Monday, September 23, 2019

Update: PURR Cat Cafe in Brighton Has Closed

[Ed note: This article was updated on October 9 to reflect the fact that the cafe appears to have closed for good.]

It looks like Boston's first (and only) cat cafe has closed for at least the time being.

Universal Hub is reporting (via a Twitter post from @MariannaFoos) that PURR Cat Cafe in Brighton has temporarily shuttered, with a note on its website saying "Please continue to check back with us for future updates. Thank you to each and every one of you that has supported PURR since opening. Thank you for your past business and support. We are very thankful and grateful in having you as our customer." The Chestnut Hill Avenue cafe, which debuted in 2017 after a long and rocky road to opening, was a place where people could hang out with adoptable shelter cats while bringing in food or beverages.

The address for PURR Cat Cafe is 167 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA, 02135.

Thanks to The Passionate Foodie for initially bringing this to our attention.

[October 1 update: An events page indicates that PURR Cat Cafe held a silent auction yesterday in order "raise funds to re-open." The post goes on to say that "If we are fortunate enough to open our doors again, we will have some exciting announcements to make."]

[October 9 update: Drew Starr has posted on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page that PURR Cat Cafe now has a sign up out front that says it is permanently closed.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]