Cats from Saint-Josse-ten-Noode {Belgium} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Saint-Josse-ten-Noode {Belgium}

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Belgium may be small, but it already counts two cat cafés. The newest one, Mangakat Café, opened only recently, in February 2015, in the Brussels' borough Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. I stopped by yesterday and ended up reading cat manga the entire evening in the company of six adorable felines. 

As the name Mangakat suggests, this is not your usual cat café. In fact, it's equally a manga café. They have a large selection of several types of manga that you can read for free while enjoying a drink and a piece of pie. Of course, Mangakat Café has its fair share of cat manga, too. They have my absolute favorite, Plum, but I ended up discovering and reading new ones, such as Oh My Cats! and Nyanpire

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 The Mangakat Café is located in a gorgeous heritage building and gives you the impression that you're in someone's living room. It's super cozy, to say the least.

They have six cats: Yomi, Luz, Yuki, Lord, Sophie, and Domingo - all adopted from the pet shelters Veeweyde and Animal sans logis. They're a combination of young and old, but they have all been chosen based on their sociable behavior.

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On the food and drinks front, you have a large selection of tea and the usual drinks, as well as quiche and pie. Tip: order quiche if you want some serious feline attention!

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plum manga cafe
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 At walking distance from the metro Botanique in the center of Brussels, Mangakat Café is also situated in the same building as De Ultieme Hallucinatie, a restaurant famous for its Art Nouveau decoration and vintage train seats. Ideally, you take an apéritif at the cat café/manga café first and then head downstairs for a meal at De Ultieme Hallucinatie. However, chances are you'll want to spend your entire evening at the Mangakat Café. 

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Look up Mangakat Café on TripAdvisor for more information and pictures.

P.S. Have you seen our post on the cat café Le Chat Touille in Brussels?

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  1. Pretty kitties and wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Such amazing faces in those beautiful places!

  3. Had to look up manga! What adorable kitties!

  4. Gorgeous cats! The cat in your second and third photos looks very much like my two year old male, Romeo. He has a "diamond" white shape on his head, is black and white, and has beautiful green eyes. :)

  5. Adorable! I'm partial to the orange tabby -- looks like a cuddler I had long ago. All of these cats are so sweet!

  6. It really looks like a big flat! I was first wondering why you were showing these pictures - they were a bit too "privat" / not-so-relevant for your blog - but of course they were.

  7. This sounds a wonderful cat cafe to relax with kitties and enjoy manga books. I'd absolutely order quiche if I have a chance to visit there some day :-)

  8. Great captures - they are all so adorable and the setting so sweet! Wow, what a great place to spend the day. So perfect for your blog. I love that combination of furry love and book love. That cafe is just genius.

  9. What a wonderful place that must be! And your photo's are beautiful.
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

  10. A cat cafe is cool. Wow... captivating eyes.

  11. They are all so beautiful. What a great cafe.

  12. Ils ont l'air particulièrement sérieux ces chats, pour tout dire pas franchement amicaux ! Mais je les comprends. Je ne suis vraiment pas du tout pour les cafés-chat. C'est contre la nature des félins. Ce ne sont pas des chiens

  13. That cafe DOES look like a living room! So fun!

    Love and licks,

  14. Oh my, they are a beautiful bunch. I would love to visit that place.

  15. Aw precious angels! I want to go to a Cat cafe!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  16. The cats are so cute! I want to cuddle them all.

  17. What a beautiful bunch of kitties who inhabit that cat café! Great faces.....they all look happy and healthy and like they love having visitors.

    Hugs, Sammy

  18. All the kitties have such beautiful eyes.

  19. Cute kitties, great shots.
    Thanks for linking up at

  20. Those cats are beautiful! Thanks for linking up at the Talbert Zoo. Have a great week.

  21. Lovely kitty pictures. They are all unique and beautiful!

  22. They are all so cute, we have a black and white and a plain black cat!

  23. Beautiful! Hope to see more and more cat cafes in the US!

  24. Ι could hug them aaaaaall the time!!!
    Kisses, sweetheart!

  25. Adorable! I love the second cat, like my cat so much. The black is often smarter than the other cats.

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