A Place to Just be (with Cats)

The very first cat café on record, the Cat Flower Garden, opened in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1998. The idea was simple: offer the residents of this crowded city, living in tiny apartments that didn’t allow pets, a place to just come and be with cats, to “provide relaxing companionship in what otherwise is stressful, urban life” (otherwise known as a cat fix).

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