Le GentleCat - Bar à Chats - Restaurant

Le GentleCat - Bar à Chats - Restaurant

Le GentleCat - Bar à Chats - Restaurant
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 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
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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.
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1-2 hours
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  • hilary w
    17 contributions
    Meeeeow!
    This little cat cafe is wonderful! It was a happy accident that my hotel was next door, and based on the recommendation on their website I made a reservation for the next day. As soon as I sat down the brown cat was interested in me and a staff member put her in my lap (do not pick them up yourself) and there she slept for the next hour. I ordered a cookie cheesecake and it was so good! My one wish might be for savory choices as well as sweet, such as a quiche. The staff were very friendly and all in all it was such a lovely experience. Some reviewers are upset that the cats did not interact with them. They are cats, it's in their nature. They are not there to serve humans, and maybe if you're lucky they will interact with you. But, during my visit, many cats were interacting with the patrons. Sleeping nearby, rubbing their legs asking for pets, and sitting on the big tree above their heads watching. It also says on their website that you have to order something (I went on a Sunday afternoon and had a coffee and a piece of cake) so don't be surprised if they get upset that you are not ordering. All in all, great visit!
    Traveled solo
    Written February 20, 2022
  • Maritza oxx
    Lyon, France373 contributions
    Toujours aussi génial !
    Gentlecat, le retour ! Et oui après deux ans je me dis allez hop on retourne au bar à chats mais cette fois-ci on emmène les ados plutôt qu'ils soient rivés sur leurs consoles :p Le bar est toujours aussi accueillant, les toilettes propres et agréables et il y a plus de choix que la dernière fois où j'étais venue ^^ Les thés donnent tous envie. Allez savoir pourquoi môsieur et les enfants ont préféré prendre chocolat chaud blanc ou lait qu'à cela ne tienne, j'ai pris mon thé glacé et me suis régalée :3 Le thé glacé pamplemousse gingembreeeee c'est une tuerie ! vraiment. faut aimer le gingembre et le pamplemousse mais quand on prend ça on s'attend à ça et SLURP ! Et oooh y'a un lapin maintenant ! James qui dévore la salade à vive appétit! La petite nouvelle Diane est aussi fougueuse que sa robe :3 elle a de l'énergie à revendre ! A savoir ; Pensez à réserver ! on ne le dit pas assez même si c'est écrit partout mais pour profitez pleinement d'un bon moment tranquille c'est mieux non ? C'est à mes yeux le meilleur bar à chats ! Pourquoi ? les chats ont de l'espace, ils peuvent toujours faire leur vie à l'écart de ces méchants humains qui agitent une souris devant leurs yeux! Pas encore goûté la nourriture mais il n'y avait que des éloges du côté des voisins de table donc ça doit être bon ! Pour 4 ça revient à moins de 20 euros à savoir qu'on est resté plus d'une heure et que les ados étaient ravis de faire "la chasse aux chats" où qu'ils sont ? ah tien y'en a un en haut qui dort XD. C'est un endroit super. j'aimerai bien y emmener ma mère, grande fan de salon de thé comme cela mais elle déteste les chats ! *-* ou alors faut que je lui dise que ce n'est qu'un nom XD Le seul regret ? toujours pas de chat noir :') Amoureux des miaou ou des animaux en général allez-y. Ceux qui sont poussés par leur moitié pourront toujours lire les livres qui traînent ! ^-^
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2018
  • J.D
    Corpeau, France646 contributions
    Chat alors !
    Une belle adresse pour les amis des bêtes . Avec de jolis compagnons qui semblent heureux dans un cadre très cosy. Une formule déjeuner agréable avec de bons produits « Healthy »L’équipe est sympa , bref une bonne adresse pour un moment reposant et original.
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2020
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Alley
Canada57 contributions
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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Silvia R
Barcelona, Spain76 contributions
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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Tony OBrien
London, UK3 contributions
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
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Marina S
Brisbane, Australia146 contributions
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__
45 contributions
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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Ane T
Lyon, France4 contributions
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, France126 contributions
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, UK13,643 contributions
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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Le GentleCat - Bar à Chats - Restaurant 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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