Virgnia Cat CafesCould it be time for an update of Virginia’s iconic tourism campaign, Virginia is for Lovers? We think “Virginia is for Cat Lovers” has a nice ring. Virginia is home to nine cat cafes. In fact, Virginia is now a true cat cafe hub. In under one hundred miles, you can hit at least nine cat cafes, including two in the neighboring District of Columbia. If you shoot up the East coast a little further to Philadelphia… Ok we’re getting carried away by cat cafes. It happens.

Virginia first hit the cat cafe map in 2017, just a few quick years after the first U.S. cat cafe opened ion the West Coast in California. In July 2017, Catnip Cat Cafe debuted in Norfolk as Virginia’s first cat cafe. Now seven years  in, Catnip Cat Cafe has the distinction of being Virginia’s longest running cat cafe!

Northern Virginia is well-served by four outstanding cafes, each thoroughly delightful and utterly unique. Catty Corner Cat Cafe in Leesburg (Loudon County) has just celebrated their 1st year anniversary with their 87th  cat adoption!

The Chesapeake area is ruled by Kitty Kingdom (you know what they say: Cats Rule! Cups and Claws Cat Cafe in Newport News is the state’s newest cafe, recently dubbed by one reviewer as “the sweetest little place I’ve ever been to!”

2023 brings us Virginia’s newest cat cafe: Aristocat Cafe +Tea Room in the western college town of Harrisonburg. Aristocat Cafe offers a sophisticated menu of fine teas and fabulous felines from the Humane Society of Shenandoah County.

The state’s newest cat cafe is Kitty City Cat Cafe, which opened in May of 2024 in Roanoke.

Virginia Cat Cafes

Alexandria:  Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe & Wine Bar

Chesapeake:  Kitty Kingdom Cat Cafe 

Fairfax:  Patriot Pawsabilities Cat Lounge

Harrisonburg: Aristocat Cafe

Leesburg:  Catty Corner Cafe 

Newport News:  Cups and Claws  Cat Cafe 

Norfolk:  Catnip Cat Cafe 

Roanoke:  Kitty City Cat Cafe **NEW**

Sterling:  Meows Corner 

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