Buffalo’s First Cat Cafe is Finally Open

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on October 12, 2018

Updated August 2020

It happened 😻

After a long-awaited and several-times-delayed grand opening, Purrfect Cat Cafe‘s doors are *officially* open for business.

Prior to Purrfect’s arrival, Buffalo had never seen a cat cafe before. Cat cafes are pretty popular in Europe, Japan, and other major cities across the US, so we’re feeling pretty #blessed to fianlly have one in a growing area like North Buffalo.



Here’s what you need to know

The trendy animal-centric restaurant is divided into 2 sections, allowing guests to sit and relax with Purrfect Cat Cafe cat-residents on one side (aka the Cat Lounge) and enjoy food and drink on the other. Once opened, the cafe will serve food, including options for diners with specific diets. Aside from the assortment of coffee drinks, smoothies, beer, and wine, guests will have a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free meals to choose from, plus small plates, appetizers, soups, salads, paninis, wraps, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, baked goods and deserts. According to their website the restaurant is “coming soon”.



Purrfect Cafe and Gallery has partnered with Ten Lives Club, a cat rescue organization out of Blasdell, NY to provide homes to adoptable furbabies, and a few of the cats at the cafe are available to adopt. Purrfect also plans to host events that will give other opportunities to own a furry little friend in need of a home.

Another fun perk (besides all of the cute kitties): events! From Tarot Card Readings to Craft Nights to Yoga you can do it all with cats. Check out the full lineup of events here!



While you’re there in between petting all the furry babes, you can browse and shop the wall-art. Local artists are invited to display and sell their work, from wall decor, to small furniture, jewelry, handbags, live music, DIY classes, and more – meaning all that cute stuff you see is for sale. PS: If you are interested in getting involved,  email the shop!


Purrfect Café & Gallery

1507-1509 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12-8pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 12-6pm

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth

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