Circles and Squares

Insights into Korea's Sudden Rise

The Cat Cafe in Sinchon

A remarkable cafe has opened in Sinchon, just a few minutes away from the gates of Yonsei University. This “Cat Cafe” is inhabited by 19 cats who walk back and forth between the adoring customers, and also climb up the elaborate cat structures that run along the walls and the ceiling of the large room.

 

I had heard rumors about the Cat Cafe previously, but only stumbled upon it when I met someone dressed up in a cat outfit walking along the street nearby.

 

cat cafe

 

The Cat Cafe is extremely popular with young Korean girls, but it is also increasingly frequented by Chinese tourists. The staff is deeply attached to the nineteen resident cats and they are happy to relate tales about the cat fights and the rankings of the cats in the hierarchy.

Ladder up to the second level.

Ladder up to the second level.

Pictures of the residents lined up on the blue wall below the walkway to the skywalk the runs below the ceiling.

Pictures of the residents lined up on the blue wall below the walkway to the skywalk the runs below the ceiling.

glancing down the center of the Cat Cafe.

glancing down the center of the Cat Cafe.

Fun facts about the cats.

Fun facts about the cats.

One of the most popular mugs at Cat Cafe.

One of the most popular mugs at Cat Cafe.

Special cat perch.

Special cat perch.

 

"dog tags" for cats!

“dog tags” for cats!

 

 

I found this link for another Cat Cafe in Sinchon when doing my homework.

 

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