Looking for cat cafes in Alabama?
There are a couple of cat cafes in the state of Alabama at the time of publishing this – I really wish there were more!
If you’re a cat lover – or just curious about cat cafes – then I can’t think of many better things to do than dropping by a cat cafe for coffee and cat cuddles!
Here is a list of the cat cafes in Alabama:
Cat Cafes in Alabama
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Gatos and Beans||205-202-6683||Birmingham, AL||gatosandbeans.com|
|CattyShack, Inc.||256-203-4284||Huntsville, AL||cattyshackhuntsville.org|
Gatos and Beans
Address – 4348 3rd Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone – 205-202-6683
Website – https://gatosandbeans.com/
Located in Birmingham, Gatos and Beans is Alabama’s first-ever cat cafe. They take in at-risk cats and give them a new, loving home, as well as serving up coffee and food.
If you want to smile, you should check out their pages showing pictures of some of the cats they’ve rehomed over the years as well as some of the cats they currently have in their cafe.
Address – 2211 Seminole Drive SE, Studio 1062, Huntsville, AL 35805
Phone – 256-203-4284
Website – https://cattyshackhuntsville.org/
Cattyshack, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of shelter cats in Alabama.
They have a comfy lounge area where you can relax with their cats and drink a coffee and enjoy a snack (which comes with the donation you make when booking).
CattyShack, Inc. is dedicated to trying to rehome at-risk cats and put on various other activities and fundraisers throughout the year.
NB – A little tip when looking for cat cafes in Alabama, there are loads of regular cafes with ‘cat’, ‘kitten’, and other cat-related words in the title that are not cat cafes.
I point this out because I had a friend turn up to a cafe (which I will not name) expecting there to be cats, just to find it was a cat-themed cafe.
He was very disappointed (and a little embarrassed) but stayed and enjoyed a nice coffee nevertheless!
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe before, you’re in for a real treat.
Basically, you get to enjoy drinks and food while being surrounded by cats. Personally, I can’t think of why there aren’t more cat cafes!
One really important thing I will point out is that you should always visit the website of the cafe you’re planning on going to before you arrive.
You will almost certainly need to book a time slot, as cat cafes can only allow a small number of people in at a time to ensure the cats are not stressed by the amount of foot traffic.
Some cat cafes will also ask you to sign a waiver of some kind. This is just to ensure the safety of their cats – and you – from a legal standpoint, it’s completely normal.
When you’re in a cat cafe, it’s up to you to enjoy the drink, food, and cats. Every cafe is different, you never know how many cats will be there, but there’s usually plenty.
Something else to keep in mind is that most cat cafes are also pet adoption facilities. They take in at-risk cats in need of a home and usually have them up for adoption.
It’s a great way to generate some interest in these cats and either give them a happy new home in the cafe or ultimately at the home of someone who comes through the door.
Related – A look at how ethical cat cafes are!
Find a Cat Cafe Near You: State Listings
If you want to find more cat cafes near you or across the US, please click any of the states below to see a list of cat cafes in that state:
|Missouri||Nevada||New Jersey||New York|
*All information was as correct as possible at the time of publishing. If you can see any of the information is now out of date, please drop me a message and I’ll update it, thanks!
Image credits – Photo by Reba Spike on Unsplash