First of Its Kind in the United States—Cat Town Cafe Now Open in Oakland

Cat Town Café, the first of its kind in the country, is now open at 2869 Broadway in Oakland, Calif., in the heart of the city’s historic Auto Row. Co-founded by Ann Dunn and Adam Myatt, the cafe and cat adoption center affords customers the opportunity to enjoy a hyper-locally sourced menu of light bites and various beverages with the option of then consuming these in the company of cats available for adoption.

“The cafe part is completely self-contained within the larger property,” said Dunn, also the founder of Cat Town, a non-profit that has been rescuing at-risk shelter cats in partnership with Oakland Animal Services (Oakland’s overburdened and under resourced municipal shelter) since 2011. “You walk in, get your goodies, then go in to the Cat Zone.”

In addition to hosting America’s first two pop-up cafe’s back in March, the Cat Town Cafe is America’s first permanent cat cafe. Guests are welcome to walk-in to the Cat Zone for a free visit limited to 60 minutes, or, for a small donation, are able to guarantee entry via an on-line reservation system at

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