We’ve been to the Meow Parlour cat cafe a few times in New York City. But living in Jersey, we wanted to find a local NJ cat cafe to indulge in our need to pet and play with cats, since we don’t have any ourselves.
Luckily, Kitty Hall opened in April, 2017,
What’s a NJ cat cafe? Basically a cat cafe is a room with lots of cats and cat toys, where you can hang out and play with cats. At Kitty Hall you can order drinks from the restaurant next door – $1 for soda, coffee, tea, hot chocolate etc. – they’ll bring it over. But no food is allowed in.
This NJ cat cafe owner is Kristin, a high school biology teacher who runs Kitty Hall during non-school hours, which explains why it’s open late afternoons/evenings and weekends. She was friendly and it’s obvious how much she cares about these cats.
The cats are available for adoption for $100, which I think includes shots and a microchip. They partner with Angel Paws. But even if you don’t want a cat in your house (like us), it’s fun to get your fix here.
There’s plenty of seating for humans (and for cats), plus board games, cat toys and a television (one cat hung out on top of the TV).
Cost: You pay by the hour – $10/person/hour, and reservations are recommended.
Age: Ages 5+ are welcome. You can have kids’ birthday parties here (though presumably not the cake part).
Where: 209 W. Main Street, Rahway NJ
Parking: Street parking is available, so bring some quarters. It’s also walking distance from the train station.