8 Cat Cafés you NEED to visit in North America
Does anyone else plan trip destinations around places that have cat cafes? There's something so fun about visiting different cat cafes in different cities, getting to see what unique décor or cute vibes the café has, and of course trying to make friends with all the cats.
Here are 8 cat cafes (in no particular order) that are worth visiting, they all have something a little unique that yo will love. We recommend all of them for their focus on helping find homes for rescue cats (meaning the kitties you meet will be adoptable).
Regal Cat Café | Calgary, Alberta, CA
Regal Cat Café is a bright, airy modern cat café with lots of light and gorgeous teal flooring. They offer "cats, cuddles and coffee" which sounds like the ideal afternoon to us! They have fun events each month and their café offers vegan and gluten free treats. They have found homes for over 700 cats since opening.
Koneko | NYC, New York, USA
Koneko means “kitten” in Japanese, and this was America's first Japanese-inspired cat café that opened in 2016. Koneko has an artisanal Japanese- influenced menu, house-made desserts, plus beer, wine, and sake. Their kitties roam freely around three cat-centric spaces: The sunlit Upper Cattery, the warm and cozy Lower Cattery, and a first-of-its-kind outdoor Catio.
Give Purrs a Chance | Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA
Give Purrs a Chance is a non-profit cat adoption center located in a large Victorian house. 40-50 cats roam the entire house in a cage free environment.
Purrs is one of the only cat cafes in a rural setting but is conveniently located just two hours from Washington, DC; Baltimore and Pittsburgh.
Purrs is considered the largest cat café in North America both in size and the number of feline residents. Since opening in May, 2017 Purrs has adopted out over 1,300 cats. Purrs has sent kitties to over twenty states.
The Cat’s Meow Café | Miami, Florida, USA
The Cat's Meow Café is partnered with with Miami-Dade Animal Services, and together they aim to reduce the number of abandoned and homeless cats in their community.
The Cat’s Meow Café hosts events like Cat Yoga, Painting with Cats, Comedy Night, Bingo, as well as Educational Workshops, birthday parties and private events.
Crumbs & Whiskers | Washington DC / Los Angeles, USA
There are two locations where you can visit Crumbs & Whiskers, known as DC & LA’s Kitten & Cat Café. If you enjoy aesthetic pink vibes and cute décor, this is the place for you. They're a very popular destination with a number of celebrity sightings.
They have found homes for over 1,800 cats and kittens, with all their cats being rescued from situations with a high risk of euthanasia.
Coffee Cats | West Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Coffee Cats, located in West Des Moines, Iowa in Historic Valley Junction, is the first cat café in Iowa. They opened in July 2020 and to date have adopted over 600 cats for their adoption partner, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
They provide a warm, relaxing and welcoming environment for customers and cats alike, and source delicious coffee and pastries from local providers.
The Purrfect Cup | Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA
They are the Maritimes first cat cafe. They opened in late 2018 to fuse two passions: rescuing cats and serving great coffee! Through their passion for craft coffee they developed a cafe to support their Cat Lounge - a room dedicated to temporarily housing rescued cats from all over the province of New Brunswick.
Their cat lounge gives feelings of a comfy sitting room, and features floor seating with tables, games, books, plenty of kitty toys, as well as a full wall of perches and bridges for their adventurous furballs.
Catoro Cafe | Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
With a peaceful twilight forest theme, we couldn't leave our own cat café off this list. We're proud of our relaxing Cat Forest, complete with tree stumps to perch on and loads of cute rescue cats to make friends with (as well as tasty bubble teas to sip on).
Thanks for reading this list, and have fun visiting all of these wonderful cat cafes!