California is for cat lovers! Oh yeah, California remains one of the top cat cafe destinations in the country. While growth has slowed from the record 44% increase in 2019, the state continues to add new cafes. More importantly, Cali’s well-established cat cafes continue to thrive, despite the challenges of the pandemic years.
Start your tour of California cat cafes in San Francisco and work your way south to San Diego to hit all thirteen cat cafes. Like cat cafes everywhere, California cat cafes are highly individual, each with their own personality and interpretation.
Of course California is home to the very first cat cafe in America. Can you believe that a short nine years ago there were NO cat cafes in the United States? We can can thank the founder of Oakland’s Cat Town, Anne Dunn, for bringing cat cafe concept to our shores and expanding the vision to finding homes for rescue cats. Cat Town is of course a premier U.S. cat cafe and must-visit for cat people.