Cafe to dine with foxes to be opened in London

Aiming to change people's wrong "perception" towards foxes, the first ever fox cafe will be opened in East London where the customers can dine and play with the animal and see its playful side.

PTI| Updated: Mar 25, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

London: Aiming to change people's wrong "perception" towards foxes, the first ever fox cafe will be opened in East London where the customers can dine and play with the animal and see its playful side.

'Stevie The Fox' will be opened for three weeks at a "secret location" from May 25th and will welcome customers from 9-6 pm each day.

Dining with foxes isn't something most people would be eager to do, but organisers hope the cafe will change the way people think about the animal, the Telegraph reported.

"Foxes often receive a lot of bad press due to nuisance they cause in urban areas from destroying bin bags, digging gardens, fouling on the street and making noises throughout the night. Our aim is to change that perception and show you how foxes are playful gentle creatures," the organisers wrote on their website.

For 15 pounds customers will be allowed an hour and a half in the cafe which serves hot drinks, Fox's Biscuits and Fox's Glacier Mints.

"Wow! Over 1500 people have already entered the ballot to #MeetTheFox. Thank you so much for your support," the organisers tweeted.

The organisers hope the cafe will let people see the foxes playful side.

Guests will be able to play with six young foxes, who are all "fully trained and domesticated" and are under the supervision of handlers.

Those eager to play with the animal can enter their name and email address into a ballot on the website to register for tickets.

The planned fox cafe is the recent addition to clubs like owl cocktail bars, porridge cafes and even a micropig picnic that have been opened in the UK in the last few months.