Nowadays, everybody is aware that animal cafe is a thing. It’s now really easy to find many places to get a nice drink and play along with lovely pets. But as you might be aware those animal cafes exist, you might also know that some owner do not respect the animals. It is sometimes hard when you come in a new country to be 100% sure the place you will go respect the animals as much as you do. To help you discover the pleasure of animal cafe, we found 4 cafes that are totally safe for pets !
THANK’S NATURE CAFE
ADDRESS : 10 Hongik-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Let’s start with the most original one ! I guess than usually when you are thinking of animal cafe you are mainly thinking about cat cafe. Thanks Nature Cafe is the house of a couple of sheeps! Yup you heard me right. Please, be aware than you can pet the sheeps only if you order a drink from the place. If you are not thirsty but happens to pass by you can just come to say hi to the lovely animals or you can sometimes see them from the bottom of the stairs. If you do decide to enjoy the cafe, I highly recommend to try some of their waffles. They also have a large choice of drinks, that will not get you disappointed. Oh ! Last thing to mention if you get lucky and happens to come at the same time with the owner you will not only meet sheep but also a lovely dog !
ADDRESS : 76 Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Cheongpadong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
This is another weird animal cafe before we get to more classical ones ! It’s a raccoon cafe ! Yes this cafe is hosting two lovely raccoon. The owner rescued them while they were babies and did not like to let them alone at home. So in the end, she brought them in the cafe. Not too long ago, a pig and a corgi joined the two raccoons. The place is divided in two areas, the cafe and the raccoons play room. Usually the raccoons are not allowed in the cafe area has they are stealing food and drinks ! There is no admission fee, you can get in the raccoon area by getting a drink at the cafe. Please, if going there respect all of the rules that will be explained to you are those are still wild animal and they can bite you if angry. In this cafe, I highly recommend you to try their Goguma Latte (Sweet Potato Latte).
ADDRESS : 36-10 Wausan-ro 21-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Let’s get to the most classical animal cafe… Cat Cafe ! It’s not really hard to find Cat Cafe with nice owners that respect animals but this one is special. Not only you can play and pets the cat but you can also get your own little room to play video games ! The owner used this way so people can rotate between playing with cats and enjoy other activities. There is not only video games but also board games. There is many different types of cat and breed. All of them have a name and their own character. To get to play with the cat and have access to all the games, you have to pay an entrance fee that includes a drink. There is also a part of the cafe that is a shop for cat clothes and accessories.
ADDRESS : 64 Yanghwa-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
The last cafe is a dog cafe ! In Korea, it’s very hard to own a pet has most landlord refuse animals in apartment. This is the main reason why nowadays there is more and more koreans going to animal cafe and mainly dog cafe. The Bau House is one of the most famous dog cafe and it is located in Hapjeong. After purchasing a drink, the staff will show you the different dogs along with their names and breed. Once again this cafe is split in two areas : small dogs and large dogs. It’s perfect if you are usually afraid to play with bigger dogs. This cafe is also very nice because the staff is always making it clean and comfortable for you but also the 20 doggos playing there.
We hope this small guide will help you discover nice and safe places. Please if you do visit any of those cafe let us know in the comment section how was the experience ! Also please while going to those cafe be careful to respect all the rules establish by the place to respect your safety and the animals one too.
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