Cafe Bau Haus beats the cat cafe I went to hands down. There are dogs to play with who aren’t sedated and it doesn’t smell as bad. Plus, you don’t have to pay to go in. You only have to buy a drink, which is fine since the beverage selection is extensive. They have coffee, tea, beer, milkshakes and a little food.

Although it kind of feels like doggy prison with the cages around, most of the animals have real homes, and they come to the cafe as a sort of daycare centre. They get attention and get played with all day. They get fed and get treats, so it’s not bad at all.

The staff try to keep it as clean as possible by walking around with disinfectant when the dogs wee on the floor, and they keep the dogs out of the kitchen, so there’s no dog hairs in your coffee. Although there are dogs walking around on the tables..

All in all though, it’s an interesting experience for travellers who can’t visit animal cafes in our own countries due to health and safety regulations. The dogs are well looked after, and it’s fun to just make friends with some canines for the afternoon. The coffee isn’t half bad either.

I would recommend it since the dogs are so playful. I made friends with an old dog with a big nose. It was chilling and sleeping with us – I wanted to take it home. Also, If you happen to own a dog you can take it along, so if you fancy a nice day out cafe-hopping with your dog, this is the place to go.

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Exit from Hapjeong Station (합정역) exit #3
Walk straight ahead to first big intersection
Turn right, walk straight ahead, over slight hill
At Koryo restaurant, where the street bends left, turn right
At the Praha Castle, turn left
Walk straight ahead, Bau house is on the 3rd floor of a building on your left.