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The Top Cat Cafes Around the Country

Kitties, coffee and feline-themed fun — welcome to our favorite cat cafes around the country.

Sandy Robins  |  Jul 17th 2017


Not only do cat cafes provide a fur fix for cat lovers and a wonderfully conducive setting for finding a new furry family member, but they’ve become great meeting places to enjoy some real cat-centric events, too. So, if you feel like doing yoga with cats, painting a feline portrait, enjoying a fun movie with a cat on your lap and, of course, looking to meet your next BFF (best furry friend), check out our list. And on the uber-good side, collectively these cat cafes have found several thousand cats forever homes, and the numbers continue to grow.

This piece is continuously updated by the Catster edit staff in order to provide the most up-to-date information on cat cafes around the country! 

Cat Cafes in California

Kittea cat cafe in California.

Kittea cat cafe in San Francisco, California. Photography Courtesy Kittea.

Crumbs and Whiskers
7924 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Hours: Monday and Tuesday — 11 a.m. to 7.45 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday — 11 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Closed Wednesday

Kanchan Singh opened her first cat café in Washington D.C., and, following its success, this second one here in Los Angeles. Feline yoga is popular in both locations, and so are trivia nights focusing on topics such as Harry Potter and Disney.

The Cat Cafe
472 Third Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101

Hours: Daily — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This feline establishment, with its full selection of coffee drinks, is located in the downtown marina district of the city, and, like most cat cafes, also takes reservations to ensure that it’s not too overcrowded at certain times.

Cat Town Cafe
2869 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays and Tuesdays for adoptions, appointment only

This was the first permanent cat cafe to open in the U.S. The Port of Oakland’s cargo cranes and dock area are the inspiration for the interior design of the Cat Zone, and the cat play structures are based on buildings from the downtown Oakland skyline. The cafe also features a rotating cat-centric art gallery and a variety of cat-focused merchandise available for purchase.

KitTea
96 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Hours: Mondays — 12 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday — 12 to 7 p.m.
Friday — 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Tuesday

When it comes to events, Caturday morning cartoons are becoming very popular at KitTea. Visitors are encouraged to come in their PJs, and the cafe sets up a cereal “bar” featuring three classic cereals served with whole or soy milk. According to founder Courtney Hatt, the idea is that visitors make a bowl of their favorite cereal and then curl up with a cat to enjoy an hour of cartoons and old commercials ranging from the 1940s to the early 90s.

Cat Cafes in Colorado

The Denver Cat Company cat cafe in Denver, Colorado.

The Denver Cat Company cat cafe in Denver, Colorado. Photography courtesy Denver Cat Company.

Denver Cat Company
3929 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212

Hours: Sunday through Thursday — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

According to owner Sana Q. Hamelin, her cafe is the only one in the country where food and drink options are not sold separated but incorporated into the cat lounge.

“We are also one of the few that allow walk-ins and don’t limit cat time, but we try to stagger departures and arrivals especially when cats are adopted out and we have to integrate new arrivals into the cafe,” she explained. There are about 12 feline residents at any one time.

Cat Cafes in Florida

Orlando Cat Café
532 Cagan Park Ave.
Clermont, FL 34714

Hours: See website for cafe hours.
Play area: Tuesday through Sunday — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday.

While you are ordering your coffee, you can see the cats at play through a large viewing window and then of course go and join them in the Kitty Play area. The cafe hosts a variety of events and recently hosted a book-signing party for author and cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett.

Cat Cafes in New York

The Brooklyn Cat Cafe
149 Atlantic Ave. (between Clinton and Henry)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hours: Monday and Thursday — 1 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday — 1 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday — 11 to 7:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesday

If you enjoy classic movies starring felines, check out the showings listed on the cafe’s website. It also hosts kitten happy hours for adults only and yoga sessions to test your suppleness with the feline stretched out on the mat next to you.

Koneko
26 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002

Hours: Monday, Wednesday through Sunday — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Tuesday

Koneko means “kitten” in Japanese and is best described as a cat cafe and sake bar. Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it has an artisanal Japanese-influenced menu, plus beer, wine, sake — and a big, furry family of 20 adoptable cats. The cats roam freely around three cat-centric spaces. When you’re not petting purring felines, there’s a revolving exhibition of world-class artwork and a roster of weekly events that celebrate cats and Japanese culture.

Meow Parlour
46 Hester St.
Manhattan, NY 10002

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday — 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday — 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Wednesday

Meow Parlour was the first cat cafe to open in the Big Apple and promises visitors “sweet cats and delicious treats.” Owner Christina Ha advises visitors to make a reservation so that the kitties aren’t overwhelmed. You can stay as long as you like, sip coffee, munch on a delicious cat-shaped cookie from the Meow Patisserie around the corner and enjoy the free Wi-Fi with a cat curled up next to you.

Morgan’s Cat Cafe
35 West Market St., Suite 1
Red Hook, NY 12571

Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday

This cafe is earning a reputation for fun events in the company of about 25 felines all looking for their forever home. Here, BYOB means bring your own brush, and learn how to paint cats with artist Christina Baal, who painted the mural inside the cafe. The Catnip Singles Mixer — Meeeooow! — is a great event to meet other cat people over a glass of wine and canapés. The cafe also sells $25 gift vouchers.

Cat Cafes in Pennsylvania

Kawaii cat cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Kawaii cat cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photography Courtesy Kawaii Kitty Cafe.

Kawaii Kitty Cafe
759 South 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Monday

Kawaii (the Japanese word for cute) pretty much sums up all the resident felines. Located on historic Fabric Row in the heart of Queen Village, South Philadelphia, this establishment is part coffee shop and part adoption center and works with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society to select kitties to bond with their patrons. There are weekly free wine parties, and the evenings are themed.

Le Cat Cafe
2713 West Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday — 1 to 5 p.m.
Friday – 1 to 6 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Closed for cat nap 3 to 4 p.m.) Sunday – 1 to 6 p.m.
Closed Monday

Le Cat Cafe works with Green Street Rescue to find foster homes and eventually forever homes for the cats that reside at the cafe. Both the yoga and Pilates classes are popular with regulars, and the cafe is planning to add events, such as story time for younger visitors as well as a therapeutic Senior/Veteran hour.

Cat Cafes in Oregon

The Purrington Cat Lounge in Portland, Oregon.

The Purrington Cat Lounge in Portland, Oregon. Photography Courtesy The Purrington Cat Lounge.

The Purrington Cat Lounge
3529 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97211

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday — 12 to 8 p.m.
Closed Monday

Come and listen to Moshow the Cat Rapper purring words in the cat lounge or sign up for yoga classes, beer and wine tastings or meowvie nights. There’s nothing quite like a movie with a cat on your lap!

Cat Cafes in Washington

The Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe
1225 North 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m.
Closed Monday

Yoga sessions are very popular at this cafe, and you can purchase a monthly membership for the classes. The venue is also available for private parties with up to 16 guests.

Neko Cat Cafe
519 East Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Hours: Grand opening coming soon (summer 2017)

Hang with 8-10 adoptable cats from local Seattle shelters as you tuck into drinks and snacks at this all-ages Japanese-inspired cat cafe. Stop by for an after-work happy hour or book a private party in your very own room!

Cat Cafes in Washington D.C.

Crumbs and Whiskers
3211 O Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

Hours: Monday and Tuesday— 1 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday — 1 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday — 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Closed Wednesday

After visiting a cat cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Kanchan Singh opened this cafe in Washington D.C. and a second one in Los Angeles (see Los Angeles listing). Crumbs and Whiskers has both feline yoga and trivia nights, with topics like Harry Potter and Disney.

Cat Cafes in South Carolina

The Organic Cat Café
123 College St.
Greenville, SC 29601

Hours: Monday through Thursday — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday through Saturday — 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday — 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

German-born Jennifer Bronzel founded this Downtown Greenville cat cafe in hopes to educate longtime cat lovers and new feline fans about cat behaviors and appropriate cat care.

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