Vancouver’s Totoro-themed cat cafe finally opens at the end of the month!

Photo via Catoro Cafe GoFundMe

Calling all friends of felines, Catoro Cafe is finally opening at the end of the month. The cat cafe has been in the works for the past few months, but has announced that they will be doing a soft opening starting on July 29.

Here’s what you should know.

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First off, the cafe is more than just being able to hang with your furry friends. By partnering up with Cat Therapy & Rescue Society, the cafe hopes to shine a light on BC’s overcrowded cat shelters. In turn, they can continue to help stray and abandoned cats find a great home.

Of course, the name itself is a play on words, referencing Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. The owner believes that the name tells a story fo a ‘forest guardian’ who is on a mission to save stray cats.

It’s a very cute idea, we have to admit.

Catoro Cafe

When: Opens July 29, and you can book appointments now
Where: 666 East Broadway

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