Eat Purr Love

Cat Café


"Connecting homeless cats with happy people."

EAT, PURR, LOVE CAT CAFE!



Hours

Reservations recommended. Walk-ins available as space allows.

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

Tuesday–Sunday:  10 a.m.–2 p.m. / 4–7 p.m. (closed 2-4 p.m. for a “cat nap”)

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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

GET YOUR PURR ON

 

Cat lovers. Coffee. Bakery sweets. Board games. A good book. Oh, and basically the friendliest cats in town. Are you purring yet?

The basics: Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated. Your $10/hour “Cat Lounge” fee helps cover the cost of caring for our feline foster family members. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to review the “rules” and sign a waiver, plus to order any refreshments you’d like. (More on that in the FAQs.)

Looking for a new cat to call part of your family? Eat, Purr, Love is the perfect place to meet. Through our partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society, all of our cats can be adopted directly through the Cat Café. (And maybe we’re biased, but we think meeting at Eat, Purr, Love is the best way to start a life-long kitty-cat bond.)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What is a cat cafe?
Part cafe, part adoption center – a cat cafe brings a homey vibe (and delicious local coffee, tea and locally made baked goods) to a group of rescued cats who just want to be pet or played with. (And maybe convince you to take them home with you in the process.)
Where are the cats from?
We’re excited to play host to adoptable cats from the Capital Area Humane Society, which has been serving the area since 1883. A portion of Eat, Purr, Love’s profits are donated to the CAHS.

How many cats do you have?

At any one time, we have about a dozen cats roaming the café. Since an Eat, Purr, Love cat is adopted, on average, every two days, it’s a constantly rotating group. Each cat is carefully chosen based on its temperament around people and other cats. To keep the kitties from becoming stressed, there are human-free zones and mandated “cat nap” times.

Why come to a cat café?

Outside of the obvious fun factor, Eat, Purr, Love brings lots of other benefits, too. If you’re looking to adopt, a cat café provides a relaxing and home-like environment in which to meet some new options. Maybe you love cats but can’t them in your home (due to a family member’s allergies, etc.). We bring cat lovers and lovable cats together.

Why is there a cover fee?

Our $10/hour (per person age 13+) cover charge allows us to provide a cozy environment and a unique experience for cat lovers while sustaining a stimulating and comfortable home for lovable homeless cats until they are adopted. A $5/hour cover charge applies for children 12 and under.

Are kids allowed?

Children must be accompanied by an adult; children under 12 must be monitored by that adult at all times. Running and yelling are not allowed, as it scares the cats.

How can I get involved?
We aren’t hiring at this time, but you can support us by liking our Facebook page and following us on Instagram and Twitter. If you’d like to volunteer with the Capital Area Humane Society (and maybe even meet some cats prior to their Cat Cafe debuts!), they’d love to hear from you. More info here.

How are you able to serve food with cats in the building?
All food is prepared and prepackaged at the off-site Pattycake Vegan Bakery. It can be brought into the “cat lounge” once it has been purchased. You can also bring your own food and beverages into the lounge (but please remember, no sharing with the cats). Preview our menu here.

Can I bring my own cat to the cafe?
No – your cat will not share the same enthusiasm you have for coming to a cat cafe.

Why aren’t there kittens at the café?
We love kittens, but luckily, they get adopted quickly. We focus on adult cats to make sure they get plenty of love and support, too.

Adoptions

LET’S HANG OUT FURREVER

We’ve got some pretty cool cats hanging out with us lately…literally. Here are a few who are up for adoption. Please note that each week, we typically adopt out several cats and welcome new cats in their place, and this list may not be immediately updated.
If you are interested in receiving further information on any of the cats in our clowder or if would like to confirm that a particular cat is available for adoption, please contact us at [email protected] or (614) 852-3521.
A few other housekeeping notes:

All cats residing at Eat, Purr, Love 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 at the cat cafe using the same adoption screening application forms and process used by CAHS.  If you are coming to Eat, Purr, Love 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

LET’S PLAY

 

Our cats are always planning their next party. Check the event calendar for one of these fun event sessions.

“Yogatos”: yoga with cats.  Every FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Additonal classes may be added. Reservations required.

 “Purrs & Palettes”: painting with cats. Every THIRD THURSDAY of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Additional classes may be added. Reservations required.

Plus, we allow free-of-charge access for cat rescue groups to utilize for programs like 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 spending time with purring, affectionate cats! (If you are interested, please contact us at: [email protected] for further details).



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