The first cat cafe opened in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998. People from all over the world, especially from Japan, loved going to the cafe because there they had a chance to meet some furry friends. The first cat cafe in the US was established in Oakland in 2014 after a long battle for regulatory approval.
It is believed that there are now more than 125 cat cafes in the United States. And if you’re a cat lover, here’s a list of the best cat cafes in Southern California:
Los Angeles’ only non-profit cat cafe where facilities are built for cats rather than humans.
The cafe has a chic and modern vibe and all cats are available for adoption.
CatCafe Lounge has a partnership with the Stray Cat Alliance, a rescue organization dedicated to rescuing cats from shelters before they are euthanized and educating the community about cat wellbeing.
So if you fall in love with a furry friend while visiting, feel free to take the little treasure home after completing the necessary paperwork. Click here to book your visit.
Catmosphere Laguna Foundation
Orange County’s first cat cafe where the beautiful feline friends are also available for adoption and 100% of the proceeds go towards center upkeep, care, treatment and welfare.
It’s a great foster home for kittens before they can transition to a home environment. Catmosphere Laguna is divided into the café (no entry fee) and the cat lounge (which is chargeable).
The café patrons can enjoy watching the cats through the café’s large glass windows in the cat lounge.
Crumbs & Whiskers
Crumbs & Whiskers works with rescue organizations that rescue homeless cats and kittens at risk of euthanasia in emergency shelters and place them in their cafe. They have two locations: one in DC and one in LA.
Her LA partner is The Cat’s Meow, an all-volunteer organization that rescues cats from overcrowded shelters and places them in foster homes until they are available for adoption. Check their calendar to book your visit.
Feline Good Social Club
This nonprofit organization is located in Downtown Long Beach and every single cat they have is available for adoption.
The cats are rescues from Long Beach Felines and it’s the perfect place to visit, whether you’re looking to adopt a new furry friend or can’t own pets but want to pet and play with some. They are open from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
The Cat Cafe
Located in San Diego, this cafe not only offers a fairly large menu, but also offers yoga classes and other events. Opened in 2015, the Cat Cafe is the fourth oldest cat cafe in the United States.
Every single cat in the cafe is available for adoption, and they’re all furry friends of The Rescue House, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless kittens find loving homes.
They are open almost every day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To make a reservation, visit the official website.
Cat Cafe Rescue
Located next to the Chino Hills Urgent Care Pet Clinic, this cat lounge is for every cat lover. Cat Cafe Rescue is a non-profit organization so all proceeds go directly to the upkeep of the cafe and the care of the cats.
They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To book a visit, click here.