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LA's First Ever Cat Cafe is Popping Up Tonight in Chinatown

If you love the feline kingdom, this four day pop up is for you.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

LA's first sort-of official cat cafe, dubbed Catfe and founded by Carlos Wong, is launching tonight and until October 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. Taking place right inside the Far East Plaza (next to Chego). The free event will also have drinks and snacks available for purchase (a $30 donation allows one to skip any potential lines). What's the purpose of the pop-up? Well, other than generate interest, the endeavor coincides with a $250,000 Kickstarter that's only raised $5,400 in the past 12 days.

If you're into hanging out with cats, and possibly drinking some boba on the side, the next four days will be your time to shine. The Kickstarter is looking to help fund Catfe's eventual home in Little Tokyo.