We’ve previously covered the phenomenon of the “cat café” in Japan, where about 100 of the feline friendly establishments have developed. (http://www.roaste.com/CafeRoaste/News/2011/02/03/Japanese-Coffee-Shops-C… and http://www.roaste.com/CafeRoaste/News/2011/09/21/Coffee-Shop-Has-Gone-Ca… ) Some of your comments reflected disbelief that such places exist. Well, Japan is another world, another culture, but now a close neighbor – Vancouver, Canada – boasts its first cat café. Believe it or not.
Misty Harris reported on the café in the Vancouver Sun. It indeed does have kitty accompaniment to go with your coffee, but in contrast to the venue in Japan, here the cat play is free. It is hoped in fact that customers will become attached and take one of the kitties home, because these are cats that need adoption and there are plenty more where these came from. Adoption fees run from $15 to $75, but cover the shots and neutering.
The rest is here: Would You Believe a Cat Café in … Canada? | ROASTe.