ASBURY PARK, NJ - Meow! Cat lovers have the perfect hot spot to check out this spring. Located in one of New Jersey's hippest downtowns, Catsbury Park is the Garden State's first ful-service cat cafe, offering its visitors a truly unique experience.
Visitors can enjoy food and beverages in the cafe while watching a collection of cats and kittens through a glass window or head into the lounge area to pet and play with the felines currently in residence at the Catsbury Park Cat Cafe and Tea House. The cat lounge allows cat lovers with a partner or family member who is allergic to cats the opportunity to savor some kitty cuddles and those looking for a cat an option outside of traditional animal shelers. All of the kitties living in Catsbury Park are available for adoption.
Catsbury Park first opened its doors in September of 2017 and celebrated its first birthday last fall. To date, the cat cafe has helped more than 250 kitties and counting find their fur-ever homes. Even Kesha, the popular singer, songwriter and cat lover ventured down to the Jersey Shore to pay a visit to Catsbury Park.
Catsbury Park also holds a variety of events throughout the year from cat bingo to cat yoga and also hosts a weekly podcast dubbed Catty Corner about everything kitty-related. The cats and kittens residing at Catsbury Park come to the cafe from local shelters and are all looking for homes. Visitors cannot bring their own cats to Catsbury to play, but can spend time getting to know a paw-rrific array of adorable kitties ranging in age from kitten to senior. If a special connection is made, an individual can fill out an online application in the hopes of taking a particular kitty home.
Reservations are recommended, but are not required. Walk-ins are always welcome. A $30 minute weekday visit costs $7 for seniors, $9 for adults 16 and older, $7 for kids nine through 15 and $5 for children two to eight years old. On weekends (Friday through Sunday), the fee for a 30 minute visit with the kitties is $9 for seniors, $11 for adults 16 and up, $9 for kids nine through 15 and $5 for children two to eight years of age. Children under two are always free. All of the proceeds go to support the mission of Catsbury, which is to find fur-ever homes for its residents.
Catsbury Park is located at 708 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park. The cat lounge is closed on Tuesdays for cat naps, but is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Catsbury's cafe is also closed on Tuesdays and is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can follow the furry residents of Catsbury Park on Instagram, meeting the newest residents and finding out about the latest adoptions.