These cat cafes have been around in Japan and Taiwan for decades now, but the business model has started to come to the west with a cafe opening in San Francisco and Paris.
That's right, a cat cafe (that's a cafe filled with cats) is coming to the City by the Bay later this year. Founders David Braginsky and Courtney Hatt, who have dubbed the cafe "KitTea" describe their business as "part 'gourmet tea house' and hart 'cat and human oasis.'"
The goal of KitTea is to not only provide homeless cats with a place to call home, but to also bring humans and cats together in purrfect harmony. Here's how the cafe is described to work:
Patrons will partake of all the enjoyment and therapy that cats provide, while enjoying healthy blends of exotic teas that are ecologically sourced from around the world. Our cats will enjoy a high-quality, elegant home constructed expressly for their pleasure.