Hello there! I'm kinda, sorta back. I know it's been a while. I've been working really hard, exploring Seoul and had a wonderful family visit so all of this has kept me
a little away from the blog. Today I bring you the LilyCat Cat Cafe in Myeong-dong. I visited this place back in March with my beloved adventure partner Tracie. Damn, I miss that girl. She had an assignment for her photo class and it was to take a photo of an animal. (We hit two cat cafes on this day, will blog about the other one later!). I was more than happy to tag along because seriously, everybody knows that I love animals. We got there right at opening, and got to wait around in this lovely sitting room that was apparently decorated by Barbie herself. We noticed all the board games and found out that this cafe also doubles as a Board Game cafe and you can borrow the games and play while having a drink.
We ordered our drinks, Tracie got a tea and I got a Strawberry bubble tea that was absolutely delicious. Got our slippers, got sanitizer and headed to the "Cat room".
The first thing I have to say about this place is that the natural light that comes in is just gorgeous. A wall to wall window makes this possible and the cats love it.
There were so many cute cats but only a few of them were really friendly. Most of them just wanted to be left alone and sleep on their own. But they're cats so that's kinda what they do, I guess. The cats were friendlier at the cat cafe that I visited with my friend Chandra. I even got to hold one over there and none of these would let me do it.
They are gorgeous, though. I'm happy just to be around them...
...and see them be awesome.
A couple of them had a lot of that icky eye-goo. I worried that they were maybe sick but I really don't know that much about cats, and we really don't speak a lot of Korean so we didn't ask.
I was mesmerized by this guy with heterochromia iridium. Just beautiful.
Here's the roomba that picks up after these guys...
And here's what happens when kitties get bored.
A thing I liked a lot about this cafe is that the cats are in a separate room so if for some reason someone wants to watch the cats while they have a drink, but not be close to them, they can. There are also lockers for you to put your stuff in so you don't have to worry about your bag or anything.
I stared at this guy for a while because he looks like a tiny leopard. I had never seen a cat like this one before.
|"The most interesting Cat in the world"|
This guy definitely wanted to be left alone...
On our way out, the signs for the bathrooms caught my eye, aren't they cute?
I am really sorry that I don't have better directions and I can't remember how much we paid but it was around 8,000KRW. I had a lot of fun at this cat cafe and I would definitely come back. It was very clean (besides cat hair, but hey, it IS a cat cafe) and the drinks were great.More Information:
Address: 53-11 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Closest Subway Station: Myeong-dong, Line 4, Exit 6
Thank you for reading!