The Blobfish Cafe sounds like a seafood restaurant, but this is more like Japan’s cat cafes or the temporary Owl bar in London. The Blobfish Cafe is an opportunity for you to get up close and personal (but no touching) with the world’s ugliest animal!
According to the Blobfish Cafe’s website, the pop-up has acquired three blobfish—named Barry, Lorcan, and Lady Swift—that will be on display when the business opens next summer in 2016. With three blobfish in their possession, this could not have been a cheap or easy project to conduct for the cafe’s creators, as one blobfish alone costs $100,000, with its large tank coming in at $500 (meaning that with three of them, these unnamed individuals have probably paid over $301,500 alone just to obtain blobfish).
This is definitely an endeavor taken on by those who are committed to showing the world blobfish in a new light, a goal not only reflected in the estimated price paid for these creatures but in the words expressed on the cafe’s site, which promise that the cafe’s creators “have been working with some of the world’s top marine biologist.”