Of more than 40 cat cafes in Tokyo alone, the most popular are calico and Cat Café Nekorobi.
Sometimes a neighborhood cat, a calico, wanders by and peers in.
1530s, kalyko, corruption of Calicut (modern Kozhikode), seaport on Malabar coast of India, where Europeans first obtained it. In 16c. it was second only to Goa among Indian commercial ports for European trade. Extended to animal colorings suggestive of printed calicos in 1807, originally of horses.