Latte with cat art with muffins and coffee beans (photo by iStock)
Food + Drink

Get Your Feline Fix at 3 Ohio Cat Cafes

Visit for the adorable animals. Stay for a drink and a bite to eat.

It’s a purr-fect way to start your morning: lounging with a furry friend before grabbing a cup of coffee or a bite to eat in a separate but adjoining area. Cat cafes are popping up across the country, and here’s what these three Ohio spots are serving up.

Kitty Bubble Cafe & Bar | Columbus
Near the Ohio State University campus, this spot serves bubble teas and other drinks with names like Catnip (strawberry matcha latte), Orange Tabby (Thai tea) and Pawty on the Beach (a peach-orange sparkler). Food here spans macarons, mochi doughnuts and mochi waffles shaped like a kitty’s paw. 5568 N. High St., Columbus 43214, 

Gem City Catfe, Dayton
Located in the St. Anne’s Historic District, this cafe offers a large lineup of drinks from French-press coffee to bubble teas as well as cocktails and wine. Food items include pretzels, bagels, muffins, oatmeal cream pies, banana bread, cake pops and cookies.
1513 E. Third St., Dayton 45403, 937/949-9170, 

Kitty Brew Cafe, Mason
Take your taste buds on a trip at this Cincinnati-area spot with creations like El Gato Mocha (a cayenne mocha) or Purride (a creamy, vanilla-bean drink made blended with raspberries and Skittles. Those looking for a bite to eat can go with a caprese panini or grilled cheese. 6011 Tylersville Rd., Suite 6-7, Mason 45040, 513/818-2287,