If the nonstop sharing of Internet cat videos is any indication, people will always be obsessed with felines. Even though these beloved pets are known to sometimes have icy personalities, there’s just something about seeing a bouncy kitten or a curled-up cat that remind us of the comforts of home. Luckily for cat-loving travelers, a cuddly fix on the road is now possible.
The first cat cafe, the Taipei-based Cat Flower Garden, opened its doors in 1998, and since then, the furry concept has spawned a worldwide trend. Now, whether you’re tanning on Melbourne's beaches or backpacking through western Europe, there's a plethora of cozy hangouts to stop into for coffee and kitty time. Ahead, discover ten cat cafes around the world that are worth visiting—that is, if you’re in need of a cute pick-me-up in between all that sightseeing and adventuring.
By Jinnie Lee