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The Cat Cafe

472 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6803
+1 619-786-2289
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
5 Jan 2018
“Neat concept, just needs a little tweaking”
7 Sep 2017
“Great Idea”
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472 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6803
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

First off hats off you whoever started this little place. It really can not be easy to do in today's world. My wife really wanted to go in and hang out with the cats. She went up to the counter and from what she told...More

Thank Powderburner
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I walked into the Café with my family to have a look at the cats and a worker shouted at us to get out! This behaviour would not be tolerated in Ireland and the staff here really need to learn how to treat customers properly!...More

Thank Byrne A
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

You do need to purchase something in order to enter the cat area. We choose water. It was not as I expected. It was a great people watching spot. I love cats, it was a paradise for "crazy cat people". Many people came to work...More

Thank tedact
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

My stars are only for the cats. I can't get over how rude the staff was, and how insensitive they are to people with special needs. I left crying. Visit the humane society instead.

1  Thank Gorms23
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our son is mad on cats and loved this place. Purchase a drink and await your time slot, then go in and visit the cats. Nice also to read through the stories of the cats that have been adopted. Should be more places like this...More

1  Thank KiddyBoy
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Glad your son enjoyed and that you liked the stories about the cats.

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is the 3rd cat cafe we have visited and by far the best. Purchasing a drink gives you a time slot to spend time with the cats. The cats were really approachable and friendly as were the staff 😻

1  Thank Joannebo
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We're glad you liked us the best. Hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If you are missing your bundle of fur and attitude this is the place to get your cat addiction sated! Booking is not really necessary but available if you wish to be organised however we virtually walked straight in during our visit. If you don't...More

1  Thank HollyHin
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your time with our cats. Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. By the way, the white cat who groomed you, Diva, has since been adopted.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

The cat cafe is such a great idea. Such lovely animals looking for a new forever home. The cafe however needs improvement. I would get your own coffee first, visit & or adopt a kitty, & donate a few dollars.More

1  Thank Michele P
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi, Michelle. We are limited by the food license we have on what we can offer customers. We are glad you were willing to work with us. Please let us know what improvements you'd like to see and within the constraints of our license, we'll...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

This is a very TINY cafe! The drinks are what you'd expect at a Starbucks. Not much in the way of snacks, either. Nowhere to sit but outside. You have to wait your turn to go inside and pet the kitties. They were not very...More

Thank Vacationers62
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

You're right, we do have a simple menu. We're not out to be a full service restaurant, so if that is what you're looking for, we understand why you're not a fan. As for the cats themselves, we have restrictions on picking them up in...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

My kids and I stopped into the Cat Cafe one day just looking for an iced coffee and randomly discovered this gem of an idea. The cafe serves as a place for cats in need of adoption with the proceeds from the cafe supporting the...More

1  Thank PaddleWarrior
bagheera05, General Manager at The Cat Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

We're glad you found us and that you enjoyed your time with the cats. Thanks for taking the time to let people know about us. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 472 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-786-2289
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