Pounce Cat Cafe

Pounce Cat Cafe, Charleston: Hours, Address, Pounce Cat Cafe Reviews: 5/5

Pounce Cat Cafe
5
Game & Entertainment Centres
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
Pounce Cat Cafe is a cozy lounge where you can enjoy freshly brewed coffee or tea, sip on wine or craft beer, snack on delicious pastries, and cuddle with adorable cats and kittens. All of the kitties at the cafe are rescue cats provided by Charleston Animal Society and are all up for adoption. Reservation to visit are HIGHLY recommended!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tammy M
4 contributions
Cat Heaven
May 2021 • Couples
Love Love LOVED this place!!! If you are a cat lover it is the perfect place to relax and pet kitties. It’s a great place to meet and possibly adopt a wonderful cat or just sit for a while and provide some love to a cat looking for attention. It was a wonderful stop during our vacation to Charleston!
Written 4 May 2021
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Jesse N
North Augusta, SC4 contributions
Exceptional experience that supports a wonderful cause!
Apr 2021
It was an amazing experience! The cats were awesome and full of fun and personality! The staff was very friendly and definitely care about their animals. The environment was clean and did not have any kind of unpleasant odors (something I was concerned about with there being so many animals in one place. It was an A+ Experience all around. I definitely recommend getting the package with the cat toys. It was so fun watching some of them go crazy for the wand!
Written 24 April 2021
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Hollis116
Daniel Island, SC86 contributions
Lacking in the personality department
Apr 2021 • Solo
I recently came upon this gem while visiting down town. The concept is wonderful and I think as a whole what the business is doing for the community is fantastic, however with that said “one of the owners” has the personality of a wet rag. Not only was she not welcoming and willing to answer my questions about the establishment she seemed irritated I was even in there to begin with. Are you not trying to entice your customers to sit and visit with cats in the hopes of a possible adoption? Hopefully the other owner is there more often then this woman is, I can’t imagine they would keep much business around with how it was staffed on my visit. Acting as if customers are a total inconvenience defeats the purpose.
Written 23 April 2021
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Lily K
4 contributions
Definitely Doing A Repeat Visit
Apr 2021 • Friends
I had such an amazing time at the cat cafe! I purchased the cat whisperer pack, and it was seriously so worth it!!! All of the cats are so nice to you!
Written 17 April 2021
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acleve04
10 contributions
Truly PAWSome!
Apr 2021
This was such a great activity for my teen daughter and I to enjoy together. We walked by the cafe and saw all of the sweet kitties and knew we had to go in! The cats were so interactive, loving, and fun to be with. Knowing that our "cover charge" went to providing this temporary home which gave exposure to a positive adoption experience made us feel like we were making a difference. Though we were visiting from out of town and couldn't adopt (sniff, sniff), we witnessed another kitty being adopted and that truly made us happy. A MUST SEE in Historic Charleston! Be sure to make a reservation!
Written 11 April 2021
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MeyganCox04
49 contributions
Love!!!!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Absolutely beautiful! The cats are very well taken care of and loved. Everyone who rated it terrible because of there being a cover charge... that’s how they raise money to take care of the cats. Also, the cover fee is posted on their website. I would have left with all of the kitties if I didn’t have a house full already! Will definitely be back. Can’t wait to visit the one in Savannah.
Written 4 April 2021
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Becca N
Mount Pleasant, SC3 contributions
Wonderful happy atmosphere
Mar 2021 • Couples
Being a cat owner-I know kitties sleep A LOT during the day (and Pounce makes that clear too). I made an afternoon appointment regardless and about 1/2 the kitties were napping and one was hiding above. Some may be disappointed, but we just enjoyed the atmosphere, our drinks, and watching the sidewalk traffic. Plus, sleeping kitties are adorable! We enjoyed our hour there and knowing our entry fee benefitted kitties that need homes. Warning though, you may fall hard for an already adopted cat waiting to be picked up by their new family.
Written 28 March 2021
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Angela H
Charleston, SC23 contributions
Cats + wine = 🤗♥️
Mar 2021 • Friends
I have 3 cats at home and I live in Charleston but I still come to Pounce for some RnR when I’m downtown. The $15 is just my donation to the cause and I get to hang out in a cool place for an hour petting and playing with kitties. Some are feisty, some are sweet, some are just sleeping the whole time. If you are offended when you get scratched or bit, you probably shouldn’t come in for a visit. Cats will be cats and it’s going to happen.

The staff are great; they keep the place clean and the kitties taken care of. If you have a reservation and you know the rules they’re great with people too! But if you don’t check out the website FIRST and just walk in questioning/demanding information, no...they don’t have time for that. They’re trying to keep the cats safe and the place clean. When a group comes in that doesn’t all fit in the entrance and the door is being held open they are probably going to be treated in a very curt manner and abruptly asked to leave so the cats don’t escape! The no kids under 12 rule isn’t unreasonable either. I’m a mother and I used to work in childcare. Young kids are bad, unruly, and not always very gentle. (Of course not YOUR child🙄) Sorry not sorry.

This place is all about the cats and getting them adopted to the best humans is what is most important. It’s not about dumb people or their feeling getting hurt. My advice: just go on the website first and READ IT, make a reservation, don’t be rude, and just enjoy your visit ♥️
Written 28 March 2021
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Kayti
1 contribution
Great place!
Mar 2021 • Couples
A great place to chill for an hour. The staff is great, the cats are adorable. It's an overall great experience!
Written 27 March 2021
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MK McGowan
2 contributions
If you love cats, you'll love Pounce.
Mar 2021
Pounce was amazing! We went at 5 pm, so most of the cats were sleeping. But as the hour progressed, a few started waking up. Pounce is a great break from busy King Street. If you love cats, you'll love Pounce.
Written 22 March 2021
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