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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely hour at the Cat Cafe after 3 days at Comicon. The kitties are all beautiful, well loved and taken care of. They seem happy, chilled and have a great quality of life with lots of toys, beds, climbing and hiding areas....Such a great cause too, the Cafe is partnered with a local Rescue and are Rehoming the cats alongside the cafe side. We were told over 650 adoptions since 2016!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to support the cafe and its mission while visiting San Diego, and really enjoyed the experience. The facility is very clean and cheerful, with lots of nice places for the cats to rest and play. The staff were all super nice and helpful,...our coffees were delicious, and of course the cats were adorable! Will visit again next time we're in town.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

We were 20 mins late due to traffic and lack of parking spaces around the cafe, but we had no issue entering the session. Even though we only had around 40 mins around the cats, it was truly an awesome experience. My husband LOVES cats...and he couldn't stop smiling the moment he entered the cat room. He left the room without any stress. We enjoyed the cafe and we will be back soon to meet a kitty cat to bring home with us.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022 via mobile

The cats are very well taken care of. There are plenty of toys and beds for the cats to play and sleep in. The owner is very nice, and he spoke about each cat's story. It's very clean and spacious for the cats to live...a good quality of life. I love all the cats, but I was particularly drawn to an 8 year old Siamese male named Sima. He is an absolute sweetheart and stole my heart from the get go! If you want to spend 1 hour, then you need to make a reservation in advance. The cost is expensive, but you get a free item with your visit, and your money is going to a worthy cause to improve the quality of life for these cats. I HIGHLY recommend coming here if you're a cat lover!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

A cat cafe that allows you to visit with the kitties and they are (almost) all for adoption. Really neat for all cat people and people who miss our kitty back home and would just like spend a little “cat time”

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

Really loved my time at the cat cafe. The staff is welcoming, and the cats are just a treat for your eyes and heart — easy to approach, pet, and play with. The cafe has many toys and the staff even guides you on how...you can use them. (I certainly needed the hint since I have never had a cat). Overall, a fantastic way to spend an hour when you're in SD. PS: With your entry ticket/reservation, you get a free drink or snack.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2022

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. And thanks for taking the guidance we provided on how best to interact with a cat in the way we intended, as something that will help you enjoy your experience more. We look forward to...More

Reviewed March 1, 2022

You have to make reservations for this Cat Cafe, but the planning ahead is totally worth it. For the price ($15), you are supporting the shelter cats while drinking a lovely coffee drink (or other item) that would normally cost about $6, but comes with...the entrance cost. I took my son there because I was visiting him on campus and he really, really misses his dog at home so a room full of cats was a decent 2nd best. He is 19 and he loved it, so it's definitely an "all ages" type of experience. The room must remain calm at all times, so they play what I would call "yoga room" music while you pet the cats. It becomes an hour that you hope doesn't end too soon.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2022

We're glad we were able to give you and your son a chance to interact with animals while he's in school. And thanks for letting people know about the calm environment we work to maintain. We'll also let our baristas know that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

The entire staff is super friendly! They offer you a free beverage or pastry with your ticket & you’re able to hang out with cats for an hour!! 90% of the cats are adoptable & will make you fall instantly in love l. My boyfriend...and I found one that we want to take home & the staff was super friendly in helping us apply for her !! 10/10 recommend & 10/10 will be back l! (;More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 30, 2022 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this cat cafe. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable about the adoptable cats. The cats area plenty. I will say the space is a little small, but comforting for the cats. The drinks are a little on the...bitter side, but let’s be honest, this isn’t the real reason for going to this cafe. I will definitely return for a cup of coffee and cat time!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 19, 2022

I was missing my purring buddies while on a trip to San Diego. The Cat Café cured my withdrawal symptoms as it's a great place to get a cup of java and to pet some lovely kitties.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022 via mobile

I am visiting from Alabama it’s my first cat cafe experience. During my visit, we have 8 persons and 10 cats. I got to play and pat the cats. The cats are very adorable. The environment is good. The Cappuccino I ordered is very tasty.

Date of visit: January 2022
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2022

Thanks for making us your first cat cafe experience. We're glad you enjoyed playing with the cats and that you let us know about the cappuccino being tasty. Come see us again the next time you're in San Diego.

Reviewed December 27, 2021

This is one of my favorite places to visit when I come to San Diego. I love this business. The coffee is excellent and it's clear that the cats are well taken care of. A great spot to go alone, with friends, or family. It...would also be a cute date idea if both parties like cats. You get a beverage included with your admission and an hour long visit with the cats. The timing of it is quite nice. We happened to walk in to see if there were any changes to the hours because of the holiday season. We were lucky enough to make it into the next group, but I would definitely advise (for anyone and my own future visits) to make a reservation online so that you're certain you have a spot. We checked-in and got our drinks. There's a lovely outdoor patio where you can wait. It was lovely with the coffee. Inside was wonderful too! If you're looking to adopt a cat or are just curious of the space & love cats, this is the place for you. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2021

We're honored to be considered one of your favorite places to visit in San Diego. Thanks for the compliment and for noticing the care we take of the animals. And we're glad you shared how you enjoy the coffee as well because often, that gets...More

Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

While randomly searching for things to do in San Diego, we found the cat cafe and decided to check it out. We are so glad we did! Not only were the cats friendly, playful and enjoyed our attention, everyone who worked at the car cafe...were extremely friendly and answered all of our questions. We truly loved our visit!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2021

Thanks, Scott. We're glad you found us and glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to write the nice review. We look forward to seeing you back.

Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

Nice way to relax for an hour. Booked my reservation for the first day of comic con. Enjoyed a refreshing ice tea and was able to frolic with the cats. Some who are more engaging than others but all of them are super cute. It’s...nice to know your money is going to a wonderful cause.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2021

We're glad you got the chance to spend some time with our cats and enjoy a drink with them. We enjoy seeing people like you who are visiting while attending busy conventions get a chance to relax and partake in some purr therapy. Hopefully we...More

Reviewed September 30, 2021 via mobile

I love coming to the Cat Cafe so much. We’re locals and still lose it every time, it is the perfect thing for people who are visiting the area. They adopt the cats out so there are new cats every time I visit aside from...the 2 resident cats, and they are always just the sweetest. I love visiting so much. My favorite thing to do in San Diego.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2021

We're glad you enjoy visiting us and enjoy seeing new cats on each visit. Jacey and Leo are sure to be happy when we let them know they're the two cats you enjoy seeing the most. Jacey will be sure to have something to say...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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