I love cats, and I miss mine dearly (had to leave him behind when I came to Korea), so when I heard there were places called cat cafes in Korea I just had to check it out. You won’t find them in small towns like the one I live in, but nearly all the larger cities have them. I went to one in Myeongdong in Seoul and even though I’d never heard of the concept until I got here, it was pretty close to how I imagined it would be–a coffee shop with cats roaming, playing and napping all over the place. It was awesome.
After taking my shoes off at the door, I paid 8,000 won to enter (just under $7) which included one free coffee drink or tea. Then I sat down and enjoyed my green tea latte while admiring the 22 different cats in the cafe.