The rise of cat cafes

Be warned, felines are taking over. And they’ve trained their gaze on cafes
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath, Anjali Thomas
Published: Feb 27, 2015
The rise of cat cafes

Image by : Alexander / Reuters

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  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
  • The rise of cat cafes
From Russia, with a purr
Dyushes, a don sphynx cat, stretches on a regal armchair at the Cats Republic Art Cafe in
St Petersburg, Russia, which started out as a branch of the Vsevolozhsk Cat Museum. The cafe includes an exhibition area, a library and a separate hall with cats living inside. Visitors to the cafe can pay $5-10 to play with the cats. According to a report in The St Petersburg Times, 15 cats live in the Republic. The cafe’s newest citizens include a mixed-breed cat named Gauguin, a Leopard cat christened Gala and a purebred American Curl whose name is Mango