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Le Chat Touille – Cats’ crib

They are vicious serial killers who murder for pleasure and who enjoy to prolong their victims’ death struggles. They never ever reciprocate the amounts of love they are given. They endanger local biodiversity. And they can infect humans with a parasite that turns us neurotic, schizophrenic and suicidal. Nevertheless, I kinda like cats.

There is a considerable chance that you do too.

Some internet-cats make millions of dollars. Felinity must be the most solid business model of the 21st century. That’s why Le chat touille, a small bar near Louiza, has brought a popular Asian concept to Brussels. The business plan is as strong as it is simple: cats.

While having a drink or a snack, you watch cats fulfill their respiratory, nutritional, hygienic, resting or leisure needs. You can pet them, play with them or ask them how things are going. You can even drink a West Flemish beer called ‘De Poes‘ (Dutch for ‘The Cat’). Purr.

One downside to Le chat touille: the economic law of supply and demand is also at work in the cat universe. Prices are rather expensive and sometimes there can even be a waiting line to get in. Meow.

Nevertheless, the philosophy of Le chat touille is very noble. All cats come from an animal shelter. Yet, only those cats that are fond of having people around get selected. And… you can even adopt a cat! But if the pussies find you too pushy, they can always escape to a back room.

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Tasson-Snelstraat 11, Brussels

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Opening Times

Wed & Fri - Sun 13:00 - 21:00


Coke: € 3


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)