Cat Town 2869 Broadway/29th St. W-Sun 10am-7pm. Located on Oakland’s historic Auto Row, across the street from the Mercedes dealership, this cat rescue organization works in close collaboration with the Oakland Animal Services municipal shelter to get cats out of cages and into homes. It opened in 2014 as America's first cat cafe.
●RAWR Coffee Bar The motto here is “Come for the coffee, stay for the cats.” The counter-order menu consists of light snacks such as sugar cookies (mine was decorated with “meow”), assorted pastries (vegan and gluten free options are available), and espresso drinks featuring Highwire Coffee. You can down them while sitting on one of the few benches or carry it on into the separate Cat Zone area--definitely the way to go. Cat treats for the Cat Zone can be purchased for $1. Cat-themed items and all natural raw cat food and treats made by RAWR are also available to take home.
●Cat Zone $10 donation This delightful diversion has a cat-centric art gallery and doubles as a cat adoption center. Don’t forget to sanitize your hands before entering. You can pet the kitties, play with them, and in some cases watch them catnap. The goal is to get these kitties adopted. Large windows make it easy to also observe from the sidewalk or cafe. Cute cat furniture includes beds inspired by the Port of Oakland’s cargo cranes and play structures based on buildings from the downtown Oakland skyline, plus large colorful murals cover some of the walls. For me, it was the purrfect way to spend my Caturday.
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