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Cat Cafe St Louis
Cat cafes have become something I’ve actively searched for now in my travels. I had never visited one before 2017 but was able to find two in my travels. Nine Lives Cat Cafe in Indianapolis and Mauhaus Cat Cafe in St Louis. Nashville has yet to get one surprisingly but that’s all going to change this year as Mewsic Kitty Cafe will be opening! If you’re visiting Nashville, you’ll know where to find me! Anyway, back to St Louis. I researched ‘Cat Cafe St Louis’ ahead of time and was so happy to find a wonderful one in Mauhaus Cat Cafe.
Mauhaus Cat Cafe
I quickly made reservations for myself, brother and mom on their website and then on the day we were visiting, I made them wake up and get over there just in time for our reservation. I think they were both reluctant at first because they had no idea what to expect but it didn’t take long for all of us to fall in love with the kitties at Mauhaus.
When you first walk in, you’ll be greeted by the staff. Here you’ll check in with your reservation name, order a drink and food perhaps, sanitize your hands and be on your way to snuggling (well, cats don’t snuggle much haha) all the adoptable cats.
I love, love, love the layout at Mauhaus. It’s definitely built for the cats. They can get high, they can hide or they can lounge around with the humans. While the cat cafe in Indy had a more vintage feel with the decor, Mauhaus had a more modern vibe and I found myself loving both. It’s nice to see they don’t all look exactly the same.
My favorite part has to be the cat-butt coasters and the cat feet chair leg covers! I need some of these at home for sure.
Is it ethical?
Yes! While there are some animal cafes I’m unsure of and would have to research more such as owl cafes and such, I can 100% recommend Mauhaus Cat Cafe as ethical and a wonderful animal “attraction.”
- All of the cats come from the Stray Haven Rescue.
- Cats have plenty of room to climb high and away from people if they so choose.
- An employee is always in the cat room to make sure everything goes smoothly.
- All cats are adoptable except for the two house cats.
Is the cafe vegan?
While I would love to see an all-vegan one as I believe saving cats and dogs should also go hand in hand with saving all animals, the cat cafes I’ve visited have not been all vegan. However, both locations have had vegan options which are marked!
I had a peanut butter cookie that was actually really amazing. I only got it because I was really hungry and I like to support vegan choices but it turned out to be one of the best cookies I’ve had in a while. I also got a chai latte with non-dairy milk and it was also amazing.
They had a vegan lunch option but we were there pretty early and they hadn’t started serving it yet.
Know Before You Go
- Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and can be done so on their website. When you make a reservation, you actually get a free beverage.
- It is $10/hour for a reservation but this includes a free beverage of choice and 20% off any other food/beverage purchases.
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I love, love, love cat cafes so much that I seek them out wherever I go. I’ve probably been to close to 20 by not. I think it’s a fabulous way to connect with cats, who have such a reputation for being stand-offish, and support adoption at the same time. I love that every one I have been to is just a little bit different than the others.
omg 20? that’s so awesome! I also think it is a fantastic thing to do as well.
Confession – I have never been to a cat cafe! I think they started taking off after I left the US, but it sounds like something I would get addicted to. I loooove playing with cats, and knowing there is a place I can go to have a coffee and play with some kitties for a couple hours is too tempting. This place is adorable, I love their cat coasters too!
It’s definitely become a bigger thing as of late and I looove it! We are finally getting in one in Nashville this year and I can’t wait haha.
Very cool! I am a cat lover – the type who hopes to be a “Crazy Cat Lady” someday. My two precious kitties do not want me to bring any more cats home. They’ve made that clear. So I’ve thought about visiting a cat cafe. There’s one a few miles from my house. I’m glad I read this post; I’m not sure whether they require reservations. I’ll have to check.
There was a cat cafe I had hoped to visit in Singapore, but they’d closed the week before I got there. Apparently the cats were very sick. So sad to think about that. I’m not sure if it ever re-opened.