Tokyo's Animal Cafes

Cat cafes, where you pay by the hour to hang out with felines,  have been popular in Japan for more than a decade. In recent years, new establishments have sprung up offering trendier dining companions: reptiles, hawks, rabbits, goats and—most popular of all—owls. I got to visit both a cat cafe and an owl cafe when I was in Tokyo. What's it like? The cats seem jaded and the owls look bored.

This story aired on KCRW's GOOD FOOD show in 2015.