I'VE NEVER HEARD OF A CAT CAFE, HOW DOES IT WORK?
Good energy, local coffee, craft beer, and CATS... right in the heart of NoDa, Charlotte! Twelve cats roam free and are ready to play and cuddle. Sip a chai latte or glass of wine... relax and unwind with our adoptable felines. Book your 60 min Cat Lounge experience now for $12 per person by clicking our reservation link. This guarantees your spot when you arrive. Our $8 30 min walk-in experience options are subject to availability upon arrival, but feel free to stop on in!
*To ensure the safety of our cats and your children, the age requirement is 7+. Under 7? Please book a time under the Kitty Time reservation option.
I JUST WANT COFFEE....
Our cafe space is separate from the cat lounge! Come hang out or grab a coffee to go! Our bar offers coffee drinks, teas, cold brew, wine, local craft beer, ciders, prosecco and more! Check out the cats playing in the lounge through the glass. Work, socialize or relax at one of our beanbag, sofa or bar top seating areas. Pick up a fresh, local bakery item while you're here! Many of our treats are gluten friendly and vegan. If you're into music, we have guitars to grab and play! There is no charge to hang with us in the cafe, come grab a drink...
Half Cats. Half Coffee. One Amazing Experience.
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?
We don't REQUIRE reservations, but they are highly encouraged... especially on weekends! It is the only way to guarantee your spot! We love when folks just walk in though too! If there is a short wait for cat lounge entry, feel free to hang in the cafe and have a drink until your turn.
CAN MY KIDS COME?
Kids ages 7+ are allowed in the cat lounge any time with adult supervision. Under 7? Little ones may come during our "Kitty Time" hours only, which are twice per month on Saturday mornings. Reservations are required since this is a special event before hours, so please use the reservations link above to book your spot. Kids 7-13 must be supervised by an adult in the cat lounge at all times.
For a limited time, you may privately book the entire Cat Lounge for your group - which includes up to 2 kids under seven! (10 people max) This is a wonderful option for social distancing AND for families with little ones. Both options are available under the RESERVATIONS tab.
DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A WAIVER?
Yes please! Your waiver is good for one calendar year, so if you do it once... you're good until January 1st of the new year. Each person in your party must complete a waiver, so please copy and paste the URL and send it along. The link to your waiver will be sent in a confirmation email after booking a session. You can also fill one out at our cafe kiosk.
WHERE DO WE PARK?
Please click on the "Hours + Parking" link above. This list will provide addresses to all parking areas within a 3 minute walk.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
That depends on your vibe! The kitties are typically active early on, then sleep on and off the rest of the day, then perk up again late afternoon. We don't expect them to "perform" all day, so some visits may be different than others. Visit often! However, with 12 cats in our lounge, there are always a few playing around. If you are able to visit during a week day, you will get a quieter room with a better 'cats to human' ratio, as weekdays tend to be slower than weekends. We cap the room at 15 people to 12 cats, so it's always a nice balance - however, if you're looking for a quieter experience, a weekday/night is a better option for you.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR CATS?
We work with a local rescue called Catering to Cats and Dogs. All of our cats are up to date on shots, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and tested for feline leukemia. Best part is, they are ALL ADOPTABLE!
WHERE IS YOUR ENTRANCE ON N. DAVIDSON ST?
We are in the middle of NoDa, across the street from Cabo Fish Taco and Sabor. Our entrance to go upstairs is nestled between Rubys Gifts and Custom Jewelry. The door is always open! You will also see our street sign on the sidewalk.
ARE YOU WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
We are located on the second floor and sadly, we do not have wheelchair accessibility. Our building was constructed in 1927 and was not intended at that time for what it is used for today. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE?
We have cafe items such as coffees, espresso drinks, wine, beer and ciders. We also have small pastry items and cookies. Our full menu is listed in the menu page... But don't fret, NoDa is FULL of awesome places to grab a bite... all walk-able! A walk around NoDa is an experience in itself... plan a day out of your cat cafe visit, and hit up some local food establishments and take advantage of Instagram worthy art walls!
I FOUND A CAT, CAN YOU TAKE IT?
By law, we are not able to take in cats ourselves. Please contact our rescue group, Catering to Cats and Dogs. Feel free to email our rescue to see if they can help! If they are full, they will be able to provide additional information that may help.
I LOVE MY CAT, CAN I BRING IT?
I am sure we would love your cat too, but please don't bring it! By law, we cannot allow him in... and then he would be sad, and we don't want to see your cat sad.