La Gattara Cat Lounge & Boutique is a relaxing place to hang out with some cool cats, play cards, cats, listen to music, cats, read books, cats, play a board game, cats, paint a cat, cats, and yoga with cats! Did I mention hang out with cats?
Cat cafes originated in Taiwan, with the first cafe opening in 1998. Japan quickly picked up the concept as well due to their small living conditions not allowing most people to have pets. The trend spread throughout Asia and Europe and eventually made its way to the U.S. and into our hearts.
The cats well being is our number one priority. Be gentle. Be kind. Be Calm and always Be Respectful of the cats at all times.
Cats will be cats, please read the signs posted on the cafe walls to ensure a happy visit, a happy kitty and a happy human.
Cats eat cat food. People eat people food. DO NOT feed the cats people food.
Please don’t wake a sleeping cat. They need their beauty sleep just as much as we need ours.
Please don’t pick up the cats. They will crawl on your lap if and when they prefer to.
Please take tons of pictures and videos of the cats, but please don’t use a flash. Cats hate flash photography.
La Gattara is a fun and interactive cat lounge. Please keep voices calm to insure a peaceful environment for the cats and humans.
I HAVE TO TAKE OFF MY SHOES??
Yes! We try to maintain a clean and healthy environment for our lounge cats and throughout the day your shoes can pick up a whole host of germs and dirt. Also, it is very hard to tell if a cat tail or arm is under your foot when wearing shoes until its too late. Removing the shoes allows for less danger to the cats. It also allows for more comfortable cat snuggling 🙂
WHAT IF I DIDN’T BRING SOCKS?
We require all guests in the cat lounge to cover their feet with socks. If you did not bring socks with you….or maybe your own socks are a bit unsightly, you may borrow a pair of cafe socks which must be returned (into the dirty sock basket) upon exiting the cat lounge. Socks are laundered daily and are always fresh and clean for our guests.