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Could a Cat Cafe Pounce Into Charleston?


Crumbs & Whiskers in D.C.
Crumbs & Whiskers in D.C.
R. Lopez
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Cat cafes are popping up across the nation, in places like California, New York, and Austin. If you haven't heard of this trend, cat cafes are basically a coffee shop with the addition of cute, cuddly kitties for petting and/or adoption. The first cat cafe opened in Taiwan in 1998, but the concept didn't hit the U.S. until recently, with the opening of KitTea in San Francisco. The nearest cat cafe to Charleston is Crumbs & Whiskers in D.C.

With the trend creeping south, it was only a matter of time before someone in the Lowcountry wanted to bring some felines to the food and beverage scene. Enter Pounce Cat Cafe — it's only a Twitter page at this stage, but if you're to believe the description, this could be "Charleston's first and only cat cafe + wine bar."

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