Cat café – A themed café whose attraction is cats that can be watched and played with for hours. Patrons pay a cover fee, usually on an hourly basis, to drink coffee and relax with cats as long as they please.
Yep! You heard that right. The word cat café is recognized in the online edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English, and has been for over a year now. Koffee Kult is an online seller of 100% Arabica coffee beans and explains that the first cat café opened in Taiwan, becoming a tourist destination attracting people from all over the world. Cat cafés have been spreading all across North America since the year 2014. Instead of just playing with cats and kittens then going home, visitors are able to adopt the cats from local cat rescues. Koffee Kult is happy to report that a countless number of cats have been adopted through the efforts of these cat cafés in the United States!
The idea of a café where you can order food, drinks, and play with cats has been a huge hit. These cafés across North America have come together to create The North American Cat Café Embassy. The embassy is a network to help cat café owners and employees to get together and work for a greater cause.
While you can order Arabica coffee and relax with cats, the area where food and drinks are served is completely separated from the area where the cats are playing or being considered for adoption. This is due to compliance with the governmental food service regulations. If you are searching for a local cat café, Koffee Kult suggests you check out the map on their website!