While on our trip to the Bay Area, Mrs. CatParty and I hit up 2 cat cafes. The Dancing Cat San Jose popped up last year for a few months near downtown San Jose. Coincidentally, it’s right next to my favorite spot to grab an horchatta( Casa Vikcy …. I miss you ) The timing was perfect since they announced that they would be open for another few months starting on the final few days of our trip. Unlike the cat cafes in Japan where everything is to turn a profit and the cats are more show animals, these spots are set up as adoption agencies through a shelter. Every cat in the cafe is up for adoption and this is a much more relaxed setting to spend some time with the kitties where it doesn’t feel like you’re visiting a bare bones room.
If you are in San Jose and have some time, please check them out. It’s $10 for an hour with these playful guys and I believe reserving a time online is highly recommended.
Their website can be found at http://www.thedancingcat.org/