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Cat Cafe

Do you think this would work anywhere else than in Japan?

http://sarahmarchildon.blogspot.com/...y-petting.html
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Old 02.03.2009, 08:25
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Re: Cat Cafe

Probably not....

Near where we lived in Yokohama there was a dog biscuit bakery....

http://www.bento.com/rev/2470.html

Funnily enough, our dogs still preferred the stuff we got from the regular bakery.
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Old 02.03.2009, 08:29
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Re: Cat Cafe

It might work in Malaysia where a lot of residents adore cats.

By the way, the cat cookies and soup look rather delicious. I wouldn't mind being reborn as a cat -- most of them are so-ooooo pampered.

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By the way, the cat cookies and soup look rather delicious. I wouldn't mind being reborn as a cat -- most of them are so-ooooo pampered.
Yes, being reborn as a cat would be the best, especially, if I look at the way we threat our own cat....
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Re: Cat Cafe

I HONESTLY thought (when I saw the cat-brothel comment) that it was a place you brought your horny tomcat to have sex with neutered females.
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Re: Cat Cafe

Found one in Switzerland, but still, not as good as the one in japan... xD

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/c...ts-in-geneva#/

Wondering if there are more here
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Old 18.02.2018, 08:36
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Re: Cat Cafe

I saw one in Canada. Just a couple of cats
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Re: Cat Cafe

I went to two different ones in Bangkok and they were both great. Heaps of cats wanting some play time while you have coffee and cake. And I believe there is one in Perth Australia, although I never went before moving over here.
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Re: Cat Cafe

I've seen them in London, Paris and Krakow on my travels recently.

I visited one in Japan once. They sound nice but the reality isn't quite as good: you imagine being surrounded by 20 adorable purring cats, in fact they're mainly indifferent to the passing humans; many are asleep. Meanwhile all those cats means a crowded litter tray and with it the ever-present smell in the air, even if the café took care to hide their toilet behind a screen and the staff empty the troughs out as often as possible.

Big cities in Japan have a variety of animal cafés with rabbits and even owls and because there's no accounting for taste, reptiles as well.
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in fact they're mainly indifferent to the passing humans; many are asleep.
I've only been once at a place like this in Japan. Same here. I did not have the feeling that the cats enjoyed being touched by everyone and being carried around like dolls by kids. They looked more like "meh let's get it over with". Didn't feel right to me.
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Re: Cat Cafe

I went on holidays a year ago to St Petersburg and near my hotel there was a cat café


https://www.mircorp.com/russias-firs...st-petersburg/


so at least in Russia I know there is one
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Re: Cat Cafe

Would that be for English or Schweizer Deutsch speaking cats?

Here, it's not hard to find a friendly cat in the apartment house or outside who want attention when they feel like it.

This to me sounds like cat exploitation, sorry (and I'm not even a cat person).
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Old 19.02.2018, 15:57
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Re: Cat Cafe

Some could see it like this:

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Re: Cat Cafe

Yeah, but if you cant have a cat in your flat, and the cats from the neighborhood are not that friendly, you are kind of running out of options
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Yeah, but if you cant have a cat in your flat, and the cats from the neighborhood are not that friendly, you are kind of running out of options
If it's that important - then time to find another apartment that fits you (and your cat) .
But as mentioned, I'm by no means to be taken as a benchmark.

There are better references on EF.
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Found one in Switzerland, but still, not as good as the one in japan... xD

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/c...ts-in-geneva#/

Wondering if there are more here
Not sure if the Cat cafe in Geneva pushed through as I wanted to visit them as well

In any case, im starting to do my own research on starting a Cat cafe in Switzerland and any kind of feedback is appreciated
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Cat Cafe in Zurich? What do you think?

Hi there!

I have been thinking for a while how come Switzerland doesn't have a Cat Cafe (one was planned last 2015 in Geneva but didnt push through) so I told myself it wouldn't hurt to dream and try opening one

Will start a survey soon but would be great to know what are english forumers thoughts on this. Is there a reason why we haven't had one yet?
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Re: Cat Cafe

Can't find any trace of the Geneva one, the domain name has expired it seems and nothing else coming up for other parts of Switzerland. Considering the woman who wanted to start the Geneva one only got 11 backers I doubt it went ahead.
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Re: Cat Cafe

A quick google shows that an application was made for a cat cafe in Bern, by a gentleman associated with a similar cafe in Germany.

Apparently there were regulatory hurdles, initially a rejection due to hygiene regulations, later addressed by a new concept. There were also Tierschutz concerns.

While several articles discussing the pending project come up, I do not see any mention of the cafe actually getting off the ground.

You can easily google the same articles, and perhaps try to contact the gentleman behind the project.



(I am uncomfortable with the whole concept, so am not going to post links.)
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A quick google shows that an application was made for a cat cafe in Bern, by a gentleman associated with a similar cafe in Germany.

Apparently there were regulatory hurdles, initially a rejection due to hygiene regulations, later addressed by a new concept. There were also Tierschutz concerns.

While several articles discussing the pending project come up, I do not see any mention of the cafe actually getting off the ground.

You can easily google the same articles, and perhaps try to contact the gentleman behind the project.

(I am uncomfortable with the whole concept, so am not going to post links.)

Thanks a lot meloncollie! Still new in the forum so not sure how to add this "thank you" points but I would add it once I figure it out. For some reason this Cat Cafe idea in Bern didnt show up when I was searching. Maybe because most articles were in German, currently looking it up and only Blue Cat restaurant is showing up but still search for some more.

It would be great to hear some cons about the concept as well but only if you are comfortable in sharing.

Wish you a nice day, thanks again

I contacted the facebook page and emailed the person who started the crowdfunding for the Cat cafe in Geneva but the email bounced back saying it wasnt working anymore.

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