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The Definitive List of North America's 24 Open and Upcoming Cat Cafes

The two dozen cat cafes clawing their way into a city near you.

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Cat cafes — or coffee shops that allow felines to roam about the dining area — have been around since at least 1998, but until last year were only a popular phenomenon in China and Japan. The first cat cafe opened in North America last August, and since then, more than a dozen have popped up in cities across the U.S. For the most part, these cafes also serve as adoption centers. Not all of these cat cafes are open yet, but there are plenty to pick from and others to support. From New York City's Meow Parlor to San Francisco's forthcoming KitTea, here's where to cuddle with a cat over coffee from coast to coast.

Cynthia Correa also contributed to this report.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Meow Parlour

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46 Hester St
New York, NY 10002
Meow Parlour opened in the middle of December last year, and has been attracting a steady stream of cat lovers ever since. Reservations must be made online exactly two months in advance (Meow Parlour is currently fully booked until April). There's an hourly fee to visit, up to $30 for five hours. [Photo]

2. KitTea

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96 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
The second cat cafe to hit the Bay Area, KitTea has set a tentative opening date of April of this year. KitTea is partnered with Give Me Shelter, a local nonprofit cat rescue organization. According to Eater SF, founders Courtney Hatt and Lisa Tsubouchi plan to open with all-kitten residents. [Photo]

3. Le Café des Chats

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3435, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
QC H2X 3L1, Canada
(514) 965-2138
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North America's first cat cafe opened with much fanfare in Montreal last August, and sadly (for those who have gotten attached to a particular feline) all of its cats are staying in-house. The coffee shop adopted these cats; they are not up for adoption. Reservations may be made in advance online. [Photo]

4. Cafe Chat l'heureux

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172 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal
QC H2W 1H3, Canada
Montreal's second cat cafe opened before the end of last year, and serves an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cats in residence are not up for adoption, but you can read their bios online. [Photo]

5. Planet Tails

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Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34109
(239) 653-9767
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Florida's first cat cafe features free WiFi in addition to lots of furry friends. Adoptable cats come from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. [Photo]

6. Catfe

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Los Angeles has made little progress on its first cat cafe — a recent crowdfunding campaign was unsuccessful — but don't give up hope. The owner of Catfe is still raising money and hopes to open somewhere in LA's Little Tokyo neighborhood this year. Catfe is partnering with NKLA, a local animal shelter that will help supply and manage the cats for adoption. Stay tuned for more details. [Photo]

7. Catfé

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East King Edward Avenue, Vancouver
BC, Canada
Vancouver's first cat cafe (similarly named but unaffiliated with the LA Catfe) could become a reality by this year's end. Currently, the founders of Catfé are looking for a space. They will be working with Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association to find cats available for adoption. [Image]

8. Denver Cat Company

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3929 Tennyson St
Denver, CO
Denver's only cat cafe features cats from Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue; all cats are up for adoption. Entry into the cafe is free during the week, and $5 on the weekends. Reservations are not accepted. [Photo]

9. The Cat Cafe

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472 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 786-2289
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San Diego's first cat cafe opened late last year after months of delays. In partnership with the San Diego Humane Society, the cafe does not charge an entry fee, but customers must purchase a beverage or pastry in order to hang out with the cats in residence. [Photo]

10. Little Lions

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8th Avenue
New York, NY
Little Lions wants to be New York City's second cat cafe. Described as a cat sanctuary and tea house, the cafe will exist specifically with the goal of helping cats find a home. Owner Erin McShane has partnered with NY Cares and Anjellicle Cats Rescue, and hopes to open the cafe this spring. [Image]

11. Cleveland Cat Cafe

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Public Square
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland's first cat cafe is not yet open, but is currently in search of a location. Though it plans to be an adoption center as well, owners write on Facebook that local health codes have been tripping up the opening for months now. [Image]

12. Catmosphere

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Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45244
Unlike most cat cafes, Cincinnati's first wants to serve wine instead of just coffee. Catmosphere is aiming for an opening in 2016. [Image]

13. Crumbs and Whiskers

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E Street Northwest
Washington, DC
DC really wants its own cat cafe, but Crumbs & Whiskers is still raising money for its launch. Hopefully the cats and coffee will be ready by this summer. [Image]

14. Le Chat Noir

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John F Fitzgerald Surface Road
Boston, MA
(843) 817-8960
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As of late last year, Le Chat Noir had not raised enough money to get off the ground, but was still planning on opening this year in South Boston. According to Eater Boston, it will be "Victorian"-themed and early plans include a "cat cam" for non-visitors to check in on their favorite cats. [Image]

15. The Cafe Meow

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Northeast Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis hopes to open its own cat cafe by 2016, though a location has not yet been chosen. The cafe will partner with a local shelter to offer cat adoptions. [Image]

16. Calico Nook

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58 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
Beating Le Chat Noir to the punch is Calico Nook: According to its website, Franklin, Massachusetts's cat cafe will be open by March 14. Members get in free; all others pay an entry fee of between $4 and $5. Calico Nook will also offer pet training and education from a partner veterinarian. [Photo]

17. Kitty Cat Cafe

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West Avenue, Toronto
ON M4M, Canada
+1 416-844-0646
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Toronto's cat cafe did not meet its fundraising goal, but still hopes to open this summer in partnership with TEAM Cat Rescue. [Image]

18. Cat Town Cafe

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2869 Broadway
Oakland, CA
The first cat cafe to open in the Bay Area, Cat Town Cafe works with Oakland Animal Services to find stray cats permanent homes. Walk-ins are welcome, but if they're busy the only way to guarantee entry is to make a reservation online. There is a $10 entry fee. [Photo]

19. Green Cat Cafe

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Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 797-4095
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An adoption-based shelter and cafe in the Bay Area, the Green Cat Rescue Cafe has not yet officially launched, though it hopes to open its doors — just a few blocks away from KitTea — later this year. [Image]

20. Seattle Meowtropolitan

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114 Alaskan Way South
Seattle, WA 98104
Sadly, Seattle's first planned cat cafe did not receive its desired amount of funding from a recent Indiegogo campaign. Nevertheless, Meowtropolitan's three co-founders continue to raise funds by hosting pop-ups, and hope to turn their dream into a reality later this year. [Photo]

21. Purrington's Cat Lounge

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3529 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
(503) 334-3570
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Portlanders love their cat cafe, and lucky for cat lovers, reservations are not hard to get. Do note the $8 entry fee (a hefiter sum comparable to what most cat cafes charge). [Photo]

22. Laundrocat

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North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Laundrocat currently exists as an online store but plans to open a physical space in Los Angeles complete with cafe, cats, and self-washing stations later this year. Genius. [Photo]

23. Kitty Kafe Reno

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East 1st Street
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 771-1828
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Reno's first cat cafe is still looking for a space and raising funds but hopes to open by 2016. [Image]

24. Seattle Kitty Kafe

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University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105
Kitty Kafe is still looking for a location in the University District, but plans to open this fall. The cafe will charge $6 for each visitor's first half hour and $3 for every 15 minutes after that, and there will be anywhere between nine and 14 cats on the floor at any time. [Photo]

1. Meow Parlour

46 Hester St, New York, NY 10002
Meow Parlour opened in the middle of December last year, and has been attracting a steady stream of cat lovers ever since. Reservations must be made online exactly two months in advance (Meow Parlour is currently fully booked until April). There's an hourly fee to visit, up to $30 for five hours. [Photo]
46 Hester St
New York, NY 10002

2. KitTea

96 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
The second cat cafe to hit the Bay Area, KitTea has set a tentative opening date of April of this year. KitTea is partnered with Give Me Shelter, a local nonprofit cat rescue organization. According to Eater SF, founders Courtney Hatt and Lisa Tsubouchi plan to open with all-kitten residents. [Photo]
96 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Le Café des Chats

3435, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2X 3L1, Canada
North America's first cat cafe opened with much fanfare in Montreal last August, and sadly (for those who have gotten attached to a particular feline) all of its cats are staying in-house. The coffee shop adopted these cats; they are not up for adoption. Reservations may be made in advance online. [Photo]
3435, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal
QC H2X 3L1, Canada

4. Cafe Chat l'heureux

172 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal, QC H2W 1H3, Canada
Montreal's second cat cafe opened before the end of last year, and serves an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cats in residence are not up for adoption, but you can read their bios online. [Photo]
172 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal
QC H2W 1H3, Canada

5. Planet Tails

Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34109
Florida's first cat cafe features free WiFi in addition to lots of furry friends. Adoptable cats come from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. [Photo]
Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL 34109

6. Catfe

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles has made little progress on its first cat cafe — a recent crowdfunding campaign was unsuccessful — but don't give up hope. The owner of Catfe is still raising money and hopes to open somewhere in LA's Little Tokyo neighborhood this year. Catfe is partnering with NKLA, a local animal shelter that will help supply and manage the cats for adoption. Stay tuned for more details. [Photo]

7. Catfé

East King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver's first cat cafe (similarly named but unaffiliated with the LA Catfe) could become a reality by this year's end. Currently, the founders of Catfé are looking for a space. They will be working with Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association to find cats available for adoption. [Image]
East King Edward Avenue, Vancouver
BC, Canada

8. Denver Cat Company

3929 Tennyson St, Denver, CO
Denver's only cat cafe features cats from Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue; all cats are up for adoption. Entry into the cafe is free during the week, and $5 on the weekends. Reservations are not accepted. [Photo]
3929 Tennyson St
Denver, CO

9. The Cat Cafe

472 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego's first cat cafe opened late last year after months of delays. In partnership with the San Diego Humane Society, the cafe does not charge an entry fee, but customers must purchase a beverage or pastry in order to hang out with the cats in residence. [Photo]
472 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

10. Little Lions

8th Avenue, New York, NY
Little Lions wants to be New York City's second cat cafe. Described as a cat sanctuary and tea house, the cafe will exist specifically with the goal of helping cats find a home. Owner Erin McShane has partnered with NY Cares and Anjellicle Cats Rescue, and hopes to open the cafe this spring. [Image]
8th Avenue
New York, NY

11. Cleveland Cat Cafe

Public Square, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland's first cat cafe is not yet open, but is currently in search of a location. Though it plans to be an adoption center as well, owners write on Facebook that local health codes have been tripping up the opening for months now. [Image]
Public Square
Cleveland, OH

12. Catmosphere

Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45244
Unlike most cat cafes, Cincinnati's first wants to serve wine instead of just coffee. Catmosphere is aiming for an opening in 2016. [Image]
Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45244

13. Crumbs and Whiskers

E Street Northwest, Washington, DC
DC really wants its own cat cafe, but Crumbs & Whiskers is still raising money for its launch. Hopefully the cats and coffee will be ready by this summer. [Image]
E Street Northwest
Washington, DC

14. Le Chat Noir

John F Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston, MA
As of late last year, Le Chat Noir had not raised enough money to get off the ground, but was still planning on opening this year in South Boston. According to Eater Boston, it will be "Victorian"-themed and early plans include a "cat cam" for non-visitors to check in on their favorite cats. [Image]
John F Fitzgerald Surface Road
Boston, MA

15. The Cafe Meow

Northeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis hopes to open its own cat cafe by 2016, though a location has not yet been chosen. The cafe will partner with a local shelter to offer cat adoptions. [Image]
Northeast Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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16. Calico Nook

58 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Beating Le Chat Noir to the punch is Calico Nook: According to its website, Franklin, Massachusetts's cat cafe will be open by March 14. Members get in free; all others pay an entry fee of between $4 and $5. Calico Nook will also offer pet training and education from a partner veterinarian. [Photo]
58 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038

17. Kitty Cat Cafe

West Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M, Canada
Toronto's cat cafe did not meet its fundraising goal, but still hopes to open this summer in partnership with TEAM Cat Rescue. [Image]
West Avenue, Toronto
ON M4M, Canada

18. Cat Town Cafe

2869 Broadway, Oakland, CA
The first cat cafe to open in the Bay Area, Cat Town Cafe works with Oakland Animal Services to find stray cats permanent homes. Walk-ins are welcome, but if they're busy the only way to guarantee entry is to make a reservation online. There is a $10 entry fee. [Photo]
2869 Broadway
Oakland, CA

19. Green Cat Cafe

Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
An adoption-based shelter and cafe in the Bay Area, the Green Cat Rescue Cafe has not yet officially launched, though it hopes to open its doors — just a few blocks away from KitTea — later this year. [Image]
Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

20. Seattle Meowtropolitan

114 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98104
Sadly, Seattle's first planned cat cafe did not receive its desired amount of funding from a recent Indiegogo campaign. Nevertheless, Meowtropolitan's three co-founders continue to raise funds by hosting pop-ups, and hope to turn their dream into a reality later this year. [Photo]
114 Alaskan Way South
Seattle, WA 98104

21. Purrington's Cat Lounge

3529 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212
Portlanders love their cat cafe, and lucky for cat lovers, reservations are not hard to get. Do note the $8 entry fee (a hefiter sum comparable to what most cat cafes charge). [Photo]
3529 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212

22. Laundrocat

North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012