Forget Cat Cafes, Japan Gets Some Reptile Cafes

Hanging out with a bunch of cats as you drink coffee and chomp grub is pretty cool. Hanging out with a bunch of slimy reptiles as you do the same thing could also be pretty cool. It's too bad nobody in this grand world of ours ever had the foresight to create such an establishment. That is, until now.

Japan, birthplace of just about every cool trend ever, has just unveiled the Yokohama Subtropic Teahouse. This eatery is home to coffee, sandwiches and, of course, fearsome snakes and lizards. The creatures rest in cages, but it is encouraged that you pick them up and play with them, because who wouldn't want to cuddle a boa constrictor while sipping a latte?

There is one caveat, however. If you are handling the reptiles, you had better give your hands a thorough washing before sitting down to eat. Reptiles are common carriers of salmonella.

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