Denver Cat Company & Denver Cat Rescue

Denver Cat Company

Denver Cat Company


Denver Cat Company is one of the country’s first cat cafés, founded in December 2014. Read more about us here.

We are located at 3929 Tennyson Street and open from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, we are open until 8 pm.

During Covid-19 restrictions, we are doing hourly visits at limited capacity. Please review our rules and precautions before booking your visit.

We are also a cat supply. Please consider purchasing your cat food and supplies from us! We are happy to provide curbside assistance.

Denver Cat Company was founded in December 2014 by a totally sane cat lady, Leila Qari. Leila, a former attorney, was captivated by the concept of cat cafés, popular in Japan and Europe, and decided to try and open the first such establishment in the United States. Oakland’s Cat Town beat us to the punch, but we are proud of being at the forefront of this burgeoning trend in America.

We are an old-school owner-operated small business—Leila used her own funds to open the café, painted every wall, and hand-picked and designed the furnishings and decor. Her book-hoarding tendencies resulted in a small library in the back room of the café, adding another dimension of unique character to the space and providing patrons with reading material while they relax with the kitties. Leila also hires and trains our friendly staff and still picks up shifts every week in order to stay connected with the business and the community.

In 2019, Leila founded Denver Cat Rescue, the café’s non-profit rescue arm, which supplies the café with its adoptable kitties.

Denver Cat Company is one of the many small businesses around Denver started by an immigrant and is proudly staffed entirely by cat ladies, all of whom were at one point loyal customers of the café.


Denver Cat Company features adoptable cats sourced via our non-profit arm, Denver Cat Rescue. We save cats from high kill shelters in underfunded states and give them a shot to thrive in animal-loving Denver.

For more information on our kitties, check out the “café cats” page. You can also follow us on Instagram to keep up with their antics.

We have facilitated the adoptions of over 1,800 cats to date and regularly post their stories to our social media.


3929 Tennyson Street, Denver, Colorado 80212


Open daily.  Because kitties always need love.

Mon, Tue, Thur: 10-7 (Wed: 12-7)

Fri, Sat, Sun: 10-8

SPECIAL SENIOR HOURS: 9-10, Tuesdays & Thursdays

HOLIDAY HOURS: We are closed on Thanksgiving Day. We close at 3 pm on Christmas Eve and close all day on Christmas.

We are open usual hours at all other times unless posted otherwise.

Our Google hours are always accurate and kept updated. Trust Google.


Email for special inquiries, requests and complaints addressed to owner regarding the cafe:

Email our adoption team for questions about kitties, the adoption process, and application status:

Call during biz hours for questions regarding café cats, hours, & other operational stuff: (303) 433-3422. NO VOICEMAILS.

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