Sunday, February 08, 2015

Visitors flock to café to see resident sheep

A café owner in South Korea has come up with the unusual step of adding some fluffy friends to his café to boost business. The Thanks to Nature Café and its two in-house sheep have been attracting animal lovers and tourists alike since 2011.

At the café, diners can enjoy all of the regulars such as coffee, tea and cake, but the unique selling point of this cafe is that this can all be done in the company of a couple of sheep. The café’s owner, Lee Kwang-ho, said that with so many Koreans wanting to spend some time with sheep during the year, the “Sheep Café” provides an easier alternative to visiting a sheep ranch.

However, the biggest surprise for Lee Kwang-ho is that it isn't just locals coming through his doors. He said: “I have had visitors from all over the world coming to see my sheep, from Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, even some countries I don't know well.“

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Lee Hyeon-ji, 21-year-old, visited the café with her boyfriend and said that the convenience of the café was what attracted to them: ”We were planning to go to a sheep ranch , but it's too far and we didn't have enough time to go there. Then we heard about this place where we can see sheep in Seoul and came to this sheep cafe.”

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