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Papa’s Cat Cafe

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Papa’s Cat Cafe is exactly as it sounds: it combines coffee, baked treats and cats!

On one side is our cat playroom filled with 20-30 adoptable cats ready to be petted and snuggled, and there’s a small coffeeshop on the other side separated by a dividing wall with a viewing window. It’s the perfect place for midday relaxation, playdates and meeting up with friends. It’s also great for helping children socialize with animals. We accept walk-in visits or reservations, but reservations get a FREE drink.

In addition to our regular visit, you can also participate in special events such as wine night, book club, children’s cat academy, crafting with cats and more!   We have several options for private events rentals.  And, we also have a gift shop filled with cat-themed gifts for the cat lovers in your life.

The cafe is inspired by author Ernest Hemingway, who also loved cats and whose Key West home has more than 50 six-toed cats to this day. The decor of the cafe is inspired by his Key West home, and as such, our cafe promotes all things cats, coffee and books! We are partnered with the local cat rescue group, Boone County Animal Care, who provides our adoptable cats.

Want more info? Visit our WEBSITE where we have a FAQ page that answers common questions!

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Wednesday   10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Thursday   10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Friday   10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Saturday   10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Sunday   10:00 am — 7:00 pm
14 S. Second St.
Columbia, MO 65203

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Reservations Recommended
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Suitable For These Age Groups
Family Friendly
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check