Mews and Nips: First Cat Cafe in North America Opens in Montreal


Cat cafés have long been popular in Japan and Europe. Finally, the first North American cat café opened its doors in Montreal, Canada. Café des Chats is home to eight cats, who have their own window perch and mingle with animal-loving customers. The Star reports that along with the usual tables and chairs designed for human clientele, the space is filled with scratching posts, plush toys, and a special multi-level window perch for the felines-in-residence. Read the full story on

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we celebrated Labor Day, on Tuesday, we reviewed a new double-sided scratcher, on Wednesday, mystery writer Mary Kennedy told us why every writer needs a cat, and on Thursday, we told you about the upcoming LA Feline Film Festival. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an autographed copy of Mary Kennedy’s cozy mystery Nightmares Can Be Murder!

The cat in today’s video really likes her yogurt – enjoy!


Have a great weekend!

Photo via The Star

4 Comments on Mews and Nips: First Cat Cafe in North America Opens in Montreal

  1. Sue Brandes
    September 6, 2014 at 9:52 am (7 years ago)

    I would love a cat cafe around here.

  2. Steve howard
    September 6, 2014 at 8:36 am (7 years ago)

    This seems like one more reason to love Montreal.

  3. Stephanie B.
    September 6, 2014 at 7:06 am (7 years ago)

    LOve that it is in North America!!!!!

  4. Safepethaven
    September 6, 2014 at 2:27 am (7 years ago)

    I’d be the first customer to participate in a cat cafe or even
    a cat-friendly store of any kind, however I do appreciate that
    not all people love cats as much as I do, even if I don’t understand
    it. I also have severe allergies to chemicals, including perfumes of
    all kinds, & battle that everywhere I go. So I know some people
    would resent not being able to go in a cafe if they happened
    to be allergic – specifically to cats.


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