Taiwan opened the world’s first cat cafe in 1998 and the cat cafe concept caught on in Japan and spread like crazy. Now other places have started opening up cat cafes including London, Los Angeles, and now Vancouver.
The cat cafe dubbed Catfé will have two sections. One side will serve food and beverages, and the other will be a cat lounge where customers can play with cats from the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.
“I just find there’s something magical in the non-verbal communication with a soft cuddly little fur ball,” said cat-sitter and cat photographer Michelle Furbacher. Furbacher has launched a crowd-funding campaign with a goal of $50,000 to help get Catfé off the ground, so if you want to help, donate and help make Vancouver just another city where cat cafes can start taking over the world.