Looking for cat cafes in New Jersey?
If you’ve never been to a cat cafe, you’re in for a real treat.
New Jersey is a great place for cat lovers (or anyone really) to stop by and enjoy spending some time amongst cats while having a coffee and snacks.
I’ve listed the cat cafes in New Jersey that were open at the time of publishing, hopefully, you’ll find one near you!
Cat Cafes in New Jersey
|Cat Cafe||Tel Number||Address||Website|
|Catsbury Park||NA||Asbury Park, NJ||catsburypark.com|
|PURRsonal Space||856-786-7877||Palmyra, NJ||purrsonalspace|
|Rahway Kitty Hall||732-208-4184||Rahway, NJ||rahwaykittyhall.com|
Address – 901 3rd Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone – NA
Website – http://www.catsburypark.com/
Catsbury Park was forced to relocate due to the pandemic, and they’ve opened an excellent space in Asbury Park with a cafe and cat lounge.
Catsbury Park’s mission statement is a simple, but a powerful one, they’re, “Helping to save the lives of cats and kittens in need through rescue, TNR, and education at the jersey shore and beyond.”
You can be a part of that by simply dropping by and spending some time with their cats, or adopting one and giving them a new loving, forever home.
Address – 1005 Market St, Palmyra, NJ 08065
Phone – 856-786-7877
Website – https://purrsonalspace/
PURRsonal Space is a nonprofit cat rescue that provides a place where you can spend time with homeless cats for adoption.
You can get a quote for the time you want to visit on their site, and you’ll have the option to come and play with their cats and can even enquire about adopting any that you get attached to!
Rahway Kitty Hall
Address – 209 W Main St, Rahway, NJ 07065
Phone – 732-208-4184
Website – http://rahwaykittyhall.com/
Rahway Kitty Hall is, “A place where you can come and meet cats that are looking for their forever homes.”
They welcome people to visit cats multiple times to get to know them if they’re interested in adopting, or you can just drop in for a drink and some cat cuddles.
What to Expect at a Cat Cafe
Every cat cafe is going to be slightly different and have its own rules. If you’ve never been to a cat cafe, however, I can help prepare you.
First of all, you should always check out their website for the latest news and info. You’ll also have to book a time slot, and might have to sign a waiver.
It’s important you know what a cafe’s rules are, as these are in place for the safety and wellbeing of the cat – and for you, of course.
As for when you’re at a cat cafe, you can expect to drink good coffee (or whatever drink you prefer), and nibble on some food as you would at any cafe.
The most obvious difference being that cats are roaming around the cafe!
Most cafe cats are from rescues and will have been selected because they are social and love human interaction.
How much interaction you get will depend on the cats at the cafe, but one thing I can guarantee about visiting a cat cafe – it’s a unique and fun experience!
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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