The Cat’s Meow Café in Miami’s MiMo district is part animal adoption center and part coffee bar. The goal? A place to have fun with adorable kittens and cats, and through interaction, you may like one (or two) and take her (or him) home. The café provides a temporary home to shelter cats from Animal Services in an effort to get rescued felines adopted.
The Cat’s Meow Café, the city of Miami’s first cat café , opened its doors with a soft launch on March 7, 2020, but was forced to delay its official grand opening due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Guests can interact with several cats at once, allowing them to connect with unique cat personalities.
The lounge is limited to 8 people at a time with social distancing in place. Sticker markings are along the floor for social distancing guidance. High-touch surface areas are sanitized continuously. If a guest falls in love with a cat during their lounge visit, adoption can be done on the spot following a screening process.
The cafe will care for 15 to 20 cats at a time and they’ll all be vetted, spayed/neutered as part of the adoption process. Owner Elizabeth Gaillardo explained that the idea is for the cafe to act as a big foster home for felines who come the local shelter, Miami-Dade County Animal Services. #MiamiCatCafe @catsmeowcafemia