Cat cafés and dog cafés seem to be everywhere now so when I heard that there was a raccoon café in Seoul I just had to check it out. Blind Alley is near Sookmyung Women's University and kinda tucked away in a corner as we almost missed it until we noticed the raccoon sign outside.
Unlike some other animal cafés there's no entrance fee to you just order whatever food or drinks you want and you can stay as long as you like in fact most of the other customers that were there seemed to all be happily working on their laptops or building little Lego kits, the raccoons are in a separate room to the café as they can get quite boisterous so the actual café side is quite chilled out.
The food is also AMAZING there I ordered "honey cake" which I thought would just be like a slice of cake to go with my coffee but it ended up being one of those huge brick toast desserts which was completely overwhelming at first when I saw it but so yummy I somehow managed to devour the whole lot, YEY for carbs!
After devouring our food we went into the room where the raccoons where at first they were quite sleepy and just watched us from their perch near the roof but they soon woke up and started causing mayhem! There are two raccoons there a black one and a brown one the black one was quite shy and quiet happy to just view the customers going in and out but the brown one was crazy and starting ripping toys apart and checking everyone's pockets as soon as they entered the room.
One of the guys who worked there came in after a while to play with the raccoons and give them some treats, the raccoons reminded me so much of my dog Russ with the way they played and how they were searching in everyone's pockets for treats, Russ even kinda looks like a raccoon! I always worry a little about how the animals are treated in places like this but the raccoons seemed more than happy, looked very healthy and seemed quite amused by all the visitors there although they were quite boisterous and a girl did get bitten by one whilst we were there but they are animals and bites happen so I wouldn't let that put you off as they're just too cute and funny to watch.
What are your favourite animals?
Love & Toast