International Cat Day: Cat Cafes Near You in the U.S.

Today (August 8) is International Cat Day, so it's the purr-fect day to go down to your local cat cafe and make some new feline friends.

Newsweek has clawed together a list of cat cafes across the U.S. so you can sniff out one near you.

Cat Cafe Near You
Stock image: Cat cafes are not only a place for cuddles with felines, but also serve as adoption centers, partnering with rescue nearby. iStock

Pounce Cat Cafe + Wine Bar, 283 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401

Crooked Tail Cat Cafe, 604 S Elm Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27401

Crumbs & Whiskers D.C., 3211 O St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20007

All cats come from local rescues and are up for adoption, with all items on the menu delivered in real-time by local coffee shops.

Gem City Catfé, 1513 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio, 45403

Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe, 3041 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43202

Featuring adoptable cats from The Capital Area Humane Society, A Purrfect Start Animal Rescue, Pets Without Parents and the Cat Welfare Association.

Meow Parlour, 46 Hester Street, Manhattan, New York, 10002

Meow Parlour was the first cat cafe to open in New York City. According to, they have adoptable cats from KittyKind, a no-kill shelter in New York.

The Catio, 1603 Riverside Dr, Nashville, Tennessee, 37216

The Dancing Cat, 702 E Julian Street, San Jose, California, 95112

According to, the Dancing Cat is "an awesome casual cat space in San Jose, California," where guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks or purchase snacks.

Crumbs & Whiskers Los Angeles, 7924 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90048

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Seattle Meowtropolitan, 1225 N 45th St, Seattle, Washington, 98103

Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge, 3101 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, Missouri, 63143

The first cat cafe in St. Louis.

Cat Cafe Mad, 1925 Monroe St, Madison, Wisconsin, 53711

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The Cat Cafe, 472 Third Ave, San Diego, California, 92101

Kawaii Kitty Cafe, 759 S 4th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147

This was the first cat cafe in Philadelphia, according to If you can't get down there, at least leave a comment with a name for this gorgeous kitten.

Catfe Lounge, 821 Livernois St, Ferndale, Michigan, United States, 48220

The Catfé Lounge is Michigan's first permanent cat cafe as part of the Ferndale Cat Shelter.

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Brooklyn Cat Cafe, 149 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11201

They have kitten parties. Enough said really.

Kitty Catfe, 9697 Firdale Ave, Edmonds, Washington, United States, 98020

The Kitty Catfe has three resident cats and adoptable cats from Motley Zoo Animal Rescue, according to

Tinker's Cat Cafe, 302 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111

Animal Care Sanctuary Cat Cafe, 353 Sanctuary Hill Ln, East Smithfield, Pennysylvania, 18817

East Smithfield's Animal Care Sanctuary holds special event cat cafe pop-ups.

Koneko, 26 Clinton St, New York, 10002

An American-Japanese cat cafe. Koneko means "kitten" in Japanese, and Neko means "cat." You've guessed it, Ko means "Child" in Japanese.

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Happy Tabby Cat Cafe, 527 Irwin Street N.E., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312

CatCafe Lounge, 1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, 90025

El Gato Coffeehouse, 504 Pecore Street, Houston, Texas, 77009

Catnip Cat Cafe, 2200 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, Virginia, 23517

Cat cafe in Ghent where $10 gets you one hour with the cats and a complimentary beverage.

While cat cafes are seen as cute and a tourist attraction, they also provide a service to help cats who need homes. Every year 3.2 million cats are moved into shelters, meaning that there is a constant demand for domesticated felines to be rehomed.

If you're interested in adopting a rescue cat, get in touch with your local animal shelter or visit your local cat cafe.

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