Cat cafés aren't exactly a well-known or widespread in the States. Here are some questions we get asked a lot.
What even is a cat café?
A cat café is a single location that serves food and beverages and allows patrons to interact with the resident cats. Cat cafés first opened in Taiwan, and then spread to Japan, a country that has become particularly famous for its cat cafés. In fact, there are over 150 spread throughout the country. Cat cafés can now be found throughout the world, but especially in Asian countries.
Why would people want to visit a cat café?
People like cat cafés for lots of reasons. For one, some people just can't commit to owning a cat due to finances or transience. However, that doesn't mean an individual should be deprived of quality cat time. And what would be worse than someone pretending to be your friend just so they can hang out with your cat? Tell them to come to Papa's!
Second, some people can't own pets due to landlord or student housing restrictions. Those people want to pet cats, and we have cats who want to be pet. It's win-win!
Another reason is the chance to meet a new forever-friend. More on this in the next question...
Why do you let people adopt your cats?
First, not all of our cats are adoptable. We have two resident cats who offer some continuity and familiar faces to our patrons (and staff).
Part of the American cat café model is to allow cats to meet and interact with humans in a more casual environment. A cat cannot really show off its personality in a room full of cages or in a strange environment where everybody is treating it like a flight risk. Cat cafés allow cats to relax and show people who they really are, which we hope will make it easier for folks to find their first forever-friend or meet a cat who is ready to join an already cat-occupied home.
Can I bring my own cat/pet to hang out in the playroom?
No. Please. We have enough cats. And your hamster will NOT have fun.
Rules & Regulations
See our reservations tab for a full listing of our policies.