Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Cats! Italian Eatery Designed for People and Cats

Come for the Coffee, Stay for the Cats! Italian Eatery Designed for People and Cats

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Carrie McBride
Jan 26, 2015
(Image credit: Francesco Demichelis)

Project by: Tommaso Guerra
Location: Rome, Italy

It's true: cat cafés are becoming a thing! Tommaso Guerra was hired to design the interior of the Romeow Cat Bistrot which is home to six cats and host to cat-loving bistro customers. Guerra steered clear of kitschy, sad cat lady clichés and turned it into a welcoming, comfortable feline/human hangout.

(Image credit: Francesco Demichelis)

The bistro serves "sophisticated vegan and raw cuisine and pastry" so assuming cats aren't gaga for beetroot, they likely won't pester customers for food samples.

(Image credit: Francesco Demichelis)

Guerra's aim was to create a setting that felt familiar and cozy and would feel more like home or a friend's home than a restaurant.

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There are plenty of features for the cats to navigate and even some areas that are limited to cats only. The only area restricted to the cats is (natch) the kitchen.
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The 13' climbing tree is for cats only, please.
Oh hello!
(Image credit: Francesco Demichelis)

Thanks, Tommaso!

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