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. Thankfully I was wrong — there’s a cat cafe in Columbus, Ohio!
Eat Purr Love is currently closed and is in the process of looking for a new space. You can still support the kitties by donating or shopping in the online store. For other ways to support local businesses, check out how to support Columbus during COVID-19.
The Coolest Cat Cafe in Columbus, Ohio
At Eat Purr Love Cat Cafe 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 (yum)! You can also bring in your own food.
You’ll 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 you can 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.
This place has a very chill, relaxed vibe. It’s the perfect setting for someone looking to adopt a cat since you can get a chance to interact with them in a home-like setting.
Looking for more fun things to do in Columbus? Check out these Ultimate Guide to Columbus, Ohio!
Partnership with Columbus Humane
Most of the cats at Eat Purr Love Cat Cafe are up for adoption through a partnership with Columbus Humane. (I used to volunteer with Columbus Humane in the cat rooms and it’s a great organization.)
Eat Purr Love donates a portion of its profits back to the Columbus Humane as well.
Eat Purr Love — Cost, Location, and Hours
Location: 3041 Indianola Ave in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 2 pm and 4 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
- Adults: $10.75 per person for 1 hour
- Kids 5 and under: $6 per person per hour
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).
IT’S PUURRR-FECT TO PIN!