Grand Opening

September 26th, 2016!

Eat Purr Love

Cat Café


"Connecting homeless cats with happy people."

EAT, PURR, LOVE CAT CAFE!



March and April Hours

Are you ready to spend part of your day with cats, coffee, and more cats?

Reservations recommended, walk-ins available as space allows.

Monday: CLOSED (the cats do their laundry and get pedis on Mondays)

Tuesday – Sunday:  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

(CLOSED from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to allow for a “cat nap” break for the cats.)

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VISIT DURING OUR “HAPPURRY” HOURS FOR OUR DAILY SPECIALS:

The following specials are available during 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

             Specials cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

TWO FOR TUESDAY: One hourly cover fee for two cat loving guests, entrance into the cat lounge.

          WHEN TWO HOURS ARE BETTER THAN ONE WEDNESDAY:  Pay a one hour cover fee, stay for two hours!                       (Please note that we close for a break at 2:00 p.m. so a two hour visit would begin at noon or earlier.)

 “Purrfect” Treat THURSDAY:  Receive a complimentary cookie from Pattycake vegan Bakery and a beverage with your adult hour cover fee into the cat lounge.

Double punch FRIDAY:  Receive 2 “Purrk” Card punches with your cat lounge visit!

Reservations are recommended. Walk-ins welcome when space allows.

How it works

HOW IT WORKS

 

In order to reduce the stress on the cats and maximize the experience for our guests, we will recommend that you book an hourly reservation in advance. Walk-ins welcome, when space allows. We will allow about 12 people into the cat lounge at one time, as not to overwhelm the cats and maximize the “cat time” experience for our guests. (We can accommodate up to 15 guests for private parties.) We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to review the “cat café rules” and sign a waiver before entering the cat lounge. There will be a $10.00 /person, hourly cover-fee into the “Cat Lounge” to help with operational costs such as rent and utilities so that will can continue to provide a “home away from home” for the cats who stay with us until they get adopted. We will also have regular discounts for seniors, college students, Veterans and animal rescue / shelter volunteers.  We will also have many specials throughout the year.

 

Then, of course, we will have a clowder of cats! Enjoy the company of purring and snuggly cats while they enjoy your company as well. The cats will help you relax, have fun and maybe even convince you to adopt one of them.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What is a cat cafe?
A cat café is part cafe, part cat adoption center. Patrons can interact and relax with a group of rescued cats in a home-like environment which is designed to keep cat aficionados and resident cats comfortable and content. One can also enjoy something to eat and drink, such as bakery and coffee if they choose. The model for cat cafes varies somewhat, but in most cases, food and beverages are prepared and served separately from the “cat lounge” area and many times prepared off-site.

Where is Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe located?

We have found a “purrfect” location in the “fantabbylous” community of Clintonville, OH

located at 3041 Indianola Ave.

Columbus, OH. 43202

Where will the cats come from?

We are excited to be hosting adoptable cats from The Capital Area Humane Society.  They have been helping animals and people in our community for 133 years.  In 2015 they served nearly 8,000 animals and 70% of those were cats.  In that same year, CAHS placed over 2,000 cats and kittens with forever families along with providing assistance to even more cats and kittens in-need through programs such as RescueNet and FeralFix.  We are excited for the opportunity to help them help even more felines in years to come.  A portion of the profits will be donated to The Capital Area Humane Society.

How many cats will be at the café?

We will have a clowder of 10-14 adoptable free roaming cats for our cat loving guests to hang-out with at the cat cafe.

How will you keep the cats from becoming stressed?

The cats will be carefully chosen based on their personalities. They will need to be happy in an environment with a lot of interaction with people and other cats. They may also be sweet but shy cats that just need to get out of a cage-like setting in order to flourish. Once they arrive at the café, their happiness and safety is our priority. The cafe will have a human-free zone, for breaks and litter boxes. Rules for keeping people and cats happy and safe will be explained and posted.  Some cats will stay in an interim cage set up during their acclimation phase while getting used to their new space and other cats.

Why come to a cat cafe?

Millions of households have cats but it’s still fun to meet new ones. If you’re looking to adopt a shelter kitty, cat café’s offer a relaxing environment in which to interact with a small group of extraordinary cats. There are also many people who would love to have a cat but are not able to for multiple reasons such as; an allergic family member, a dog that won’t share its home with a cat or residing where pets are not allowed. Cat cafes bring cat lovers and lovable cats together.

Will children be allowed in the cafe?

Yes, but they must be accompanied by a parent or an adult. We ask that children 12 and under are monitored by their parent or guardian at all times when in the cat lounge. Running and yelling is not allowed, as it scares the cats.  We want to give children the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy cats as much as we do.

How can I get involved?  

We have hired a great staff for the cat cafe and are not hiring at this time. You can support us by liking our Facebook page and following us on Instagram and Twitter.

How can you serve food with cats roaming around?

All of the food will be prepared off-site, due to Health Department restrictions.  The bakery items are prepackaged and prepared by Pattycake Vegan Bakery, which can be brought into the “cat lounge” once it has been purchased.  You can also bring your own food and beverage items into the cat lounge if you prefer.

Can I bring my own cat to the cafe?

No, we will provide some really cool cats for you to hang out with. The cats will be temperament tested and vet-checked as well as, spayed / neutered, current on vaccines, etc. prior to transferring to the cat cafe.  Your cat will not share the same enthusiasm and excitement that you have in coming to a cat cafe!

Will there be kittens for us to play with at the cafe?

We only have adult cats at the cat cafe. We love kittens too, but luckily they get adopted quickly. Not to worry though, there is a variety of wonderful adult cats with playful, cuddly and entertaining “purrsonalities” for you to enjoy and relax with.

What if I fall in love with one of the cats, can they be adopted?

YES! That is the main focus of the cafe. We provide a safe, home-like setting for adoptable cats to roam freely with lots of cat designed furniture, shelves and anything that makes a cat happy. Patrons can interact with the cats and get to know their personalities in a comfortable atmosphere. We hope to make many love connections this way and already have for over a hundred of them in our first several months open!

When a café cat gets adopted, another one moves in! Not only do the cats at the cat café find Forever Families, but another space opens up for The Capital Area Humane Society to rescue even more cats.

Adoptions

Adoptions

Pictured here are some of the cats currently residing with us at Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café.  Please note that we typically adopt out several cats and welcome new cats in their place each and every week.  Our “kitty roster” is constantly changing and may not be immediately updated. If you are interested in receiving further information on any of ourresident cat cafe cats or if you would like to confirm that a particular cat is still here and / or available for adoption, please contact us at:  [email protected] or call (614) 852-3521

The cats residing here at Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe are adult cats and have come to us from The Capital Area Humane Society.  They have been spayed or neutered and have received preventative medical procedures by CAHS such as vaccines, prior to arriving at the cat cafe.

We facilitate adoptions right here at the cat cafe using the same adoption screening application forms and process used by CAHS.  If you are coming to Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe to find a new feline member to add to your family, please note that we typically do not finalize adoptions and send cats home on Saturdays and Sundays.  Once an adoption application is approved, we will hold that cat for you until a time can be arranged to go over final paperwork and send your new cat home with you during the week. We can sometimes send cats home the same day on weekdays.

All cats must go home in a cat carrier.

All adoption fees and donations associated with the adoption are made payable to The Capital Area Humane Society by cash or check.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

The Capital Area Humane Society and many other local rescue organizations have adorable and adoptable cats and kittens that are currently waiting for Forever Families to make a love connection with them.

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Capital Area Humane Society

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A Purrfect Start Animal Rescue

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Pets Without Parents

Cat Welfare Association

Cat Welfare Association

Events

Events

Hourly visits with the cats in The Cat Lounge.  Reservation recommended.

Kiddies & Kitties (designated fun times for children 6 and under)  Reservation recommended.

“Yogatos” (yoga with cats)  Details coming soon.  Reservation required.

“Purrs & Palettes” (painting with cats) Details coming soon.  Reservation required.

Event Calendar coming soon!

“Cat Cafe Co-opurrative” We will host events, free of charge, for cat rescue groups to utilize for various programs such as; volunteer recruitment and orientation, fundraisers and cat educational workshops.  We will also open the cat cafe for groups that would benefit from the therapeutic results of being with purring, affectionate cats!  (If you are interested, please contact us at: [email protected] for further details)



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