Stephanie is leaving soon and so we decided to go to the Gangnam sign (see post here) and a cat cafe which is right around the corner. I have missed my beautiful cats from back home and was excited to get some feline cuddles in.
To get there you take line 2 and get off at Gangnam station.
Exit by exit number 9 or 10. The easiest way is to Exit 9 on the green line and walk straight down the street. From that main street will be able to see the sign for the cat cafe on the 4th floor of a medium sized building nested in between some others~ just enter and take the elevator door up! If you are walking on the street and you hit the intersection with American Apparel on the other side you have gone too far . When we arrived (at exit 10) there was a giant dancing cat standing near a sign pointing in the direction.
The cat cafe is very popular and it is often full. Which was the case with us. So we put our name on the waiting list and the guy said he would call us when a table opened up. Luckily for us this only took about 10 mins.
When you get there you have to buy a drink for 8000 won but then you get to stay there for as long as you want (because of this rule the waiting time for your table could be a while).
There are a few rules for you to follow:
♥ Do not pick up the cats, they can sit in your lap~ but they have to climb up on their own.
♥ If a cat is sleeping, do not disturb him.
♥ Do not pull the tails (duh)
♥ No flash photography
♥ Do not disturb them if they are eating
♥ Do not feed them any human food, only cat snacks which you can purchase at the counter.
♥ Do not pet the lower back by the tail
♥ If the cat has a colored collar on he is new or on medication atm and you can not feed him snacks.
♥ Do not be loud and obnoxious! This is meant to be a peaceful place.
♥ Do not use your personal items or things like the drink straw to play with them, they provide toys.
Once we got in there were cats everywhere. You can grab a blanket and sit on the floor and wait for them to come to you. If you don’t want to sit on the floor you can sit at the table and wait for them there. We wanted to buy some cat snacks to feed them but apparently they had been fed to much and they would only begin selling the snacks after 7pm again.
We could only stay for about 45 mins but we made the most of it.
The cats are really lovable and friendly in general (there was one mean one that hissed at all the others) and they come sit on your lap without a problem.
Here is the website for the Cat’s Attic Cafe franchise.
The first Cat’s Attic Cafe opened in Myungdong, now they have 9 locations throughout Seoul and Pusan.
The general hours for this chain are 1pm-10pm.