In this video we visit a cat café (고양이 다락방) in Hongdae — Seoul, Korea. Cat cafes are very popular in Korea. With busy work schedules and small apartments it can be difficult for people to keep pets. Well, cat cafes are the perfect solution for the animal lover! Considering we’re both here on just a one year teaching contract it’s not possible for us to have our pet. This is easily the next best thing.
Wandering around the city, it’s not unusual to come across a person dressed in a cat suit (usually one of Garfield) advertising a cat café in the area. The one we visited was in Hongdae, just a two-minute walk from Hongik University Station Exit 9. At first, we had a bit of a difficult time finding it but with a gigantic Garfield showing us the way, we soon arrived at the cat cafe.
Admission to the cat café was 8000 won, which is close to $8USD. That included a beverage and unlimited time playing with all the cats in the café. You can participate in feeding time, and additionally, you can purchase small treats for 2000-3000 won to lure the cats your way.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to feel like a cat magnet, spread a little soft cat food on your hand and watch as you’ll soon have a gang of furry feline friends.
It’s a wonderful place to feed and play with cats of all ages and sizes including some very exotic breeds, such as ones that look like Aliens.
The cats are all very friendly. Just remember a few ground rules: no picking up and hugging the cats, don’t use flash when photographing the cats, don’t disturb the cats that are sleeping, and don’t feed them any human food.