There’s a new cat cafe in town and my preschooler absolutely loved our first time there that he’s dying to go back. Because our current housing situation isn’t accommodating to pets, it’s a bummer for my lonely little guy who’s been begging me to produce him a sibling, human or otherwise. So I went scouring the web in search of reasonable alternatives, and I think I found the purrfect solution. A visit to CatCafe Lounge, the best kid friendly cat cafe in Los Angeles. The only other establishment with the same theme and purpose is Crumbs and Whiskers in Hollywood, but that has a minimum age req of seven years old.
At CatCafe Lounge, kids as young as five are allowed to socialize and play with the cats. There’s approximately 30 of them at any given time, and during our visit all the cute and cuddly kitty cats were in various states of wakefulness or slumber. Those who were up were well behaved and appeared to enjoy their time spent with my kiddo. Same with Ry, he was in an obvious state of happiness being able to play with all of his new feline friends. It was a mutually beneficial experience for all.
The one catch to the lounge (for the budget-conscious) is that the entrance fee is $25 per person for one hour regardless of age. So, if after 60 minutes of play time you or your party find yourselves wanting more, then extending your stay can add up, especially if you’re paying for multiple visitors. But as CatCafe Lounge is a nonprofit 501c3, your admission fee also doubles as a donation, and is therefore tax deductible. And with that said, the money that you do shell out goes towards a worthy cause in the quality care of the furry inhabitants and the maintenance of the catopian space.
Since this is dubbed part cat cafe part lounge, your visit entitles you to a free beverage of freshly brewed coffee or tea. Snack items are also available for purchase. For high school and college students there’s the study session package. For only $30 you can spend four-hours at the lounge studying and hanging out. Offer good only during weekday hours between 11am and 5pm. Valid student ID required upon check in. If you’re into yoga, then the restorative yoga class is for you. That’s 45 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of socialization time for $30. Just bring your own mat.
But ultimately, if your goal at the cat cafe is pet ownership and you’re willing and able to take the next step, then by all means go for it. If anything, you’re highly encouraged to adopt. After all, the lounge was established to decrease euthanization rates among at-risk cats by finding them furever homes. And if you do adopt from CatCafe Lounge, know that your cat will already have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Plus you’ll receive a free adoption kit packed with all sorts of goodies like treats, toys, and 20 lbs. of litter.
CatCafe Lounge is open every day except Tuesdays and operating hours are from 11am to 8pm. Reservations are highly recommended to guarantee cat time, but walk-ins are also allowed, space permitting. There is a cap of 15 visitors per one hour block. The entrance to the cat cafe is through the black metal gate facing Sepulveda Blvd. and the lounge is located on the second floor. Unfortunately, there’s no elevator and handicap access. The dedicated parking lot is on the south side of the building and is free of charge. For more details and up-to-date information, please refer to the CatCafe Lounge website.
1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 645-9113