When cat and dog cafés first took off, many entrepreneurs took advantage of the trend, and placed their focus on profits rather than the wellbeing of the animals. As a result, many cafés became the target of criticism and controversy, as people became aware of the situation, and ultimately had to shut down. However, a new generation of pet cafés is taking hold, with an aim to promote the ethical treatment of animals. The Galápagos
is one of these cafés. Unlike many other pet cafés, the establishment does not necessarily encourage touching the animals, but rather, being present among them. High ceilings, an open interior and plenty of plants add to the café’s eco-centric theme, while animals roam freely around the space. Among them include an iguana, a squad of sugar gliders
and, the café’s most representative resident, a rather lackadaisical tortoise. In addition to showcasing a collection of beautiful tropical animals, the café is also very well known for its coffee. Try the MSG Latte, which is not made with MSG but rather consists of a base of fermented coffee and sugar.