In 1998, Taiwan introduced the world’s first cat cafe, sparking a global trend in feline-friendly coffee venues. Want to check out some cat cafes on your travels within the USA? The coolest spots have:
Perks for human patrons
Safe animal amenities and adoption policies
Easy access to a major city
While we aimed to feature a cat cafe from every state, some locations lacked options, while others had tons to explore. Happy travels!
El Jefe Cat Café
3025 North Campbell Avenue, Suite 141 & 151, Tucson
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday (later on Friday and Saturday). Reservations recommended.
El Jefe Cat Café is a feline haven, hosting up to 40 adoptable cats and kittens across three spacious floors. Visitors can attend events with furry friends, like Cat Bingo, Cat Trivia and Yoga with Cats.
The Cat Café serves fresh coffee and pastries from local San Diego–based businesses. They’re focused on cat welfare and allow a maximum of 10 customers to interact with cats to ensure their health and happiness.
Courtesy of KitTea Cat Lounge & Cafe
KitTea Cat Lounge & Cafe
1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.
KitTea Cat Lounge & Cafe has a shoe-off policy to ensure cat hygiene, so bring cozy socks or buy cat-themed ones from the gift shop. While they don’t have a full-service cafe, visitors get a complimentary cold beverage during their stay.
Courtesy of Cat & Craft
Cat & Craft
1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Denver Cat Company is one of the oldest cat cafes in the United States. This cozy space is a welcoming lounge for humans and a playful jungle gym for cats. Want to see the cats when they’re most active? Visit between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Courtesy of NoCo Cat Cafe
NoCo Cat Cafe
121 East 5th Street, Loveland
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call for reservations.
Founded in 2018, Mew Haven Cat Cafe recently reached over 800 adoptions! Cat lovers of all ages are welcome, with discount tickets for children, students, teachers and seniors. Stop by for monthly events such as Yoga with Cats, Painting with Cats, and Crocheting with Cats.
Planning your next trip to Disney? Stop at the Orlando Cat Cafe and enjoy delights like cat-themed lattes, macaroons, paninis and more. Younger cat lovers are welcome with events such as a weekly children’s hour.
Courtesy of Tally Cat Cafe
Tally Cat Cafe
2218 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee
Open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Hawai’i Cat Cafe typically hosts 25 to 35 cats and has found homes for nearly 3,000 furry friends. Their adoptable cats are all spayed or neutered, microchipped and treated for parasites before heading to their forever homes.
Courtesy of Popoki + Tea
Popoki + Tea
3424 Wai‘alae Avenue, Honolulu
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Opened just before the initial pandemic lockdown, Popoki + Tea thrived thanks to a supportive community. Relax with adoptable cats and savor handcrafted milk tea or iced tea. Enjoy cat-themed coffee from their neighbors at The Curb Kaimuki.
Your 30-minute spot at Tree House Humane Society Cat Cafe includes a complimentary drink. The cafe specializes in adoptions for FeLV+ (feline leukemia positive) cats, unique among shelters in the United States.
Espurresso Cat Cafe works to find homes for cats of all ages. Guests can interact with adoptable cats in the Purrlor. Watch the kitties play while enjoying a treat from the full coffee bar and pastry menu (with vegan options).
Two locations: 1741 Bardstown Road, Louisville, and 25 West 8th Street, Covington
The Covington location is open11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. The Lexington location is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Founded in 2018, Purrfect Day Cafe has two locations in Kentucky. In addition to having found homes for over 10,000 cats since they opened (a record among cat cafe organizations) the cafe has also donated $125,000 to shelters—a worthy place to grab a cup of coffee if we’ve ever heard of one!
Courtesy of Lucky Cat Cafe
Lucky Cat Cafe
2230 Dundee Road, Louisville
Open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Catfé Lounge is owned and operated by the Ferndale Cat Shelter, where they care for 150 cats, mostly in foster homes. This no-kill cat rescue also supports trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs and maintains a pet food pantry for local families in need.
Courtesy of Happy Cat Cafe
Happy Cat Cafe
447 Division Avenue S, Grand Rapids
Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Friday through Sunday; 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday. Reservations required.
The Twisted Whisker Cat Cafe offers a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can hang out all day enjoying the company of cats, along with free WiFi and an on-site library. Check out their social media for lots of wacky cat videos, too.
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday. Reservations recommended.
At Whiskers Cat Cafe and Coffeehouse, every visit, adoption and cup of coffee supports furry friends. The cafe creates a relaxed, friendly space for feline-human interactions, and cats enjoy a daily afternoon nap and visitor-free break.
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.
As the name implies, Felius Cat Cafe & Rescue operates as both a rescue organization and a great place to grab a cup of coffee. As Nebraska’s only nonprofit cat cafe, it offers a relaxing, open-concept space to help educate community members on the importance of responsible pet ownership and trap-neuter-return (TNR).
Rescued Treasures Cat Cafe works to find homes for domestic cats and kittens living on the streets. Guests can cuddle with adoptable cats for one-hour sessions while enjoying free WiFi, snacks and beverages, and a gift shop.
The Tipsy Tabby is located in a historical building that’s been completely renovated. Their cafe serves local products, including boba pearls made in-house, coffee roasted in-state, and tea blended in-state.
Open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Catsbury Park, a rescue organization, recently opened a new location with cat cafe attached. Its two rooms, including an inviting adoption center where furry friends roam free, host events like cat-themed yoga, bingo, trivia and other craft-focused activities.
Catopia Cat Café features everything a cat could want—high perches, cozy spots for naps and plenty of toys. Humans can enjoy comfy chairs, books, games, free WiFi, charging outlets and other amenities.
Inspired by Japanese cat cafes, Koneko Cat Cafe opened in 2016 and pioneered the concept in the U.S. The cafe offers an artisanal Japanese-influenced menu, house-made desserts, and beer, wine and sake. They work with local shelters to find loving homes for New York City’s “at risk” cats.
Courtesy of Meow Parlour
46 Hester Street, New York City
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Mac Tabby has two locations, each in the heart of a historic district, and is home to up to 12 adoptable cats. The cafes have something for everyone, including a full coffee bar, beer, wine, smoothies and even guitars to play.
Courtesy of Daily Mews
3748 Monroe Road, Charlotte
Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Daily Mews Cat Cafe offers a boutique filled with carefully curated cat-themed treasures. Their luxurious feline boarding facilities feature multi-tiered units stretching from the floor to the ceiling.
Gem City Catfe serves wine and cocktails and offers a full espresso bar with bakery items. Their nonprofit also runs a low-cost veterinary clinic for low-income families to help keep pets in their homes.
Guests don’t need reservations to visit the full-service coffee shop at Don’t Stress Meowt, complete with free WiFi, cat board games and gallery wall art made by local artists. One dollar from every visit to the cat lounge is donated.
As the first cat cafe in the Southeast, Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar has found homes for over 3,500 cats. The amount of seating is based on the number of adoptable cats, so be sure to book your visit in advance!
The Cattitude Cat Cafe serves a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, including wine and a mango-peach beer called Catalicious. Stop in for a meal and visit their resident chocolate-brown kitty, Darla.
With over 2,000 square feet of space, Naughty Cat Cafe hosts more than 40 adoptable cats. These cute cats enjoy lounges filled with posh furniture, global art and jazz music. Only a few humans can visit each hour to keep the best environment for the cats.
The Catio Cat Cafe and Lounge
2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 114, Nashville
Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe hosts events such as Jeopurrdy, Cat Yoga, Meditation, Tarot and Cat Night, and more. Their separate cafe offers coffee, cookies, gourmet grilled cheese, wine and beer. Be sure to check out Weasley (the resident cat, seen in the photo above) in his colonial attire!
Courtesy of Catnip Cat Cafe
Catnip Cat Cafe
1611-B Colley Avenue, Norfolk
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Two locations: 519 E. Pine Street, Seattle, and 1130 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham
The Seattle location is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Bellingham location is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.
Neko Cat Cafe is a chill space for local rescue cats and humans to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Come in to grab a beer, watch the floofy friends in the windows or experience a full cat room session.
Sip & Purr Cat Cafe is the only cat cafe in America that routinely accepts international at-risk cats into their adoption program. They’ve rescued cats from Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, Qatar, Honduras, Oman and French Polynesia.
Open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and Monday. Reservations recommended.
Partners with Cheyenne Animal Shelter, St. Francis Animal Shelter and Laramie Peak Humane Society
With a self-serve cafe, Catz N Coffee Connections offers a relaxing place to get some cat therapy while enjoying coffee, tea and snacks. They host weekend events such as Meow-ingo, Paint with Pets and Knitting Class.