Just when you thought Los Angeles had reached peak animal-themed cafes, along comes the second iteration of the Catfe. First dropped last fall in Chinatown, the Catfe is exactly as the portmanteau is exactly as advertised: guests can buy drinks, indulge in snacks, and pet cats inside the Catfe. Nothing more, nothing less — but isn’t that enough?
Founded by Carlos Wong, the Catfe notion has quickly skyrocketed into the American consciousness as an ingenious way to marry the growing coffee culture with an enduring love of adorable things. The previous event proved so popular that $30 skip-the-line donations became essentially the only way to get inside, after thousands of people showed up to the Far East Plaza in Chinatown.
This go-round, the Catfe is only dropping for one day — April 10 — at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. So how to get in? Be one of the first 100 people to share their favorite cat photos through the Catfe Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr. Doing so will earn you special instructions to the secretive pop-up, so go ahead and get started now.
Good luck, and happy petting.