Cat Street: Nagoya, Japan
Address:〒460-0008 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Sakae, 3 Chome−9, 栄3丁目9-10 三星ビル4F
Phone: +81 52-242-2355
Hours: Wed-Mon 11:30 - 20:00; Closed Tues
Entrance Fee: Y700/30 minutes, drinks included
Nagoya, A Top Cat Cafe City: Review of Cat Street
Don't judge a book by its cover.
I've heard this advice hundreds of times, but I still do it. Even though I know the exterior of cat cafes can be very deceiving, I was a bit apprehensive when I approached Cat Street. The building is in need of a facelift, but is bustling and full of businesses. On the fourth floor is where you will find Cat Street.
One I entered, the friendly host asked me to remove my shoes and sanitize my hands before I followed her through the double doors. Once I was inside, I was immediately smitten.
First, the big, open space is brand new and so beautifully designed. The teal carpets, white and tan leather couches and dark wood tables make for an appealing combination. The cat equipment is thoughtfully and tastefully incorporated so that it enhances the decor vs. cluttering the space.
There are fourteen cats in residence at Cat Street and they are gorgeous! Breeds include Rag Doll, British Shorthair, Russian Blue, Maine Coon and even a Munchkin. Beautiful babies to be sure and these divas know it. They are curious and playful, but not exactly keen on being petted. It mattered not to me as I was thrilled just to sit and bask in their good looks. I sat still and was rewarded with three sweet kitties that decided to hang out near me.
For Y700, you get 30 minutes and unlimited free drinks in the separate kitchen area. The quality was above average for a Japanese cat cafe.
With excellent atmosphere and so many handsome, social kitties, a visit to Cat Street (and the city of Nagoya) is definitely worth the effort.
Date Visited: 6/12/17