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9 cities where you can visit a cat cafe

You can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you're not going anywhere near Tokyo.

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(Le Cafe des Chats/Facebook)

If you thought cat cafes were a purely Japanese phenomenon, we’ve got good news (or bad news if you’re allergic): you can also drink coffee and snuggle kitties in cities all over Europe and Asia. And briefly this month, you could also do it in New York, at America’s first pop-up cat cafe.

If you couldn't make it to New York, or if you can't handle the long lines, never fear; permanent cat cafes are coming to San Francisco and Oakland, Portland, and LA. But until then, you can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you’re not going anywhere near Tokyo. Here are nine other cities around the world where you can get cat love with your cappuccino.

 

1) Budapest, Hungary

Cat Cafe Budapest also bills itself as a gallery for cat-themed art.

Cat Cafe Budapest Facebook

Cat Cafe Budapest Facebook

Cat Cafe Budapest Facebook

 

Paris, France

Parisian cat cafe Le Cafe des Chats recommends that you make a reservation before visiting — the French are serious about their coffee and their cats.

Le Cafe des Chats

Le Cafe des Chats

Le Cafe des Chats

 

Penang, Malaysia

Purrfect Cat Cafe is located on an island off the coast of Malaysia. It seems like a bit of a headache to get there, but how can you deny these faces?

Purrfect Cat Cafe Facebook

Purrfect Cat Cafe Facebook

Purrfect Cat Cafe Facebook

 

Vienna, Austria

Vienna is famous for its coffeeshops. Some used to be gathering places for famous writers or composers, but only Cafe Neko is full of cats.

Cafe Neko Facebook

Cafe Neko Facebook

Cafe Neko Facebook

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Purr Cat Cafe Club features cat-shaped scones and some of the most outrageously cute kitties we’ve ever seen.

Purr Cat Cafe Club Facebook

Purr Cat Cafe Club Facebook

Purr Cat Cafe Club Facebook

 

Devon, England

Totnes Cats Cafe

Totnes Cats Cafe Facebook

Totnes Cats Cafe Facebook

Totnes Cats Cafe Facebook

 

Madrid, Spain

For some reason all the cats at La Gatoteca look a little pissed off, but they’re probably just being European. Or maybe they just hate that mural.

Vadim Trochinsky

Vadim Trochinsky

Vadim Trochinsky

 

Berlin, Germany

The name is a little on the nose, but this German Pee Pees Katzencafe is a haven of both cute cats and fancy baked goods.

Pee Pees Katzencafe Facebook

Pee Pees Katzencafe Facebook

Pee Pees Katzencafe Facebook

 

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul actually has a number of cat cafes (and a bird cafe! Drink your coffee with flying dinosaurs!). Here are some pictures from one of them, Cats Living.

Hannah Bae

Hannah Bae

Hannah Bae

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