The Catfé Lounge Story

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Founded in 2015, the Catfé Lounge is a different take on the cat cafe concept. We don’t just partner with an animal rescue, we are a part of the Ferndale Cat Shelter – a 501c3 cat rescue. All of the cats and kittens at the shelter are available for adoption. If you’re interested in adopting a cat, the Catfé is the best place to meet and play with kitties in need of homes.

For a mandatory $10 donation (tax deductible), patrons can visit the Catfe Lounge and play with the cats and kittens or just watch them napping (which can be very therapeutic). We also offer coffee, tea, and a variety of treats.

We have free wifi available, so you will be able to post and share all of the kitty pics and videos for your friends and family. For liability reasons, we ask that you please leave your own animals at home.

COVID-19 Notice:

Due to state requirements to limit large gatherings, we are limiting the number of attendees at the Catfé and shifting to an appointment-only basis for visitors. You can schedule a visit to the Catfé here.


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If you visit the Catfé Lounge, please follow our house rules:


  1. Visitors must use hand sanitizer upon entering the Catfé.
  2. Visitors must sign a waiver/membership form prior to spending time with our rescue kitties.
  3. A $10 donation is required for entry into the lounge space. More than $10 is great too!
  4. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) so every donation is tax deductible!
  5. If you choose to serve yourself a hot beverage, please keep it covered with tops provided.
  6. Please treat cats as you would like to be treated – be gentle.
  7. Do not disturb a sleeping cat.
  8. Do not feed our kitties unless a volunteer hands you treats.
  9. Most of our cats have claws – so beeeeee c a r e f u l !
  10. Children under 7 must be monitored closely by their parent or guardian. Our volunteers are not babysitters.
  11. Ask our volunteers questions! Read a cat book! Listen to great music! Enjoy your visit!


The first permanent Michigan cat cafe, The Catfé Lounge is a different take on the cat cafe concept. We’re not just partners with an animal rescue, the Catfé is owned and operated by the Ferndale Cat Shelter – a 501c3 cat rescue.



821 Livernois
Ferndale, MI 48220
When visiting the Catfé, we ask that you please follow the House Rules.


SUN: 12 – 5 p.m.
MON: 12 – 5 p.m.
WED: 12 – 5 p.m.
THURS: 12 – 5 p.m.
FRI: 12 – 5 p.m.
SAT: 12 – 5 p.m.