Shopping small at your cat cafe this holiday season can make a big impact for rescue cats.  This Small Business Saturday, put your local cat cafe at the top of your stops. 

Think Local, Think Cat Cafe

Cat cafes are a uniquely local experience. Because cat rescue and adoption requires deep local involvement, cat cafes are part of the fabric of the community. Every time you pay to hang out with the kitties or buy a t-shirt, you are not only helping rescue cats find fur-ever homes, but you are supporting a small business and the local economy. So shop local and feel great!

Cat Cafes Have the Coolest Cat Merch

Not only do cat cafes have cool cats, they offer the very best selection of cool cat merchandise. While many cafes have extensive boutiques, most have at least a few cat-themed items that you will not find anywhere else. Many cafes are offering Small Cat Saturday special discounts on everything from merch to drinks and even gift cards.

The new Literary Cat Co in Pittsburg, Kansas, a utterly unique cat lounge/bookstore, is home to all things cats and books. The shop carries a charming selection of literary cat themed items, from notebooks to book bags and more.

Cat and book

Amazon doesn’t have cats! Literary Cat Co. has books, cats, and more!

Better yet, you can truly shop local for ANY book (beyond those in the shop), with an order through Bookshop that gives 30% of your online purchase back to Literary Cat Co. (so no matter where you live in the country, you can support them!).

Branson Missouri’s  Mochas & Meows is home to the largest cat-themed gift shop in Missouri and it is quite possibly the largest cat cafe gift shop in the country!  It is full stocked with their own great looking, branded merch and also  every cat-themed delight you never dreamed of. We’re here to tell you: every child wants to adopt one of their toy cats!

Toy cat

Mochas and Meows cat-themed gift shop is the largest in Missouri, and likely the Midwest!

Local Artists, Eclectic Boutiques

Many cafes are home to an eclectic boutique stocked with curated offerings by local artists. On Small Business CATurday, many are offering special discounts.

Mauhaus Cat Cafe in the St Louis area is offering these locally made cat mugs, and all their items, at  a 25% discount! Note that they have super cute pins and other neat items their gift shop, perfect for stocking stuffers. Parking is super easy and you’ll want to grab a cup of their outstanding coffee (roasted right down the street) and their in-house made treats.

Mauhaus mug

What a fine gift this locally-made cat mug would be.! Gift for me or thee? Only at Mauhaus.


Maine’s first and only cat cafe, The MEow Lounge in Westbrook, has a wonderful gift shop that is home to over 20 local artists. Maine made!

Cat spoons

How great are these Maine-made cat spoons?

In addition to their usual eclectic boutique, Fat Cat Books (yes, they have books & adoptable cats. Sister to Fat Cat Cafe Tally) will have special items added for the day such as cards, ornaments and stockings – all made by local artists! You can also have your picture taken with Yule Cat! 

Fat Cat Books Small Business Saturday

Check out this extravaganza at Fat Cat Books (sister to Fat Cat Tally Cat Cafe) in Tallahassee.

Purr Cup Cafe (Raleigh, NC) has a great gift shop with most items under $20.  Stocking Stuffer Central!

Purr Cup Cafe

The Purr Cup Cafe is beyond charming! Like many cat cafes, they are a great Stocking Stuffer destination, in addition to cats, coffee, and warm fuzzies.

Shopping Cat Cafes Cyber Monday & Beyond

Cat abd Keyboard

Want unique cat merch? Shop cat cafes first on Cyber Monday & beyond. All purchases help support rescue cats find furrever homes.

Of course many cat cafes have robust online shops that you can shop from anywhere.

Pro Tip: Many cat cafes are offering Cyber Monday Discounts on Merch & even Gift Cards. Check your fave cafe’s social media for their offering!

Here are just a few of the pawsome online stores:

Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Casual Cat Cafe

Catfeine Cat Cafe

Catsbury Park 

Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe

Purrfect Day Cat Cafe – Covington

Tally Cat Cafe

Fuel for the Pawlidays

Coffee and cats is all you need as the Pawlidays jump off this Small Biz Caturday. Make your cat cafe your destination for caffeine, whether you have time for cats or not. At many cafes like Huntington, New York’s Catpurrccinos, you can enjoy your beverages and snack from the cafe side without entering the cat lounge. 


A hot and cozy coffee with a view ♥️
In a rush and just need a caffeine fix?
Need some cat time?
Or a little of both?
Catpurrcicnos has you covered! Photo: Catpurrccinos/FB

The Purrfect Gift: Cat Cafe Gift Card

The purrfect gift exists: a cat cafe gift card. Hmmm, a gift for thee or me?! Many cafes are offering special discounts that can be appreciated all year long! 

Cafe Meow coffee and cat

The purrfect gift: time spent with cats! Cafe Meow in New Hope, Minnesota has top kitties and nice gift card options. Photo: Cafe Meow/FB

Remember, all purchases at cat cafes -time, drinks, food, gifts, gift cards- help support rescue kitties in finding furever homes. 

Have you found a great Small Business Caturday Deal?  Cat Cafe you love? We’d love to hear about it – drop a comment!


  1. This is pawsitively fantastic! As a dog lover with two pretty dogs – a Labrador Retriever and a Beagle, I totally get the importance of supporting local businesses, especially those dedicated to our feline friends.

  2. I am a pet lover. I have two dogs and cafes such as this is what I am looking for. You know, it’s nice to be with your furry friends when having a good time. Kudos for being a cat-friendly cafe.

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