The Best Cat Cafes in the U.S.

Written by Hafeez Hussain

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Cat-lovers and coffee-aficionados, Cat Cafés are the place for you: they take the best elements of a pet shop and a coffee shop and puts them together.

They are establishments where people pay a small fee to enjoy a hot beverage and spend time with cats. They first appeared in Asia and quickly became popular in the United States, with locations popping up everywhere. The idea is that customers can interact with adoptable cats, mostly rescued ones while enjoying a cup of coffee and pastries. We've found some of the best spots in America to get your daily fix of furry love and caffeine — whether you're a cat owner or not, these convenient cafes provide a unique experience.

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Meswic Kitty Café

There's a coffee shop in Tennessee, and you won't want to miss it if you're an animal lover. Mewsic Kitty Cafe is the state's first cat cafe — and it's genuinely one-of-a-kind. With a focus on fostering kitties, the cafe features a bunch of furry friends looking for a loving home. Cats roam freely in a welcoming environment while their guests enjoy specialty drinks, gourmet snacks, and more. You can play with an eclectic mix of kittens and cats, mostly rescued ones. For those looking to bring home a furry friend, Mewsic Kitty Cafe lets you interact with their adoptable pets and give them a forever home.

Give Purrs a Chance

Give Purrs a Chance is not just any cat cafe — It's the largest cat cafe in the nation and has been opening doors to hundreds of happy customers ever since it first opened its doors. It is also one of the largest cat adoption centers in the nation. This nonprofit organization was founded in 2017 with the goal of taking cats off of the streets and into homes where they can live out their lives to their fullest potential—located at 51 Independence St, Berkeley Springs, WV, where visitors can play with shelter cats after enjoying some coffee inside a historic two-story Victorian house. The center has given out more than 400 cats to loving homes since its opening.

Crumbs & Whiskers

This cat cafe in Los Angeles is practically purr-fect. Crumbs & Whiskers is located at the heart of hip Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Based on the idea that humans and cats make better friends when they can cuddle, Crumbs & Whiskers has created a space for visitors to sip coffee, eat pastries, and connect with cats. People are invited to book a 70-minute or 15-minute experience, with each experience including time with adorable, friendly cats. The cafe is by appointment only and welcomes customers for a relaxing and entertaining time while watching their favorite feline play.

Eat, Purr, Love

Eat, Purr, Love is one of Central Ohio's most popular cat cafes. It's a place where customers can hang out with the rescued and previously homeless cats while drinking coffee, munching on baked goods, browsing through a selection of board games, and reading books. Located at 3041 Indianola Ave in Columbus, OH, the café is owned by Columbus Humane, a nonprofit organization. With every cup of coffee you purchase here, you're directly supporting the work of Columbus Humane, dedicated to keeping pets and their people together through rescue, education, and advocacy. A reservation is required to visit this one-of-a-kind destination, so be sure to plan ahead!

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