3 Purr-fect Cat-Themed Cafés that Support Local Animal Rescues

Get a dose of cuteness while helping adoptable animals.

Black Cat Cafe

This cottage-like eatery, painted a lively yellow and purple, sits just a bit away from the hustle of Lancaster Avenue. There, chef Judy Clemens heads the kitchen, serving a short, but well-crafted menu that includes breakfast egg combos, omelettes and pancakes. Indulge in homemade savory soups, crisp salads, stacked sandwiches, wraps and paninis. Don’t skip the decadent desserts, served by cheerful animal-loving volunteers. All profits benefit PALS Animal Rescue. Black Cat Café is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

42 Berkley Road, Devon.

Cat Nook Café


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Having just opened at the beginning of November, Cat Nook Café offers a comforting indoor sanctuary where guests can enjoy playful kittens and cats, all available for adoption. While some pre-packaged snacks like pocky, cookies and breakfast bars, plus self-serve coffee and tea are available, it’s the calming ambience of the cat play that makes this a must visit destination for animal lovers. There are also puppy play groups and bunny basic sessions on select days. Proceeds support rescue animals via the Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc.

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18 W. Winona Ave., Norwood.

Treetops Kitty Cafe


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It’s all cat play at this new cafe in southern Chester County. Treetops Animal Rescue encourages visitors to bring their own food food, but will soon offer “free sample Saturday,” when local businesses will donate samples to the cafe to hand out to customers at no charge. A soft drink cooler and other drinks are available to purchase and serve as a direct donation to the rescue. The intimate space can be rented for birthday parties, business meetings and ticketed events like wine glass painting nights and knitting classes. Treetops Kitty Café is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

305 W. State St., Kennett Square.

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