Eat Purr Love

Cat Café

“Connecting homeless cats with happy people in Central Ohio.”



Reservations recommended. Walk-ins available as space allows.

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

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

Sunday:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.



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.

We are located in the wonderful community of Clintonville, at 3041 Indianola Blvd.

 Columbus,  OH 43202

(614) 852-3521 

Help us celebrate ONE YEAR of connecting homeless cats with happy people!




It’s hard to believe that we officially opened one year ago on September 26th, 2016!  It’s been an amazing year full of support and special people that we have met along the way.  Welcoming over 200 hundred adorable and adoptable cats from The Capital Area Humane Society to Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe a has been the icing on the cupcake!

We have a week’s worth of meowvelous things planned starting Tuesday, September 26th through Monday, October 2nd, 2017.  CHECK IT OUT:

ALL DAY Happurry Hour Specials!  (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday– “Two Cat Lovers, One Cat Lounge Cover Fee”   Bring your BFF (Best Feline Fanatic) and only pay one cat lounge cover fee.

Wednesday – “Two Hours in the cat lounge, One Cat Lounge Cover Fee”  Pay for an hour in the cat lounge and receive a voucher for a complimentary one hour cat lounge visit to use later, or stay an additional hour if space allows.

Thursday – “A Purrfect Treat”  Receive a complimentary Pattycake Bakery & Beverage with your cat lounge cover fee.

Friday – “Double Punch”  Receive two PURRK CARD punches with your cat lounge visit.

Cannot be combined with other specials or discounts or kids half price cover fees.


You could win one of several fantabbylous prizes including; Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Merchandise, goodies for your kitty and some really great stuff!  No purchase needed.

How can you receive a raffle ticket?

*stop in to visit us

*donate supplies or make a monetary donation to The Capital Area Humane Society

*show us a photo of your cat

*wear cat themed apparrel, t-shirt, cat ears etc.

*tell us the name you chose for our Kickstarter Purr-All Mural.  (Thank you again for your support!)

*adopt a cat from Eat, Purr, Love during our anniversary celebration.

The more you love cats, the more chances you have to win!

Drawing will be held at the end of the event.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Look At Us Meow!  We have made many changes and improvements since we opened a year ago.  If it’s been awhile since you have visited or if you have not had the opportunity to visit us yet, come spend a complimentary half hour visit in the cat lounge.   RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY CALLING US DURING REGULAR HOURS AT:  (614) 852-3521

Space is limited and is first come first served.

WALK INS will be accepted only if space allows.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. /  4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe Forever Family & Friends from The Capital Area Humane Society Volunteer Appreciation Day!

We are usually closed on Mondays but if you have adopted a cat from Eat, Purr, Love or if you are a Capital Area Humane Society Volunteer we want to say thanks by inviting you for a complimentary one hour visit in our cat lounge.  


Adoptions – Year Two!

We have adopted 200 adult, senior and special needs cats to their wonderful cat loving forever families.  Hip-Hip Purray!!!  Here’s to making 200 more love connections in our second year!

Adopt a new feline family member from Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe during our anniversary celebration and be one of the first adopters to receive one of our new Adoption Goody Bags!


How It Works



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.)

What they’re saying about us…

over on Yelp:

“A paradise for cats and cat lovers alike!”

– Keri G.

“The cats were friendly and adorable, the staff knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their mission.”

– Heather K.

on our Facebook page:

“My favorite place in Columbus!! It is the perfect spot for all cat lovers. Friendly staff, AMAZING owner, delicious treats, and clean atmosphere. A small business you should definitely support!”

– Elaine L.

“I love this place. If you are a bit stressed or just need some furry love, go decompress.”

– Becky A.

and on Google:

“Absolutely love it here! This was where I took my girlfriend on our first date, and I just went with a group of 12 to de-stress from finals, and both times, it was such an awesome experience.”

– Joshua S.

“This place is wonderful! There is plenty of comfy seating, coloring books, games, reading books, and of course snuggly cats!! This business is excellent for the community – providing a calm, relaxing place for humans and an opportunity for kitties to be socialized and adopted. Keep it up!”

– Rachael M.

“So relaxing. New favorite way to unwind and de-stress. <3 There are a variety of personality types among the cats, and you’re bound to find one you love – if not all of them. :)”

– Lily Y.

Frequently Asked Questions


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 have 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. Please visit: for further details on volunteering with CAHS.

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.



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 considering adopting one of our adorable rescued cats!


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




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.

                                                                                                 -video credit:  Naomi Rossman

 “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.

 -video credit:  Naomi Rossman

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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