Le GentleCat

Le GentleCat, Lyon: Hours, Address, Le GentleCat Reviews: 4.5/5

Le GentleCat
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Thursday
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Friday
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The GentleCat is an evening restaurant and a tea room during the day. There you will find 9 adorable little cats and even their bunny buddy. Board of cold meats, cheese, fish, bowls, homemade pastries, organic coffee and exceptional tea ... Happiness! Whether you come for a dinner with friends, a romantic brunch or a simple tea with a cheesecake, do not hesitate to book to be sure to find a table that awaits you.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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  • Perrache • 3 min walk
  • Ampère - Victor Hugo • 4 min walk
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Tony OBrien
London, UK3 contributions
Go to Au Bonheur Des Chats instead!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Like some other places in France, this is more a cafe WITH cats than a cat cafe experience that many foreigners will be used to. Moreover the staff overcharged me and refused to do anything when this was pointed out. I have gone to over 50 cat cafes around the world and I will never give one a 1* rating but Lyon's other cat cafe, Au Bonheur Des Chats, is much friendlier, the cats more interactive, the food better and cheaper.
Written November 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

johnrowe1963
Norwich, UK58 contributions
A gem of a fine for wine lovers
Nov 2019 • Friends
A small and quaint wine bar Luckily we booked as it was busy on a Monday
Fine selection of quality wines with a generous helping of cheese and wine
The owner was very knowledgeable and helped us make the most from our trip
Will visit agsin
Written November 6, 2019
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runawaygirl2016
Brisbane, Australia139 contributions
Book first or you will be disappointed
Feb 2019
So excited to be staying around the corner from this cafe and furry friends experience. We turned up mid afternoon to enjoy a coffee and cake - but alas unless you pre-book you are not able to enter. Therefore I am unable to comment on beverages, food or experience with cats. The person who spoke to us at reception/entry was brief and did not offer a time when we might return so the experience was not a good one and we did not bother to try and book but took our business elsewhere.
Written May 20, 2019
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_Anne__
42 contributions
If you love cats, MUST visit!! :)
Jun 2018 • Couples
What a lovely place to relax in the city. Very kind staff meets you at the entree and explains what to do and what not to do, i thought that was great. Cats are calm and very well taken care off. They rule the place and are treated as such. Compliments for the staff on keeping the place clean and as hairfree as possible. Lovely tea and sweets assortiment. Nice little nooks to chill and hang with the cats (if they feel like it). Will def visit again on my next Lyon trip.
Written June 8, 2018
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Alley
Canada57 contributions
A wonderful brunch experience
Feb 2018
I was visiting Lyon last week and had an opportunity to book brunch reservations at Le GentleCat. As a cat lover I was in heaven as the cats were all beautiful and friendly. The brunch itself was tasty and included probably one of the best quiches I’ve ever had. The service was great and it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommend stopping by this cafe if you ever get the chance.
Written February 16, 2018
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Ane T
Lyon, France4 contributions
un horrible bar avec un accueil inacceptable.
Sep 2017 • Friends
I was really disappointed when I arrived. I went there with 10 more friends but three of us were not drinking anything. Our suprise came when the waiter told us that the three that were not drinking should leave. Also there were no chairs for all of us and the waiter told us that he didn't have chairs for us . However, that wasn't true. L'accueil était horrible.
Written September 24, 2017
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Bonjour, merci pour votre réalité subjective... Les faits sont les suivants : vous êtes arrivés à 7 sans réservation et je vous ai dit que je ne pouvais pas vous installer (j'ai une capacité de 32 places...). Un de nos clients déjà installé s'est proposé de se déplacer pour me laisser la possibilité de coller deux salons de 3 places. J'ai été cherché un siège supplémentaire. Vous avez été rejoint par 3 amis supplémentaires et en effet je n'avais plus de places assises (j'aurais certes pu bouger un canapé de 60kg mais bon...). Je leur ai expliqué que je ne pouvais pas les accueillir et ils m'ont répondu qu'ils venaient juste vous dire bonjour. Au bout de 10 minutes où vos amis étaient debout sans consommer (au demeurant je n'attendais pas qu'ils consomment, j'attendais qu'ils partent) et où les décibels montaient et dérangeaient le reste de ma clientèle je leur ai rappelé qu'il était convenu qu'ils disent bonjour et s'en aillent. Vous avez décidé de partir tous ensemble. Je trouve votre commentaire très injustifié et très malhonnête. Merci pour votre visite et votre commentaire. Miaousement votre, l'équipe du GentleCat
Written September 25, 2017
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nunsisland
Evian-les-Bains, France113 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jul 2017 • Family
It was our first time in a cat cafe
We loved our visit and enjoyed every minute
The cats are very friendly (most of them)
There are 7 beautiful cats, You are allowed to pet them but not to hold or feed them
The menu is good and reasonably priced but the hot coffee machine was out of order during our visit so we ordered cold drinks which was delicious and refreshing
If you plan to visit call ahead because they don't stick to the written opening hours ; we came the day before at 18:25 but they didn't let us in saying they are closed for the day although it was written they close at 19:00 so we had to come the next day.

I highly recommended visiting this cafe if you love cats.
Written July 15, 2017
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK12,336 contributions
Closed Mondays
Jul 2017 • Couples
The cafe is a short walk from Perroche metro station on a side street from Carnot Square (left hand side). Unfortunately we didn't think to check opening times and it's closed Mondays. However, we were able to view contented cats through the window - all enjoying a well earned rest!

Check opening times on their website or see my photo for details as at early July 2017.
Written July 3, 2017
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Silvia R
Barcelona, Spain76 contributions
Movie stars cats !
May 2017 • Solo
I've been to different cat cafés, but this one has the most beautiful cats!!
They are easy to spot and you have a good view on them. The place also looks lovely, with a mezzanine and a special star room for the cats.
The location is easy to find, it's next to Gare of Perrache.
Try some of the teas, they are excellent!
Written May 7, 2017
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ClementPierart
Leiden, The Netherlands128 contributions
A fun concept borrowed from Japan
Jun 2016
I had tried similar cafés in Japan but found them to be quite crowded and not always serving the nicest of food.

This one was the opposite:
- The italian hot cholocate was amazing
- The Mocktail my girlfriend took was equally good.
- The red berries cheesecake like dessert was also really tasty.

And of course, the cats were lovely and very very very patient!

A good place to go for coffee and nibbles if you like cats.
Written July 2, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le GentleCat

Le GentleCat is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Wed - Fri 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Wed - Sat 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM


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