It’s a long trek from Chaoyang, but if you ever find yourself hanging around Haidian’s tech hub and fiending for some feline therapy, you’ll get your fix at this cafe nestled inside an office building.
A cappuccino (or ‘cappucimeow,’ topped with cat-inspired foam art) will cost you RMB38. Pair it with a slice of matcha cake (RMB28).
There are 12 cats here, with breeds ranging from Siamese to a fluffy mix that loves a good back rub.
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Lovely Time has three locations, oddly all within walking distance of one another on Beiluoguxiang. This one is the largest and most Instagrammable by far: On a clear, sunny day, their whimsically decorated rooftop is the ideal spot to relax.
Their iced caramel macchiato (RMB38) is a cool treat – grab a potted red velvet cake (RMB35) if you have a sweet tooth.
There are more than 10 cats running about here. The orange tabby has quite the spunky cattitude.
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Gudao Maone is a quaint little cafe just steps from Fangjia Hutong with kitschy decor and warm, homey vibes. There are three sitting areas – one is a bright pink bedroom complete with a bunk bed for nap time (for the cats, not you).
An espresso costs RMB23 while an iced lavender cafe latte will cost you RMB40.
There are five of them, all chic shades: black and silver.
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Comfy lounge areas, books and coffee are at the heart of this sweet cafe, which features a bright upstairs with a view, and a cozy dim downstairs.
Hand-drip brews ranging from Mandheling (RMB48) to Colombian (RMB58) make this the most coffee nerd friendly cat cafe. Try an almond latte or an iced Vietnamese coffee (both RMB40).
This isn’t a cat cafe so much as just a cafe with a few cats. There are three of them snoozing on chairs when we visit (though that doesn’t mean there aren’t more lurking elsewhere).
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Avoid Maoxiaoyuan’s “cat castle” on the anxiety-inducing tourist trap that is Nanluoguxiang and visit their tamer “cat yard” here, just a few blocks away. You’ll spot it by its black cat sign. Enjoy the multi-level dining area and a small, quiet rooftop.
Pizza and sushi should never be offered on the same menu, so ignore the food offerings and grab a white mocha (RMB36).
Several cats here are unfortunately kept in their cages, though a few lounge freely on tables.
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