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The Cat Café

Southern California's First Cat Cafe in America's Finest City

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Enjoy Award-Winning Locally Roasted Coffee in the Company of Cats!

The Cat Café provides you with a chance to relax and enjoy purr therapy in the heart of downtown San Diego.

From $40

Your membership includes unlimited admissions on a space available basis for 30 days. While we’ll gladly honor walk ins if there is space available, we recommend booking in advance to ensure members get a space, especially on weekends.

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About The Cat Café

Operating since January 2015, The Cat Café is the fourth oldest continuously operating kitty café in the United States. Our menu features award-winning espresso and coffee from Café Virtuoso, pastries from Bread & Cie, cookies from The Cravory, and sandwiches from Sunshine & Orange.

The cats are available for adoption, should you fall in love during your visit. These furry friends are from The Rescue House, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless kitties find loving homes.

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What People Are Purring About at The Cat Café

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Worth the Visit

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cat Cafe! The place is nicely decorated and comfortable. Good selection of coffee, tea, and pastries. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about each cat.

– M. George on TripAdvisor
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Fun Day Trip

Love the giant cat mural painted on the building, perfect for photo ops! Get a coffee or cold drink and enjoy the company of cats that are available for adoption. These furry creatures are friendly and sweet. I fell in love with Leo. This is my happy place to go to when we are in San Diego.

– Gloria C. on TripAdvisor
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A Must for Cat Lovers

This was the most relaxing part of my vacation. The cats were very chill and social. I wanted to bring them all home! The coffee and employees were awesome.

– Susie S. on TripAdvisor
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Two of Life's Joys

I cannot give this place enough praise! Such a great place to go and have great coffee and play with the cutest cats. Such a good idea, the cats can be adopted too. This place is truly amazing. Will definitely return again.

– Darien K. on TripAdvisor
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Great Service and Great Cats!

A perfect place for some kitten cuddles and coffee drinks. The coffee is great, but the cat room is the star for sure! Great staff too. Go cuddle some kittens, you won't regret it.

– Forrest B. on TripAdvisor