Cafe 299: tokyo, Japan

 

Contact Information

Address: 〒170-0013 東京都豊島区東池袋1 Chome−23, 1−23−9 近代bld.10号館5f

Phone:  +81 3-6914-0071

Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 - 22:00

Entrance Fee:  Y200/10 minutes

Ratings

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Website / Social Media

Website: nya-n.jp

Facebook: None

Instagram: None

Twitter: @nekomise_o

Cat vs Cafe (70/30)

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Lounger's Delight:  Review of Cafe 299

Café 299 was hard to find, but once there, even harder to leave. 

It came up on a random list from a Google search online but when I tried to Google map it, I couldn’t. 

Undeterred as I am in my quest to visit every cat café in the world, I narrowed the area on Maps.me and after doing a double take on the street, had my aha moment.  On the 5th floor of a six-story building, I enjoyed the vibe of the café, the second I arrived.  Less posh than Mocha, but nicer than many of the cafes in the Tokyo area, Café 299 strikes a good balance between a slightly upscale environment that also feels completely welcoming and cozy, with tons of comfy couches and even actual beds!

Precisely the type of place you would want to cuddle up with a cup of coffee and a kitty.

The pricing system is also a bit different, which is nice for those short on time- each ten minute increment costs 200 yen ($1.81 USD) with coffee (from a machine) an extra charge.

I counted about fifteen cats, a bit on the low side considering how large the room is, and it felt like patrons were vying for the attention of the few cats that were awake. 

I had a very enjoyable 40 minutes.  My bed/couch was so comfortable, I had to force myself to leave after one sweet kitty had fallen asleep next to me. 

If relaxation is what you are seeking, put Café 299 on your list when in Tokyo.

Date Visited:  6/4/17

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