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Tennessee’s First Cat Cafe Opens in Nashville This Week

Mewsic Kitty Cafe will welcome its first customers on Saturday

Katy Lindy

It’s time to stock up on allergy meds and lint rollers, as Tennessee’s first cat cafe prepares to open its doors in Nashville this Saturday.

Mewsic Kitty Cafe, located at 2519 Nolensville Rd. in the Woodbine neighborhood, is the first of several cat-centric ventures slated to open in Middle Tennessee. Cafe owners Maegan and Thien Phan have partnered with local non-profit Nashville Cat Rescue, with plans to host up to 15 cats at a time that will live on property until adopted or up to three weeks before going back to foster care. All adoption fees will go directly back to the rescue group.

In line with the model for other cat cafes around the country, Mewsic Kitty Cafe will take reservations and charge for its play dates, starting at $12 an hour for regular ‘meet and greets,’ with prices increasing for special events such as yoga.

Beverage and food offerings are of course secondary to the cafe’s feline friends, but options include a self-serve coffee bar featuring Bongo Java, Switter’s iced coffee, kombucha, tea, and pastries from The Wild Muffin and vegan bakery Leeuw.

Initial hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.