Review: KitTea Cat Cafe in San Francisco

*This is part of our series this week on San Francisco.*  We’ve been to two cat cafés, so we wanted to try KitTea Cat Café in San Francisco. I learned not to go late afternoon like we did – the cats are tired and don’t feel like playing. So it was disappointing. Even my son, who begs me to visit other cat cafes, got bored 20 minutes in and asked how much longer we were staying. Given that we paid $20/person for the hour, I was disappointed. It was crowded with people and the cats ignored us. No cats wanted to play!

KitTea Cat Cafe in San Francisco. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

KitTea was the first cat café in the U.S. They adopt cats out who are staying there. They have a café inside, which you can visit even if you’re not visiting the cats – there’s a window to watch what’s happening in the room. They sell waffles and other snacks, as well as various teas.

KitTea Cat Cafe in San Francisco. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

The admission to the cat play area includes a cup with unlimited tea. They have four carafes inside with different green teas. So that was nice.

KitTea Cat Cafe menu. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

The highlight for me was the bathroom just outside the café area. They have a Japanese toilet, with a dryer, spray and seat warmer. I was cracking up in the bathroom the whole time.


Where: 96 Gough, San Francisco

Hours: check the website for hours. They have some special events, like Thursdays is yoga at 7:30, and Friday night is “mewvie” night at 7:30.

KitTea Cat Cafe store in San Francisco. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Reservations recommended, as they have a limit in the room. You can reserve and pay online.

KitTea Cat Cafe in San Francisco. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Also see:

Review: Meow Parlour Cat Café in NYC

Review: Meow Parlour in New York City

Kitty Hall in New Jersey

Review: Kitty Hall in Rahway – NJ Cat Cafe

This is part of our San Francisco series:

A day at Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco CityPASS review

Walt Disney Family Museum

Dandelion Chocolate Factory and Cafe

Smitten Ice Cream

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