Address: Shop 701, 7/F, Pakpolee Commercial Centre, 1A Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok Closest MTR station: Yau Ma Tei, Exit A2 Nearby: The famous Ladies Market and Sneakers Street are just down the road from Cafe de Kitten Minimum spending: $80 per person between 18:00 to 22:00, $40 otherwise Hours: 13:00 – 1:00 Best time to go: The waitresses said that the cats are most active around 13:00 and 14:00.
I used to be a dog person, but my boyfriend converted me to a cat lover as well. We’ve been talking about going to one of Hong Kong’s cat cafes for ages, and we finally took the plunge when I surprised him with an after-dinner hangout at Cafe de Kitten on his birthday. Located in the bustling area between Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei, Cafe de Kitten is an upstairs cafe. They are open until 1:00 AM, which is great for a post-work hangout. Minimum spending is extremely reasonable (HK$80 per person at peak times 18:00-22:00, HK$40 otherwise) and the waitresses are in no rush to get you out of the cafe. There are plenty of board games to entertain yourself with. And of course, the cats! Beautiful, well-groomed cats snooze and roam the cafe. We were there from 21:00 till 23:00, and while the cats weren’t particularly active, they did do their rounds and were happy to be petted and fussed over.
One highlight of Cafe de Kitten was the relationship the waitresses have with the cats. It’s adorable watching them fuss over the cats, and they were happy to chat with customers about them. I particularly loved how they playfully berated Fei Zai (Fat Boy) the orange tabby cat for being a bully to his friends! The cafe only has less than 10 tables, so there was plenty of space and photo opportunities with the kitties. We didn’t try the food this time, but from what we saw it looks pretty good! We were sorry to go at the end of the night, but with its central location, I can totally see us going back some time soon, perhaps sometime in the afternoon when the cats are more awake.