Looking for cat cafes in Minnesota?
At the time of publishing, there was just one cat cafe in Minnesota – but it’s an awesome one.
Whether you’re a cat lover or not, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the experience of visiting a cat cafe.
Here are the contact details for cat cafes in Minnesota to help you find out how close you are:
Cat Cafes in Minnesota
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|The Cafe Meow||612-212-8471||Minneapolis, MN||thecafemeow.com|
The Cafe Meow
Address – 2323 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Phone – 612-212-8471
Website – https://thecafemeow.com/
Minnesota’s first and only cat cafe, The Cafe Meow is split into two separate areas; a coffee shop and a cat lounge.
You’ll find anywhere from 10-20 cats in the lounge, so plenty of cats to play and interact with.
They take in their cats from local rescues, giving them a new home and a good chance of finding a forever home with one of their customers.
Something that stood out to me was how well The Cafe Meow treats their cats. They feed them a high-quality grain-free diet and really spoil them with the environment they’ve created.
If you want to offer additional support to The Cafe Meow outside of visiting, you can make donations, pick up items from their wishlist, and see the cats available to adopt on their website.
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!
Where Do Cats Come From in Cat Cafes?
Something that comes as a surprise to many is that the cats in cat cafes are not bought or found just for the amusement of customers – they’re cats in need of a home.
Almost every cat cafe I’ve reviewed had a partnership with a local cat rescue or shelter and was taking in at-risk cats.
This is the most ethical way I can think of to run a cat cafe. Whatever thoughts you might have had about cats being used to make money, put them to one side.
The mission of cat cafes is to raise awareness of homeless cats by effectively acting as an adoption center with the added benefit of being able to have some coffee and food.
Most of the donations go to helping improve the lives of the cats in the cafe, or to the rescues where there are many more cats in need.
If you’re a cat lover, whatever you can do to support the cat cafes in your state will go a long way to helping at-risk cats.
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!
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