There are many animal lovers in Hong Kong but due to small apartments and crazy busy lifestyles, not many people are able to adopt a pet. Enter – cat cafés! A great opportunity for cat enthusiasts meet, pet and give scritches to cats while enjoying a nice coffee and a snack, or even a full meal if they are hungry. Most cafés are also very supportive of local cat shelters and adoptions, so it’s a way to give back to the community. So if you’re a local or tourist cat lover, here is your ultimate list to cat cafés around the city!
Cat Island Café — Causeway Bay
As the oldest, having been around for 18 years, and perhaps the most conveniently located, a visit to Cat Island Café is a must for all cat lovers. They have nine adorable, friendly cats who have been adopted and who absolutely love getting pets. The cutest part? Their food is cat-inspired or shaped so you’ll have plenty to add to your Instagram feed. If you are looking for something sweet, do try their cat shaped Chocolate and Sweet Milk Toast or the Strawberry Pancakes, but if you’d prefer something savoury and more filling, then you must get their Japanese Beef Meow Bowl. This place does get busy over the weekends so be sure to grab your spot early!
Cat Island Café, Flat D-E, 3/F, Po Ming Building, Fu Ming Street, Causeway Bay | +852 2710 9953
Café de Kittens — Mong Kok
This hidden gem in Mong Kok has six adorable, fluffy and friendly cats, giving a cozy, relaxed and home feel. As with all cats, while they might be playful, they need to be treated with respect and care. One of the favourites of customers is the fluffy black cat, Dumpling. So definitely give him a pet and a cuddle if you visit! The owner is undoubtedly a cat lover himself, and you can talk to him for hours on end about his cats. They have a large selection of cakes, snacks and drinks, in case you’re hungry. Some must try dishes include their Matcha Green Tea Layer Cake, Baked Potato Wedges and the Rose smoothie. The minimum charge is HK$68 per hour per person, and it is a cash only store.
Café de Kittens, Shop 1401, 14/F, Pakpolee Commercial Centre, 1A Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok | +852 6221 1779
Cats Tea Room — Tsuen Wan & Tsim Sha Tsui
With over 25 cats in their Tsuen Wan branch at a given point, you will be sure to find one to take that perfect selfie with! Moreover, Cats Tea Room is committed to helping stray cats both by adopting 8 former strays, and also donating to local NGOs that help strays in Hong Kong. The minimum charges are HK$68 (HK$79 on weekends and public holidays) for the first hour and HK$38 (HK$48 on weekends and public holidays) for every hour after. This includes a free drink! And you can also feed the cats with treats for just HK$12, a great way to interact with the cats and get more pets. Food for humans is also available, and you must grab one of their many cookies with your coffee.
Tsuen Wan branch: 1/F, 45 Tai Ho Road | 852 6633 0790
Tsim Sha Tsui branch: Flat 3, Floor 3, 53 Haiphong Road, Hai Phong Mansion | +852 3463 8853
Urban Café — Kwun Tong & Mong Kok
If you are looking for a quiet oasis in the city, where you get to meet nice people, and of course, adorable cats, Urban Café is your place to go! It is accessible to people of all ages, and so is a great place to bring your kids to learn how to interact with animals. The food variety is also substantial and you can have a full meal surrounded by the greatest animals. If you’re wanting Steak, Risotto or even breakfast foods, you have many options. They also serve the infamous dalgona in a number of different flavours, such as Rose and Matcha, that I bet you haven’t tried at home!
Kwun Tong branch: 6/F, Block 1, Camel Paint Building, 62 Hoi Yuen Road | +852 5307 3636
Mong Kok branch: 2/F, Kiu Jian Building, 566-568A Nathan Road | +852 6832 6990
Plum House — Kwun Tong
Plum House is known not only for its cats but also their scrumptious food. The locals often drop in to enjoy the Omurice and Japanese Curry. The prices are super affordable with dishes costing between HK$30 – 50. They also serve some incredible desserts so be sure to try the Chocolate Banana Mousse Cake. And when it comes to cats, there are a whopping total of 13 adorable cats! They are also happy to provide temporary shelter for cats if you are travelling. They even have cat-inspired games and books, so it truly feels like you are sitting in someone’s home! But beware, there is often a long wait, so try to book in advance. Also, unfortunately kids under the age of 14 are not allowed, so you might need to leave your kids with a babysitter.
Plum House Cat 2012, Room 3, 14th Floor, Shing Wan Industrial Building, 15-17 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong | +852 9128 7239
Cat Jungle — Mong Kok
As the first outdoor cat café in Hong Kong, Cat Jungle has a lot to offer. The cats have a ton of space to roam around and there are often new cats, especially kittens popping up! This is because Cat Jungle has cats for adoption. Most of the cats are well-behaved and excited to play with humans! There is a minimum spend of HK$68 per person for the first hour, and HK$48 for the second, which includes a drink. You also have some food options, including snacks such as potato wedges and chicken wings, and if you’re hungry there is also carbonara and a jungle special. The jungle special is also edible for the cats so if you’re looking to bribe one, be sure to order one!
Cat Jungle, 1002, Good Hope Building, No.5 Sai Yeung Choi St S, Mong Kok | +852 9664 6361
MeowcastleHK — Tsim Sha Tsui
If you are in TST and looking for a hangout with some friend (and cats!) check out meowcastlehk. Located in an inconspicuous building, the inside has a bright and fresh décor with some great Japanese dishes such as tamagoyaki and chicken skewers, and they have a special written on their whiteboard every day! Meowcastle also supports adoption and they often take in cats to socialize them before they go to their furever home! The staff are all cat lovers themselves and give lots of care and attention when you are playing with the cats, reminding you of their name and personality. They also ask you to remove your shoes, so please make sure to wear socks. Minimum spending is HK$80 per person, and time allocation is between 1.5 – 2 hours. Be sure to bring cash!
Meowcastlehk, 2/F, 30 Haiphong Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 6251 2147
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