catNew York City needs some cat cafes like London’s new Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium! The cafe is home to several cats who will be sure to entertain as diners enjoy a cup of tea or dinner.

From Daily Mail:

Britain’s first ever ‘cat cafe’ where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee in the company of several felines officially opened its doors this morning.

The grand opening of Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Bethnal Green, east London, was much anticipated by animal lovers across the capital.

Within hours of its opening date being announced online, the cafe’s website crashed when 3,000 people attempted to book a table.

No doubt they were hoping to enjoy a selection of sandwiches, cakes, teas and coffees while stroking 11 residents cats and kittens – named Adamska, Artemis, Biscuit, Carbonelle, Donnie, Indiana, Loki, Mue, Petra, Romeo and Wookie.

But this morning Lady Dinah’s looked a little quiet – with only a handful customers waiting for it to open.

Cat cafes are already hugely popular in Taiwan, China and Japan – with over 100 already established in Tokyo.

The cafe’s website explains the concept: ‘It’s not just about being able to play with the cats. It’s about the whole experience: a small indulgence, a place to forget about your day and unwind.’

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