Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium
February 4, 2013 4:50 AM Subscribe
posted by acb (15 comments total)
, where patrons can pay to spend time in the company of well cared-for cats, are a phenomenon in Asia; the first one opened in Taipei in 1998, and Tokyo now has dozens of them. Now there is a crowdfunding campaign
to open one in London
The café, named Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium (after the cat in Alice in Wonderland
) will have a Victorian tea-room décor and be staffed by rescue cats.
London shares some characteristics with cities like Tokyo and Seoul where cat cafés are popular: it too has many people who are unable to keep pets due to working hours, rental conditions or uncertainty about living arrangements.
At the time of writing, £21,501 of the £108,000 goal has been raised.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Interesting post, but open fundraisers are against the guidelines. Sorry! Please post again when the funding period is over. -- taz