Looking for cat cafes in North Carolina?
The good news is that there are some awesome cat cafes in North Carolina, so I’m sure you’re going to find one near you.
If this is your first time booking a cat cafe, you’re in for a treat – enjoy!
Cat Cafes in North Carolina
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Purr Cup Cafe||919-322-4003||Raleigh, NC||purrcupcafe.com|
|Cool Beans Cat Cafe||704-689-8115||Gastonia, NC||Facebook Page|
|Daily Mews Cat Cafe||980-256-2119||Charlotte, NC||dailymewscharlotte.com|
|Mac Tabby Cat Cafe||704-890-0373||Charlotte, NC||mactabby.com|
|Cat Tales Cat Cafe||843-345-5289||Chapel Hill, NC||cattalescatcafe.com|
|Crooked Tail Cat Cafe||336-550-4024||Greensboro, NC||crookedtailcatcafe.com|
Purr Cup Cafe
Address – 210 Prospect Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone – 919-322-4003
Website – https://purrcupcafe.com/
Purr Cup Cafe is located in Raleigh and its mission is to provide a “unique and comfortable adoption center where local rescue kitties can thrive and find their forever homes!”
All of Purr Cup Cafe’s cats come from SAFE Haven for Cats, a local cat rescue. They’re giving at-risk cats another chance, with the hope that you’ll give them a forever home.
You’ll have to book the cat lounge before arriving, so be sure to visit their website and book ahead of time.
Cool Beans Cat Cafe
Address – 108 E Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone – 704-689-8115
Website – Facebook Page
Cool Beans Cat Cafe is Gastonia’s first cat cafe, and they have an excellent facility with a cafe and cat lounge.
All of their cats are adopted through NC Paws Rescue, and customers get the opportunity to adopt and take home any of their resident cats.
Daily Mews Cat Cafe
Address – 3748 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone – 980-256-2119
Website – https://www.dailymewscharlotte.com/
Daily Mews is a “community-minded local business with the goal to bring love and joy into the lives of humans and cats.”
Acting as an adoption center and providing a safe haven for cats in need of a new home, Daily Mews has adopted out more than 459 cats since opening in 2018.
Mac Tabby Cat Cafe
Address – 3204 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone – 704-890-0373
Website – https://www.mactabby.com/
I love Mac Tabby Cat Cafe’s message, they provide, “Good energy, local coffee, craft beer, and CATS.”
Mac Tabby has two locations; North Carolina: NoDa, Charlotte, and Downtown Concord. There are around 12 cats in the lounge, which is separate from the cafe.
If you want to see some cute pictures of their cats, I recommend checking out Mac Tabby’s Instagram page.
Cat Tales Cat Cafe
Address – 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone – 843-345-5289
Website – https://cattalescatcafe.com/
Cat Tales Cat Cafe says, “We provide a safe and loving environment where cats can destress, be themselves, and have a happy life while awaiting their forever person.”
If that sounds appealing to you, and it really should, then you can book a time slot to visit on their website.
Cat Tales Cat Cafe is partnering with Independent Animal Rescue to take in cats in need of a home, an independent non-profit cat rescue in NC.
Crooked Tail Cat Cafe
Address – 604 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone – 336-550-4024
Website – https://www.crookedtailcatcafe.com/
Crooked Tail Cat Cafe has two locations in NC; Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
I love their mission statement, Crooked Tail says, “The cafe provides a charming and relaxing atmosphere for the adoptable cats to showcase their personality and to just be cats!”
They’ve teamed up with a local rescue to rehome cats, and provide kitty matchmaking services to help cats and cat parents find the perfect match – all over coffee and snacks!
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe before, you’re in for a real treat.
Basically, you get to enjoy drinks and food while being surrounded by cats. Personally, I can’t think of why there aren’t more cat cafes!
One really important thing I will point out is that you should always visit the website of the cafe you’re planning on going to before you arrive.
You will almost certainly need to book a time slot, as cat cafes can only allow a small number of people in at a time to ensure the cats are not stressed by the amount of foot traffic.
Some cat cafes will also ask you to sign a waiver of some kind. This is just to ensure the safety of their cats – and you – from a legal standpoint, it’s completely normal.
When you’re in a cat cafe, it’s up to you to enjoy the drink, food, and cats. Every cafe is different, you never know how many cats will be there, but there’s usually plenty.
Something else to keep in mind is that most cat cafes are also pet adoption facilities. They take in at-risk cats in need of a home and usually have them up for adoption.
It’s a great way to generate some interest in these cats and either give them a happy new home in the cafe or ultimately at the home of someone who comes through the door.
Where Do Cats Come From in Cat Cafes?
Something that comes as a surprise to many is that the cats in cat cafes are not bought or found just for the amusement of customers – they’re cats in need of a home.
Almost every cat cafe I’ve reviewed had a partnership with a local cat rescue or shelter and was taking in at-risk cats.
This is the most ethical way I can think of to run a cat cafe. Whatever thoughts you might have had about cats being used to make money, put them to one side.
The mission of cat cafes is to raise awareness of homeless cats by effectively acting as an adoption center with the added benefit of being able to have some coffee and food.
Most of the donations go to helping improve the lives of the cats in the cafe, or to the rescues where there are many more cats in need.
If you’re a cat lover, whatever you can do to support the cat cafes in your state will go a long way to helping at-risk cats.
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
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