Why shouldn’t there be a cat cafe on every corner? In every town and city across America? If current cat cafe trends prevail, we may soon live in such idyllic world.

Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe

Why shouldn’t there be a cat cafe on every corner? Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe opened in August 2019. It is the St. Louis areas’s 2nd cat cafe.

 

 2019 was   the biggest year  yet for   U.S. cat cafes, with nearly forty cat cafes opening across the   country.   Many of these cafes are in  quite unexpected, even surprising   places.   Five years into this crazy cat   cafe trend,   let’s take a deep dive into the  biggest year yet.

 

Cat Cafe Trends

A   Big   Year for Cat Cafes

You miss a minute, you miss a lot of new cat cafes. If it seems like  cat cafes are popping up faster than kittens in June, you are correct. Following strong and steady growth in the U.S.since 2014, the number of cat cafes jumped over forty percent in 2019.   

 

 

  • Cat cafes opened at a rate of 1 per week during the second half of the year.
  • Nearly 70% of the new 2019 cat cafes opened between July and December.
  • The unlikely month of November had the most openings of the year, with eight new cafes.

 

Lucky for you, we do the good work of keeping the cat cafe map and guide up-to-the minute and accurate.

 

Where Are the Cat Cafes

Wondering where all the cat cafes are

 

Where Are All The Cat Cafes?

With so many new cat cafes, aren’t we all just wondering:  is there a cat cafe near me? Predictably

,  U.S. cat cafes first appeared in the country’s largest cities and on the coasts.   Six years   later, it is game on   across the country.

 

The cat cafes that opened in 2019 are split  nearly evenly between small and large cities. A full fifty-three percent of the new U.S. cafes are in cities with populations under 100k people.   An interesting statistic  for sure ,   but  the numbers  tell a   compelling cat tale.

Cat Cafe Trend

 

Small Town Cat Cafes,  Very Small

 

Think your little town is too small for a cat cafe? Think again. Nearly a third of all the cat cafes that opened in 2019 debuted small towns with populations under thirty thousand people.   Of these small town cafes, only three are part of much larger metropolitan areas (Patriot Pawsabilities, Meows Corner, and   Caffeinated Cat).

 In fact, most of these small town cat cafes are in very small towns indeed. Sixteen percent of all the cafes opened in 2019 are in towns of less than ten thousand people. The new Calico Cat Cafe & Barkery is in small and remote Zillah Washington with only three thousand residents. 

The smallest town,  small town cat cafe  of them all  is K.A.T.  Cafe in  New  Market,  Maryland. With only  seven hundred residents,   the  lucky people of little New Market have a big time cat cafe right on Main Street.  Let’s   just go ahead and  call   New   Market the best   small   town for cat lovers in   America!

 

K,A,T Cafe in New Market, Maryland

The purrfect small town cat cafe: K.A.T. Cafe in New Market, Maryland

 

We know what you’re thinking. Shoot, if little New Market can have their very own cat cafe, my town can too. And your instincts are correct. It is not the size of the city that predicts success, but the heart of the community for animals. 

New Cat Cafes