I always thought cat cafes were something you could only find in a hipster Tokyo neighborhood. I never thought I would get to experience one in the midwest United States! Thankfully I was wrong…who knew there was a cat cafe in Columbus, OH?!
How It Works
At Eat, Purr, Love, you can have a treat, read a book or work on your computer (free wifi!) all with some furry friends by your side.
Reservations are suggested, but walk ins can be accommodated if there is room. Plan on arriving a few minutes early to sign a waiver and order any food items you want. Coffee and other beverages are available for purchase as well as bakery items from local vegan bakery, Pattycake Bakery (they were delicious!) You can also bring in your own food.
You will be allowed back into the cat area at your designated time. There are tables and chairs available as well as couches in the back. Then sit back and enjoy the dozen or so cats roaming free in the lounge. There are plenty of cat toys and treats available to help you interact with the kitties.
The cats have plenty of spaces to roam free in the lounge. Plus they have lots of nooks and crannies to retreat to if they want to get away for a while.
Other Columbus, OH Activities: Visit the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Partnership with Capital Area Humane Society
Most of the cats at Eat, Purr, Love are up for adoption through a partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society. I used to volunteer with CAHS in the cat rooms and it’s a great organization. We adopted our last 2 cats from there. Eat, Purr, Love donates a portion of their profits back to the Humane Society as well.
This place has a very chill, relaxed vibe. It’s the perfect setting for someone looking to adopt a cat, since you can really get a chance to interact with them in a home like setting.
Cost, Location and Hours
Location: Eat, Purr, Love is located at 3041 Indianola Ave in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, OH.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm; Sunday 10am-2pm
Cost: $10/hour ages 13+, $5/hour kids under 12. Specials are offered Tuesday – Friday from 10am-2pm (check their website for details)
If you love cats and find yourself searching for a cat cafe in Columbus, stop in to Eat Purr Love…it will be purr-fect (yeah, I went there). If you love travel too, sign up for our (monthly-ish) newsletter for travel tips, tricks and subscriber exclusives!
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