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Caturday: C.O. Cat Café World Tour: San Diego, Part II

Last Caturday, Cuteporter AJM introduced us to the new Cat Café now online in San Diego, and she promised an in-person followup, which we present to you now!

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“The Cat Café is a little out of the way, just north of the Convention Center and east of San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District. Parking can be a little difficult- take the trolley as the Convention Center stop on the green line is only a few minutes walk. The food area is in one room and cats in another. The place is very basic, got a industrial vibe. I’m not here for atmosphere but the kitties! There’s no fee for visiting but please buy something. They got drinks, both cold and hot, and prepackaged snacks, and everything is relatively inexpensive. Spent around $6 for a large coffee and a pastry.”

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“There’s about 5 tables for the humans and lots of cubbies/perches for the cats. If there’s not a big crowd in the room there’s no time limit but once the room reaches capacity (around 20 people) the owner will clear the room after 15 minutes and give the cats 5 minutes to chill before letting people back in.”

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“I hope that after the novelty and media excitement wears off that people will still come to visit the cats. I know I’ll definitely be back a couple times a month to get my kittie fix.”



Caturday: C.O. Cat Café World Tour: San Diego, Part I

A.J.M. has alerted us to a new Cat Café (that’s their name) in Southern California! “Just wanted to let you know my locale now has a Cat Café, one of the few in the U.S. This fearless C.O. investigator will be on the prowl Monday to submit a hot off the press report with pictures and maybe some video. [*Note: That will be Part II.) Here’s a link to an article in our local paper that alerted me to this wonderful news.”

(Following photos by K.C. Alfred/UT San Diego.)

The cats are adoptable, with the fees going to the San Diego Humane Society, the kitteh supplier.

Standard CC layout, with coffee and muffins on one side, and the kitehs on the other, so the Board of Health doesn’t get cranky.

“We’ve only had our adoptable cats in here for two weeks and we’ve adopted out seven already,” CC owner Tony Wang told C.O. Friday. “The last three adoptions were for cats who had only been here a day. Two were black cats and one was a senior cat, and those kinds of cats are the toughest to adopt out.”

“I’ve been stunned by the traffic we’re getting in here. I planned for a gradual, slow ramp up but we’ve gotten so much business that I’ve had to adapt to a lot higher level of business than I expected!”

“The adoptions are really what make me work hard. I could make a lot more money with a lot less work doing something else, but it wouldn’t be as rewarding as finding homes for adoptable animals and literally changing lives!”



If You Go™:

Addy: 472 Third Avenue, Marina District. (Map.)

Hours: Daily 7am-3pm.

Call: (619) 786-2289.

Social: Twitter : FB : G+.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kyoto, Japan IV

unnamed (5) Dorobozaru O. has most graciously taken C.O. readers on a Cat Café tour of Kyoto, in The Big J. (Click the links for Parts I, II, and III.) She tells us now about our fourth and final stop in that city. “Next up is Neko Café MaruMari. I’m not sure if ‘Marumari’ has a specific meaning, but if you look carefully in the café you will find a sweet little Scottish fold who answers to the name.

This cat café is in the northern part of Kyoto and is a bit trickier to get to. I had a friend take me who had been before. If you don’t mind a walk, it’s about 20 minutes from Koukusai-kaikan on the Kyoto subway line (it’s the very last stop going north.) There are other ways to get there, but the directions are entirely in Japanese.”

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“The owner was very nice and a little shy, so I’d recommend bringing a Japanese friend to help you through the greetings. He does things a little different and writes down the time you arrived, you then keep track of your time and pay when you leave. It’s 200Y/15minutes, you can purchase some drinks from the owner- however, he does allow you to bring in your own snacks or drinks. Just don’t share anything with the kitties. He was very, very nice and gave us some kitty treats and cat grass to attract the residents. Usually at a cat café you pay 100-200Y for treats.”

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“The space is beautiful, although not the coziest. There’s a great big window that looks out on to the river. It was very tempting to grab a kitty for a pillow and take a nap in the sunbeams.”

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“Perhaps my favorite part of the visit was getting to choose a sort of collector’s card of one of the cats. Of course I choose Hime-chan (‘hime’ means ‘princess,’) who is possibly the most awkward and clumsy little princess I have ever met!”

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If You Go™:

*Hours: Noon ’til 9. We think.

*Call: 075-708-8840


C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kyoto, Japan III

Clipboard01 Our C.O. Cat Café World Tour continues with our last two stops in Kyoto, Japan. (This is Part III, and next week will be Part IV.) The tireless Dorobozaru O. reports, “Next up we have Wan Nyan Chu! “Wan” is the sound a dog makes in Japanese, “nyan” is a cat’s sound and “chu” is the sound of a kiss. Although the name is slightly deceptive since I haven’t found any puppies in this cat café. (The name written in Japanese is also a bit confusing as the kanji 犬猫人 would be pronounced “inu neko hito” or “dog cat person,” but it’s an adorable name, so we don’t mind.) Wan Nyan Chu is the first cat café I ever visited in Japan. It’s located near Kawaramachi street in downtown Kyoto.”

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“It’s impossible to miss once you’re in the area as there is almost always a few people crowded around the window, jealously wishing they were inside with the kitties. This café is 1400yen/hour and that includes one drink. It’s rather small, but very cozy. They have a wide variety of different fancy kitties that you can pet and play with.”

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“Everyone here is easy going and are happy to be loved on or played with. My secret is to visit on weekdays before 5 and peek in the window to see how many customers are already inside. It’s less fun when it’s busy and the small space gets crowded easily.”

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“Wan Nyan Chu recently opened a second location, Wan Nyan Chu 2, although they share a website. The systems in the two cafés are a little different. If you know enough Japanese to get through the forms on the website, they do offer reservations if you want to visit in the busier hours.”

“Perhaps the most exciting thing I’ve learned about this cat café, is that they have a kitten room on the second floor. That’s right, you can pay 1200Y/30 minutes to be in the kitten room. I plan to do this soon as I suspect the return to work will require some kitten therapy.”

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If You Go™:

*Addy: (Google Map.)

*Hours: Looks like 11am ’til 8:30 or 9pm.

*Call: +81 75-241-9939.

*Social: Twitter : FB.

Inset photo from Google Maps.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kyoto, Japan II

Cuteporter Dorobozaru O. is determined to visit every Cat Café in The Big J, and we’re totally fine with that. A few days ago we saw Neko Café Tango in Kyoto. This next bunch of photos are from Neko Café TiME, also in Kyoto. The two places aren’t related- Neko just means “cat.”

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“It’s very close to Fushimi Inari Taisha, a shrine famous for having a LOT of red torii (gates.) This café is fairly new, it just opened in the summer. The best part, the kitties are all rescues!”

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“They were either rescued from the street or adopted from shelters. For this reason, they are a little shy, but they’re being socialized in a wonderful way. The cost is quite reasonable, 1080yen/60 minutes, but you can choose more or less time too.”

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“Handy tip, visit during the colder months and there will be a Kotatsu with many snuggly kitties sleeping under it. For those who don’t know, a Kotatsu is a table with a heater on the underside and a thick blanket under the tabletop that keeps your legs and kittens warm in winter.” [*Note- I want one of these. -Ed.]

“PS; The grumpy looking lady is named Momo (Peach,) the yawning tabby kitten is Kinako, the beauty with the black nose is Choco, and the fellow in the tux is Bob (the only gentleman on the premises at the current moment.)”

If You Go™:

*Addy: 〒612-0012 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Fushimi-ku, Fukakusa Ichinotsubochō, 12−2 Hisayasu bldg 2F. (Map.)

*Hours: Open every day of the year, 9:30am to 8pm, with last admission at 6:30pm.

*Social: FB : Twitter.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kyoto, Japan

As 2014 winds down, we’re off once more to The Big J and another Cat Café, c/o Cuteporter Dorobozaru O.

“Today I visited Neko Cafe Tango in Kyoto. It’s a short walk away from Saiin station on the Hankyu line. I’m not sure if the staff speak English, so it would be wise to bring a Japanese friend or a phrasebook. The usual cat café etiquette applies, wash your hands and apply sanitizer upon arrival and before handling the cats. Don’t bother sleeping cats or forcefully hold cats. They do however allow you to pick up the cats, if the cat is OK with it, which is a first for me at a cat café.”

“The environment is very cozy and comfortable, carpeted floors and comfy sofas for all. The best part though, is that some of the cats are adoptable! It seems like they have a rotating population as they help some cats to find a forever home.”

“The cost is 1080Y for 1 hour and that includes a drink (some drinks will add 50Y to your total) and they even listed wine or beer on the menu. They also offer a ‘free time’ option for 3080Y including a drink, this means you can stay from opening to closing if your heart desires it.”


If You Go™:

*Addy: Google Map.
*Hours: Noon ’til 9pm. We think. Chrome didn’t wanna translate the site. Bad Chrome.
*Phone: +81 75-748-9139.
*Cost: See above.
*Social: Facebook : Google+ : Twitter.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: New York City

Oakland, CA. opened up the first full-time Cat Café in the US just before Halloween, and now the East Coast’s first Cat Café is open, stuffed with friendly furry felines! Meow Parlour opened up this past Monday on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

It’s a two-part kinda thing- a bakery serving Kitteh Macarons and coffee on Ludlow Street, and the cat play area across the street on Hester. Their website says “All the cats are adoptable. Meow Parlour has teamed up with KittyKind, an all volunteer, no kill rescue group located in NYC. KittyKind specializes in adopting out cats so if you fall in love, you can apply to adopt one!”

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Meow Parlour Catified Macarons

If You Go™:

Addy: 46 Hester St, New York, NY. (Map.)
Access: The closest subway lines are: F, M, J, B. The closest bus lines are: M9, M15, and M14a.
Hours: Open from Noon-8pm Thursday through Tuesday.
Cost: $4 per half hour for adults and children over 10.
Social: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Cat photos from Ethan Covey.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: One Night In Bangkok

Today’s stop on the C.O. Cat Café World Tour is in the Far, Far East! First, cue up some MTV 80s:

And now let’s hear from globetrotter Cheryl B. “Hello, another Cat Café for you- the Purr Cat Café Club. We were in Bangkok earlier this year and I insisted we go here. My husband is allergic so we only stayed for an hour, but it was everything you could hope for: tasty human food, adorable cats, and even more adorable patrons.”

Thanks, Cheryl! Have you visited a Cat Café recently? We’d love to hear ’bout it!

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If You Go™:

*Addy: 63 Soi Sukhumvit 53, Sukhumvit Rd., Khlongtunnua, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand. (Map.)
*Hours: Tues to Thur 11am-8pm and Fri to Sun 11am-9pm.
*Call: 02-108-3604, 095-950-4100.
*According to Got, “Best if you go to BTS Thonglor station, exit 1 and walk straight until you see Suk53, walk about 5-10 minutes down 53 and you’ll see it on the left side.”

UPDATED: C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Montréal

A little over a month ago, we ventured up to the Great White North to check out the The Café Chat L’Heureux, now open at 172 Duluth Est, Montréal. Here’s an update c/o Cuteporter Liz H. by way of a website called “The Montreal Eater.”


Deuxième photo prise par Chantal Levesque.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Oakland, CA.

ccThe Cat Town Café & Adoption Center is now open in Oakland, CA! It has rescue cats that are all available for adoption. Part of the location is for foodski, and the other part is The Cat Zone. Visitors can spend up to an hour in the Cat Zone, and free walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For a $10 donation, you can make a Cat Zone Reservation ahead of time, which ensures your visiting time is available, and supports a great cause. Here’s their FB, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Cute Overload dropped by last Sunday during a preview weekend, and took these photos just for you!
























If You Go™:

*Location: 2869 Broadway in Oakland, CA.
*Hours: 8AM – 7PM Wednesday-Sunday, (Cat Zone from 10AM – 7PM.)