C.O. Cat Café World Tour (With Photos By Vanessa S.)

[*Editor’s Note to any and all shelters in the Greater Toronto area- Vanessa wants to take your photos. Check her site. Thanks. -Ed.]

Vanessa S. took these fantastic photos on our latest World Tour stop- this time in the great White North of Toronto. “No tour of cat cafes would be complete without our TOT Cat Café in Toronto. The fabulous felines who are staying there have come from the Toronto Humane Society and are the most wonderful pussycats ever.” she says.

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“I am hoping you can include them in your Tour because we have a large number of homeless cats in Toronto and they could use the help in getting adopted.”

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“We had a wonderful night schmoozing with the kitties, drinking coffee, and speaking with the owner, Kenneth, who has come all the way from Saskatoon to start up the café. He told us that it has been a huge success so far. It is a little bit of a wait to get in to meet the kitties… but well worth it!”

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“I’m an amateur photographer and I would love to do more volunteer work with shelters and rescues in the Greater Toronto Area. Here’s my website!”

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If You Go™

Address: 298 College St, Toronto.
Phone: 647-748-2287
Hours: Daily 10a-8p.

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Washington, D.C. II

We previously featured Crumbs & Whiskers last summer, but Waz W. sent us this note, so why not do an UPDATE? “I recently visited the Crumbs & Whiskers cat cafe in DC and wrote a blog post about it. A friend of mine mentioned that Cute Overload has been doing a Cat Café World Tour series and suggested that I reach out to you guys.”

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If You Go:

Crumbs & Whiskers:

Addy: 3211 O St. NW, Washington D.C.

Cost: $10/hr on weekdays and $12/hr on weekends. Hours: Closed Monday, 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm the rest of the week.

Online: Website : Twitter : FB : Tumblr : Instagram.

C.O. Bun Cafe World Tour: Tokyo

After a brief hiatus, our Bun Cafe World Tour returns to its old stomping grounds of Tokyo. Karen writes, “I must share one of the cutest experiences while on vacation in Japan earlier this month. This is a video of the bunnies at Mimi Rabbit Cafe in Tokyo, arguably the most well-known cafe for the cutest and most friendly bunnies. For a small fee, you get to enter a surreal world where the bunnies (including babies!) roam about the premises, and many will get super-snuggly with you in attempt to get your attention and food!”

[*Note: Works for us. We’ve actually covered Mimi once before, back in May. But the video was too good to pass up. -Ed.]

If You Go™
What: Mimi Bun Café.
Where: Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-13-9, Karasukoma #2 Bldg 8F. (Google Map.)
Phone: 070-5079-3841.
When: Open 11am-10pm daily.
$: Cover charge is Y800 for 30 minutes, and Y1200 for 60 minutes (Y1300 on weekends.)
Misc: Website.

Gudetama: The Laziest Egg In Japan Hong Kong

Believe me when I say it took awhile to get this story straight. So..Gudetama is a…Sanrio (aha!) character. And let’s just quote RN24 for the deets:

“Sanrio’s egg-turned-mascot character gets its name from a combination of the words ‘gude'(pronouced goo-deh), which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for describing something or someone with no energy or strength, and ‘tama’ from the word tamago, which means egg in Japanese. And sure enough, Gudetama is an egg that, well..seems to lack the energy to do anything active at all.”

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And what’s all this about? Big G is taking a road trip- a special appearance from now ’til September 6 at Langham Place, a big high-end shopping spot in Hong Kong. (Location info below.)

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Unless you just wanna eat him, of course.

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If You Go™:

Where: Langham Place
Addy: Address: 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Phone: Tel: +852 3552 3388.
Hours: 11:00a – 11:00p.
Online: Website : Twitter : Merch.

(Story from Andrew Y. ~ RocketNews24)

Lookin’ For A Cute Place To Hang In Kobe?

Of course you are. Probably woke up this morning and thought, “I’d love to meet and pet the Cute Friends at Kobe Animal Kingdom.” No problem- the always dependable Robb S. takes us there.

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“It’s a nice place since nearly all the animals are just roaming around loose, and you can pet them and feed them,” he says.

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If You Go™:

Hours: Open 10am-6:30pm (last entry; Sat, Sun -5pm). Closed Thursdays.

Phone: 078-302-8899.

Addy: Chuo-ku, Kobe, Minatojima Minamimachi 7-1-9. (Google Map.)

Online: Website.

C.O. Caturday Cat Café World Tour: Nakano, Tokyo

At this point, we’re convinced Robb S. doesn’t sleep. “Neko no Kanzume (“Can of Cats”) cat cafe is in Nakano, Tokyo, with very energetic cats and human staff.” (As opposed to, er, a kitteh staff.)

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If You Go™

Online: Website : The Facebook.

Phone: 070-6522-2225.

Hours: Open noon-8pm (Sat, Sun 11am-8). Closed Wednesdays, first and third Thursdays.

Cost: Cover charge is Y1000 for the first hour on weekdays, Y1200 on weekends.

Addy: Nakano 5-68-9, AK Bldg 3F. (Google Map.)

Internet Cats Take Over NYC

UPDATED! The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NYC is featuring a new exhibit about How Cats Took Over the Internet. (And we’re in it! Click on all these images for Huge C.O. Super-Size™!)

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It runs from today until January 31st. As you might expect, this multi-media Cat-Stravaganza features all sorts of Net Celebrity Kittehs, and how they came to take over The Intertubes pop culture the world.

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If You Go™

Location: (Google Map.)

Online: Website : Facebook : Twitter.

Phone: 718-777-6888.

Hours: Wed-Thu: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m….Fri: 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m….Sat-Sun: 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Bunday: C.O. Bun Café World Tour, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Taking a Bunday detour from our C.O. Cat Café World Tour, ’cause, well, today IS Bunday, right? Café Cuteporter Robb S. took these photos for us of the Buns at “Usayu!”

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“Usayu is in a town called Ibaraki (not Ibaraki Prefecture though) in Osaka Prefecture, just a bit north of Osaka city. Maybe because of its suburban location, it’s the most spacious rabbit cafe I’ve been to.”

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If You Go™:

Addy: Ibaraki-City, Osaka-fu, Matsugamotocho 3-16, Bardens Club Bldg 2F, Ibaraki.

Hours: Open 1-7pm (last entry 6pm). Closed Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Phone: 072-629-6661

Cost: Cover is Y1300 for the first hour, and Y500 for each additional 30 minutes.

Online: Website : FB

C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Kobe, Japan

C.O. Cat Café Big J Correspondent Robb S. returns with another report! “Rainy season is finally over here in Tokyo, and it’s gotten very hot very quickly, but at least it’s not raining every single day.”

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“Here’s a new cat cafe called Miacis, from a new city – Kobe, a very picturesque port town, and the sixth-largest city in Japan. (Just half an hour by train from the recent black-cat cafe in Himeji.)

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“It’s a fairly new cafe, and full of kittens – when we entered, the proprietor told us to be careful to walk slowly and not to bump into them as they were running all over the place.
[*Note: Imagine that. -Ed.]

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Robb also located that red sports car scratching post!

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If You Go™

Online: Website.

Hours: Open 10am-9pm, Wednesday thru Sunday. Last entry 8pm.

Address: Motomachi-dori 5-4-8, Sanki Bldg 202, Kobe.

Happy Birthday, Snooty!

[*Updated! 6:20pm PT! New Video!] Wow, 67 years of Bringin’ The Blorp! Snooty is the world’s oldest Manatee, and his birthday is today!

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“Snooty, the world’s most famous manatee and verified OLDEST by the Guinness Book of World Records turns 67 years old this weekend in Sarasota Bradenton, Florida! Everybody in Tampa Bay is super proud of him and loves him a lot and wanted to tell everyone about him, if you haven’t heard of him yet! He is at the South Florida Museum and can even be seen on a webcam enjoying a special manatee “cake” with all of his friends and fans this weekend! We really are just huge Snooty & Cute Overload fans, we aren’t affiliated with the museum! Thanks for all the hours of cuteness Cute Overload!” -Tampa Bay Amber & Friends.

If You Go™ (opens PDFs)

*Admission to the birthday party in the Spanish Plaza and Outside the Museum on 10th Street is free.*

Event Map : Downtown Parking Map.