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Coffee shop for cat lovers in Vienna

A cat-themed coffee shop has opened in Vienna, where visitors can eat a piece of cake and have a cup of coffee while surrounded by the popular pets.

The coffee shop, "Café Neko", was opened by Takako Ishimitsu, 47, who is from Japan but moved to Vienna 20 years ago. It took her three years of negotiations with the authorities to open the establishment, since the city officials had voiced concerns regarding hygiene with so many cats on the premises.

Cat coffee shops are common in Japan, and Ishimitsu said that she wanted to introduce this phenomenon to Vienna. She also said that she wanted to bring happiness to those who do not themselves have cats.

There are now five cats in the 50-seat café, and they were all brought from a nearby animal shelter supported by Ishimitsu.

"Neko" means "cat" in Japanese, and the café has - since its opening - been a hit with both locals and tourists.

More information on the café's website: http://www.cafeneko.at

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