Rat cafe is the pop-up restaurant concept no one wants
With the exception of the Pixar film Ratatouille, rats and dining never go together. Never.
But a San Francisco tourist attraction is featuring the rodents at a pop-up cafe — and charging people money to experience the potential health code violation.
For $50 (that includes admission to the rest of the show) cafe-goers can sip coffee while surrounded by rats. It’s supposed to be an intentionally confusing experience: sit in a nice bistro-style eatery with a Barbary Coast theme with rats scurrying around.
It’s an all-you can-drink coffee buffet, so no food can be snatched by hungry rats. But still.
The rats are all reportedly up for adoption through the Bay Area nonprofit Rattie Ratz, a group that rescues and rehabilitates rats. So if you bond with a cafe rat you can bring him or her home. The ultimate souvenir.