Cat Cafes In Seoul, a Paradise for Cats Lovers!
In this article we will share to you informations about cat cafes in Seoul that is definitely a paradise for cat lovers. This cat cafes is located in Gaehwa-dong, on the outskirts of Seoul, near Gimpo Airport.
This Cat Lover Garden cafes is a home for more than 100 abandoned street cats. Cats living here are free to play and explore the terrace and outdoor garden.
Cat lover Garden is a paradise for cat lovers
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If some of you might wonder if it’s safe to play with a stray and street cats, with so many people coming and play in the same time, the answer is yes.
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All cats here are well treated and well fed by the owner of the cafes, so they’re clean and safe to play with anyone coming here.
Other than that, before visitors can enter the cat lover garden, visitors need to sanitize and wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer to make sure all visitors hands are all clean before they touch and play with the cats.
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Visitors will be given blankets and boxes to help them attract the cats and make them feel secure to come visitors to do their kneading their paws rituals over the blanket.
For your informations, if you want to feed the cats here, you need to come before or close to 4 PM, because they only feed their cats around this time during their open time.
Other than cafes, cat lover garden also operates as adoption facility. So visitors can feed the cat and bring them back home by sign up and send an enquiry on their website.
Dedicated to Love the Cats
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The owner of this cafes really do think about the cats feeling as they built outdoor garden that extends from the main building just to enable the cat to feel the outdoors vibes and not confined to indoor areas.
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Cat Lover Garden is divided generally into two parts, the indoor cafes and outdoor garden that are attached to one another which makes it easier to just move to from one part to the other. The indoor feels more like typical cafes with some seating areas and few different tables and play areas for cats. Visitors are allowed to sit on the floor if they chose to.
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The outdoor garden is dotted with little cat houses where the cat can just retreat after they feel overwhelmed from too much interactions with visitors. The garden is 2 tiered – downstairs and upstairs, and both tiers are connected by a staircase in the center.
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The cafe is located at the bottom of the garden. There are some tables available in this areas but the majority of people choose to sit on the ground covered by the picnic mats.
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Many people think that Cat Lover Garden are much more cat friendly compare to the other cat cafes in South Korea due to the outdoor garden and the freedom they gave to the cats and kittens here. The truth is this cat lover garden is much more into an adoption service rather than cafes, so they prioritize the cats over the beverages.
Visiting Cat Lover Garden
Cat Lover Garden is really famous and popular especially there are a lots of cats lover in south korea, so you will need to make a reservation before visit this cafe.
However, do remember that you can’t eat any food you buy outside or from home and drink in this cafe due to the safety of the cats. Here you can buy some beverages but you only can drink it when you plan to depart from this place.
This cafes offer many warm and cold drinks such as tea, juices, soft drinks, bottled coffee (some are from starbucks) and water. You can only stay here for maximum 2 hours on weekend and public holidays, so if you plan to stay longer and play longer with the cats, you better come during weekdays.
Cat Lover Garden Useful Informations
All of Cat Lover Garden’s cafes (both in Seoul and Incheon) are open whole year long, yet slightly differ in opening hours both during public holidays, weekends and weekdays.
Weekends/Public Holidays: 10:30-22:00
Children (13 months – 7 years) 8000KRW
Children (7 years – 18 years) 10,000KRW
Adults (18+) 12,000KRW
This admission fees includes entry and beverage that you can takes away when you plan to depart from this place. Other than the beverages, the admission fees are also included free picnic mat where you can put anywhere you want in this cafes and also boxes to attract the cats.
They also provided cat food for those who want to feed the cat for 4000 KRW and some toys for cat for few thousand won
How to go to Cat Lover Garden
How to get here:
- Take Subway Purple line 5 and Get off at Gaehwasan Station, Line 5 of the Seoul subway.
- Go out via exit 2 and after you see a cross junction outside the exit, cross that junction and turn left.
- Continue on that same path and walk along road.
- After pass by Gaehwa Flower Shop (개화꽃농원) on your right, continue walking straight until you reach the next traffic junction and turn right into the alley.
- On the first right turn off the main road, you should see a fire station. Continue walk past a fire station (개화안전센터 119) for about 50m and Cat Lover Garden is exactly on your right.
Address: 18 Gaehwadong-ro 19-gil, Gaehwa-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강서구 개화동로19길 18 (개화동 559-49)
Website: Cat Lovers Garden
Tips: Use Naver Map to make it easier for you to get here
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