Why not a cat cafe for Lawrence?

A Cat Cafe in Lawrence

I was struck by opening the computer this morning to the BBC... and finding that Cat Cafes were very important in Japan! This would be a great idea for Lawrence!


There are so many ways in which a cat cafe could contribute to Lawrence's health. There is something about a cat that calms nerves and relieves nervous pressure, creating a calmer and more relaxing atmosphere.

Persons would visit every day just to be with the cats. For example, people with rentals often can't have cats. People who are suffering from cancer, could, for example, come there often to feel much better about life. You might want to come before you go to an important exam. If you are working on a divorce, when there is a cat around, things might go much better.

New Friends

Most importantly, people could come to the cat cafe to make new friends. The list goes on and on!

There are some problems which would need to be solved, but a Lawrence entrepreneur could do it, especially one who also loves cats. You would have to select the right kinds of cats, who like to be cuddled. Cats would need to be kept in good health, and fed well.

But the real benefactors of all this would be PEOPLE!


Have any of our readers been to Japan and have they seen a Cat Cafe? If you have or if you would like to see one in Lawrence, please comment.

Tagged: cats, cafe, Lawrence, stress reliever, companion


Karrey Britt 6 years, 2 months ago

As someone who adores animals, especially cats, I found this post interesting.

DillonBarnes 6 years, 2 months ago

Why not a cat cafe? Because no entrepreneur wants to loose all his/her money.

oldvet 6 years, 2 months ago

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tir 6 years, 2 months ago

Cat cafes in Japan were recently featured on an Animal Planet program called Must Love Cats. The two cafes on the show had cover charges, and people actually pay to go and pet cats at the cafes because a lot of Japanese are not able to have pets in their own apartments.

I already enjoy visiting the "store cats" of Downtown Lawrence--a cat cafe would be a nice addition!

curmudgeon 6 years, 2 months ago

I love animals, especially cats. If you do open one, I would like to be the first applicant.

Steve Stucky 6 years, 2 months ago

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Jimmy 6 years, 2 months ago

Love the idea! I had heard of them being in Japan and also thought it would be a fun thing to have here in the U.S.

I always like seeing cats in downtown shops. I'd definitely pick a cat cafe over a regular cafe. > ^..^<

jamielightblog 6 years, 2 months ago

I live in Korea, and they too love their cat cafe's...AND dog cafe's! I am allergic to cats (and generally don't care for them), but I have visited a dog cafe, and it was so fun! I sat and drank coffee, and played with whatever dog made it's way over to my table. They had dog treats available to purchase and give to the dogs, and dogs of all shapes and sizes. I think this would be an excellent link between local business and the humane society, as well as adding a unique community activity! I love the idea!

walkthehawk 6 years, 2 months ago

cats. they're not just for breakfast anymore.

blindrabbit 6 years, 2 months ago

What other downtown stores have cats?, I know about Sunflower Bike, Love Garden, Dusty Bookshelf, I'm sure there are more!

Peaty Romano 6 years, 2 months ago

The Game Guy had a cat I remember. The Raven bookstore has two cats. The Sunflower Bike no longer has Stanley the cat, he's retired to a home in Eudora I think.

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