Cake, coffee and cats in Budapest

While the idea of sharing a restaurant with 15 cats might not thrill everyone, for feline lovers the Cat Café, which opened in Budapest’s District VI in February, is a revelation. The cat café trend, which first took root in Japan, has made its way to the European continent and enjoys increasing popularity, say the café’s owners.

Ádám Tóth is a devoted cat owner and one of the proprietors of the Cat Café, which is something of a continuation of family tradition – his family runs a private zoo housing hippopotamuses and big cats.
“There’s been a cat café in Vienna for a while now,” he says. “My colleague Kriszta and I travelled there, took a look at it and decided to launch our own Hungarian version.”

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