We Are Open for Business!

Come by for some coffee and cuddles! We are located kitty corner from Lucky's Market.

Visit our RESERVATIONS tab to book your time in a room of 20 cats!
And sign our entry WAIVER before your visit to make your experience more enjoyable.

Melissa Jane Photography
Melissa Jane Photography
Melissa Jane Photography
Melissa Jane Photography
Melissa Jane Photography
Melissa Jane Photography

What is a cat café?

It's a cafe with cats, of course!  On one side we have a small cafe with coffee and baked goods, and on the other side we have a cat playroom filled with 20 adoptable cats ready to be loved. Papa's Cat Café is central Missouri's first cat café, bringing cats and people together in an environment fit for both.

Our cat playroom is inspired by the home decor and life of Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, one of America's most interesting and influential authors. He also happened to love cats!

We are partnering with Boone County Animal Care to fill our cat playroom with adorable adoptable cats in order to improve the lives of homeless cats in our community and the lives of people who need more cat time (which is all of us, right?).

Papa's Cat Café is great place to gather with friends, family, colleagues, or a fun date night.  We serve Columbia's locally roasted Fretboard coffee. And, we provide people a chance to interact with lovable cats -- whether you are interested in adopting a cat for yourself, or if you cannot own a cat and just want kitten cuddles.

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Papa's Cat Café gives you the chance to pet cats, play with cats, and experience the thrill of victory that comes with convincing a cat to lie on your lap and relax.

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Papa's Cat Café offers a menu of delicious coffees and other beverages, as well as some tasty treats. All of them can be taken into the cat playroom to enjoy while you cozy up to our feline crew.

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Most of our cat crew is available to adopt. Did you feel like you made a connection with one of our kitties during your last visit to Papa's Cat Café? There's a good chance you could add a cat to your home!

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An incredible show of support helped to raise over $15,000 in January 2018 that will be put towards bringing Columbia its first cat café!
Thank you to everyone who pledged and spread the word about our campaign!
You can still follow our story on our Kickstarter!