Budapest-- A cafe that will make you feel warm and fuzzy and not because of the coffee.
Fancy a kitty with your coffee..that's right, in Budapest felines are part of the cafe company! Cat Café has 13 cats that you can play with - that is if they aren't too busy napping. Owner Krisztina Balotay was inspired to create a haven for cat lovers after seeing a report about these types of cafes in Japan.
Balotay told a reporter for Reuters, "Many people's lives are full of stress and for some reason they cannot keep cats at home. If they come into this place they can experience the sunny side of keeping cats, as we do the taking care of the cats. I think that people here can switch off from the grey everyday life and they can stroke and play with the cats and have a good time in their company."
Balotay says there is no reason to worry about cleanliness. Health and safety measures are in place - there is a separate cat-free kitchen and the animals get regular vet checks. Customers are asked to do their part too by washing their hands before and after playing with cats.
After a long day, the Cat Cafe could just be the purrfect way to unwind .