The goal of Gem City Catfé is to foster positive interactions between cats and people, in an expectation free environment. We are a cafe space serving high-end espresso, tea, and delicious bakery items with a separate cat lounge. Our cat lounge is home to 12 adoptable, feline friends from our 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue partner, Gem City Kitties. We also have a separate art gallery with additional seating upstairs with plenty of large tables to spread out and for activities like coffee brewing courses, TNR Certification workshops, and available for private rentals.


HOW the lounge works

The cat lounge is fully separated from the cafe side by two doors. You can still watch the cats play through the glass if you're in a hurry or have a coffee on the cafe side if you have allergies. To visit the cat lounge, we suggest reservations, but we do accept walk-ins if we have space!




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fair trade coffee

Our coffee is direct trade with the farmers and roasted locally in Dayton by Boston Stoker. View our full menu of snacks and drinks.



In the united states:

  • 3.4 million cats enter animal shelters each year
  • 1.4 million cats are euthanized
  • 70 million cats are strays or ferals

we can make a difference.

Cat cafés create win-win situations. People get a super cool place to hang out with cats. Cats are able to avoid being in a shelter, socialize, and find families.

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Our rescue partner

Gem City Kitties is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created to partner with Dayton's Cat Café, Gem City Catfé. Together, both organizations work to improve the lives of cats in Dayton. We collaborate with local rescues and shelters to help find homes for cats in need, as well as educate about spay and neuter and care for community cats. 

hang out with our cats


Book Cat Lounge Time

adoptable cats