I’ve just visited the coolest cafe ever here in Bangkok: The place had not just nice decorations and relaxed and cozy atmosphere, but about ten to fifteen cats walking around.
My friend told me about this concept cafe that apparently has become so popular recently in Japan as residents of new condominiums are not allowed to have pets anymore so that people opened up “cat cafes” to compensate for that.
It was a really cool Saturday afternoon to just hang out there, watch the cats walking around (even though most of them were just lazy and sleeping), pet them, read a book, have a chat and enjoy some drinks – they even serve some pretty good local and foreign food. Note: Prices are quite fair given the great atmosphere and all the cute meows, I had a latte macchiato and it was 90 Baht.
How to get to the Bangkok Cat Cafe?
The cafe is called Purr Cat Cafe Club (check out their Facebook page here) and located in the Thong Lor district. To get there, just take the BTS Skytrain to Thong Lo station and walk a down Sukhumvit Soi 53 for about 400m, the cat cafe will appear on the left side. You can also take a motorcycle from the BTS station, one way fare 10 Baht.
Update: The Purr Cat Cafe Club is now permanently closed.
Fortunately, there are several alternatives in the city, such as Caturday Cat Cafe (Ratchathewi BTS Station) and Kitty Cat Cafe (near Khaosan Road).