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Cat Cafes in Tokyo: The Purr-fect Companion

By Catherine Flores
July 10, 2019
Updated: July 14, 2019

Wandering in the streets of Tokyo will always surprise and amaze you because there’s always something new in this beautiful, sleepless city. Known not only for its neon-lit lively streets that seem to resemble an arcade game, high-fashion districts, and quality and scrumptious dishes, Tokyo is always known for its strange but really amazing themed restaurants and cafes. Cat cafes in Tokyo are one of them, making it one of the most popular themed cafes in the city.

Japanese people are big cat lovers! You will also see cats playing an important role in a movie or an anime series so it’s definitely not surprising to dedicate a themed cafe for these lovely feline creatures. Cat cafes in Tokyo have been around for quite some time now and it’s the perfect alternative for owners whenever they miss their pets. For those who are not familiar, a cat cafe is a themed cafe where you can spend quality time with cats while drinking your choice of drink. Imagine a room full of fluffy, fur balls pawing their way to you. You’ll find different breeds of cats in these cat cafes and if you’re lucky enough, you can win their affection and would snuggle you up! It’s the perfect venue if you like to hang around with family and friends while drinking delicious beverages and playing with cats. Cat cafes in Tokyo are so popular that it’s spread not only all over the country but also in other parts of the world. It only goes to show how we tremendously love cats! So the next time you’re around the lively streets of Tokyo, don’t forget to drop by and pay a visit to a cat cafe to get your dose of feline cuteness.

Coffee with Cat lattee

Best Cat Cafes in Tokyo

Cats and coffee? It might sound bizarre but these two actually works together! These lovely felines will surround and snuggle you up while you get your daily caffeine fix. Most cat cafes are spacious so that the cats can freely walk or run around the place and for people to enjoy more of their time gazing and admiring these cute cats. Cat cafes are the perfect place to get your feline comfort to complement with that good cup of coffee. Curated down are the best cat cafes in Tokyo. Get your cat charms ready because it’s time for the furry, meow time.

Cat Cafe Calico (6F Fuji Building 1-16-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo) is one of the largest cat cafes in the city. This two-story cat cafe houses 50 different breeds of cats and is easily found because of its convenient location. With the number of cats in the cafe, it’s almost impossible for a cat not to notice you. There’s also a store inside where you can purchase cat treats to give to the cats. They offer a grand menu of coffee drinks for you to indulge so it’s really a win-win situation.


If you like it homey, then MONTA (8F Satellite Fuji Building 1-5-2 Hanakawado, Taito, Tokyo) is for you. This cat cafe doesn’t only offer delicious drinks but also mouth-watering dishes such as pancakes, pasta, and a sweet selection of one of a kind desserts to go with your drink. It’s also praised for having such a great and impeccable interior, making it feel like you’re just at home which is one of the best feelings a cafe can offer. It’s everything you want in a cat cafe: great drinks, great food, and of course, lovely felines ready to play and shower you with love.

Cat from Monta

2.Asakusa Nekoen

Asakusa Nekoen (6F Umamichi Myoukenya Building 3-1-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo) may have a tiny space but this cat cafe has a big heart. It’s special for the very reason that the cats here are rehabilitated strays. For years, the owner has been rescuing cats and taking care of them in the cafe. These cats are up for adoption so not only are you helping the owner get these cats a home to go to but also you are contributing and helping the community.

3.Cat Cafe Cateriam

Unique and catchy, Cat Cafe Cateriam (2F Montblanc Building 2-26-6 Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo) is probably the most hipster of all the cat cafes in Tokyo. Serving up latte art coffee drinks, this cat cafe houses different breeds of cats which all have their own Twitter feeds and other memorabilia! The owner believes that each cat has its own beauty and identity and you're not going to be disappointed once you get to know their lovely cats. It’s the perfect place for family and friends to spend time with while playing with cats and having delicious coffee drinks.

4.Neko JaLaLa

Popular among enthusiasts, Neko JaLaLa (3-5-5 1F Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo) houses rare breeds of cats such as Abyssinians and Main Coons. It’s a spot reserved for those who can’t get enough of cats and want to learn more about these lovely feline creatures. A safe haven, you get to spend quality time with the cats. However, because of their nature, these feline divas will have to make you wait for your turn. So it’s highly recommended for you to call for a reservation.

Neko JaLaLa

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Catherine Flores
She’s cooking and baking for her family and friends. She finds grocery shopping therapeutic, always takes the longest time in the Asian section and debates with herself whether she needs that extra pack of instant ramen. A lover of sweets, she dreams of owning a patisserie and publishing her book but most of the time, she’s just really thinking of what to eat for breakfast the next day.
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