Make Some Furry Friends at the Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café
Snuggled in the large café window, the cats of Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café seem to have the perfect spot to warm themselves in the morning sun.
Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café, Ohio’s first cat café, welcomes feline loving guests to enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee while petting adoptable cats. Located in the community of Clintonville (just north of downtown Columbus), the home-like environment houses a clowder (10-14 cats) of free roaming adoptable cats from the Capital Area Humane Society. Chrissy Kuras, owner and long-time animal rescue volunteer, wanted a place in Central Ohio to “connect homeless cats with happy people.” Since its opening in September 2016, the café has adopted over 100 cats to local Ohio furrever homes!
The café space is divided into two areas: the café and cat lounge, separated by a set of doors to make sure the friendly felines stay in the lounge. Visitors enter through the café, where locally brewed coffee and sweet treats from Pattycake Bakery can be purchased and enjoyed in either space.
The cat lounge allows the adoptable cats to roam free with plenty of spaces for the felines to sleep, hide, play and enjoy human companionship. To reduce stress for the cats, only 15 visitors per hour are allowed in the cat lounge and children must be supervised at all times. As visitors are permitted to eat and drink in the lounge. Feeding the cats “human food” is not permitted, but there are plenty of cat treats to give to your new, favorite, feline friend! While the cats are the stars of the lounge, the café does provide free Wi-Fi, coloring activities and a few quiet spaces to read a book. Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café is the purrfect place for cat lovers and for those looking to find a new feline friend!
Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm (the resident cats take a nap from 2-4pm). Visitors are charged an hourly $10/person cover-fee. Reservations are recommended ,but walk-ins are accepted. The café has special “hapurry” hours throughout the week. To plan your visit to Eat, Purr, Love Cat Café, please visit www.eatpurrlovecatcafe.com.