What is a Cat Cafe?

About Cat Cafe on Whyte

Cat Café On Whyte had its grand opening on March 30, 2017. There are two sections to our café: the serving side (cat free; where your beverages are made and served) and the cat lounge. We serve a variety of specialty drinks, ranging from espresso to refreshers and smoothies, as well as sweet treats sold fresh daily from local, peanut-free Edmonton bakeries.


Kids are welcome at all times, but ages 6 and under must stay in the lower lounge.


Due to supervision requirements put in place by our partnered shelter, every one child aged 6 or below must be accompanied by one adult. Kids aged 7-12 require 1 adult per 2 kids for supervision in the lounge.

Please keep in mind that we require footwear to be removed and socks to be worn on all feet in the lounge at all times. Don't let this deter you if you've already started your journey to us! We sell adorable, cat themed socks in our café for only $2.99+GST if needed.

Cat Café on Whyte is a temporary foster home for rescue cats from SAFE Team shelter until they find their FUR-ever homes! Generally, we foster around 12-18 cats at a time and (thankfully!) have a fairly high adoption rate due to increased adoptable cat visibility. To apply for a specific cat, go to and fill out an application today!