Coffee shop and restaurant with cats (rescued and for adoption). Apr 2018 reported fully vegan.
Note May 2020: confirmed reopened. Open Tue-Sat 12:00-19:30. Kitchen closes at 6.30pm. Closed Sun and public holidays.

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123 Reviews

First Review by FernandoMoreira


Points +167

08 Dec 2023

Great Food, Sweet Kitties

We visited this restaurant twice during our month-long stay in Porto because our cat-loving daughter was obsessed with dining by the cats. The restaurant is very cute, has a great outdoor terrace in the back, a few tables in the front to eat as well, and plenty of great food options (including delicious prato do dia). All of the food dishes we tried were delicious, in particular, a coconut rice and tofu dish with red peppers. Definitely recommend, especially if the cats are a big draw.

Pros: delicious, fresh food, outdoor terrace, cute cats



Points +2137

07 Dec 2023


Got offered menu of the day-soup, toast/hummus, mash/mushrooms/peas, lemon tea. All very tasty. Didn’t get to see the menu but other customers had one so there must be other options. The cats were cool to visit. A unique and memorable experience!


Points +105

06 Dec 2023

great spot for a bite and drink

Lovely decorated place with the possibility to chill among the cats (in a separate area). The sauteed mushrooms in white wine were grrrreat! So were the aubergine, toast and hotdog we had (we went twice, we don't eat THAT much). Plus the staff is very friendly.

Pros: Great value for money


Points +44

25 Nov 2023

Excellent food, help cats! Win-win!

They rescue cats and offer vegan food as well. Staff donate their tips for the cats! Well run, they have rules to ensure the cat’s wellbeing.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-25

Pros: Food is great!, Cats are cute, Local kambucha and sodas


Points +23

Mostly Veg
16 Nov 2023

Happy Cats and Food

The Best vegan food ever, the Cat Kebab tastes amazing, the cake is perfect and the cats are the cutest.

Pros: Cats, Cat kebab, Cake


Points +124

20 Oct 2023

Perfect spot

The food was delicious, I had the daily special menu, very affordable and very fulfilling. Very nice people and really enjoyed the decor and diferent seating rooms/options. At the end I went to the car room and ended up staying there for about an hour, just enjoying the cats’ company. Super friendly and cute place. 10/10 recommend! Will come back for sure

Pros: Food, Decor , Staff


Points +48

22 Sep 2023

Hightlight of the day

Very nice service, and very soft chilling kitties. We had the Cat'kebab and a sandwich, the round potato chips were very crunchy, a nice add to the kebab

Pros: A lot of cats who like to be pet, A lot of options to choose from, Quite cheap


Points +312

15 Sep 2023

What a gem!

Lovely cafe with the cutest cats! Had lunch here and the food was delicious. The terrace is beautiful and I love that the cats were able to come out as they pleased. Definitely worth a visit!
Have to agree with a previous reviewer though, some people were petting cats that were asleep or even scaring them which is an absolute shame.


Points +52

11 Sep 2023

A nice place with cats ❤️

I loved everything about this place.
Food, cats and the beautifull terrace 😻

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-11


Points +328

12 Aug 2023

Nice with a good location

Close from the crowded center lies this place. Specialties are the cats. Food looks very tasty! Will come back for sure.


Points +440

05 Aug 2023

Good food, but more regulations for the cats

The food was good and staff very friendly, but I wish there were more protocols in place for the cats. It says 7 people maximum can be in the room with them, and we noticed over 12 people at times, with multiple people clearly petting cats that were sleeping or not wanting to be petted. I wished the staff intervened.


Points +2090

01 Aug 2023

Visit and support the cats

They have a room dedicated to cats but also a terrace (outdoor) where them can go and enjoy the sun.
The cats are very friendly not at all scary and they keep moving from one room to another.

Benefits from eating there are dedicated to take care of the cats living there and also for rescuing new ones.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-01


Points +166

18 Jul 2023

Tasty! Nice atmousphere. Cute cats

They support an amazing cause. Everything is vegan. The staff are friendly. The cafe is very cute! And the good is very tasty.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-18

Pros: Supporting ethical causes , Delicious food , Lovely staff


Points +515

20 Jun 2023

lovely brunch garden

The terrace here is such a suntrap which makes it lovely to sit in with all the cats napping where they want. The cats seems comfortable and wander about calmly. We had a delicious lunch here with tofu and rice, as well as two cakes.

Pros: Delicious food, Happy cats , Friendly and good service


Points +63

06 Jun 2023

Vegan + cats = amazing

Really nice cat cafe. I have been to many and this was by far the nicest. Plus it's the only one that was vegan. You'd think putting the two (vegan food and rescued animals) together would be a no brainer but people like dogs and cats but don't mind putting milk derived from inhumanely treated cows in their coffee. The cats were well loved and looked after. Food is not the reason you go but it was good enough and I so appreciate that everything was vegan.


Points +48

25 May 2023


There was a line when they opened, so that should have been a clue😄 They filled up quickly for lunch, and I can see why. We had coffee, lunch, cake, and the kids played with the kitties. I was surprised at how clean, well mannered and maintained the cat area was. My kids didn't want to leave. The food was amazing, and super affordable. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Kitties, Delicious, Affordable

Cons: Might have to wait for a table


Points +95

20 May 2023

Visita obrigatória

Pela diferença do conceito, vale a pena a visita. A esplanada do pátio peca pelo sol em excesso, mas os gatinhos fazem-nos esquecer tudo. Provei uma das Sandwich (de tofu) e era muito bem servida.

Pros: Boa quantidade, Gatinhos simpáticos e atrevidos!

Cons: Esplanada não tem sombra


Points +329

10 May 2023

Amazing place to go

I had a lunch course including toasts with hommus, soup, and the main dish Torta de Batata that were all so good. Also had the cinnamon cake and capuccino. Enjoyed everything. And the cats of course.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-06


Points +441

23 Apr 2023

Great for the cats!

I’m not normally a fan of cat cafes and the like. However, this place really cared about the animals and wasn’t there to exploit them. It was a rescue centre that really cares. The food was fully vegan and we had the set lunch menu which was really good value and incredibly tasty. Definitely worth a visit whilst in Porto. It has such a great atmosphere in the back garden eating around the cats. The only issue is how stupid some of the customers are, more signs need to be around saying to leave the cats alone especially whilst sleeping. One person kept trying to wake them.


Points +51

12 Apr 2023

No cats were harmed in the making of your meal

So happy to find so many great vegan options in Porto. And the cats make it even nicer.

Pros: Meal of the day, Inexpensive

Cons: Limited seating


Points +214

29 Mar 2023


The indoor front part of the cafe which doesn't have the cats in was cosy and the cakes were good, however the outdoor seating area where the cats are is less nice despite the cats wandering around. Not the best cat café in truth but the food was pretty good


Points +76

08 Mar 2023

Cat lovers‘ paradise

If you’re a vegan and love cats, this place is heaven … and I don’t know what’s keeping you from visiting😉The food is really good (and affordable), but of course the main attraction are the four-legged angels/devils secretly running the venue. There’s at least a dozen of them, and they’re beautiful. Enjoy a great meal and even greater furry friends, they’re top-notch. Fully recommended.

Pros: Cats, More cats, Extensive, fully vegan menue

Cons: -, -, -


Points +59

26 Jan 2023

Bom ambiente e comida

Ambiente muito agradável e simpáticos. Comidas muito boa e com alguma variedade. Os gatinhos são adoráveis.

Pros: Bom ambiente, Boa comida , Gatinhos simpáticos

Cons: Caro


Points +76

23 Dec 2022

Um lugar de sonho

Combinado com comida maravilhosa e os gatilhos mais amorosos.
Não são só os gatinhos que são muito bem tratados mas tbm os clientes, staff incrível.

Pros: Comida deliciosa , Lugar lindo, Gatinhas


Points +1507

29 Oct 2022


Bij Porto dos gatos hebben ze liefde voor katten, alles is ingericht voor de katten. Heel erg leuk om te zien. Er is een Vegan lunch te nuttigen en de gerechtjes waren ok. Ga er vooral heen om de katten te knuffelen !


Points +192

25 Oct 2022

Average at best

The food was very average. I’d say that the hype comes from having time with the cats over the quality of food/service. Not worth the wait, the restaurant also could improve their systems for checking out. There are better options in Porto for food


Points +454

23 Oct 2022

Espaço e conceito incrível! Comida boa!

O poder estar com gatos e num espaço com comida vegan é incrível! Provei a francesinha europeia, era boa, mas achei um pouco seco o recheio! O molho era bom só não gostei do toque de caminhos que altera o sabor do molho tradicional! Mas no geral era boa, vinha bem recheada!

Pros: 100% vegan , Espaço acolhedor

Cons: Não dar para reservar para o jantar

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