The Most Purrfect Café

Liam Davies

1 min read

Iceland is set to welcome its first ever cat-friendly café.

Kattakaffihúsið will be in the downtown area of Reykjavik at Bergstaðastræti 10a and is scheduled to open before the end of the year.

We know what you're thinking: Isn't it unhygienic? Well, new regulations in Iceland now allow restaurant owners to decide if animals are allowed as long as health guidelines are met. So if you're a cat lover like us, go enjoy a nice piece of cake and a cuddle from a cat! Dreamland!

Cat cafés are really popular around the world, with places such as Amsterdam and Taiwan being home to these quirky Cafés.

Kattakaffihúsið owner is Gigja Björnsson. She is the daughter of Helga Björnsson, a renown fashion designer (previously working for Louis Feraud). She told MBL "The cats at our café are all looking to be adopted to new homes. We are collaborating with the Villikettir association which helps feral cats to find homes. It's often really hard to find homes for older cats. Kittens are always popular but senior cats less. We look at this as a nice way for people to get to know the cats. "

The restaurant will be decorated with cat furnishings and drawings. There will be plenty of sleeping places and scratch posts for all of the cats. Almost like a cat shrine!

They will serve beverages and simple vegan and vegetarian foods, including sandwiches and cakes.

*It must be noted that customers are not permitted to bring their own cats or allow stray/homeless cats into the café.