Enjoy a coffee and some feline therapy at Tennessee’s first cat cafe
BY HEATHER DOWDY
Tennessee’s first cat café opened its doors in April, to much fanfare from feline lovers.
Located at 2519 Nolensville Road in Nashville’s Woodbine neighborhood, Mewsic Kitty Café is the first of several cat-centric ventures slated to open in Middle Tennessee.
The café provides a creative, comfortable space where cat enthusiasts can “work, play and indulge in a little cat therapy” while enjoying local food and drinks with rescued cats. The artful décor makes for a great visual experience, and what better way to unwind than with a cat purring in your lap?
Owners Maegan and Thien Phan have partnered with our friends at Nashville Cat Rescue to host up to 15 cats at a time, who will hang out at the café for up to three weeks (or until adopted). Once their rotation is over, they will head back to their foster homes to give other kitties a chance at getting special attention.
Keeping in theme with it’s Music City roots, the café’s feline friends are given names such as Elvis Purrsley, Tim McClaw and TomCat Petty.
While walk-ins are accepted as space allows, reservations are recommended and can be booked on the café’s website or by calling. The cafe will take reservations and charge for its kitty play dates, starting at $12 an hour for regular ‘meet and greets,’ with prices increasing for special events.
The café features a self-serve coffee bar featuring Bongo Java, Switter’s iced coffee, kombucha, tea, and pastries from The Wild Muffin and Leeuw, a vegan bakery. The café is open from 11am – 8pm Thursday through Sunday and is closed Monday through Wednesday.
For more information, call 615-891-2993 or visit mewsickittycafe.com. Also, be sure to follow them on social media @mewsickittycafe.