Have you ever wanted to enjoy a cup of coffee while surrounded by a LOT of cats? While some pet owners are able to experience this every morning, not all cat lovers have the ability to house too many cats at one time. But don’t worry, there is a solution! A new trend, “cat cafes,” is gaining popularity here in Orange County. The first cat cafes were actually in Japan in the 1990s, and the idea has slowly spread into North America. There are a few cat cafes in Los Angeles, including Crumbs & Whiskers and Cat Cafe Lounge. These cafes usually charge a flat rate for guests to visit by the hour, and offer menus for drinks and light foods. The best part? The cats in the cafe are often adoptable, so they get a chance to be cuddled while potential adopters get to meet them! Sound like fun? Here’s where you can find a cat cafe in Orange County!
Moon Cat Cafe is a mobile cat cafe! They travel to pet adoption events, hospitals, and community events throughout Orange County and Los Angeles. Visitors pay a flat rate to spend time in their awesome renovated van, where you can enjoy a fresh pastry, coffee, and cats! Moon Cat Cafe aims to serve the community by encouraging adoption, bringing animal therapy to those who need it, and providing an accessible way for residents to meet new cats. This revolutionary idea brings the cats to you! Moon Cat Cafe partners with local shelters and charities, and always donates a portion of their proceeds to their nonprofit partners.
Catmosphere, located in Laguna Beach, is a stationary cat cafe that serves as a foster home for cats from local shelters! The cats get to spend every night sleeping in the cafe, supervised on kitty cams that anyone can watch! During the day, guests are encouraged to make reservations for one or two hour time slots. During this time they can order salads, cheese plates, and beverages while playing with cats! All of the cats at Catmosphere Laguna are adoptable through the local shelters they partner with. Meet a cat you like? They can handle the paperwork for you right then and there! Two visits are required before adoption approval.
We love that these business help animal lovers in need of some cat time, while also helping cats by promoting adoption and providing a foster space! Have you been to a cat cafe? Tell us about it in the comments down below!