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Seattle Meowtropolitan Ready to Unleash Cats and Coffee in Wallingford

It will be Seattle's first cat cafe.

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Cat cafe mania is officially here. Well, almost: Seattle Meowtropolitan, the city's first cat cafe, is set to open in Wallingford around the last week of October. Owner Matt Lai hasn't announced an address yet; we'll update when we have more information.

Cat cafes are all the rage in Asia, where the trend involving cafes stocked with wandering felines started. Cat cafes are taking over the world, basically, with the first U.S. version opening in Oakland a year ago. Check out this Vox video tracing a short history of the phenomenon.