Cafe De Kitten: Hong Kong
Phone: +852 6221 1779
Hours: Daily 13:o0 - 22:00
Entrance Fee: No
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Cafe de Cute: Review of Cafe de Kitten
Located in the frenetic Mongkok neighborhood, Cafe de Kitten serves as a welcoming escape. Serene, bright and clean with friendly staff and memorable felines, it stands out among the best cat cafes in the city. In fact, it was my favorite.
After exiting Mong Kok metro station, I battled my way through a gauntlet of people on main thoroughfare Nathan Road before turning onto Sai Yeung Choi Street and Pakpolee Commercial Centre, located behind Sino Centre (a mall famed for anime merchandise). I caught my breath while waiting in line for the elevator (tip: stand on the left side) to the 14th floor.
Despite the crazy street scene below, it was quiet Monday afternoon when I entered the cafe. I was greeted at the counter by friendly college age host who explained the minimum order requirements. After ordering a floral green tea, I was seated in the main cafe area.
There were six cats on the premises, most with pedigreed backgrounds. I later discovered I was in the presence of two Hong Kong cat celebrities, as Egg Yolk and Pineapple Bun have starred in various commercials and print ads.
Even before I was given the scoop, I definitely picked up the vibe that these were not your typical felines. Pineapple Bun, a brown tabby Persian, hopped up on a table near me and stared intently, as though studying my features. Across the room, I did a double take as Egg Yolk, a cream colored Scottish Fold, posed in a curiously languid position while gazing at me with piercing golden eyes.
His name also inspired a list of the coolest cat names from cat cafes around the world.
It's rare to experience so many strong personalities at a cat cafe, a testament to the love and care lavished upon these posh pussycats. These were extroverted kitties- active, inquisitive and smart.
The cats are the stars here, and reason alone to visit, but the lovely tea service, friendly staff and pleasing space make a visit to Cafe de Kitten an absolutely unforgettable experience.
Date Visited: 5/7/18