Kitty Cafes

Kitty Cafes

“Cat cafes — establishments that allow you to make feline friends while you enjoy your coffee — already exist in Paris and Japan, and … the concept will soon hit San Francisco. The trend has been slow to catch on in the U.S., mostly due to strict health codes that prohibit the presence of animals in restaurants. But the team behind the upcoming California cafe — obviously named KitTea — plans to make it work by running two separate operations: a tea house and a ‘cat sanctuary.’”

— “San Francisco Cat Cafe: Video Tour of Other Cat Cafes in Japan,” Samantha Grossman, TIME Magazine


“Here Comes KitTea, San Francisco’s First Cat Cafe,” Rose Garrett, SF Eater


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One Response to “Kitty Cafes”

  1. Cat Café | NotionsCapital Says:

    […] Cat cafés seem to have started in Japan and spread to Europe, but New York’s is the first in the United States, though only open for four days. Purina One Cat Café is downtown and, as seems natural, only 8 blocks from Katz’s Delicatessen. […]

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