First-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOSFirst-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
First-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS

The Taipei cat cafe that’s been winning over city’s dog lovers for 20 years, and its feline stars

  • In a place where the only cats most people see are the stray ones at markets, Genki Cat Café’s 26 felines have helped make the animal more widely accepted
  • Regular customers like to sit and watch the cats come and go, with giant Maine Coon cats the leaders of the pack

Topic |   Asia travel
First-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOSFirst-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
First-time visitor Chen Pei-jung, 18, gets to know some of the cats at Genki Cat Café in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Chris Stowers/PANOS
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