Kavárna Kočičí is a family-run cat cafe located in the heart of Prague. The matriarch of the family was a life-long accountant and cat lover with a daughter that developed a penchant for coffee. Mother and daughter combined their passions and opened the very first cat cafe in Prague.
It all started with a TV show about Japanese cat cafes. Unhappy in their jobs at the time, the mother and daughter watched the show together and had the same idea at the same time. They decided to quit their jobs and open a cat cafe of their own.
Kavárna Kočičí is proud to be the first cat cafe to work with animal shelters. Each cat that calls the cafe its home has its own unique story. Some of them were unwanted Christmas presents, some were survivors of torture, and some wandered the streets of Prague. The cat cafe gave these unfortunate cats a new opportunity to prove that stray cats can actually become loving pets and friends.
The cafe is strictly vegetarian. In fact, most of the baristas are either vegetarian or vegan. One of Kavárna Kočičí’s goals is to show people that vegetarian and vegan food can be quite tasty and provide a clear conscience at the same time. The owners of the cafe wonder, “How can you eat meat while having another amazing creature beside you? How can you love this cat and hurt another animal?”
You can come any day, any time – between 11:00 and 20:00. If you want to be sure that you’ll find a free table, make a reservation on the cafe’s website.
If you are not sure how to hold a cat, just ask a barista. They know everything about every cat and will happily help you. There’s only one rule: Don’t come to the cafe with small children! Cats don’t like them very much and the cafe aims to be a quiet, relaxing, and healing place for adults.