Friday, September 3, 2010

Cat Cafe

Did you know that there are Cat Cafes in Japan?
It's true aaaaand the best thing ever!
You just go inside and order a cup of coffee but instead of sitting at a table with people, you sit and sip your coffee with a bunch of cats jumping all over you!
There are cats in trees,

cats passed out on the floor,

cats hanging out on tables,
and lots of cats on the ceiling.



I wish every morning started with a fresh cup of coffee and a bunch of lethargic cats!

106 comments:

Tricia Orchard said...

That is awesome! I would love to go there for some coffee!

Mim Smith Faro said...

This is the coolest! I want to visit!!!

Alice Braga said...

What does Moo think of all this? :) Thanks for the smiles. Have an awesome weekend!

bee. said...

sweet lord, that's amazing!

colormekatie said...

@Alice Braga- I think I'll have to keep it a secret from Moo. He gets jealous of other cats ;)

Larysse Tavares said...

I wish Moo could be there, he would notice he isn't the only climbing cat in the world! :P

Kate Rowan said...

Ohhh, that would be so fun. I need to visit Japan now.
Kate
idreamloudly.com

Jilliancat said...

i like the decor of the trees, very pretty.

Cadence said...

ADORABLE! I love it!!! I love animals, but I also love rats, and have two pet ones. I wonder how people would take to a... rat cafe ;D!

Saraccino said...

coll cool cool!!!

elycia said...

oh my goodness! that is amazing!!

littleli said...

Hi,I love your work and blog!!
So cute these cats... I love cats!!!
This is the perfect place to me...(my English is terrible, sorry)

Audrey Jaye said...

Oh my goodness! SO cute. I feel like I need to find one of these near my university so when I miss my cats I can just go there. Adorable.

Little Scarf Girl said...

Haha, that's awesome! :D

Brooke Ann Dove said...

My cat would love a job there...he's not allowed to be on the table, but I know he secretly up there when we are away. I love Japan!

Karen said...

Too fantastic! I think you've just describe my son's idea of heaven!! :>:>

vintagegirl said...

Jumping Jelly Beans!!!
That is my kinda cafe! :)
Thanks for sharing these magnificent photos!
Happy Friday!
cat fur, coffee and beautiful blogs,
Megan
xo

Brandi said...

This has to be one of the best ideas ever. I'd imagine spending some time petting a cat in the middle of the day would be so relaxing. I just wish I could bring my cat with me everywhere -- I'd be the calmest person alive.

Raptor Plateado said...

wow so intersting!! i like japon

Val_ said...

I hope Moo will never see these pics!
I really have to go to Japan.
Enjoy your holidays!
Valeria

jdavissquared said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! I love me some kitties!

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carly. said...

wow. a cat lovers heaven. hehe, that is too cute!! xo

Aubrey said...

It official. I'm now moving!

elizabeth said...

too cute!

Lucy said...

I NEED this in my life. NOW. I even have my own massive cat at home, yet my obsession of kitties will never be fully satisfied. Truly genius, how did you ever drag yourself away?!

pinpin said...

HOLY.. CAT! :O I wanna go there!!

burrito said...

I'm moving to Japan immediately.

Angie said...

Super cute!

jacobian said...

wow...what a cat.wonder if there are some dogs cafe too.now we can call that even. :-)

Melina said...

japonese, especially in Tokio, have a huge shortage in spaces for housing, therefore, owing a cat is completely out of question.
that would be the explanation for the cat playing stores. it's the only way they get to hang out with cats.
I didn't mean to seem condescending, I just thought you might not know that.
All the bes and keep the cheerful and cattish blogging

Risu said...

they have bunny cafes too!!!!!

Gabi @ {schlawittchen} said...

Wow. What can you say about THAT... :)

those tricks said...

That looks like a cat fantasy.
Jumping platforms, high walks, plenty of place to chill, hide and receive pets.
Everyone wins!

Katznwäsche said...

want! looks like the best thing ever ;)

Ariane said...

awesomness times 100

Kyra said...

Who's thinking about opening one in the US? This girl! That would be pretty amazing.

Betty Rockit said...

This is exactly how I spend all mornings with my cats.

Michaela said...

This is TOTALLY GENIUS. Yet another reason why I need to go to Japan.

Skraeling said...

I had heard about this place & I figured you would find it.

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

oh my word! they need these everywhere! Even better than the dog pubs..cuz those are byo-pooch.

I'm off to share this with my cat-loving friend!

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{Little Gray Fox}

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Operation Smiley Face said...

Wow, that's heaven for a cat lover! Thanks for the pics and the smiles they produced. Enjoy the rest of your journey. :)

Kiley said...

They have such cool cafes in Japan! I'm so sad that I'm allergic.

Lulu said...

that. is. SOAMAZING!

i am jealous beyond words.
this is the perfect combination: cats and coffee. now all i'd need is a book and it would be heaven! XD

Steph said...

omg I've been there!! I used to live in Tokyo!! It's such an amazing/bizarre place..Did you know you can rent a dog for the afternoon?? Haha. Hope you're having an amazing holiday :)

Jamie Lane said...

Oh my gosh! That is so amazing! I wish I could have been there! This SERIOUSLY makes me want to open a cat cafe in Norman. Like SERIOUSLY.

stephanie said...

how crazy!! looks like fun but i have to ask, does it stink in there?? sometimes lots of cats can get smelly, just curious!

colormekatie said...

@ stephanie- it actually didn't smell at all! There's a room where they give the cats baths so they're fresh and clean!

Jeanette said...

LOL that's too funny

elisse said...

What an awesome initiative!!

Kristin Alexander said...

Do they have dog cafes? That is so great!

Venassa said...

That is so great. Definitely something I'd want to visit if I was ever in the area.

mice_aliling said...

I would love love to have coffee in there :)

Ashley Fastle said...

that is beyond hilarious!

Vanessa said...

It's like heaven!

Christine said...

Ha! The feline passed out on the floor has clearly had too much of the catnip! Some one should cut him off. =)

Jodi said...

Who would've thought? Decorate your cafe with cats! Very cute.

tommu said...

Can't believe you are in Japan!
I hope I can bump into you two somewhere in Tokyo!!!

M said...

That is AWESOME!

Me, Laura E! said...

how cute!!
I recently read an article about a hotel where you live like a hamster, wood shavings and all! :O
It's not adorable like this, but it just reminded me of it. haha:)
have fun in Japan!!
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Michelle said...

Oh. My. Gosh.
I need to go there right now. Seriously...

SimoneV said...

Oh my goodnes Katie!!! Being a massive cat fan myself, I love this entry!!! And am keen as mustard to check out Japan now!!!!!!!

Oh it looks like heaven :) Drinking coffee around a bunch of socialite catses :)

Monique said...

My cats would love to live at that cafe!!

Sonia said...

I love everything about this post! Definately will have to make it a place to visit one day!
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Thank-you! And have a fantastic trip :D

Leona said...

Aww, that is too adorable :")
I wanna visit one! :)

Leona.

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Dave White said...

Fantastic.... Coffee and Cats what a great place to unwind.:)

Miki's scrapbook said...

I'd senn pictures of them, but none as good as these ones. That must be SO much fun! >*.*< I really need to go to one soon!

Hope you're having a blast in Asia!

Miki.

mylifereinvented said...

This is brilliant. I wish someone would build on e here in Seattle.

Karen Wallace said...

Love it. Warmly, Karen

Luna : said...

i've seen these before, its such a funny concept!! id love to visit one someday xx

Vivian said...

There is a cat cafe in Taipei, too.

Kelli said...

That's hilarious!

Aundria B. said...

I wish they had these in the states because I live in a "no pet" apt and so miss having a little furry friend around - I would go there a LOT! So glad you're enjoying your vacation!

Cindy Lin said...

Oh my goodness! Taiwan is one of the greatest places ever! I was born and raised in the US, but I'm Taiwanese and visit there almost every year.

Some things you HAVE to try:
- Stinky Tofu (Pronounced: "Cho Do-Foo")
It's stinky, it's tofu, and it's sooo good. Well, I guess it's an acquired taste. Some love it, some hate it, but you should try it! You can get this at the night markets.
- GO TO THE NIGHT MARKETS! ("Ye She")
There are tons around, especially if you are in Taipei. There are so many cute booths selling super cheap clothes, accessories, and food! You can also haggle with the locals (it helps a lot if you have a Taiwanese guide).
- Drive around the country side!
Taiwan is so green and lush, especially when you visit the country side (like Yilan--about a couple of hours from Taipei). And the sky is nothing like in the US. SO BLUE. The clouds are also really fluffy and beautiful in Taiwan.

I'm so excited for you! There is so so much to explore in Taiwan. If you are interested, I have pictures from my trip there this summer. HAVE FUN!

<3 Cindy

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Caits said...

MGosh this looks incredible! Absolutely made my day :)

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lisanne said...

Cool!

Emma Driver said...

SQUEE!!! That is so cool! I hope you are having lots and lots of fun on your trip!

Gracie said...

That's hilarious! How funny.

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LittlePloggo said...

cutie cats!! <3

Barbara said...

for real?!?!!? what an amazing idea!!

rebekah said...

this is amazing!!... although it does remind me a little of my own house!

Donna said...

how cute & creative! i'd totally go... if i weren't allergic to cats :/ but it looks fun though!

red said...

hello katie,
u r such an inspiration. i love ur cheerfulness, ur playfulness, ur love for life. u make me want to live more and appreciate the little things in life more. keep on blogging, u dont know how many people u have blessed with ur outlook on life! :)

ps: i just went thru ur posts and read that one about ur grandma. it really moved me. u've got a beautiful heart.

thani.mara. said...

absolutely great. :D
that made my day .. everywhere cats. MEOW.

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city girl said...

Who knew?!! Too cute!

Nora said...

I've already heard of that - but never seen any pictures! Thank you so much, it looks like a place crammed with the cutest and cuddliest little furry friends in the world!(Oh well, I need to cuddle with someone)

Greetings from Germany and keep up the great work!:)

Cookie-Fee said...

:D that one looks like sooo much fun :) I would love to go there some day :D
hope you have a lot of fun fun :)

v a m p i r e said...

whoah that is so cool

Aubrie said...

Two of my favorite things! Do they have cat-friendly beverages and treats for the cats? How did you ever find such a place?

colormekatie said...

@ Aubrie- We weren't allowed to feed the cats but we could pet them all we want! Matt and I were hanging out with some people we had just met and we stumbled upon this awesome cafe. Apparently there's about 40 of them in Japan!

Vika said...

Your photos are real eye candy! :)

Disneypal said...

What fun ! My niece (who lives in Japan) told me there are all kind of themed restuarants there, even one with a vampire theme.

stephanie said...

yay for clean cats! how cool that they have a little bathing area for them...that makes it even more appealing knowing they are sparkly clean kitties! :)

June! (: said...

Awww! I want to be there!

adri said...

oh my goodness! that is the coolest thing i have ever heard of! i am literally in shock right now with happiness. ah!

Mandi C said...

I can't wait to show my brother this! You find the neatest things!

Katie said...

A dream I never knew I had - to go to a cat cafe!

Anonymous said...

omg! omg! omg! i just had a mini heart attack of joy! i wanna go there!

missusan said...

aaaawwwww cats !
i wish i could go there !

missy said...

That is amazing! I want to go there just for that!

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Lauren said...

Ohhh maaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I want to own a cat cafe!!! Or at least be a regular customer! Adorable!

mariahsmile said...

I would love that! Wish they had one here in WV! hehe

mahler76 said...

oh my God that is the most amazing thing. of course I would suffer a horrible horrible death at a cafe like that due to my allergy but still, what a way to go!!!