Aqui Há Gato: Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: (+351) 918 089 393
Hours: PERMANENTLY CLOSED
Entrance Fee: No
Website / Social Media
Facebook: Not current
Cat vs. Cafe (40/60)
Lovely Space: Review of Aqui Ha Gato
We visited Aqui Ha Gato after a particularly strenuous day of walking out to Belem, about six miles west of the city. After catching a bus back, we decided to power up the hilly street in Jardim da Estrela (you can also catch to revive our weary souls with a little kitty love.
What I noticed immediately about this facility was the genius separation between the cats and the cafe. The cat side is filled with comfortable seating and cat toys, while the cafe side is immaculately clean with modern furnishings and fast wifi.
It was late afternoon and there were four kitties that were a bit low on energy, mostly napping, but that did make for some super cute photo ops.
The cats are all rescues and the owners have created bios or 'dossiers' to help with rehoming/adoption.
We ordered the drink special of the day, two lemonades for €6. With a plenty of quality food and beverages, a decent number of cats, plus a variety of cat/non-cat seating, this is a certainly place you could hunker down for a few hours. Highly recommended.
UPDATE: I am sad to report that as of January, 2017, Aqui Ha Gato has closed it's doors. A new cafe called Pet&Tea has reportedly opened up the road in Coimbra, according to their Facebook site. A review will be forthcoming!
Date Visited: 7/19/16