From LA to NYC: The USA Cat Cafe Roundup
It seems like only yesterday we ignorant Americans were scratching our heads at this question: What exactly is a cat cafe? Well! Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last couple years, we are now well aware of (and envious of towns that contain) the ubiquitous cat cafe. Regardless if you've never been to one, or if you have a standing weekly reservation - we present to you our US list - which hopefully contains a cat cafe near you!
Cat Town Cafe - Oakland, CA
In addition to adorable, adoptable kitties, Meow Parlour also boasts cute cat-themed cookies!
Cats here are from Kitty Kind and admission is just $5 for 30 minutes of kitty cuddle time. Meow Parlour is also New York City's first cat cafe.
Purringtons Cat Lounge - Portland, OR
This cat cafe features a Portland staples - craft beer and wines! They also have a weekly Purr yoga class and a Meow-vie night. Purringtons works with Cat Adoption Team of Sherwood, OR.
Meowtropolitan - Seattle, WA
What better city for combining coffee and cats than Seattle? Keeping 10-15 adoptable cats on premise from RASKC, as well as a few "resident" kitties, Meowtropolitan is sure to keep you coming back for more cuddles. They also donate a portion of their sales to rescues and local shelters.
Denver Cat Company - Denver, CO
Denver Cat Co. is a woman-run cat company (girl power!) that features around 8 adoptable cats at any given time. They host "Arts & Cats" painting classes where patrons can paint cat portraits while sipping a tasty beverage. Charging just $5 per visit, DCC is one of the least expensive cat cafes in the US!
The Cat Cafe - San Diego, CA
Charging $15 for a 75-minute visit, Crumbs & Whiskers is on the pricier side for cat cafe reservations. However you can opt to spend the entire day there for only $35. They also have a pretty well-curated shop and offer yoga classes as well. All adoptions are through Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation of Arlington, VA.
Koneko Cat Cafe - New York City
Billed as America's first Japanese-style cat cafe, Koneko (which means "kitten" in Japanese) offers not only a gang (20+) of adoptable cats (through Anjellicle Cats Rescue - they also work with City Critters and K9 Kastle), but also boasts beer, wine, sake, and artisanal Japanese treats for [human] consumption! Admission is $15 per person per hour and they offer all kinds of extracurriculars including movie screenings, cooking classes, and Japanese language classes.
Brooklyn Cat Cafe - Brooklyn, NY
Of course we have to represent our home turf!
After successfully running a temporary pop up cafe, Brooklyn Cat Cafe opened a permanent location in May 2016 in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. Cat adoptions are through Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. According to their website, they plan on hosting low-cost vaccine clinics, workshops on cat health, and movie nights, so Brooklyn stay tuned!
Did we miss a cat cafe in your neck of the woods? Tell us in the comments!