Bonjour Paris, and welcome to the Paris cat cafe where you will meet and mingle with the local kitty residents at Cafe des Chats in rue Michel le Comte, in the 3rd Arrondissment of the world’s most beautiful city, Paris.

We hope our report and pictures give you a flavour of the delights of Cafe des Chats. We have seen some real whiners abut the Cat Cafe, and read them with disbelief – this IS an amazing and welcoming cafe!

Paris Cat Cafe
The gracious Reception area

Welcome to le Cafe des Chats, Paris, France!

As you enter the reception area you seem almost to enter into a small house in a country town, with whitewashed stone walls, vintage furniture and friendly staff who make you feel welcome, as we found on our arrival. Reservations are recommended, and the cafe web site has a comprehensive reservations page. TIP: do a search for the cafe and have Google translate it for you!). We booked for an early supper as this would give us the chance for a nice light meal and plenty of time to see the cats.

The Cafe des Chats has two levels; the ground floor with an airy open quality and a view to a small pretty courtyard with the perfect seat for Bird TV, then, when you explore further, precipitous stairs lead down to a magical underground ‘library’ with a range of nooks, hidey holes, secret spaces, and plenty of cat visitors. This is relaxation in true Paris style!


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Cats and Coffee, Cats and Lunch, in Paris

The menu is well cooked and delicious fare, inviting and easy to read (Menu – English). As we were greeted, and settled into our seats, we began to notice there were cats everywhere, relaxing on seats and cat trees, wandering around and stretching and, for us two, just sitting there surrounded by cats, in Paris, having supper was just the most exciting thing ever.

We realised that such a calm and reassuring environment in the Paris Cat Cafe. The cats could only be maintained by a set of quietly enforced rules, geared to ensure the cats safety and keep the humans on their best behaviour.

The cafe has also spent a lot of time and effort ensuring the Paris Cat Cafe environment meets the requirements of official health, safety and animal care.

Cafe des Chats says :-

  • The cats are all strays who have been adopted and selected for their confident, outgoing personalities. They receive good vet care.
  • Children under 12 must remain seated at the table with their parents. Children’s behaviour must be quiet and responsible.
  • Do not feed the cats. (Please – Imagine your small tidbit multiplied by 50 times a day!) The cats get top quality kibble and have water fountains.
  • Do not disturb a sleeping cat, there are plenty of ‘above human height’ levels for them to get peace and quiet, as well as the cat trees.
  • Do not pick up the cats – they may, however, come and say hello, meow or sit on your lap.

Cat Cafe Downstairs 2
As you can see, the cats interests and welfare are well looked after, so that people can sit and relax and enjoy a coffee, a full meal, or a snack in the company of happy, contented and well adjusted animals. One thing on the Cafe’s web page caught our eye and brought home the intentions of the owners… “For the selection of our cats priority is not the colour of their fur, their silky hair or blue of their eyes. We have only one criterion first choice: their future well-being at the café.”

Cat Cafe Cat 2Cafe des Chats French FB page
Le ronron therapie (French) – Veronique Aiache (featured image top)
Le ronron therapie (English trans.) It coes down oddly formatted but the details are further down the page.

Au Revoir mes Amis!
Miranda Kitten Miranda Kitten Blogger


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  1. Austin Towers

    March 30, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Mum used to live near Paris, but it was way before the Kitty Caff!!
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  2. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    March 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    ummmm…first, Miranda that is a great post! Luvluvluv seeing the cats so relaxed and cared for. Are they available to adopt? Maybe we read too fast. But just ONE TEENY TINY little observation…about Paris being the world’s most beautiful city…actually one question…”ever been to San Francisco?” Just a thought…
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    • Dash Kitten

      March 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      I don’t believe they are adoptable Miss Savannah. Reference is made on the site to this being their ‘home’ and no mention is made of adoption opportunities. I believe Mum is working on San. Fran.



  3. meowmeowmans

    March 29, 2015 at 11:54 am

    We LOVE Paris, and we would definitely visit Cafe des Chats whenever we return someday!
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  4. The Swiss Cats

    March 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    How cool ! Mum will visit that Cat Café next time she goes to Paris ! Purrs
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  5. The Island Cats

    March 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    What a cool cafe! These places seem to be popping up more and more lately. We hope one opens in our area soon.
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  6. Summer

    March 28, 2015 at 8:16 am

    This place sounds SO awesome – my human wants to visit France someday, and of course, she will have to go here!
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  7. Brian Frum

    March 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

    That sure looks like a fun place to visit!
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  8. Christy Paws

    March 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

    What a great review! Mom hopes to be able to go to a cat cafe some day. They are becoming more and more popular.
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  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    March 28, 2015 at 4:32 am

    miranda !!! how kewl yur mum & dad getted ta go heer !!! AWESUM ~~~~~ hope full lee bee fore her ternz 100, de food serviss gurl will get ta visit a cat cafe ~~~~

    heerz two a midshipman fish & marlin kinda week oh end XXX


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