Pet cafes continue to pop up all over the place, which is a testament to how much people love animals and hanging out with non-human company. If this sounds like you, we've scoured the internet to find some of the best pet-themed cafes dotted around the globe. From the ever-popular cat cafe to choices that are slightly out of the ordinary, get ready to discover what's out there. P.S. Many of them are in Tokyo and Seoul.
Play Taylor Swift's "London Boy" on full blast and head to Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, where cake, whimsy, and 2-storeys full of fur babies await. The cats are so chilled out, and their happiness is contagious. They're rehomed after a few years or if they show signs of discontent, so you can pop in with your heart at ease. Indulge in cat-shaped scones on cat-shaped crockery. The high tea is a winner.
Not everyone's a pig person, but if the idea of micropigs unleashes squeals of delight, then you're going to want to check out this porcine haven in parts of Japan. It'll make all your "Charlotte's Web" and "Babe: Pig in the City" dreams come true. There may even be some donuts on the menu.
Hedwig fans, we've got you covered. It's a head-turning, big-eyed Owl City over at this highly-reviewed hot spot, and you won't forget the experience anytime soon. Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou opened in 2014 and houses dozens of owls for you to observe and pet. Concierges brief you and take pics of you with these wise, feathered creatures in an optimal environment.
Look, we don't judge over here, so if you prefer your pet cafes to be on the more ssslithery ssside of the ssstreet, more power to you. Tokyo Snake Center allows you to dine with serpents in tow.
If you're vacationing in Malaysia, there's a Siberian husky café in Malacca City that will have you oohing and aahing over these blue-eyed cuties. Many of the dogs are show dogs, so they know how to be good boys and girls. Feel a connection with one of the dogs? There's a chance you could take it home. Don't forget to book your preferred one-hour time slot. FYI, The Huskitory sells food and drinks.
When you're not in the mood for kitsch but just want an awesome dog-friendly café to stop by with Fido, you can do no better than Burrow in Queensland, Australia. Burrow will give your pup free treats and cure your hunger pangs with dishes like Hong Kong eggs. Big dogs are welcome, too.
This quirky café is a hop, skip, and jump away from Wierzbno metro station. If huge lattes with marshmallows sound appealing to you, and you're a big fan of cats, you'll be raving about Miau's cozy ambiance, complete with calming music. The cats aren't always keen on socializing, but that's not unexpected—you'll just have to read the room.
Leave it to the Geordies to create a super welcoming garden-themed space for animal lovers aged 12 and over. You'll find wholesome, stress-relieving fun and plenty of beverages and food options to suit your palate. The dogs vary in age and personality, and you pay per hour. Staff wrap the puppies in blankies and hand them over for cuddling.
Visitors to Taipei can hob-nob with tame alpacas during lunchtime in the Shilin District. The alpacas casually amble around the establishment while patrons eat hot pots and donuts. They're friendly, adorable, and Instagrammable, but they may steal a bite of your food, so keep your meal out of reach if you're feeling precious about it. Service is good here, the food is presented well, and there's a nice range to choose from.
Zoo Café in Budapest, Hungary, makes for a fab date night idea. You can order a coffee or full meal and interact with bearded dragons, corn snakes, tarantulas, and other unconventional pets. There are Maine Coons and macaws in the mix too. Opened in 2014, this animal-crazy café continues to draw visitors thanks to its professional staff and setting and capacity for large groups. Kids will enjoy spending time here, too.
Cat Town Café in Oakland, California, was the first cat café to open in the United States. You'll find up to 20 cats wandering around the Cat Zone. These fur babies are former shelter cats that were bound for the big classroom in the sky before being rescued. You can buy treats and feline merch at RAWR Coffee Bar and take them into Cat Town. Visits are free for children under 2, and it's advisable to reserve a spot in advance.
Thanks Nature Café in South Korea's capital isn't a baaad idea at all. If you're used to counting sheep before you sleep, you may want to take a selfie with the two snow-white and fluffy residents at this popular coffee spot. Thank Nature serves yummy waffles and the excellent local Terarosa blend for those who need a pick-me-up. Adorable sheep motifs abound.
Off to explore Ancient Egypt and the Great Pyramids of Giza? Why not unwind at The Dog Café nearby? Buy freshly baked treats and watch dog owners stop by to treat their canine besties to all kinds of fresh food. A warm and welcoming team, cool decor, and a modern sensibility enhance the atmosphere. You'll relish stopping by after the heat, hustle, and bustle of the tourist hubs.
This one's for the pug lovers out there—you're a special breed, just like your favorite pups. The "Living Room" in Kyoto, Japan, will drop you into pug heaven. Imagine a dozen of these cuties gathering at your feet. You can cuddle with members of this group of short-nosed doggies and buy snacks for yourself and the pooches you're bonding with. Operating hours vary, so plan adequately to avoid disappointment.
At Harry Hedgehog Café in Japan, you can hold a cute-as-a-button hedgehog for half an hour. For an extra fee, you'll get some mealworms to feed the prickly little creature. Branches in Yokohama and Harajuku can also feature chinchillas, otters, and rabbits, and if you bond with a hedgehog, you may be able to purchase it. If you want something to eat or drink, there are plenty of good spots nearby.
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