Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon May 7, 2012 | 6:15pm EDT

Cat cafe

<p>Cat 'Luca' sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. After three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues, Austria opened its first cat cafe last Friday. 'Cafe Neko', "Neko" meaning cat in Japanese, was opened by Vienna resident Takako Ishimitsu, 47, from Japan. Customers can stroke and interact with their five feline hosts, named Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo, who all came from an animal shelter and now freely roam about the cafe and take naps. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Cat 'Luca' sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. After three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues, Austria opened its first cat cafe last Friday. 'Cafe Neko',...more

Cat 'Luca' sleeps in his basket as a waitress serves some food to customers in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. After three years of negotiations with city officials over hygiene issues, Austria opened its first cat cafe last Friday. 'Cafe Neko', "Neko" meaning cat in Japanese, was opened by Vienna resident Takako Ishimitsu, 47, from Japan. Customers can stroke and interact with their five feline hosts, named Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo, who all came from an animal shelter and now freely roam about the cafe and take naps. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
1 / 15
<p>Cat 'Moritz' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Cat 'Moritz' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cat 'Moritz' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
2 / 15
<p>Pedestrians are reflected in the entrance of Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Pedestrians are reflected in the entrance of Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Pedestrians are reflected in the entrance of Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
3 / 15
<p>A customer speaks on her mobile phone as cat 'Moritz' strolls about in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

A customer speaks on her mobile phone as cat 'Moritz' strolls about in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A customer speaks on her mobile phone as cat 'Moritz' strolls about in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
4 / 15
<p>The menu of Vienna's first cat cafe is pictured May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

The menu of Vienna's first cat cafe is pictured May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The menu of Vienna's first cat cafe is pictured May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
5 / 15
<p>Owner Takako Ishimitsu holds cat Moritz in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Owner Takako Ishimitsu holds cat Moritz in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Owner Takako Ishimitsu holds cat Moritz in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
6 / 15
<p>Customers watch cat 'Moritz' sitting on a chair in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Customers watch cat 'Moritz' sitting on a chair in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Customers watch cat 'Moritz' sitting on a chair in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
7 / 15
<p>A customer plays with cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

A customer plays with cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A customer plays with cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
8 / 15
<p>Cat 'Sonja' sits on the legs of a customer in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Cat 'Sonja' sits on the legs of a customer in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cat 'Sonja' sits on the legs of a customer in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
9 / 15
<p>Cat 'Luca' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Cat 'Luca' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cat 'Luca' sits in his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
10 / 15
<p>A customer takes a picture of cat 'Luca' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

A customer takes a picture of cat 'Luca' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A customer takes a picture of cat 'Luca' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
11 / 15
<p>Customers watch cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Customers watch cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Customers watch cat 'Moritz' in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
12 / 15
<p>Magazines are pictured on a shelf as customers enjoy a coffee in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Magazines are pictured on a shelf as customers enjoy a coffee in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Magazines are pictured on a shelf as customers enjoy a coffee in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
13 / 15
<p>A customer watches cat 'Thomas' inspects his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

A customer watches cat 'Thomas' inspects his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

A customer watches cat 'Thomas' inspects his basket in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
14 / 15
<p>Cat 'Sonja' licks herself clean while lying on the floor in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger</p>

Cat 'Sonja' licks herself clean while lying on the floor in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Cat 'Sonja' licks herself clean while lying on the floor in Vienna's first cat cafe May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Close
15 / 15

Next Slideshows

Lingerie football

The Lingerie Football League holds an exhibition match in Mexico City.

May 07 2012

Zombies! Run!

The "Run for Your Lives" 5K race has runners facing obstacles on the course while being chased by zombies, who try to take "health" flags off the runners belts.

May 07 2012

Tymoshenko through the years

A look at the public and private life of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

May 04 2012

Scenescapes

Stunning views of city and country from around the world.

May 04 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Women's World Cup: Day 10

Women's World Cup: Day 10

Highlights from June 16 at the Women's World Cup in France.

Women's World Cup: Day 9

Women's World Cup: Day 9

Highlights from June 15 at the Women's World Cup in France.

Women's World Cup: Day 8

Women's World Cup: Day 8

Highlights from June 14 at the Women's World Cup in France.

Swiss women strike for equality

Swiss women strike for equality

Women across Switzerland hold a strike to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the first such walkout 28 years ago.

Trump's Twitter history showcased in pop-up museum

Trump's Twitter history showcased in pop-up museum

The "Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library," a comedic installation of Trump's Twitter history opens in Washington.

Pride worldwide

Pride worldwide

Celebrating LGBT rights around the world during Pride Month.

Toronto celebrates as Raptors win first NBA title

Toronto celebrates as Raptors win first NBA title

Revelers fill the streets of Toronto in celebration after the Toronto Raptors win their first NBA title.

Toronto Raptors win first NBA title

Toronto Raptors win first NBA title

The Toronto Raptors became the first Canadian team to win an NBA title with a 114-110 victory over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors that set off a country-wide celebration.

White House departures

White House departures

White House staff, advisers and government officials who have resigned or been fired under President Donald Trump, listed by the dates their departures were announced.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast