(The Triangle Trend) — After over three years of planning and preparation, Raleigh’s first ever cat café is finally open this month. What is a cat café you ask? Exactly what it sounds like—a coffee shop with adorable cats that you can relax with. To make sure that both cats and humans are safe, the café has two areas. The first area is a regular shop where patrons can order coffee, drinks, and snacks. The second area is a cat lounge where patrons can relax and enjoy the company of the café cats.
The Purr Cup Café is partnered with Raleigh-based SAFE Haven for Cats. Their mission is to end pet homelessness and save cats through “rescue, adoption, spay/neuter services and community programs.” SAFE Haven and Purr Cup Café work together to select up to 10 cats that enjoy the café environment and who are in need of a forever home. Patrons can view the cats available for adoption at the SAFE Haven website and stop by the Purr Cup Café to meet the cats there.
As part of their dedication to the well-being of all animals, Purr Cup Café offers a 100% vegan menu. At the moment, they have eight different coffee drinks including espresso, cortado, cappuccino, and macchiato. In addition, they also offer latte tea, hot chocolate, and kombucha. Their bakery and snack items are sourced from local, North Carolina shops like Carolina Kettle, Anisette Sweet Shop, Lousy Hunters Doughnuts, and JP’s Pastry. Their snack items rotate, so be sure to check their website and social media for the latest treats and goods in the store!
To ensure proper COVID safety rules, Purr Cup Café is opening the cat lounge by reservation for private groups of up to six people. Click here to make a reservation for their cat lounge and view all their safety rules. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Twitter as well to see their new menu items and support their mission to help cats in need.
Purr Cup Café
210 Prospect Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603