Top 8 Cat Cafes in Canada February 28 2017
Cat Cafes may have started in Asia, but they have now spread across the globe and have become increasingly popular in Canada. Canada is a Nation of animal lovers, and I mean...who doesn't love CATS and COFFEE right?!
This growing trend of sipping a catppucino and loving on cats is not only fun and a great way of meeting a cat before adoption, but it also helps by donating money to cats in need.
Here are our top 8 picks for the best cat cafes in Canada:
Le Cafe Des Chats located in Montreal, Quebec, is North America's first cat cafe that opened in 2014. Owner Youseff Labib, noticed the growing trend of cat cafes in Asia, and thought Canadians would embrace the idea as well. It currently homes 8 cats that you can interact with while sipping a quality cup of coffee. With it's laid back atmosphere, small quiet nooks and a separate litter room, Le Cafe Des Chats is definitely the place to be when in Montreal.
Catfe is Vancouver's first cat cafe which opened in December 2015. Part cat cafe, part foster home for cats, it has become a popular gathering place for cat lovers alike. Catfe currently homes 8 to 12 adoptable rescue cats. You can order a coffee and some treats, and shop a variety of cat-themed merchandise. If you are in the area, make sure to pop in for a something tasty - that comes with a side of kitty cuddles!
TOT the Cat Cafe located near China Town in Toronto, Ontario, was the first cat cafe to open in the city in November 2015. TOT has partnered with several local rescue agencies to help cat's in need find their furever homes. The cafe features popular cat-themed espresso drinks like the calico macchiato, and cat mocha. To this day, it still remains Toronto's busiest cat cafe.
Cafe Venosa of Montreal is an all-vegan cat cafe which houses cat's that are fully adoptable, and includes an indoor and outdoor seating area. Perfect for getting some fresh air during the warmer months. You can happily sit outside enjoying your cup of java and a delicious vegan dessert, but don't forget to leave with a cat!
Siberian Cat Cafe located in the cute tourist town of Chelsea, Quebec, is a chalet style building which houses adorable Siberian cats. Owners Natalie and Michael Lebrun are allergic to cats and were thrilled to find out about the long-haired, hypoallergenic Siberian breed. After having purchased their Siberian kitten Clarissa-Freyja and not sneezing or reacting to her at all, they decided to open a cat cafe and share their love for Siberian cats with others.
Miss J.La's Fur Babies Cat Cafe is one of Canada's newer cat cafes. Owned by Jennifer Laferriere, the space is shared with her daughter's dance studio. It has a homely feel with one large open room full of cats. You can buy hot or cold drinks and snacks, and a $10 donation for unlimited time with the cats is too good to pass up! Miss J. La works closely with local rescue groups, and fosters the cats until they are adopted into a good home.
Cafe Felin Ma Langue Aux Chats is another great cat cafe in Quebec City. It houses some of the most rare breeds such as the hairless Sphynx Cat, and the giant-eared Rex. They even have adorable descriptions for each cat on their website, with rankings for personality traits such as social-ability, independence, and how affection they are. With free wifi, it's the perfect place to take an Instagram worthy selfie with a cat!
Friends Aaron Getz & Sarah Hoyles started the Edmonton Pop-Up Cat Cafe with a love for animals and a drive to help local cats in need. Their goal is to raise money and awareness for local rescues and animal welfare organizations. You can purchase a ticket for a reservable time slot to hang with adoptable kitties, while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or a light-bite.