Best Cat Cafes in Arizona (Cafes With Cat Cuddles!)

Cat Cafes in Arizona

Looking for cat cafes in Arizona?

There are a couple of establishments in the state of Arizona that offer a combination of food and drink plus cats, and I’ve listed those places below for you.

Here are the best cat cafes in Arizona:

Cat Cafes in Arizona

Cat CafeTel NumberAddressWebsite
La Gattara Cat CafeNAPhoenix, AZlagattara.org
Kitty Pause Kitty Café480-450-1915Mesa, AZkittypausecafe.com
El Jefe Cat Lounge520-849-8856Tucson, AZeljefecatlounge.com

La Gattara Cat Cafe

Address – 147 E Garfield St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone – NA

Website https://lagattara.org/

La Gattara Cat Café & Boutique opened in 2017 and is self-billed as, “a feline-based entertainment center and cat sanctuary based in the heart of Phoenix Arizona.”

They run various special events, have loads of cat-themed merchandise, and of course, a bunch of cats roaming around while you enjoy a drink.

They’ve adopted out more than 800 cats to date, which is an incredible feat. If you want to add to that number, be sure to drop by and see if a cat steals your heart.


Kitty Pause Kitty Café

Address – 1837 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 107, Mesa, AZ 85202

Phone – 480-450-1915

Website https://www.kittypausecafe.com/

Kitty Pause Kitty Café is described as a feline activity center offering a range of planned activities and is open to the public via appointments.

They put on a range of cat-related things, from cat yoga to all kinds of cool kitty merchandise.

If you’re there for the time with their cats, they have a Cat Lounge where you can meet with a cat and spend time playing, cuddling, and watch them explore the various pieces of furniture.


El Jefe Cat Lounge

Address – 3025 N Campbell Ave #141, Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone – 520-849-8856

Website https://www.eljefecatlounge.com/

Open 7 days a week and with 35 kitties roaming across three floors, El Jefe Cat Lounge is one of the coolest cat cafes I’ve ever seen.

There is a modern feel to the decor and plenty of comfy places for both humans and cats to relax.

It really feels like this cafe was built for cats – which is how it should be – and we get the pleasure of hanging out with them.


First Time at a Cat Cafe? What to Expect!

If you’ve never been to a cat cafe before, I can give you a good idea of what to expect.

Each cafe is going to be different, of course, but you can expect a combination of a cafe plus a cat adoption center for the most part.

Most cat cafes are run by cat-lovers and have a mission to help the local homeless cat population.

A lot of cat cafes take in cats from local rescues and shelters and give them a new home in their cafe. They also make their cats available for adoption for customers.

They are essentially operating as pet adoption centers and using food and drink as a way for people to come and spend some time with the cats.

Don’t let this put you off if you’re just a casual visitor though. Any donations are going to help the cafe with its mission, and ultimately help rehome at-risk cats.

Something important to keep in mind is that you will most likely have to book a time slot to visit.

Cat cafes have strict rules on how many customers can visit at a time to ensure their cats aren’t stressed by the number of people coming and going.

You will also likely see some rules on their website. Make sure you read these and are fully aware of how you need to behave and the dos and don’ts when visiting!

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:

AlabamaArizonaCaliforniaColorado
ConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaIllinois
IndianaIowaKentuckyLouisiana
MarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesota
MissouriNevadaNew JerseyNew York
North CarolinaOhioOklahomaOregon
PennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexas
UtahVirginiaWashingtonWisconsin
AlaskaHawaiiMississippiMontana
NebraskaNew Mexico

*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!

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