Do you have a soft spot for cats? With nearly 100 cats, you’ll certainly find your new BFF (Best Fluffy Friend) at Cat Garden, one of the world’s biggest cat cafes! If you’re ready to fall in love with this cat lovers’ paradise situated in Seoul, then get set!
At Cat Lover Garden, a cat cafe in Gaehwa-dong, cat lovers and outdoorsy types will be pleased. It is home to more than 100 cats, both abandoned and strays alike, and is located just on the outskirts of Seoul, near Gimpo Airport. The cats are permitted to roam freely and inspect the terrace and the adjacent 2-tiered outdoor garden, which distinguishes this cat cafe from others.
Cat Lover Garden is presently located in two different places. Gaehwa (개와점) and Ganghwa (강화점) are the two places where you’ll find them. Ganghwa is a suburb of Incheon, near Incheon International Airport. In contrast, the Gaehwa site is near Gimpo International Airport in Seoul.
Opening Hours and Cost
Every day of the year, Cat Lover Garden is open. They specify that they are open every day on their official website. On public holidays and weekends, their hours are slightly longer.
The garden is open from 12:30 pm to 10 pm on weekdays. The garden opens two hours early on weekends and public holidays, from 10 am to 10 pm. The fact that weekends and public holidays have a two-hour time restriction distinguishes them from weekdays. On weekends and holidays, the garden is usually crowded, but on weekdays it’s still quite busy. It’s a really popular destination, so expect it to be especially busy at times.
Children from the age of 13 months to 7 years old cost 8000KRW, and elementary, middle, and high school students cost 10,000KRW. Supervision is required for children in elementary school and younger. Furthermore, students must have identification (presumably to prove their age).
You can select a drink from the fridge/heater when you decide to leave. When you leave, you get in for free, and you get a ready-to-drink drink. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, and other cold and hot beverages are available. In addition, brands like Starbucks provide heated (canned) coffee.
Cat food costs 4000KRW, whereas a cat toy costs a few thousand won. You may also pay for a few extra features. They aren’t mandatory, but they can definitely enhance your enjoyment.
Cat Lover Garden & Café
Cat Lover Garden has two different areas. The indoor cafe and the outdoor garden. They are attached to each other, so it is easy to move from one to the other. And it doesn’t matter if you are human or cat!
The indoor area feels like a regular cat cafe. There are a few different tables and a play area for the cats. People can also sit on the floor in this area, but most people will sit at the tables.
The cafe gradually blends in with the garden, and there is a pleasant deck in the center. This part of the garden has some shade from the weather but also plenty of sunshine and wind, making it ideal for people who don’t want to be totally indoors or outdoors.
The name of this garden, Kitty Cat Lover Garden, is not just because it has a modest yard. The garden is divided into two main regions: ‘downstairs’ and ‘upstairs.’ Although it might seem absurd, a staircase in the center divides the garden into two parts.
The cafe is located at the bottom of the garden. There are some tables in this area, as well as some places for the cats to live. The upstairs is different. There are some tables, but most people will sit on mats on the ground. The garden has a lot of different things to see. There are towers and walkways for the cats and even a water feature with a fountain. Behind the cafe, you will find beds for the cats as well as an escape area.
Atmosphere – A Cat Lover’s Paradise
When visiting Cat Lover Garden, visitors are advised to sanitize their hands before stroking the felines. You are free to roam the cafe and pet those kitties once you’re done.
To entice cats to approach and begin “making biscuits” – kneading their paws on your lap over the blanket, you will be provided greatcoats and boxes. Cats like to do this when they are content, safe, and happy, as any cat lover may already know. Every day at 4 pm, Cat Lover Garden provides their cats with a meal, so you might catch a glimpse of them eating.
You may contact the cafe about adopting one of the cats by registering on their website.
The owners constructed an outdoor garden that stretches from the main structure to keep the cats from being confined to one place. This permits the cats to go outside safely. The garden has a slope that connects the two levels. While human interaction gets too overwhelming for the cats, the garden is dotted with tiny cathouses.
Several guests have remarked that the felines at Cat Lover Garden are much friendlier than those at other Korean cat cafés, and they credit it to their lack of confinement.
If you are in the market for a cat cafe that offers both an indoor and outdoor experience, then Cat Lover Garden is the place for you. With its lack of confining the cats, the garden setting, and its close proximity to public transportation, it is one of the most convenient cafes around. The price is also reasonable, making it a great value for your money. So whether you are a cat lover or not, Cat Lover Garden is worth a visit.
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