Cat cafes may have started in Asia but they have become so popular you’ll find them in most countries. The United States is no exception, with cat cafes all around the country.
California was actually the home of the first cat cafe in the US and since then many more have arrived. Now there are several cat cafes in California for cat lovers to visit.
*Please note, cafes may require proof of vaccines or masks. Please check the cafes websites for more details about visiting in 2022.
- 1 Cat Cafes in California
- 1.1 ZenCat Lounge (Brea)
- 1.2 The Purrfect Cat Cafe (Camarillo)
- 1.3 Cat Cafe Rescue (Chino Hills)
- 1.4 Honky Cat Hotel & Cat Cafe (Gardena)
- 1.5 Catmosphere Laguna (Laguna Beach)
- 1.6 Champy’s Catfe (Lincoln)
- 1.7 Feline Good Social Club (Long Beach)
- 1.8 Cat Cafe Lounge (Los Angeles)
- 1.9 Crumbs and Whiskers (Los Angeles)
- 1.10 Moon Cat Cafe (Los Angeles)
- 1.11 Ella’s Cat House at The Ranch (Napa)
- 1.12 RAWR Coffee Bar (Oakland)
- 1.13 Surfcat Cafe and Adoptions (Oxnard)
- 1.14 Mini Cat Town (Pleasanton)
- 1.15 The Cat Cafe (San Diego)
- 1.16 KitTea Cat Cafe (San Francisco)
- 1.17 Mini Cat Town (San Jose)
- 1.18 The Dancing Cat (San Jose)
- 1.19 Cat Therapy (Santa Barbara)
- 1.20 Tiny Beans Kitten Lounge (Venice)
- 1.21 Cat & Craft Cat Lounge (Vista)
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Cat Cafes in California
You may be surprised to know that there are so many cat cafes in California. Is there one near you? Find out in the list below!
ZenCat Lounge (Brea)
Unfortunately ZenCat Lounge is now permanently closed
The Purrfect Cat Cafe (Camarillo)
Unfortunately The Purrfect Cat Cafe is now permanently closed
Cat Cafe Rescue (Chino Hills)
Previously known as Knead Catffeine, Cat Cafe Rescue is a magical place, filled with adorable cats and kittens who are patiently waiting for their forever homes. This setting is ideal for those looking for solitude and relaxation. Come for a coffee, play with the cats, cuddle them and maybe adopt them.
3560 Grand Ave, Unit J, Chino Hills, CA 91709 – Website
Honky Cat Hotel & Cat Cafe (Gardena)
Unfortunately Honky Cat Hotel and Cat Cafe is now permanently closed
Catmosphere Laguna (Laguna Beach)
Catmosphere Laguna Foundation opened a cafe and was Orange County’s first cat cafe. They have an ongoing mission increase the county’s rate of feline adoptions and provide improved lives and futures for kitties awaiting their furrever home.
381 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 – Website
Champy’s Catfe (Lincoln)
Located just inside the door to FieldHaven Marketplace is Champy’s Catfe. Bring your own coffee or tea and settle in for a visit with some of FieldHavent’s favorite adoptable cats.
454 F St, Lincoln, CA 95648 – Website
Feline Good Social Club (Long Beach)
A cozy cat lounge where people can relax and cuddle with 25+ adoptable cats. FGSC has a mission to provide mutually-beneficial social interaction opportunities between humans and cats. As they like to say, they enjoy watching guests getting giddy with a kitty.
301 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 – Website
Cat Cafe Lounge (Los Angeles)
Cat Cafe Lounge is Los Angeles’ only non-profit cat cafe and catio. As well as the cats being available for cuddles, all the cats are up for adoption. Guests can enjoy freshly brewed coffee and something to nibble while lounging in a room full of adorable cats. The lounge was designed to make the cats comfortable with plenty of space to climb, run, scratch and hide if they need a break.
1736 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 – Website
Crumbs and Whiskers (Los Angeles)
Crumbs and Whiskers partner with rescues who save homeless cats and kittens and house them in their cafes. They want to house the cats in a comfortable, safe, enriching and nurturing environment to drastically improve their lives.
7924 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 – Website
Moon Cat Cafe (Los Angeles)
Due to a change in career, Moon Cat Cafe is currently on sale. As the first ever mobile cat cafe, I hope it gets purchased and reopens!
Ella’s Cat House at The Ranch (Napa)
Unfortunately it looks like Ella’s Cat House is no longer open
RAWR Coffee Bar (Oakland)
Formally known as Cat Town Cafe, RAWR Coffee Bar at Cat Town Adoption Center is home to the nation’s first cat cafe. A cage free environment to support cats who struggle to get adopted from traditional shelters. Removing the cages, they can help shy, scared and stressed cats get adopted or fostered.
2869 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 – Website
Surfcat Cafe and Adoptions (Oxnard)
Unfortunately, it looks like the cafe for the adoption center is now closed
4515 Gateshead Bay, Oxnard, CA 93035 – Website
Mini Cat Town (Pleasanton)
After the success in San Jose, Mini Cat Town opened in Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton. By combining the exposure of a shopping center with animal rescue, they hope to build a sustainable future and save more kittens. Admission is on a walk-in basis and subject to a waitlist.
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Space D122A, Pleasanton, CA 94588 – Website
The Cat Cafe (San Diego)
The Cat Cafe in San Diego is the fourth oldest continuously operating cat cafe in the United States and was the first in Southern California. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, it’s a great place to enjoy award-winning locally roasted coffee in the company of cats. They also hold events such as Cats on Mats yoga class.
302 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 – Website
KitTea Cat Cafe (San Francisco)
With a mission to not only save cats, but also to show humans just how relaxing and heartwarming cats can be. Unfortunately after moving locations, the cafe portion is no longer open. However, they still have all of their rescue permanent residents and adoptable cats. During your visit guests can take advantage of ordering food from their neighbors.
1266 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 – Website
Mini Cat Town (San Jose)
Founded by three sisters, Mini Cat Town is the first kitten lounge in a shopping center. By combining the exposure of a shopping center with animal rescue, they hope to build a sustainable future and save more kittens. Admission is on a walk-in basis and subject to a waitlist.
2200 Eastridge Loop Space 10076, San Jose, CA 95122 – Website
The Dancing Cat (San Jose)
Located near downtown San Jose, The Dancing Cat’s mission is to find homes for at-risk cats from the San Jose Animal Care Center. For a small donation, guests are invited to spend an hour with the adoptable cats in a relaxing environment. They even host events such as Purr Yoga, craft workshops and music nights.
702 E Julian St, San Jose, CA 95112 – Website
Cat Therapy (Santa Barbara)
Cat Therapy helps save cats facing homeless by fostering, socializing and rehoming them at their beautiful cage free Cat Cafe. Enjoy visiting their heartwarming space, where you’ll be surrounded by free roaming rescued cats.
1213 State St Suite I, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – Website
Tiny Beans Kitten Lounge (Venice)
Unfortunately Tiny Beans Kitten Lounge is temporarily closed. Hopefully this isn’t permanent!
Cat & Craft Cat Lounge (Vista)
As a cat cafe in North County, they want to make an impact on adoptions and animal rescue. All the cats residing here are adoptable rescues from San Diego non-profit The Rescue House. The cat cafe is also home to the incredible Cat Mural which is a custom work of art completed by San Diego’s own Carly Earley.
3211 Business Park Dr, Suite 3B, Vista, CA 92081 – Website
There you have it, a complete list of the coolest cat cafes in California. How many have you been to?
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