Catnip Cat Café

Catnip Cat Café

We are proud to be the very first cat cafe in Hampton Roads, VA.

Catnip Cat Cafe has 2,000 square feet of space for our adoptable shelter cats to roam freely 24/7. This setup provides the kitties with the opportunity to really get comfortable and show off their sparkling personalities to you. There is plenty of space for these lovable felines to live in harmony and even enjoy some companionship from the humans who visit Catnip.

While you’re visiting our fabulous felines, you’ll receive a complimentary beverage as part of your reservation fee. Get your cat + caffeine fix in one happy visit! WIFI is also available for your convenience.


At Catnip Cat Cafe, we live by the motto, “Adopt, don’t shop!” Our local shelter partners are providing us with lovable felines in hopes that our environment can help them find a home quicker. All of the Catnip cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and ready to pick a new pet human.

All too often, adult and senior cats are passed over in potential adoption situations. Primarily, Catnip Cat Cafe is in the business of facilitating adoptions of adult and senior cats. We hope you share our love for these grown kitties!

FAQ’s & House Rules

Q:Are reservations required?

A:Reservations are highly recommended, but not required. Drop-ins are welcome as availability allows. However, it’s best to make a reservation to guarantee your spot.

Q:Can I bring my children to Catnip Cat Cafe?

A:Yes.We do allow children under 18, but they must be accompanied by an adult and have a minor waiver signed by a parent/guardian before entering the cafe. NO CHILDREN under the age of 3 years will be allowed. Parents/guardians must supervise and ensure that children are treating cats properly as well as behaving in such a way as to not detract from other visitors’ enjoyment. Kitties have very sensitive ears so yelling and screaming are not allowed.

Q: Can I bring my own cat?

A: No. As much as we would love to meet your beloved pet cat, we cannot allow other cats inside the cafe. We’ll supply the cats, you bring the love!

Q:Do you have food for purchase?

A:Unfortunately at this time we do not have any food items available for purchase. Our original plan was to have pre-packaged snacks available, but health department regulations have deterred us from this at the current time.

Q:Can I take photos with the cats?  

A:Absolutely! If your favorite Catnip cat is up for a few selfies, that is fine by us. However, please be kind and refrain from using a flash.

Q:What do I do if I am going to be late for my reservation?

A:Please call us at (757) 500-7218 and let us know. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your reservation we will give your spot to a walk-in customer.


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