Cafes for Cat Lovers~
Posted on 20 August 2019
Thailand is well-known for its beautiful islands and great eats, but do you know what else is in abundance in the land of smiles? Cat cafes! Yasss, cat lovers rejoice! This feline-friendly dining concept that originated in Taiwan has taken root in some of Thailand’s major cities, so today we’ll be taking you through the top 3 cafes where you can boop all the kucings you heart desires.
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Arguably the most popular one on this list, Caturday Cat Café is a whimsical café that houses around 40 cats of various breeds and sizes. Up to 20 cats roam the dining area at once so visitors won’t have to fight for the affections of these feline companions. On the walls, you’ll find quirky portraits of cats in the style of Renaissance paintings.
If you have ethical concerns about patronizing cat cafes, past visitors have noted that the Caturday cats are noticeably healthy, clean and well taken care of. Some of them are even dressed in adorable costumes like fairy wings and classy neck ruffs. Just look at this suave fella here...
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You can choose to be seated at the regular dining tables or the floor tables for better kitty cuddles. If you visit at the right time, you’ll even get to experience an eye-opening, spiritual-cleansing, life-changing phenomena - cat feeding.
Caturday Cat Cafe
Address: 89/70 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Thanon Phetchaburi, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand
Business Hours: 12pm - 9pm (Closed on Mondays)
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Catmosphere stands out as “the world’s first space-themed cat cafe”, complete with quirky murals of cartoon cats flying around on spaceships and an aptly-named cat crew. The feline friends that wander the cafe space are no ordinary cats - they’re catstronauts with fitting names like Apollo, Obi Wan, Yoda and Buzz (See the recurring theme?). As another blogger put it, you’ll certainly have “a close encounter of the furry kind” here. Do take note that Catmosphere is only a small cafe with around 8 tables, so it’s better to visit during non-peak hours if you don’t want to wait to be seated.
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Catmosphere Cat Café
Address: 233/5 Huaykaew Rd, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Business Hours: 10am - 7pm
B Cat Cafe is located right beside the B Shady Restaurant, which is convenient for travellers who want to have a filling meal before/after their catscapade. Due to the high demand, each guest needs to buy at least a cup of coffee and a piece of cake in order to enter the cafe. Around 17 friendly kitties call this cosy little establishment their home, and when they’re not napping all over the seats, they’ll be trying to “get a closer look” at your drinks.
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B Cat Café
Address: 34, 36 ถนน เทพกษัตรี ตำบล ตลาดใหญ่ Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Business Hours: 11am - 8.30pm (Weekdays), 11am - 10pm (Weekends)
Now remember, folks: while cat cafes are entertaining, the cats are not for our entertainment, so we need to be respectful and careful when handling them. All ethical cat cafes enforce a set of rules to create a safe, comfortable and stress-free environment for our furry friends (e.g. don’t forcefully pick up cats minding their own business and don’t disturb sleeping cats). Since the rules differ from cafe to cafe, be sure to ask the server about the do’s and don’ts before approaching the cats.
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