Though it’s difficult to beat the number of animal cafés in Japan, Hong Kong does have its fair share of cat cafés. One of the best is Café Idea, hidden five floors up in Mong Kok. Half a dozen friendly cats – fans of British Shorthairs will be especially delighted – await to be stroked and cuddled. The food here is also surprisingly good with dishes like truffle pasta and bacon samosas. With board and card games on offer, this is a great place for a casual night out with a furry feline of your choice.
Sure, it’s hard to argue that Hong Kong is an ever-expanding concrete jungle with more skyscrapers rising from the ground every day, but the wondrous thing about our city is its unique proximity to nature and many accessible ways to witness and appreciate wildlife. Whether you’re a keen birdwatcher or just feeling the need for a cuddle with a furry friend at a pet café, there are plenty of places to get up close and personal with animals.