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 - one side is the Cat Lounge, the other is our Cafe. The Cafe side currently offers a range of drinks including coffee, tea, smoothies, espresso drinks and we are now offering beer, wine and cider! Pastries and baked goods supplied by local bakers are also available and all can be enjoyed in the Cat Lounge. Our Cat Lounge typically houses 10-15 cats at any given time and can accommodate up to 10 guests. 

The Cat Lounge provides a cozy and colorful space for people to enjoy our cafe items in the company of cats! We have partnered with Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue & Adoption Group tp bring in adoptable cats and kittens in search of their furrever homes. We act as a foster and house these cats until they they find their purrfect match. There is a small entrance fee to enter the Cat Lounge that 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! If you aren't looking to adopt, no worries! These cats will 

appreciate your company and socializing with them!

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 right here here! You can browse locally made artwork, pick up hand-made cat toys or snag some cool cat swag during your visit! 

What should I expect?? (Updated for COVID)

When you arrive, you will notice there are two doors on our store front. The right side door leads to our cafe - Enter Here (with proper face covering). The left side door leads to the atrium of the Cat Lounge which will serve as our Exit. Check in with the cafe staff to place your order, cash out and fill out release forms. (The Release Form can be done in advanced. If possible, please fill these out from home prior to your appointment or visit). 


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 - please keep social distancing guidelines in mind. There is no admission fee to hang out in the cafe, only an admission fee to enter the Cat Lounge. When your time comes, please check in with Cat Lounge staff at the window in the atrium prior to entering the space. All visitors must be wearing a mask and will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the space. Once inside the Lounge, all visitors must remove their shoes for the safety of our cats.


Masks must be worn in the Cat Lounge at all times unless you are sitting at a table and need to remove it to eat or drink. Please be mindful of others when walking around the space to ensure safe social distancing. Once you are in the Lounge, if you need something from the Cafe, please let the Lounge staff know to limit travel between the spaces. Once your time is up, please Exit through the atrium. 

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 50 minutes or $5 for 30 Minutes (Available to Walk-Ins only at the top of the hour). This fee helps us provide a cage-free space to house these cats until they find homes!

  • Everyone is required to fill out a Waiver & Release form on their first visit. Please fill out ahead of time to avoid eating into your reserved hour. The Waiver can be found HERE. (Minors under 18 years of age require a parent or guardian to sign a waiver on their behalf).

  • We have 10-15 cats at any given time, all 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!

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

  • Look further at our Lounge Layout, Cafe Menu and the Artwork in our Gallery by clicking the corresponding buttons below:



Phone: (716) 322-7358

Address: 1507 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY   14216


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