Cool Cat Cafés Around the World

Check out these cool cat cafés found in some significant cities around the world.

But First: What is a Cat Café?

The café part is pretty obvious: a place that serves beverages and perhaps light meals. People go to regular cafés to catch up with a loved one, meet someone new for the first time, read a book or to get some work done. Add ‘cat’ to the equation and you have a different type of café where furry companions await to keep you company. So, in a nutshell, cat cafés (also known as themed cafés) are places where you can be around or interact with cats.

Good to Know: You can’t just open a cat café. They need to be properly regulated.


Cat Flower Garden, the world’s first cat café, opened its doors in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998 after which the concept really blossomed in Japan.

Cat Town Cafe in California became the first permanent cat cafe in the U.S., when it opened in 2014.

Cat Cafés Around the World

  • United Kingdom Cat Café, Liverpool
  • South Africa Cat Heaven Rescue Cat Café, Somerset West
  • Spain Cat Café, Barcelona
  • Czech Republic Cat Café, Prague
  • Poland Miau Café, Warsaw
  • Hungary Cat Café, Budapest
  • Ukraine Cat Cafe, Lviv
  • Thailand Neko Cat Cafe, Phuket
  • Japan Cat Café Takeshita Street, Tokyo

Cat Cafés in the U.S.

There’s no doubt about it: Americans love cats. So, it’s no surprise that cat cafés have popped up here as well! 

  1. Mewsic Kitty Cafe, Nashville, Tennessee
  2. Give Purrs a Chance, Berkley Springs, West Virginia
  3. Mauhaus Cat Cafe & Lounge, St. Louis, Missouri
  4. Crumbs & Whiskers, Los Angeles, California
  5. Colony Cat Cafe, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. Pounce Cat Cafe & Wine Bar, Charleston, South Carolina
  7. Koneko Cat Cafe, New York, New York
  8. Denver Cat Company, Denver, Colorado
  9. Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe, Columbus, Ohio
  10. KitTea Cat Cafe, San Francisco, California
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