Located just off Queen Street, this unique café is home to 17 fabulously furry residents and a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the central city.
The cat lovers behind this new venture have decked out their space to look just like your living room, so you’ll instantly feel right at home in their cosy “catmosphere”.
On our first visit we were surprised to see that this is like any other high quality central city cafe with delicious Moustache cookies and beverages - the difference is that you can find a furry friend to cuddle around every nook of this fresh new eatery.
It’s a love of cats that has driven the opening of BaristaCats Café and a desire to give people an opportunity to play and interact with some truly wonderful kitties - particularly if they're not able to have their own cat.
BaristaCats Café are absolutely committed to providing the best care and quality of life for their cats. They have a thorough welfare plan that has been developed in partnership with the SPCA and the wonderful Normanby Road Vet Clinic, to ensure that BaristaCats operates to the best possible standard at all times. In addition, the SPCA inspect the cafe regularly to ensure compliance with their welfare plan - to ensure these sweet kitties have all of the love and care they deserve.
BaristaCats Café is open from 11am Tuesday to Friday and from 10am on Saturday and Sunday (doors close at 5pm). There is an entry fee to spend time with the cats - $10 per person for up to an hour on weekdays or $13 per person on weekends when you book online ($12 / $15 if you walk in on the day). There are also regular events like cat yoga, movie night and kitten parties. Everything spent at BaristaCats goes towards the cats' welfare and continual running of their forever home.