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Coastal Cat Cafe Brings ‘Cool-Cat’ Vibe to Pensacola

Stop hissing and retract your claws, pensacola, because our first and only cat cafe, Coastal Cat Cafe, located at 1508 W. Garden St., is officially open for business.

Completely selling out of reservations on opening day, this coastal-themed cat lounge and cafe boasts a “purrrfect” cozy vibe featuring numerous cats to mingle with and a variety of tasty coffee beverages.

Coastal Cat Cafe was established by local Adrienne Brynteson, who raised the initial funding for the unique business concept as a Kickstarter campaign.

Not only are there sweet, purring cats and kittens to play with, but there are numerous coffee beverages and delectable treats to indulge in. The cat lounge is separated from the cafe to ensure that each cat has a safe and stress-free environment.

Coastal Cat Cafe opened in partnership with Panhandle Animal Welfare Society and Pensacola Foster Kittens and showcases around 12 to 18 adoptable cats and kittens. These nonprofit organizations are dedicated to the welfare of animals and provide specific programs and resources throughout the community. Pensacola Foster Kittens specializes in rescuing and rehoming cats and also helps to organize low-cost transports to spay and neuter clinics. All proceeds from adoptions go directly to benefit these local organizations.

The cat lounge has a $15 entry fee for a 45-minute play session, and reservations are encouraged as the space has a maximum capacity of 10 people. Groups of seven or more are required to reserve a private party. The cafe portion has no paid entry, and offers plenty of seating for studying or relaxing. Complimentary WiFi is available for customers at the cafe.

The cafe menu consists of numerous espresso-based drinks from local roaster Fix Coffee. They also have a few non-coffee beverages available, such as hot chocolate, tea and locally made Big Jerk Soda.

The cafe also serves multiple finger foods to choose from, like special pastries from Craft Bakery, hummus and crackers and Second Wind’s specially made trail mix, Meow Mix.

While the cafe is always open during regular business hours, the cat lounge may be closed for private parties, paint classes or yoga sessions. More information on future events can be found on the Coastal Cat Cafe website and social media pages. Volunteer opportunities are also available and can be found on the cafe’s website, along with kitty wishlists and donation information at

Coastal Cat Cafe presents the paw-mazing opportunity to relax with a “catpuccino” and a purring resident cat on your lap, or if you prefer your cats with the zoomies, plenty of string toys are also available to play with. If you find a feline friend you just can’t live without, be sure to tell a cat lounge attendant so you can fill out an adoption application form. The adoption process can take one to two weeks.

Brynteson said that her goal for the cat cafe is to serve as a platform for giving back and empowering our local community. She hopes to adopt out 100 cats within the first year.

The cat cafe is closed on Mondays, and their operating hours are available on their website Find out more about private events and more information on their Instagram page @coastalcatpcola.