I'VE NEVER HEARD OF A CAT CAFE, HOW DOES IT WORK?
Good energy, local coffee, craft beer, and CATS! A cat lovers paradise! Twelve cats roam free and are ready to play or cuddle. Sip a latte or glass of wine... relax and unwind with our adoptable felines. You may reserve your 60 min Cat Lounge experience now for $12 per person by clicking our reservation link. A booked reservation guarantees your spot when you arrive. You can also opt for our $8 30 min walk-in experience, which are subject to availability upon arrival. To ensure the safety of our cats and your children, the age requirement is 7+ during regular business hours. Book a "Kitty Time" reservation, or book a private room for the little ones instead. More info when clicking the "reservations" tab.
WHAT IF 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, teas, cold brew, wine, local craft beer, ciders, prosecco, smoothies and more! 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! You can stop in to the cafe at any time! We would love to see you...
Half Cats. Half Coffee. One Amazing Experience!
ARE RESERVATIONS NECESSARY?
We don't REQUIRE reservations, but they are highly encouraged... especially on weekends! It is the only way to guarantee that we will have a spot for you when you get here! However, we love when folks just walk in too! Without a reservation, there may be a wait for cat lounge entry. You can hang with us in the cafe and have a drink, or walk around town until your turn.
CAN MY KIDS COME?
Kids ages 7+ are allowed in the cat lounge during regular business hours. Under 7? Little ones may come during our "Kitty Time" events, 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 to reserve. Children 7-12 must be supervised by an adult in the cat lounge at all times.
You may also "privately" book the entire Cat Lounge for your group - which includes up to 4 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 for both locations.
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 over 18 years of age must complete a waiver. Any children under 18 who are attending will need a parent or guardian to complete. The link to your waiver will be sent in a confirmation email after booking a session, please share with others in your party. You can also fill one out at our cafe kiosk.
WHERE DO WE PARK?
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE CATS?
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 early evening. 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.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR CATS?
We work with Princeton's Meow, the Humane Society of Concord. They are a cage-free adoption facility in Historic Downtown Concord, NC. Their primary mission is to save cats and kittens from unnecessary euthanasia in kill shelters. They pull the majority of our cats from kill shelters in NC & SC. If you want to volunteer or ask a question about their needs, practices or facility, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
ARE YOU WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Mac Tabby | Downtown Concord is ground-level and is wheel chair accessible. Mac Tabby | Charlotte is located on the second floor of a historic building and does not have wheelchair accessibility.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE?
We have cafe items such as coffees, espresso drinks, wine, beer, smoothies and ciders. We also have small local pastry items. Our full menu is listed in the menu page. Please visit our neighbors local establishments if you're craving something more! Our Charlotte and Concord locations are both pedestrian-friendly to an array of eateries.
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.
I FOUND A CAT, CAN YOU TAKE IT?
By law, we are not able to take in cats ourselves do to the way we are permitted. Please contact our rescue partner to see if they can help! If they are full, they will be able to provide additional information.