in Savannah, Georgia.

Cat Cafe Mocha Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

This is Japan’s largest cat café. Mocha has more than 20 cat cafés all over Japan.

Cat Cafe Mocha Shinjuku

Cat Cafe Mocha Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

This is Japan’s largest cat café. Mocha has more than 20 cat cafés all over Japan.

Pop-up cat café, New York City, New York

Watch the cats being interviewed by Wall Street Journal in this video from a pop-up cat café in New York. What did the cats answer? You’ll have to watch the clip to find out.

Pop-up cat café, New York City, New York

Watch the cats being interviewed by Wall Street Journal in this video from a pop-up cat café in New York. What did the cats answer? You’ll have to watch the clip to find out.

Ailuromania Cat Café, Dubai

Dubai is home to the United Arab Emirates’ (and the Middle East’s) first cat café. Besides drinking coffee while cuddling with cats, you can also do yoga and calm your mind with a meditation session with the cats.

Ailuromania Café, Dubai

Ailuromania Cat Café, Dubai

Dubai is home to the United Arab Emirates’ (and the Middle East’s) first cat café. Besides drinking coffee while cuddling with cats, you can also do yoga and calm your mind with a meditation session with the cats.

Crumbs & Whiskers, Los Angeles, California

People who hate cats try to work in the cat café Crumbs & Whiskers in Los Angeles. C&W also has a location in Washington DC.

Crumbs & Whiskers, Los Angeles

Crumbs & Whiskers, Los Angeles, California

People who hate cats try to work in the cat café Crumbs & Whiskers in Los Angeles. C&W also has a location in Washington DC.

Yeonnamdong Cat Cafe, Seoul, Korea

South Korea’s capital Seoul features many cat cafés. Yeonnamdong Cat Cafe is one of them.

Yeonnamdong Cat Cafe on Google Maps

Yeonnamdong Cat Cafe, Seoul, Korea

South Korea’s capital Seoul features many cat cafés. Yeonnamdong Cat Cafe is one of them.

Meow Parlour, New York City, New York

Meow Parlour is New York’s first cat café. It opened its doors in December 2014.

Meow Parlour

Meow Parlour, New York City, New York

Meow Parlour is New York’s first cat café. It opened its doors in December 2014.

Catoro, Vancouver BC, Canada

Catoro’s cat café has found homes for over 500 cats since they opened in July 2019.

Catoro Cat Café

Catoro, Vancouver BC, Canada

Catoro’s cat café has found homes for over 500 cats since they opened in July 2019.

Cat Lounge, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Cat Lounge in Jeddah is the first cat café in Saudi Arabia.

Cat Lounge on Instagram

Cat Lounge, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Cat Lounge in Jeddah is the first cat café in Saudi Arabia.

Temari no Ouchi, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s forest-themed cat café Temari no Ouchi is like a fairytale filled with cats (and coffee).

Temari no Ouchi cat café

Temari no Ouchi, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo’s forest-themed cat café Temari no Ouchi is like a fairytale filled with cats (and coffee).

The Cat Cafe, Singapore

In Singapore, where strict regulations make it difficult to keep cats at home, The Cat Cafe offers cat lovers a place to interact with cats legally. In this video, a group of young people tries to work in a cat café for the first … Read full text

The Cat Cafe

The Cat Cafe, Singapore

In Singapore, where strict regulations make it difficult to keep cats at home, The Cat Cafe offers cat lovers a place to interact with cats legally. In this video, a group of young people tries to work in a cat café for the first time.

Cat Cafe, Manchester, England

Manchester’s Cat Cafe has many creative sleeping pods for their cats, one of them being a repurposed original iMac.

Cat Café Manchester

Cat Cafe, Manchester, England

Manchester’s Cat Cafe has many creative sleeping pods for their cats, one of them being a repurposed original iMac.

Caturday Cat Cafe, Bangkok, Thailand

The website “Neighbor’s Cat” praises Caturday Cat Cafe in Bangkok as one of the best in the world. “It might be worth the trip to Bangkok for this place alone,” according to the website.

Caturday Cat Cafe on Facebook

Caturday Cat Cafe, Bangkok, Thailand

The website “Neighbor’s Cat” praises Caturday Cat Cafe in Bangkok as one of the best in the world. “It might be worth the trip to Bangkok for this place alone,” according to the website.

Java Whiskers, Stockholm, Sweden

Java Whiskers in Stockholm is the first cat café in Sweden. They also have a branch in London, England.

Java Whiskers

Java Whiskers, Stockholm, Sweden

Java Whiskers in Stockholm is the first cat café in Sweden. They also have a branch in London, England.

Casual Cat Cafe, North Richland Hills, Texas

The Casual Cat Cafe in Texas offers all the traditional cat café services such as cuddle time and coffee, along with events such as yoga with cats, painting with cats, and crafting with cats.

The Casual Cat Cafe

Casual Cat Cafe, North Richland Hills, Texas

The Casual Cat Cafe in Texas offers all the traditional cat café services such as cuddle time and coffee, along with events such as yoga with cats, painting with cats, and crafting with cats.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London, England

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London has been open since 2014. It’s a true cat wonderland with a creative café menu, obviously featuring afternoon tea.

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London, England

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London has been open since 2014. It’s a true cat wonderland with a creative café menu, obviously featuring afternoon tea.

The Cat Cafe, San Diego, California

The Cat Cafe in San Diego opened in January 2015 and has cat yoga classes (for humans) alongside their café operation.

The Cat Cafe

The Cat Cafe, San Diego, California

The Cat Cafe in San Diego opened in January 2015 and has cat yoga classes (for humans) alongside their café operation.

Helkatti, Helsinki, Finland

A cat café with a twist – you can sleep there! As you will be a guest in the cats’ home, Helkatti writes on their accommodation website: “We do not promise a good night sleep, but an unforgettable sleeping experience.”

Helkatti

Helkatti, Helsinki, Finland

A cat café with a twist – you can sleep there! As you will be a guest in the cats’ home, Helkatti writes on their accommodation website: “We do not promise a good night sleep, but an unforgettable sleeping experience.”

Cat Café Budapest, Hungary

Enjoy a coffee, or even a glass of wine or a cocktail, in the presence of cats in this Hungarian cat café.

Cat Café Budapest

Cat Café Budapest, Hungary

Enjoy a coffee, or even a glass of wine or a cocktail, in the presence of cats in this Hungarian cat café.

Naughty Cat Cafe, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Naughty Cat Cafe in Chattanooga claims to be one of the largest cat cafés in the world. They have created a video series on how to start your own cat café. Watch the introduction here.

Naughty Cat Cafe

Naughty Cat Cafe, Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Naughty Cat Cafe in Chattanooga claims to be one of the largest cat cafés in the world. They have created a video series on how to start your own cat café. Watch the introduction here.

How to Start a Cat Café – Part 2

Part two of the Naughty Cat Cafe’s video series on how to start your own cat café.

How to Start a Cat Café – Part 2

Part two of the Naughty Cat Cafe’s video series on how to start your own cat café.

A Guide to the World’s Cat Cafés

Paula LaBine runs the website “Neighbor’s Cat” and is on a quest to visit every cat café in the world. So far she’s been to 200 cafés in 29 countries. Read more and check out her reviews here.

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