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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover

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0.8 miles from USS Midway Museum
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

I visited the Cat Cafe a few months ago when I was in San Diego for business. I loved the chill environment and the relaxing atmosphere for both patrons and the beautiful cats. It’s calm, inviting and wonderful. The owner runs a fantastic operation and...I heavily recommend it. Thankfully it isn’t a “McDonalds Playhouse” environment and I completely appreciate efforts to keep things safe and home like for the kitties.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and that you enjoyed the calm and relaxed environment we seek to create for our visitors, staff and cats. We appreciate you understanding why we do it and that it's for the safety and enjoyment of everyone.

Reviewed December 14, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to The Cat Cafe. It was small, but cozy, and the employees were very nice. The coffee was something I'm glad I didn't skip out on and spending time with the cats was delightful! The cat room was so cute...and the cats were comfortable and well taken care of. I am just visiting, but if I lived in San Diego I would definitely adopt one of those amazingly sweet kitties!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your drink as well as the cats. Hopefully, the next time you're in San Diego you'll be able to visit us again.

Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

Very kind and knowledgeable staff. Lovely environment to visit cats and see them in an open environment. Was a nice treat for a rescue animal lover during an afternoon break from convention.

Date of visit: October 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We're glad you joined us for some purr therapy during what we are sure was a hectic convention. Thanks for highlighting the kindness of the staff and their knowledge. Hopefully you'll be able to join us again soon.

Reviewed October 15, 2019

Very good cared animals, lovely and playful. Excellent conditions, coffee services and toys for playing with the cats. Mandatory stop for animal lovers. Kind staff and again, extremely beautiful animals!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Hi, Rebeca. Thanks for highlighting us and calling us a mandatory stop for animal lovers. We'll let the cats know you think they're beautiful. Hopefully we see you again soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

The coffee was good. It was so fun to play with the kitties and they're adoptable! I will be visiting again.

Date of visit: October 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit enough to make a second one, Vic. We look forward to welcoming you in soon.

Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit the Cat Cafe as soon as I learned about it (4 years ago). Now I’m sorry I waited so long! My experience: I set up reservations online, $12.00 covers one hour and one treat from the coffee shop. I chose a...cappuccino but they had treats to eat (savory & sweet) & bottled drink options. I was escorted in the room and given instructions on how to approach and treat the cats. The room is a cat fun zone and plenty places to snooze. Most of the cats were sleepy. There was one Bengal kitty that was very talkative and another Bengal that was alert, active and easily engaged with his visitors. The cats have two escape doors once they’ve reached their threshold to tolerate the attention they can escape, take a break, eat & I assume use a littler box. The cat area is clean, well kept and doesn’t smell like cats or cat spray. The attendant is very devoted to the care of his charges. Most of the cats in attendance are available for adoption. Most of the cats tolerated us visitors with some attention & acknowledgment, others were pretty active. The average visitor on the Sunday I went was a parent/child combo. My hour went quickly. I learned that they are open 7 days a week, 8-4, except for a few holidays. Also, the weekends get busy and “sell out” but I was told visitors can generally visitor during the week without having to reserve a slot. Added incentive to visit during the week-you’re more likely to interact with the cats without competition.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We're sorry you didn't get to visit sooner as well, especially after seeing how much fun you had. And thank you for highlighting how we allow the cats to get away if they need a break from us clumsy two legged creatures. You are correct,...More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

My daughter & I enjoyed this relaxing yoga class with the kitties. It made it even better knowing we were helping support their efforts to care for the cats & get them adopted!

Date of visit: September 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Hi, Carolyn. Cat yoga is definitely fun. We're glad you enjoyed your time with the cats and the yoga session. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed September 9, 2019

I loved the cat cafe!!!! You get to play with cats in a clean loving environment and drink coffee!!! Love it!!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Thanks, Cyndi. As we tell people, it's tough to beat good coffee and purr therapy. Come back and enjoy that combination any time.

Reviewed September 4, 2019

We took our kids here on a recent vacation to San Diego (ages 9 and 10) and they loved it. It is $8/pp to interact with the cats which includes 1 food or beverage item of choice. All the cats are available for adoption as...well.I think more places like these should open around the country. There were 9 cats when we went and they were all well cared for.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. And we're happy that you were impressed enough by your visit to hope for more cat cafes throughout the country. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in San Diego.

Reviewed August 28, 2019

Sweet, adoptable cats to interact with over a great cup of chai. What a great idea! Although we didn't find a cat whom we felt was a good match for our household on this visit, they rotate in different cats from The Rescue House, so...I'm sure over time we will find the one for us. The owners are true loving cat people, you can tell.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

We're glad you noticed how much we enjoy spending time with the cats. Hopefully you found a cat that worked better for you through The Rescue House. Come back and tell us all about it. We'd love to hear your adoption story.

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