Mews and Nips: Cat Cafe May Be Coming to Los Angeles


I’m happy to see more and more information on cat cafes coming to North America. In most jurisdictions, health department regulations prohibit establishments that serve food to have animals on the premises, but some creative entrepreneurs are finding legal ways around this issue. The most recent cat lover to attempt to open a cat cafe in the US is Carlos Wong. LA Weekly reports that Wong has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed for the project. Wong, a graphic designer, got his cat cafe passion from a year in Tokyo. When he returned to LA in January, he wondered if the animal café concept would work in L.A. After talking to the L.A. County Department of Public Health, who advised him that his plan would be possible if the cats were in a different building than the food preparation, he decided to move forward. For more information on Wong’s project, read the full story on LA Weekly.

If If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you why you should never take a cat bite lightly, on Tuesday, we shared some fascinating facts about your cat’s tongue, on Wednesday, we explored whether cats can tell time, and on Friday, we reviewed Amy Shojai’s new thriller, Hide and Seek. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Drinkwell Pagoda fountain from!

The “squee factor” on today’s video is off the scales. Enjoy!


Have a great weekend!


Photo via LA Weekly

4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Cafe May Be Coming to Los Angeles

  1. Sue Brandes
    March 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm (7 years ago)

    Aww cute video. I would love to go to a cat cafe even though I have my own kitties.

  2. Caren Gittleman
    March 8, 2014 at 9:00 am (7 years ago)

    they had contacted me for their kick starter campaign, still waiting for info, hope it comes to fruition!

  3. Riverfront Cats
    March 8, 2014 at 8:44 am (7 years ago)

    We wish more people open cat cafes around the world. It’s such a good idea. There are already many cafes where you can go with your dog but no with your cat. I hope Carlos get to make this project a reality.

  4. Viki Worden
    March 8, 2014 at 7:16 am (7 years ago)

    I love the video of Rocky! I wish they had a cat cafe here in Binghamton New York. It would be perfect for my kitty Cisco. I don’t think my other three would do well. I love when I go into a store of any kind and there are cats walking around visiting you. It makes me feel that that store is a place I want to shop at. People who love animals are the best people!


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