Cat-Shaped Bread & Bread-Shaped Cats

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on April 26, 2020

Fresh bread spread with butter is a simple treat that hits comfort spots just right. And Japanese bread company Neko Neko Shokupan understands the love people have for bread.

The super kawaii bread maker also knows folks love their cats and by crafting their popular bread into the shape of a cat head, they’ve made a cat lover’s breakfast a lot more fun!

With loaves and single slices of the cat-shaped bread available in Neko Neko Shokupan’s small bakeries across Japan, the adorable bread usually sells out fast. It’s no wonder, check out these fluffy, thick slices.


But, what exactly is this cute cat bread and how does it taste?

Sweet on Shokupan

Shokupan is a pillowy, sweet bread in Japan and Neko Neko Shokupan bakes their version of the widely popular bread with fresh milk, flour, cream, honey, and butter. But, the best part of all is the adorable cat head shape. Instead of a round top on the loaf, the company has crafted their bread to be round with pointy cat ears on top.


And there’s no mistaking what Neko Neko Shokupan makes. The bakery’s name actually means ‘cat cat bread’.


If baking bread isn’t your thing, but cats are, check out these cats doubling as bread, wearing bread, playing with bread and eating bread.

Cats and Bread, The Fascination Continues

A sweet tuxedo wears a bread halo so stylishly…


This fluffy doll loves sleeping on a bread bed!


A fierce tabby cat claims the bread…

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Teddy is “Just an extra cute loaf of gingerbread”…


Singing a song of bread love…


Another tabby angel haloed in bread…


And here’s a purrfectly chonky loaf of cat bread…


This little catto wants to know if she’s cute in bread. The answer? Yes!


Of bread, a fat cat writes, “Here I lay/I hug the bread/Here I will stay/Until I am ded/The bread is soft/The bread smells nice/It is indeed much nicer/Than a field of mice”…


If you can’t make a trip to Japan to pick up a loaf of cat bread, you can still make your own soft bread that smells nice at home. Watch this video by Kitchen Princess Bamboo on how to make this every day Japanese favorite.

Your bread won’t be shaped like a cat, but you’ll still have a tasty treat on your hands.


Feature Image: Swanshow/Facebook & @nekoneko_shokupan/Instagram