About Us

Paws was established in late 2016, inspired by a visit to a cat cafe in Seattle by the owners. Nicole’s complete adoration of cats, and Mike’s passion for a great cup of coffee created the vision of what would soon become “Paws The Cat Cafe”.

Over the year, the partners began to map out and execute the required steps to make Paws their reality. The first step was making sure they could satisfy the requirements of Alberta Health Services. The second and subsequent steps included finding an appropriate location, including a landlord who was just as excited about the concept as Nicole & Mike were, and designing a floor plan that would be engaging to both cats and coffee lovers.

We value originality, creativity, empowerment, and a comfortable environment which allows us, and others, to explore and cultivate their passions. We aim to support local artists and other small businesses, just as the community has opened it’s arms and supported us, before our doors even opened to the public

Our Policies

1. All customers entering the cat lounge will be required to sign a waiver.

2. The minimum age to enter The Cat Lounge is 7 years old. All children between the age of 7 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

3. Paws is fully committed to providing a relaxing environment for the cats, and the humans enjoying their company. We ask that you exercise absolute caution when handling the cats. We have provided adjustable chairs and tables, as well as pillows and mats, to encourage interactions on the cats’ levels. This encourages the cats to come to you, which will result in more pleasant interactions for everyone. Please inquire with the Cat Lounge Attendant, as they can provide some guidance on which cats are tolerant to being picked up.

4. No outside animals are permitted into the cat lounge, for the safety of our cats and our customers.

5. Please keep a close watch on your drinks and baked goods, and do not allow the cats to consume them under any circumstances.

6. Enjoy yourself!

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Cafe & Cat Lounge Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday through Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm

(Last 60 minute booking at 8:00pm)

Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm

(Last 60 minute booking at 7:00pm)

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

(Last 60 minute booking at 5:00pm)

Address: 10588 109 street, Edmonton, AB, T5H 3B2

Email: Nicole@pawsthecatcafe.com

Call: 780-760-PAWS

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paws The Cat Cafe?

Paws is a coffeehouse featuring excellent coffee and The Cat Lounge, a room which is home to 12 adoptable kitties.

How many Cats are there? Where do the cats come from?

We have capacity for 12 cats, however, dependant on availability of cats from the Edmonton Humane Society, there may not always be 12 in the lounge.

Can I bring my cat?

Unfortunately not, for the safety of all animals, we cannot permit any outside animals into the cat lounge.

How many people can be in the Cat Lounge at a time? If I don’t have a reservation, can I still go in?

8 people during regular hours. We recommend a reservation to ensure you get a spot. We will accommodate walk-ins as possible.

Why is there a cover charge?

To help support and upkeep the cats, and continue to offer comfort, health and stimulation to them. This enables us to provide the company of cats to those who may not have the time, resources or desire to commit to full time pet ownership.

How long can I stay in the Cat Lounge?

We have lounge options of 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2 hours (which includes 2 drinks for you!) Please make note of the time you enter the lounge.

You can make a reservation for as long as you would like. How much does it cost? What’s the menu like?

An hour visit in the Cat Lounge is $12.50, including a regular drink. Make a selection from our beautiful espresso bar, an Italian Soda, or a specially curated tea! We also have macarons and stroopwafel to complement your beverages.

Why is the minimum age 7? My young child is great with our cat(s) at home!

At Paws, we are fully committed to the health and safety of our cats and our customers, current and future. We understand that sometimes cats can be unpredictable, especially when their history may be unknown, as they are coming from the Edmonton Humane Society.

Do I actually have to take my shoes off?

Yes please, especially while it’s winter. It’s only fair to the cats.

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