Technically speaking, a cat café is a theme café whose attraction is cats that can be watched and played with. Patrons pay a cover fee, generally hourly, and thus cat cafés can be seen as a form of supervised indoor pet rental. The cats are all available for adoption and can fill out all of the paperwork right at the café.

In addition to the cats, cafés like Kitty Brew offer an excellent blend of organic drinks such as lattes, coffee, tea, and espressos.