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About Cat Town Cafe


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About Cat Town Cafe


Located at 2869 Broadway in Oakland, CA and open Wednesday - Sunday from 9:30AM -7PM, the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center is a partnership with Adam Myatt of Hoodcats and Ann Dunn, Executive Director and Founder of Cat Town. Not only was the Cat Town Cafe the 1st Cat Cafe in the U.S., but it is the only non-profit Cat Cafe in the country.

Guests enter through the Cafe and check-in to visit the Cat Zone at the register. The Cat Zone is a space where there are typically 8 - 24 free roaming cats, all available for adoption. The lower the number means that lots of cats have been adopted! A reservation-donation of $10 lets you schedule your hour long visit in advance. Reservations are highly encouraged for weekend visits. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows for a $5 donation or free entry with purchase from the Cafe. The Cafe greatly expands our ability to help more cats and kittens from Oakland Animal Services, and acts as the home base for our long standing Foster Program.

 

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Cat Zone Reservations


Guarantee your visit to the Cat Town Cafe! For a $10 [non-refundable and tax deductible] donation, you can schedule your hour-long visit in our Cat Zone for socialization time with our adoptable cats. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, and require a $5 donation or purchase from the Cafe.

Also take a look at our events page for more info on Cat Zone Yoga, Cat Zone Movie Nights, and more!

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Cat Zone Reservations


Guarantee your visit to the Cat Town Cafe! For a $10 [non-refundable and tax deductible] donation, you can schedule your hour-long visit in our Cat Zone for socialization time with our adoptable cats. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows, and require a $5 donation or purchase from the Cafe.

Also take a look at our events page for more info on Cat Zone Yoga, Cat Zone Movie Nights, and more!



By phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? You can make a reservations by calling (510) 891-1100

Special Events & Private Parties

Send an email to cafe@cattownoakland.org if you would like to book an event or private party.

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Menu


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Menu


Our Cafe is minimal, but awesome. We serve extremely good cold brew and pour over coffee from Bicycle Coffee, bagels from Authentic Bagel Company, and various treats from Rolling Sloane’s. Plus, we have the friendliest employees you’ll ever meet! We have limited indoor and outdoor seating, and viewing windows into the Cat Zone [no reservations needed!] should we reach capacity.

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FAQs


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FAQs


Q. Can I bring my cafe food/drink into the Cat Zone?

A. Yes, food and beverages purchased in the Cafe are allowed! Food purchased outside of the Cafe is not permitted, and please don't bring treats for the cats. We closely monitor their diet and have healthy RAWR dehydrated treats that can be purchased for $.50 in the Cat Zone.

Q. Can I bring my cat(s) to the Cat Zone?

A. Sorry, but no. Our cats are all up for adoption and we do everything in our power to limit their stress/ensure their happiness and comfort. Bringing in cats from the public would not only be stressful for them, but likely stressful for your cat (and us!).

Q. Where do you get the cats that are in the Cat Zone?

A. Cat Town's mission is to help cats from Oakland Animal Services (OAS / Oakland/s municipal shelter), so the majority of cats are from there. We also support Feral Change and Fix Our Ferals, groups who get outdoor cats spayed/neutered. When possible, we'll take adoptable cats from them.

Q. I'm no longer able to keep my cat. Can you take her at the Cat Town Cafe or into a foster home?

A. Cat Town's mission is to help the cats who are at risk at Oakland Animal Sevices. Unfortunately, we're not even able to meet the needs there. This means we are unable to take cats from members of the public.

Q. Do the cats live at the Cafe?

A. Sort-of! Cat Town started as a foster based program, and the Cat Zone is our own permanent foster space, so this is their cage-free home until they find a permanent one. Our primary consideration is for the well-being of our cats. If anyone gets sick or is stressed in the Cat Zone, we'll get them into a foster home until they're adopted.

Q. Do I need to make a reservation-donation to get into the Cat Zone?

A. No, not technically. A reservation is optional; however, it will guarantee your time in the Cat Zone when it’s most convenient for you. We do welcome walk-ins, but we can only accommodate them if there is space in the Cat Zone at that time.

Q. How many people/cats are in the Cat Zone at one time?

A. We allow up to 14 people in the Cat Zone per hour, to minimize stress, and give potential adopters and other visitors the opportunity for quality time with the cats.

Q. What if I come into the Cat Zone and all the cats are sleeping?

A. Let's face it, cats sleep up to 16 hours a day. While we understand that visitors hope to spend time with playful cats, it's important for the health of our cats that they be allowed to sleep when they need it. If you’d like to visit when they are more playful we recommend that you try to visit before 1PM or after 5PM.

Q. Are children allowed into the Cat Zone?

A. Yes! However, at least one adult needs to be present for each two children (12 and under). We ask all visitors help us create a calm and quiet environment for the cats.

Q. Can I volunteer in the Cat Zone?

A. Yes! You can become a volunteer by filling out our online form. We are also always looking for volunteers to help us at events, to assist with foster cat care, supply delivery, etc. There is something for everyone!

* If your question is not listed here please send an email to cafe@cattownoakland.org or info@cattownoakland.org.

* Please note that we receive a lot of e-mail and we may not be able to reply as quickly as we would like. We appreciate your understanding.