Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge

Meowing for Mauhaus Cat Cafe

Recently we’ve noticed a movement of unusual cafes popping up all across the globe. Now I’m not sure where many of these originated from, but during our time in Japan, we saw plenty that amazed us! Recently St. Louis, Missouri welcomed their first,  Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge. Since opening day cat lovers all around are coming to check out the hype.

What can you expect during your visit?

Upon walking in you will be greeted by friendly staff that will assist you in checking in and relay important information about regarding the cats. While checking in you will also be able to order a specialty drink and/or menu item to enjoy during your stay. You can choose to do so outside of the cat zone or at one of the tables inside the lounge area with the cats.

What’s the menu like?

There is a variety of savory items to purchase at Mauhaus such as samosas, flatbreads, and squash hummus. But also some sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies, scones and more that are all made in haus! Your $10 reservation fee includes a free beverage so you can enjoy a spicy chai or latte while snuggling up to purrr-fect felines.

Where do the cats come from?

The majority of the cats at Mauhaus are from a local shelter, Stray Haven Rescue. As if the cute kitties didn’t mesmerize you enough, now you have the ability to take one home! So far they have found fur-ever homes for over 20 cats since opening in November 2016.

Other Mauhaus Information

Location: 3101 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143 (street parking only)
Hours: 11am-8pm Thursday-Sunday, closed Monday-Wednesday
Reservations: While it is not necessary to make a reservation it is encouraged to do so. Each reservation is for roughly one hour. However, if no one is waiting, you can ask the staff to stay longer.
Cost: $10/adult, $5/child – Each patron will receive a free beverage and 20% off any food or additional beverage purchased.

Are you ready to enjoy this cozy cat cafe?
Click here to reserve your visit to Mauhaus!

  • makiely
    March 5, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    Cat cafes are popping up in Brisbane too. It certainly is a great way for rescue cats to find a great home. I myself have never visited one, but I can imagine it would be nice way to have a cup of tea with friends 🙂

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 6:52 PM

      Seems like it’s swept the nation! I went with to girlfriends and we had a nice time having chai and playing with the cats! 🙂

  • Steven & Ana Rose
    March 6, 2017 at 6:04 AM

    Those cats are such a cutie. I love them for being clean. The place looks cozy and friendly. It would be a nice place to stay more especially for cat lovers.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      A few of my friends were skeptical when I told them I was going to a cat cafe. They weren’t sure about drinking or eating in the same room with them however, as you noticed, everything is incredibly clean! For those who aren’t interested in dining inside the cat area there is seating outside with separate ventilation! 🙂

  • Jessica
    March 6, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    We live in South Korea so we’ve visited a few cat cafe’s over the years. They’ve even got sheep cafe’s here now! I always assumed that in North America it wouldn’t pass the health inspection or something! It’s great when shelter cats get homes in these places. I’ve never been to one that had such a good menu as samosas and such!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 6:57 PM

      The cafes we visited in Asia are very different from the ones in the States! I think they pass inspection because they have separate ventilation systems and it’s optional to dine inside the area with cats. 🙂 A sheep cafe sounds quite intriguing! I’d love to hear more about it.

  • OurSweetAdventures
    March 6, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    Wow this one is organized a little different than the one we visited in Milan. We did not need a reservation, nor did we have to pay an entrance/reservation fee. Do you know the reason why they charge a fee? Does it go towards supplying food for the cats? It is also a shame we can only stay for 1 hour 🙁 I could be there all day haha

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      The cafes in Japan all require a reservation and fee (much higher than this) so that is so interesting to hear how they vary across the globe! From my understanding, they charge a fee to go towards the shelter expenses for the cats as well as the baked goods and drinks. You receive a complimentary beverage and 20% off any food while visiting so that’s a plus! The hour time limit isn’t too bad because they are VERY lenient on it. 😉

  • 8duffels2mutts
    March 6, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    Awww, I just love this! I was expecting to read about a place where you take your own cat for lunch. But, I just adore the concept that the kitties are up for adoption!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:08 PM

      I loved the concept too. I also think it also helps them develop their personalities more.

  • Adrenaline Romance
    March 8, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Awww, that is cute. We may not be cat people, but those critters are just so adorable. Pet-friendly cafes, restaurants, and other establishments are always a plus in our books. We will definitely visit this one if we have the chance to visit Missouri.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:12 PM

      Now I’m just waiting for a puppy cafe! 😉

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    March 10, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    The concept of the cafe is wonderful. The cats get a home and proper care that they deserve and the humans also relax themselves with the company of these lovely adorable creatures.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:10 PM

      I am so glad you agree! I think this is one of the best missions we’ve supported. 🙂

  • A Busy Bees Life
    March 12, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    I have heard about this place and glad to read a post on it. I find here, cats can really choose their owners and see who they warm up to or who warms up to them and they can have a great home. Wonderful!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:11 PM

      Word travels quickly! I think that’s true as well, two of my friends ended up going home with cats! 😉

  • lydia
    March 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    I love that Mauhaus Cat Cafe has found homes for over 20 cats! I think that should be the true nature of this type of establishment but it’s also great that these shelter cats can roam around freely instead of being in a cage.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 12, 2017 at 7:13 PM

      I’m glad you loved that too! So much better than being in a cage and they get to interact with people which I believe will make them the most friendly cats around. 🙂

  • Ana Ojha
    April 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge looks amazing and I loved its decor! It looks very soothing and welcoming. That cup of coffee looks yum and glad to know that they have found the home for more than 20 kitties. I’d love to visit there!