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Curious About Cat Cafes?

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  • 20 June 2017
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If you would have talked about a cat cafe in Ohio even five years ago, most people probably would have thought you were making some kind of joke. However, thanks to the ongoing popularity of this concept all around the globe, Mason, Ohio is now home to an awesome cat cafe called Kitty Brew Cafe. As a company that’s all about making cat food that helps these animals enjoy the highest quality of life, we want to provide some insight into how cat cafes have become a global phenomenon, along with what you can expect if you visit the Kitty Brew Cafe.

The History of Cat Cafes

When people think of cat cafes, Japan is often the first place that comes to mind. This is because after the first cat cafe opened in Osaka in 2004, the popularity of this concept exploded across the country. Between 2005 and 2010, a total of 79 cat cafes opened in Japan. While this concept remains very popular in the country, the world’s first cat cafe can actually be traced back to Taiwan. After opening its doors in 1998, the cafe became a popular tourist destination (especially for travelers from Japan).

As more people across the globe learned about this idea, savvy entrepreneurs decided to try opening their own cafes. For example, Cat Cafe Studio opened in 2010 in Mumbai. 2014 is the year when these cafes started really gaining momentum across the globe. This included both Canada and the United States. The term cat cafe itself hit a big milestone when it was added to the online edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English in August 2015.

What Kitty Brew Cafe is All About

Because cat cafes have been opened all across the globe, it’s not surprising that a number of different concepts and approaches have been tried out. In the case of Kitty Brew Cafe in Mason, the owners have two main goals. The first is to provide premium, organic cafe drinks. And second, the cafe is all about encouraging the adoption of homeless cats. The cafe is able to do this through a partnership with the Animal Friends Humane Society.

The way that Kitty Brew Cafe works is anyone who visits has a chance to watch and play with a number of cats. Patrons pay a cover fee for this experience. Kitty Brew does allow visitors to make a reservation for their kitten room. And as mentioned above, every cat at the cafe is available for adoption. The cafe ensures every cat is spayed/neutered, microchipped for identification, fully vaccinated, tested for Feline Leukemia, FIV and personality tested.

So whether you’re interested in adopting a cat or just looking for a really fun experience, we encourage you to check out the cafe at 6011 Tylersville Road, Suite 6-7, Mason, Ohio 45040. Then you can visit us on Facebook and tell us about your experience at the cafe – P.S. Take pics!