Korea: Cat Cafe in Myeong Dong

Somewhere in Myeong Dong (near Laneige)

The Cat Cafe is located on the 6th floor. In the elevator is a list of some do's and dont's inside the cafe.

If you haven't heard of cat cafes before they're just your ordinary cafe where you can get drinks, except with a couple of cats laying around that you can play with. Cat Cafes are quite popular in Korea and in some other countries as well like Japan and Thailand. I didn't even have to look for one - I bumped into two cat cafes while just walking around Myeong Dong which probably gives you an idea of how popular they are. I went on a weekday at night and there were about 8 other people which were mostly couples.

Once you go inside the cafe there's a small room where you have to change into slippers. They have kid sizes available too.

It costs 8000 won (around 400 pesos) to enter and that comes with one free drink of your choice. Another rule before going in, aside from changing into slippers, is to sanitize your hands (you'll find hand sanitizers laying around the cafe that you can use for free.) Also, the cats are allowed to roam freely wherever they like including the kitchen area and on top of the tables, just for your information.

You can also purchase some cat treats at the counter if you'd like to feed them.

I ordered an Iced (Hot) Chocolate which was yummy but didn't really end up paying much attention to after awhile... Too many cute kitties!
I didn't even realize the cat design on my drink 'til someone pointed it out. How cute?

Women, men and cats bathrooms.

As soon as you step in the cafe you'll first be greeted by the faint smell of cats. It did not stink at all which surprised me but you'll definitely smell something, you'll get used to it though and forget about it after a minute. The cafe was also really clean - no sign of cat waste anywhere.

There are a total of twenty cats of different breeds in the cafe. It seems like a lot but the cafe is quite spacious and a lot of them were either sleeping or just chilling high up on their beds.

Some sanitizer and lint rollers which you'll surely need afterwards.

Some blankets if you wanna sit on the ground or use with the cat toys. (Those cat toys with the stick attached to them aren't meant to be dangled in front of their faces, people. Put it under a blanket and pull the stick to make the illusion of a mouse moving.)

Some cat toys!

I wanted to bring this little guy home with me so bad!!!!


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Thai Iced Tea PHP 120
Order this if you don't mind having sweet milky drinks to go with your meal, or even have it with your dessert. I don't really get why they serve Thai iced tea in a Filipino restaurant but I'm glad they do!

Roasted Pork Bicol Express PHP 325
"Crispy sili leaves, coconut + served on a niyog"
I don't see no niyog (coconut)...

I've never tried Bicol Express but Marco has and he said that this is the best he's ever had. The pork was practically swimming in the tasty sauce, and had just the right amount of spice to it. We poured the sauce all over our piping hot rice and it was heaven. The crispy sili leaves were also a nice touch, to add a different texture to the dish and add a pop of color for presentation.

Kabila's Pork Bagnet PHP 395
"Sukang Ilocos, chili rock salt & 'KBL' - kamatis, bagoong balayan, lasunga relish"

Though the pork bagnet would've been good on it's own, the condiments made this dish shine even brighter. When cooking lechon kawali, the meat usually tends to get fried too much and ends up being really dry. What's great about this is that the meat was completely tender while still having that crunchy balat.

White Pandan Rice (right most) PHP 95
Just because a Filipino meal isn't complete without some plain old white rice!

The Impossible Cake PHP 295
Leche flan on top of dense chocolate cake with a side of candied nuts. What better way to polish off a meal than to have a two-in-one dessert? The leche flan didn't really have the same consistency of a regular flan, it had to be a bit more compact to remain it's position on top of the cake - but the flavor was definitely still there.


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