hot and cold cafe

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  • mark: letting your feet sink into the sand, empty grass fields, your fav pair of soft jeans, completely clear skies, sunflowers, fruit smoothies, neutral pink and pastel yellow
  • jaebum: late nights at airports, simple gold jewelry, neon lights, healing bruises, empty train tracks, candle smoke, streets after rain, roses, true red and black
  • jackson: blurry polaroids, cotton candy for two, matching hats, summer breeze, baby's breath and daises wrapped in twine, baby pink and light grey
  • jinyoung: art museums, pressed flowers, ivy on old buildings, harps, the mid morning fog, the first snowfall, olive green and lavender
  • youngjae: flowers in the sidewalk, seeing your breath in the cold, dancing to street performers, ice cream, marigolds and daffodils, seafoam green and pale yellow
  • bambam: silk shirts, fur pillows, floor to ceiling windows, lilies tied with ribbon, evenings by the river, the click of heels on tile, wine red and off white
  • yugyeom: hot drinks on a cold day, oversized sweaters, quiet cafes, mountain sunrises, flushed cheeks, gardenias, mustard yellow and pale blue
Cat Cafe Nyanny, Kobe, Japan

Walking around Kobe, doing some last minute shopping on our last day visiting family last year, Mutsumi and I stumbled on these signs and just had to go in…

We’re cat lovers, but had never been to an actual Japanese cat cafe before…

You go through an outside door into a small waiting room where you’re directed to take off your shoes and disinfect your hands before entering…

You then step through the interior door into feline fantasy land…

On the wall you find a list of the cats who are “working” that day, with bios explaining their histories, personalities, and likes and dislikes. Cat Cafe Nyanny “employs” about 20 cats, with 11 of them on duty when we arrived…

Their three most popular cats, listed there on the top left, are Romeo, Kinako and Sasuke, determined by customer votes.

Male and female litter boxes…

Now on to the cats…

They are pretty much given free reign of the place…

You can sit or stand anywhere you want and do your best to attract the cats’ attention…

You can pet and play with the cats, but patrons are strictly forbidden from picking them up…

The cafe has numerous toys and balls and play items lying about that you are free to use to enjoy these cat companions…

The place has also been fitted with lots of shelves and steps and walkways for the cats to climb on…

This little guy was quite the climber…

And the tabby followed him wherever he went…

This one taken looking up over our heads to a see-through platform that hung from the ceiling..

There were four other human customers inside when we arrived; three middle aged women who were clearly regulars and had their favorites, and one female college student, who seemed to be just hanging out…

Nyanny is a working cafe and offers a range of hot and cold drinks and a few snacks for sale. You can also purchase treats for the cats. Manga reading is included in the 1000 yen (ten dollar) hourly charge…

Not everyone looks happy to be there…

But this cat really liked us. Or liked having his picture taken…

Even the owner’s desk wasn’t off-limits for these free range felines…

This is the kind of inbox I want on my desk…

CAT CAFE NYANNY

2-6-11 Motomachidori

Tokunaga Building, 3F

Chuo-ku, Kobe

Japan

+81-78-391-5420