When I travel one of the things I miss is cats. Cute, cuddly, fluffy, affectionate cats. They’re one of my favourite creatures. That’s why I love visiting cat cafes. Luckily, I found just the thing in Chengdu.
How To Find It
If you read Chinese, maybe it’s easy to find but not so much otherwise. There’s no Google in China, after all. So, if you happen to visit Chengdu and want your kitty fix, here’s how to find the Peekaboo Cat Cafe.
Take metro Line 4 to Caotang Road North station, exit B. Just a few shops immediately south of the exit, on the right hand side, you’ll find the inviting collection of kitties. It’s open 10am to 11pm.
I arrive around noon (on a weekday) and there’s only one other person in the cafe, so we’re out-numbered 10 to 1 by the cats. Purrrfect!
All the cats are wonderfully friendly and you can tell they’re used to people. No biting cats here. They seem to get along with each other really well too. There’s some play fighting but mostly just snuggling and keeping each other warm.
There’s no fee to enter, just buy something to eat or drink. A pot of tea is about $10 with unlimited refills. The coffee looks pretty good too. If you order the fruit salad, be warned it comes covered in something gross like mayonnaise. It is China, after all.
There’s an upstairs and a downstairs, so lots of room for both the cats and their admirers. It’s a pretty relaxing environment with peaceful music.
Throughout the afternoon more people start to drift in, mostly young couples and single girls. Two men show up and chain smoke, seemingly oblivious that they are surrounded by cats. It is China, after all.
8 thoughts on “Chengdu’s Peekaboo Cat Cafe”
Cats galore. Yes, I love cats too. I looked after a nice big black and white cat not long ago. She was a favourite of mine. She had one drawback in that she has a very strong will and do exactly what she wants.
She sounds like a wonderful cat but such a strong will! That’s very cat-like.
3 Nov. Recently I watched a documentary on TV with all kinds of cats around the world in the wild from the large Tigers to the very small cats. The only places where cats do not exist is Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. There are only introduced cats in these countries.
On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 5:20 PM Eating Snow Around the World wrote:
> Justin posted: “When I travel one of the things I miss is cats. Cute, > cuddly, fluffy, affectionate cats. They’re one of my favourite creatures. > That’s why I love visiting cat cafes. Luckily, I found just the thing in > Chengdu. How To Find It If you read Chinese, maybe” >
I have a project for you! You can travel around the world comparing cat cafes. You can rate them on the food, the decor, the staff and of course the cats! I’m sure you have already been to quite a few.
That’s a great idea! And it will make it easy for me to bring you back souvenirs from every trip 😉
We only had one cat – Geronimo, the Mighty Warrior. I had to have a serious face to face chat after we spent a fortune on his teeth. He lasted another 3 years without spending a penny on him.
This is one of the cutest post I read, these cats are so adorable. Good that I learnt about Cat Cafe……. thank you for bringing it to us. Lovely pictures.