The Cat Cafes of California: Part I

California often sets the trends in the US and so it’s not surprising that the first cat cafe started here. California also leads the way when it comes to animal welfare, but I was surprised to learn that the first cat cafe to open in the US also pioneered the socialization technique used in most rescue and adoption focused cat cafes around the world.

The Neighbor’s Cat visited seven cat cafes in May, 2018. Today, we feature four outstanding locations in and near the Bay area- Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco and Napa.

The Cat Cafes of New York City

New York City is one of the world’s biggest tourist draws, with storied attractions and inspiration around every corner. Now, there is another reason to visit the Big Apple- its wonderful cat cafes.

Ranging from posh and hip to down-to-earth and heartwarming, the cat cafes of New York all feature rescue cats, which makes visiting not only fun, but also makes a difference.