Cat cafe chain Mocha brings ample ambiance to a new city with the opening of its newest location.

Adorable and entertaining as they may be, the majority of Japan’s cat cafes don’t really get such high marks for their interior design. If you’ve ever had a cat as a pet, you’ll know how hard it can be to keep things tidy and scratch-free in the areas it roams about, and so cat cafes in general go for functional furniture and fixtures over fashionable ones.

But at cat cafe chain Mocha customers can have it all, sipping drinks in the company of friendly felines as they relax and soak up the stylish atmosphere.

Mocha started out in Tokyo before expanding to Osaka. Just two weeks ago, though, it opened its newest branch in Nagoya, where these photos were taken. Plans start at just 200 yen (US$1.80) for 10 minutes, comparable to what other cat cafes charge, meaning there’s no hefty premium to pay in order to enjoy Mocha’s luxurious appointments.

Drinks are also incredibly affordable, with all-you-can-drink soft drinks available for just 350 yen. Special snacks to feed to the kitties are also on offer, priced at 500 yen.

Because of its elegant ambiance, Mocha says customers can enjoy the cafe in a variety of ways. Aside from, obviously, playing with the cats, the chain’s website recommends using its cafes as a place to study, read, or work on professional projects, if you’re the sort of creative or telecommuting type who can work from anywhere as long as you’ve got a laptop.

Mocha’s Nagoya branch is located just a one-minute walk from Yabacho subway station, in the downtown Sakae entertainment district. If it turns out to be as successful as the chain’s Tokyo locations, we may see Mocha continue to expand across Japan, and maybe other entrepreneurs will adapt the concept into fancier brands of rabbit or hedgehog cafes.

Cafe information
Cat Cafe Mocha (Nagoya Sakae branch) / 猫カフェMocha(名古屋栄店)
Address: Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Naka-ku, Sakae 3-32-6, Become Sakae 2nd floor
愛知県名古屋市中区栄3-32-6 Become Sakae 2F
Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Source, images: PR Times