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.

Caotang Road North station, exit B

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.

Come early and there’s lots of room. Later in the day all the seats might be taken. Mostly by cats.

The Cats

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!

Greetings. Welcome to my cafe.

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.

Spot the naked cat sandwiched in the middle?
So tired
I have a very long arm
This is my spot now

The Cafe
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.

I’ll take that mayo, thank you
More tea, please
Ticklish?
I’m so big I don’t fit onto any of the cat furniture

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.

Upstairs is completely empty when I arrive, except for about a dozen cats sleeping in various hiding spots

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.

Wait, what are you doing here?
As well as snacks and tea, you can also buy a tin of cat food. This will make you very very popular.
Excuse me, we’re trying to nap here!
Asian cats use squat toilets
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6 thoughts on “Chengdu’s Peekaboo Cat Cafe

  1. 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.

    Michael T.

  2. 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.

    Michael

    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” >

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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