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Visit “Le Café des Chats” In Paris

Yes, Le Café des Chats is unique in Paris.  It’s a cat café in Paris where you should really like cats and not be allergic to them. Go for a tea and dessert, lunch, or dinner. Don’t worry. The place is very clean and the cats are so cute. The restaurant takes particular care to be sure guests sanitize their hands and are given strict guidelines on the handling of the cats. The cats are regularly vaccinated and have been neutered. I’ve been to a few cat cafés in France and this one is my favourite. The cats are well cared for, are healthy, and the food is very good.

Taking Care Of Rescue Cats At Le Café des Chats

Le Cafe des Chats at 9 rue Sedaine Paris
Cafe des Chats Paris, France

This Paris café works with animal welfare agencies to ensure the environment is suitable for the adopted cats. While the cats are not allowed into the kitchen, they are free to roam anywhere in the cafe.

All they ask is that you do not feed the cats and that you allow the cats to jump on you.

Cafe des Chats (original location), Paris

Cafe des Chats (original location)

The Atmosphere At The Cat Café In Paris

Le Cafe des Chats-Bastille Location
Le Cafe des Chats (Bastille location)

There is a very peaceful atmosphere and everyone whispers so the cats aren’t disturbed. So if you want to relax while being surrounded by innocent felines, this is your place.

They have about 12 cats but the place is pretty big. When I went to their original location in the Marais there was a downstairs area too so you didn’t really see all 12 at one time. They were wandering all over. Some were eating a snack out of one of the dishes on the floor, some were napping in beds located on sofas or on chairs mounted on walls, while others took over one of the chairs at the table.

The cat that sat down beside me looked like he was eyeing my meal. I didn’t give him any “human” food but just petted him.

At the new place, located north of Place de la Bastille, it looks like there’s only one floor but I like how the restaurant has alcoves, so it’s like you have your own private area.

Le Café des Chats Menu

Cheese platter and tea at Le Cafe des Chats

They no longer take reservations but do offer hot and cold drinks (including wine), light meals (ie. quiche and salad), cheese, meat and vegetarian platters, and desserts. Go for just a drink/dessert, a meal, or brunch (on weekends).

Ordering (and payment) is done using a QR code. It was very easy to use my smartphone to scan the code and view the menu.

I had a tea with a cheese plate and the food was delicious. Along with baguette slices, fig jam, and walnuts, I had a little salad with these 5 cheeses:

  • Comté AOP; aged 12-16 months
  • Fourme d’Ambert AOP (creamy blue cheese)
  • Goat cheese
  • Morbier cheese (a semi-soft cheese that has gray line in the middle).
  • A surprise cheese that I enjoyed but forgot to get the name!

Cost of the tea and cheese: 22.5 €

I was pretty impressed with the decor and cleanliness of the place and have been to another in Paris that just wasn’t as modern and clean. I know this sounds weird, but the cats at Le Café Des Chats seemed friendlier. Go figure.

I stayed about 1 1/2 hours and just dropped in on a Friday night at about 5:30 pm. I had no problem getting a table.

For more insight into the other experiences I had during this trip, check out this Itinerary: Trip #38: Paris and Strasbourg In December.

Le Café des Chats, Paris:

Cafe des Chats, Paris
  • Open: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 pm-10:30 pm (11:00 pm Saturday and Sunday)
  • Address: 9 rue Sedaine 75011 Paris (11th arrondissement)
  • Nearest Metro: Bréguet-Sabin (line 5)

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  1. Tammy Wannemacher says:

    Oh my goodness! I was just there a couple of weeks ago on my most recent trip, and I completely agree with everything you shared here. It was a rainy Saturday evening when I went, probably around 19h. I had eaten lunch that day closer to apéro time, so all I was really interested in was a glass of wine and adorable kitties prior to seeing the new Atelier des Lumières show at 20h30. I did have to wait for about 10 minutes to get a table, but they are remarkably efficient. It was the perfect way to hang out, toute seule, on a rainy weekend evening in Paris.

    1. Many thanks for your comment.
      Le Café des Chats is a cute place….but more for us cat lovers!
      Glad you found it cozy on a rainy day!