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 event space for activities like Yoga with Cats, Photography Classes, and workshops with local artists - of all mediums! All with cats, of course!




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.