A Cat Cafe?
A cat café is part cafe, part cat adoption center. Visitors can relax with a group of adoptable cats in a home-like environment that is designed to keep our resident cats content. Guests can also enjoy craft-brewed coffees and teas, and locally baked goodies. Food and beverages are prepared and served separate from the “cat room” due to Health Department regulations.
Cat cafes originated in Taiwan in 1998. They became very popular and spread throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, Canada and finally the United States.
Oakland’s Cat Town Cafe was the first permanent cat cafe to open in America on October 25th, 2014. Cat cafes are becoming very popular and have opened in other cities including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver and Washington DC. Several more cat cafes are scheduled to open soon!
Cat Cafes are great for people who love cats or want to get to know cats, it’s a “purrfect” place to be. A cat café is also a place where people who may not be able to have a cat at home can come and enjoy the company of cats. At the same time, cat cafes help get homeless cats out of shelter cages and into permanent homes while providing support for our local animal shelter.
How it Works
In order to maximize the experience for our guests, we will recommend that you book an online reservation in advance. Walk-ins welcome, when space allows. We will allow a maximum number of people into the café at one time, based on the amount of space and cats we will have. We will ask that you arrive early to review the “cat café rules” and sign a waiver before entering the cat lounge. There will be an hourly cover-fee to help with operational costs such as rent and utilities.
Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, reading material and soothing music in the café. Stay tuned for other exciting activities. Check our Events calendar.
Then of course, we will have a pride of cats! Enjoy the company of purring and snuggly cats while they enjoy your company. The cats will help you relax, have fun and maybe even convince you to adopt them.