Walk-ins are welcome to grab a cup of coffee during business hours, but you won’t be able to meet the cats without an appointment.
CATS AND COFFEE
Welcome to the Tree House Humane Society Cat Café – a place to meet cool cats, drink great coffee, and connect with friends. All the cats in our café lounge are 100% adorable and 100% adoptable! Make a reservation today – all ages welcome!
(Children under the age of 15 are required to have a parent or guardian 18 years or older accompany them for the duration of their appointment.)
Our fully stocked café includes a variety of milk, coffee, and espresso choices! Anytime our café is open, you can swing by for a dose of catfeine – no appointment required. Walk-ins will only have access to purchase coffee. To spend time with our resident café cats, an appointment is required and can be booked below.
Please note: the Cat Café has limited hours and appointments will be opened as they become available. Check back soon for more openings!
Like some cats with your coffee? Make a reservation today to play with our resident café cats! Each reservation includes one free drink and a 30-minute reservation in our café space. Choose a time below to schedule a cafe reservation. Additional beverage items may be purchased separately. All ages are welcome in the Cat Café, though children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a guardian for the full duration of their visit.
Due to our schedule and increased demand, we strongly encourage you to arrive on time for your reservation so you can take full advantage of kitty playtime!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO MEET THE CATS IN THE CAFE?
Yes, an appointment is required to meet the cats in the café. Visitors may enjoy a drink in the café without an appointment, but they will not be able to meet the cats in the café without a reservation.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT THE CAT CAFE?
One reservation can accommodate a group of up to four (4) people. Only one group per appointment slot will be permitted.
WHAT ARE THE CAT CAFE GUIDELINES?
Please respect the cats. Be aware of their personal space and mood. Refrain from chasing, picking up, or giving belly rubs to the cats, and use a quiet voice and slow movements in the café.
ARE CATS IN THE CAFE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION?
These cuddly cats can’t wait to spend time with you in the café. And, the best part – they are all available for adoption! While we can guarantee we’ll have at least one playful kitty in the café with you, we can’t promise there will be more than one or two (or that it’s a different cat every time you visit). Thanks for your understanding!
ARE TIME SLOTS LIMITED TO 30 MINUTES?
No, guests may book back-to-back appointments for one hour in the café. The booking fee will be doubled to reflect the full hour.
ARE MASKS REQUIRED IN THE CAT CAFE?
No, masks are no longer required in the café.
IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON-SITE?
Yes! Visitor parking is available in our on-site lot. Ample free street parking is also available near the shelter.
IS TREE HOUSE ACCESSIBLE VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?
CTA bus 49B (northbound and southbound) stops at the corner of Western and Touhy – just steps from our shelter!