Gatos and Beans cat café is purrrfect, and we’re not kitten

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A little cat nap, as a treat. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Cats, coffee and—yoga? Gatos and Beans, Alabama’s only cat café, is bringing the cuddles to Avondale. Check it out!

Furtunate to Have Our Very Own Cat Café

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Owner Kelli Steward says that she had to open a cat café after running out of room for her feline friends in her own home. We’re glad she did! Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Gatos and Beans, Birmingham’s first and only cat café, opened last summer in Avondale. It’s an adoption center, a cat therapy haven, a coffee shop and more.

Founded by the cat-loving Steward family, Gatos and Beans is the first cat café in the state of Alabama. However, it’s not the first of its kind—there are similar concepts popping up all over the country.

Pick up your cuppa joe or a glass of mos-CAT-o. Gatos and Beans also sells wine and beer, so you can #RoséAllDay.

  • Address: 4348 3rd Ct S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Sun-Mon 12PM to 7PM | Thurs-Sat 11AM to 7PM
  • Contact: Phone
  • Social: Facebook | Instagram

Hang at the Café and Leave Feline Fine

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The sweetest photo you’ll see today, guaranteed. Smiles and scratches via Nathan Watson. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Kitty Concerts

Gatos and Beans is hosting its very first concert on February 22. Rachel McIntyre Smith is a singer-songwriter based out of Chattanooga. She’ll be performing an acoustic set as part of her “Kitten Coma Tour,” and all merchandise proceeds will be donated to animal rescue. Find out more.

Cat Yoga

Stretch like a kitty at cat yoga! Beginner yoga classes are taught at Gatos and Beans every Monday from 6PM-7PM. Taught by Katie from Beacon Yoga, classes are $15 and limited to 8 people per class, so be sure to make your reservation online.

Want to Get in Right Meow? Here’s How.

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Just resting my eyes. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

One SUPER important thing to note as you head to your local cat café is that you need to make a reservation, especially if you’re planning on visiting during the weekend. It’s $10/person for one hour in the cat room, and trust us—it’s worth it.

These Photos Will Make Your Day—Fur Real

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As you can see, our Bham Now team had a 10/10 time hanging out at the café.

The best news? These fur babies are up for adoption through Kitty Cat Haven and Rescue.

If you stop by Gatos and Beans, be sure to tell them Bham Now sent you! Also, we’re not kitten around—tag us in your cat pics.


  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.