Coffee and cats? That's the name of the game with cat cafés springing up in cities and suburbs across the United States. Cat cafés, shared retail spaces between cat residents and human guests, is a trend native to Taiwan and Japan before cat cafe fever caught on in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Over 60 operating cat cafés have opened in the United States since 2016, with more vying to start their city'sfirst cat café.
While most traditional cat cafes give pet-lonely customers a chance to cuddle cats, cafes in the U.S. also work with local shelters to foster or rehome adoptable cats. Some even sponsor paint nights or yoga sessions with cats, for those who can't keep a pet but still crave a kitty connection.
Check out the list below to find your closest cat café.