River Kitty Cat Café

River Kitty Cat Cafe in downtown Evansville is now a nonprofit program of the Vanderburgh Humane Society!

Tuesday-Friday 11-7
Friday 11-9
Saturday 9-9
Sunday 11-4

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Baristas will be wearing masks
  • Masks are required on all customers & visitors when not actively eating or drinking
  • Cough guard has been installed at the register
  • Adoptions will now be completed onsite, with no need to go back & forth to the shelter

Approximately 16 of our adoptable adult cats call Main Street their home at any given time.

River Kitty opened in July 2017 with a resounding success. It began as a for-profit business venture from two local cat lovers, Nancy & Annette, who chose the VHS as the cat adoption partner. River Kitty recently celebrated its 600th adoption! This adoption partnership has been a game-changer for VHS cats and vital in our lifesaving mission.

In 2019, Annette & Nancy approached the VHS about selling River Kitty to focus on other endeavors in their personal lives. They were hopeful that the cafe could be transferred under VHS ownership. That dream became a reality in November 2019. Since then, all proceeds from the cafe now benefit the animals of the VHS.

Evansville's cat cafe is located at 226 Main Street downtown. The menu includes macarons, coffee, tea, wine & beer with a carry-out license, and healthy smoothies. We also offer special events like birthday parties, yoga + cats, feline painting parties, and more. Find out details and make a reservation for the Cat Lounge on the River Kitty website. Also follow the shenanigans of the cats on Facebook and Instagram!