Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does it work?
A: The front of our shop is the café, designed to serve coffee and other drinks and treats. No cats ever enter this area for safety and health reasons. All of the cats stay in a sparate area called the Cat Lounge, a room that we provide free to Leon County Humane Society to serve as a foster home for their cats up for adoption. The café has plenty of seating ideal for studying and hanging out including bar seating along a viewing glass that overlooks the Cat Lounge.
We do charge an hourly rate of $7.00 per person for the Cat Lounge with a maximum capacity of 10 people. Anything that you order from the coffee bar, you are welcome to bring in with you to the Cat Lounge. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability. We highly recommend you reserve a spot in the lounge before coming in to ensure we have room for you. All reservations start at the top of each hour, so please plan accordingly for check-in and ordering beverages and snacks.
Q. What is your policy for children?
Adult supervision is required for children 12 and under at all times. Children Cat Lounge rates are the same as adult at $7.00 an hour, for any hour of the day. Infants under 2 are free and require an adult as well.
Q: Can I bring my cat?
A: All of the cats in our Cat Lounge are from Leon County Humane Society and go through a strict vetting process. To protect your cat and the cats from LCHS, we request that you leave your kitty home, as it would be impossible to verify vaccines and other necessary medical information from all outside cats. Also it would likely not be a very pleasant experience for anyone, especially your cat.
Q: Can you take in cats?
A: Unfortunately, we are not a shelter and cannot take in stray cats. If you have found a stray cat or need to surrender a cat please contact Leon County Humane Society. You can visit their website here: https://www.leoncountyhumane.org
Q: Do you have merchandise?
A: We have merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, tumblers, stickers, and magnets available in our cafe as well as online in our gift shop. Additionally, we have cat-themed art, pins, and stickers designed by local Tallahassee artist, Autumn Delaney, available at the cafe.
Q: How can I be involved?
A: If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the Cat Lounge, please visit https://volunteer.leoncountyhumane.org/. If you are vendor looking to supply wholesale products in Tally Cat Café, you can contact us at or message us on Facebook! If you are looking to join our team, stay updated on our Facebook page for future job opportunities.
Q: Why Leon County Humane Society?
A: All three of Tally Cat Café's owners have been involved with LCHS in the past. There are plenty of amazing rescues in Tallahassee, but we have a relationship with LCHS that we appreciate and trust. LCHS goes above and beyond in our experience to give their animals the best possible care, and that is very important to us when considering our customer's safety in the café.
Q: What if I'm allergic to cats?
A: No problem! If you just want to stop in for a cup of your favorite local coffee in the morning, cats never enter the area where coffee is prepped or served. They are always isolated in a separate room, and it is always your choice to interact with them other than admiring them through our window.