Houston Celebrates Its First Cat Cafe, El Gato Coffee House

Posted by Amber King
El Gato Coffee House
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Houston cat lovers have spoken, and they're finally getting what they want.

El Gato Coffee House in Houston, Texas is a place where cats and coffee make the perfect combination. As the city's first cat cafe, El Gato is modeled after other successful cat cafes all across the United States. It's where people come to sip coffee and pet cats, and more importantly, it's where rescue cats meet people and find forever homes.

Naula is enjoying her day off while dreaming of the purrfect catpuccino....coming soon from our food truck cafe.

Posted by El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe on Monday, January 29, 2018

 
All the cats found lounging on pillows and playing with toys inside the cat cafe were rescued by the Houston Humane Society. Some of them were found as stray kittens while others were dropped off by owners who no longer wanted them.

 

Regardless of their backgrounds, all cats transferred from the shelter to El Gato enjoy time away from the stressful shelter environment.

It’s a Missy sighting. We have so few pics of this beautiful tree dweller. When she does come down to say hi she gives major snuggles. #IsGoodWithKids

Posted by El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe on Thursday, January 11, 2018

 
At the cafe, cats enjoy a relaxed environment where they're free to socialize or be on their own. The cat lounge is designed specifically for kitty comfort and is full of stimulating cat toys and cozy beds.

For the humans that come to visit, there's plenty of room to spread out, sip coffee, and spend time with cute cats. The feline-themed decor and available cat swag for purchase isn't bad either. They also offer fun events like Cats on Mats, which is cat yoga, Paint with Cats, Caturday morning cartoons, and a cat book club!

Every sweet furry friend in the cafe is available for adoption, besides a few resident cats, and the goal is for the human coffee drinkers to fall in love and want to take them home. So far, the plan is working.

When Bae is trying to get your attention but you've got food on the mind... Come enjoy all the muchies El Gato has to offer; tacos, cinnamon rolls, cake and more!

Posted by El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe on Saturday, February 17, 2018

 
While the cafe has been officially open for a few months, they recently celebrated a major milestone. They reached 108 cat adoptions, and they threw a party this past weekend to thank everyone who made it possible.

Houston's cat lovers have come out in droves to support the cafe's mission and help rescue cats in every way they can. Whether they come in ready to adopt a new cat or simply stop by to offer love and head scratches, every visitor is helping El Gato make a positive difference for animal welfare.

We saved the sweetest adoption for last..Sweetie Pie is adoption 108! Sweetie Pie’s family was following our adoption...

Posted by El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

 
El Gato is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on weekends. Weekends and holidays get busy, and it's always best to book online.

Stop by soon to experience Houston's first cat cafe in all its life-saving glory. And check them out on social media to follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

Have you ever been to a cat cafe? What do you think of this new amazing place? Let us know in the comments.

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Houston Celebrates Its First Cat Cafe, El Gato Coffee House