As of late last year, Le Chat Noir had not raised enough money to get off the ground, but was still planning on opening this year in South Boston. According to Eater Boston, it will be "Victorian"-themed and early plans include a "cat cam" for non-visitors to check in on their favorite cats. [Image]
Vancouver's first cat cafe (similarly named but unaffiliated with the LA Catfe) could become a reality by this year's end. Currently, the founders of Catfé are looking for a space. They will be working with Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association to find cats available for adoption. [Image]
Los Angeles has made little progress on its first cat cafe — a recent crowdfunding campaign was unsuccessful — but don't give up hope. The owner of Catfe is still raising money and hopes to open somewhere in LA's Little Tokyo neighborhood this year. Catfe is partnering with NKLA, a local animal shelter that will help supply and manage the cats for adoption. Stay tuned for more details. [Photo]
An adoption-based shelter and cafe in the Bay Area, the Green Cat Rescue Cafe has not yet officially launched, though it hopes to open its doors — just a few blocks away from KitTea — later this year. [Image]
Sadly, Seattle's first planned cat cafe did not receive its desired amount of funding from a recent Indiegogo campaign. Nevertheless, Meowtropolitan's three co-founders continue to raise funds by hosting pop-ups, and hope to turn their dream into a reality later this year.