Cuddle Up With Coffee and Kitties at Houston’s First Cat Cafe

Do coffee and cats really go hand in hand? At El Gato Coffeehouse and Cat Cottage, they do. El Gato Coffeehouse and Cat Cottage is Houston’s first cat cafe. Through a partnership with the Houston Humane Society, El Gato provides homeless cats with a safe, comfortable, enriching environment while they wait for adoption. The best part? It’s only a short drive away from Lincoln Medical Center.



Basically, guests of El Gato purchase an hourly pass to interact with the feline residents of the Cottage. While a limited coffee selection is available now, plans for a full-service coffee bar are in progress. Since El Gato can only accommodate a limited number of humans at a time, purchasing a guest pass online is highly recommended. That way, you’re sure to get one-on-one time with the kitties at Houston’s first cat cafe.



Daily Cat Cottage visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday. As if cats with your coffee isn’t enough, El Gato has a calendar full of events for both humans and cats. Some featured events are Yoga with Cats, Cat Nap Yoga, Caturday Morning Cartoons, Meowvie Night, Kitty Crafts, BINGO, and Game Night.



The kitties of El Gato Coffeehouse and Cat Cottage are available for adoption through the Houston Humane Society. The adoption fee is $50. By purchasing a guest pass, guests help fund the cats’ daily living expenses, supplies, and medical care. Best of all, the interaction with guests keeps the cats socialized and engaged in their environment.


We know how important your pets are to the Lincoln Medical Center apartment community. We welcome a maximum of two pets per apartment home with some canine breed and weight restrictions. Contact us today for more information. We’re happy to talk about our pet-friendly apartments and the many other luxury amenities our community has to offer.

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