NJ Cat Cafés Offer Coffee, Cuddles and the Chance to Help Animals in Need

Many cat cafés double as a way to get cats adopted, featuring animals that are up for adoption through local shelters.

Cat cafes
Cat cafés are a way to get cuddles with a furry new pal, and offer a chance to help shelter pets. Photo by Shutterstock

Are you a feline lover?

Cat fans don’t bring their own pets to cat cafés, which originated in Taiwan, but rather head there to grab some coffee or tea and play with some new furry pals.

Many cat cafés also double as a way to get cats adopted, featuring animals that are up for adoption through local shelters and giving would-be pet parents a fun place to meet some new animals.

Purrsonal Space

Schedule a visit to this South Jersey spot to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of kitty company. Spend one-on-one time with the cats with light refreshments, and make some new feline friends.
1005 Market Street, Palmyra; 856-786-7877

Rahway Kitty Hall

This cat café is in partnership with Angel Paws, an animal-welfare society, showcasing un-homed kittens available for adoption. Reserve your spot online to settle in and watch the cats jump from shelf to shelf while sipping and socializing.
201 West Main Street, Rahway; 732-208-4184f

Meanwhile, if you’re more of a dog person—and have one at home—why not take Fido with you the next time you head out for a bite to eat? There are a number of great, dog-friendly restaurants and bars located all over the state. The Rusty Nail in Cape May, Fox & Falcon in South Orange, and Wonder Bar in Asbury Park (which even hosts a regular Yappy Hour) are just a few.

If you’d rather pick up a treat for your pooch, doggy bakeries and ice cream shops dot the state, from Salty Paws ice cream bar in Stone Harbor to the Hungry Hound in Somerville.

This article first appeared in the Spring/Summer 2022 edition of NorthStar VETS’ Pet Perspective magazine. Read the full issue digitally here.

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