How it Works

The Purrfect Experience

What even is a Cat Cafe??

We're glad you asked! A Cat Cafe is a Purrfect combination of coffee shop with the added bonus of cats! Purrfect Cafe & Gallery is a unique place visitors come to grab a drink and pet some cats in a relaxing and comfortable environment. 

Our space is sectioned into two separate areas - on one side is our Cat Lounge, on the other is our Cafe. The Cafe side currently offers a range of drinks including coffee, tea, smoothies, espresso drinks and more! We also offer pastries and baked goods supplied by local bakers. Our Cat Lounge side typically houses 10-15 cats at any given time and can accommodate 15 guests. 

The Cat Lounge provides a cozy and colorful space for people to enjoy a drink in, maybe a good book and the company of cats! We have partnered with Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue & Adoption Group to bring in some kitties in need that are looking for their furever homes. We act as a foster and house these cats until they are able to find a family all their own. The entrance fee allows us to stay in business and provide a cage-free environment for these cats to reside in until they catch their big break and get adopted!

We love promoting local business and artwork so we have also partnered with a number of talented artists and crafters to make their work available for purchase here! You can browse artwork, pick up hand made cat toys or some cat swag during your visit! A Purrfect place to check out the local Buffalo Cat Art scene! 

What should I expect??

When you arrive, you will notice there are two doors on our store front. The right side door leads to our cafe - start here if you wish to grab a drink or snack. The left side door leads to the atrium of the Cat Lounge. Check in with the staff member straight ahead behind the window for admission to the Cat Lounge. 

The cafe space does not house any cats so anyone who doesn't wish to enter the Cat Lounge is welcome to hang out on the cafe side. There is no admission fee to hang out in the cafe, only an admission fee for the Cat Lounge. When you enter the Cat Lounge, we ask for you to remove your shoes but have slippers available for purchase. Guests are also welcome to bring their own slippers or go barefoot or in their socks.  

In the Cat Lounge, we have loads of cat toys and wands, laser pointers, brushes, books, games and more to make your hour with us entertaining! Sip a tasty beverage, lounge with some cats and take a load off! We aim to make our space comfortable and enjoyable for all of our guests!

Anything else I should know?

  • Reservations are strongly encouraged. We accept walk-ins as space permits but recommend making a reservation to avoid coming at a time we are at capacity or holding an event.

  • To hang out with our Purrfect Crew in the Cat Lounge, we charge a small admission fee of $8 for the hour or $5 for a half (offered to walk-ins). This fee helps us provide a cage-free space to house these cats until they find homes!

  • Children 7 years and younger are only admitted into the Cat Lounge during Children's Hours. Reservations are highly encouraged for these sessions. Children's Hours run every Sunday from 11 AM - 12 PM and all agres are accepted Tuesday - Friday from 12 - 5 PM. Check out our event calendar for available days and times.

  • Everyone is required to fill out a Waiver & Release form on their first visit. We recommend filling this out ahead of time to avoid eating into your reserved hour. The Waiver can be found here. (Minors require a parent or guardian to sign a waiver on their behalf).

  • We have 10-15 cats at any given time, some of which are adoptable through Ten Lives Club. Though we have adoptable cats, there is no pressure to adopt - our cats will enjoy socializing with you!

  • Guests are welcome to order a drink in the cafe and carry it over to the Cat Lounge. We feel cat cuddles are best with a tasty beverage! 

  • We have loads of artwork and crafts available if your are looking to shop for yourself or for a gift for someone else. 



Phone: (716) 322-7358

Address: 1507 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY   14216

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12 P - 8 P
Wednesday: 12 P - 8 P

Thursday: 12 P - 8 P
Friday: 12 P - 8 P

Saturday: 12 P - 8 P

Sunday: 12 P - 6 P

*Walk-ins and Reservations taken One Hour before close*



*Please do not use this form to make reservations. Reservations can be made HERE*