In July 2023 the Kraków Cat Cafe has opened a 2nd location! Now visit Kocia Kawiarnia at Karmelicka 10 or Lubicz 1!
What’s better than a cafe full of cats!? Krakow’s only Cat Cafe has opened its doors, actually they’ve been open for quite some time, and it seems all the kinks we read about on TripAdvisor and the like have been worked out. Originally we wrote this article about the original location just outside the Old Town- but since then, they have opened an even nicer location closer to the Main Square. It’s pretty much in between the Old Town and Galeria Krakowska/the Main Train Station- check it out on a map here.
We’re not sure how ordering goes these days, but if it is like when we visited, you’ll order at the counter and then it will be brought to you. Upon ordering you’ll be given a little hand-painted wooden cat- we liked ours so much we bought it to take home! When your food or drinks are ready someone will deliver them to you and take your little wooden cat away. Then its all about patience.
There are some rules about handling the cats, and you’re not really allowed to approach them or pick them up. But, if you’re lucky, and we were, a cat will find its way to you and start snuggling immediately!
The cats were all well groomed, very friendly, but a little bit sleepy, as cats are.
Everything written below was from when we covered the original cat cafe location. We have been to the new location many times since, and it is essentially the same thing- except that all the profits go to two different foundations now.
Just remember to let the cats approach you first!
-The whole room was fresh and clean and had so many things for the cats to play with. There is another back room with even cozier furniture, and a loft you can climb up into, but for this room reservations may be required. All in all it is a wonderful experience.
The Cafe was kind enough to reach us with a comment to explain how everything works (as it was hard to find information about the program in English) Although they don’t support the local Cat Shelter financially, every week people bring in anything they want for the local Shelter- food, blankets, toys. They also work with them promoting adoptions. The Foundation’s focus is helping cats in need, that can’t be in the cafe. Taking care of medical treatment and then finding new homes for them. As a Foundation, they also organize educational meetings for kids, the elderly, or people with disabilities. For more info you can visit their website or facebook page.
They even have handmade gifts for sale; from pillows, to t-shirts, coffee mugs, little clay cats, wooden cats, everything cats! You can view their full menu below, and also the rules of the cafe (but it’s in Polish).