Do you love animals? Do you love coffee? What if you could mix them together into one coffee-and-animal-filled concoction? Well, you’re in luck. Over the past few years, pet cafes have cropped up across the world, and they are becoming more and more weird and wonderful as time goes by. Not only can you grab your caffeine fix in these places, but you can also take selfies with your favorite animals, stroke them as many times as you want, and just surround yourself with some furry friends. What could be better than that?
The Raccoon Cafe - Seoul
We wonder what animals are in this cafe? Of course, The Raccoon Cafe is full of raccoons, and it’s safe to say that they are pretty adorable. Raccoons aren’t for everybody, but the animals in this South Korean cafe aren’t the kind of raccoons that will root around in your trash cans and leave a mess for you to clear up in the morning. Instead, they’ll cuddle up to you, they’ll eat food from your hands, and they’ll even just chill out on your shoulder if you want them to.
Oia Art Cafe - Taipei
If you love watching videos of cute alpacas as much as we do, you’ll love the Oia Art Cafe in Taipei. That’s because this alpaca cafe doesn’t keep their animals in cages or in their own little apartments. They are instead allowed to roam free throughout the whole establishment, which means they might come up to your table and see what all the fuss is about, or they might just chill out in the corner and have a snooze. As if that wasn’t enough, this cafe also doubles up as an art gallery!
Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium - London
If your life goal is to become a crazy cat lady, then this is the place for you. London is home to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, and it offers everything you could possibly need to make your kitten dreams come true. With 12 cats that climb up frames on the walls, look out the windows, and snooze on the cafe chairs, you definitely don’t have a shortage of cats to enjoy. As if that wasn’t enough, the whole place is also kitted out in cat-friendly decor that will leave you wishing you didn’t have to leave.
Moff Animal Cafe - Tsukuba
When planning a group outing to an animal cafe, arguments can ensue. After all, if one person wants to go to a rabbit cafe but the others want to go to an alpaca cafe, there’s just no way to choose between them. Luckily, you don’t have to. The Moff Animal Cafe in Japan caters to animal lovers as a whole because they have a whole host of pets for you to enjoy. From parrots to iguanas and tortoises to baby chicks, there is something for everyone.
If you love animals and you love coffee and cake, then we think your weekend plans are sorted. Hop on a plane to one of these places and see what all of the fuss is about for yourself.