If you’re a cat lover and you like to relax by stroking a cat or two in a cosy atmosphere as you sip your coffee or browse the internet, or if you’re simply looking for a venue that warmly welcomes your four-legged friends, take a look at some of our tips.
Crazy Cat Cafè
Via Napo Torriani, 5
The first pet-friendly restaurant that opened in Milan in 2015, inspired by the Japanese Neko Café experience, is the Crazy Cat Café not far from Central Station.
The nine stray cats that have made this restaurant their home are the undisputed bosses. In addition to creating an environment where customers can relax in the company of cats and enjoy homemade products, the Crazy Cat Café aims to raise awareness of cat adoption and the correct way of interacting with these adorable moggies.
I Dodici Gatti - Pizza in Galleria
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (corner of Piazza della Scala)
Check out this unique pizzeria located right in the centre of Milan, in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The venue’s name derives from a heart-warming story of collaboration between private individuals and the Municipality of Milan in order to protect a feline colony. Once upon a time there was an elderly lady who resided in one of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II attics. She used to feed the pigeons and a pair of black cats that roamed freely on the rooftops. Eventually the woman became too old to continue living so high up and had to leave the attic but the cats remained where they were happy. They were too wild and too wary to be caught but totally dismissive of any danger and bold enough to venture out frequently through the warehouses of the shops in the Gallery. The two old cats extended their family and a colony of twelve black cats now live on the Gallery rooftops. With great enthusiasm, the building administrators - together with the Municipality of Milan and associations for the protection of animals - made a commitment to contribute to their maintenance, leaving them ample space and tranquillity. So, by opting to eat here you are contributing to their care and, above all, to their freedom!
Catmint Cat Cafè
Via Felice Poggi, 2
Check out the Catmint Cat Café in the Lambrate district, near the Polytechnic, the perfect place to enjoy a delicious panino for lunch, a tasty afternoon snack of waffles and pancakes or maybe just a relaxing aperitif surrounded by some feline friends to stroke and play with. Catisfaction indeed!
Locanda alla Mano
Piazza del cannone
Inside Parco Sempione, near the Castello Sforzesco, the Locanda alla Mano is a special type of kiosk created by the Contè Cooperative that organises job placements for youngsters with Down syndrome.
Open for breakfast, lunch, aperitifs or dinners and immersed in a chill out atmosphere, the invitation to have fun is extended to all our four-legged friends. From felines to pooches, everyone is welcome!
Via Daniele Crespi 14
This cafeteria and bistro in the Solari area of the city is open all day and specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.
A venue with a warm and cosy atmosphere where you can chill with your four-legged friend, be it doggie or moggy!
Via Alessandro Tadino, 41
A pizzeria in the Corso Buenos Aires area serving pizza by the slice with a choice of over forty toppings.
Always mindful of the needs of its guests, here at Little Italy everyone is welcomed with a smile even if accompanied by their 4-legged friends.
Just kindly notify the owner of the presence of your dog or cat when booking.
MarySoul, the first center where you can do yoga with cats
Via Antonio Panizzi 6
The first center for exercises and meditation opens in Milan where it is possible to follow the courses together with the cats in a room set up specifically for them.
Cats are in fact the ideal companions in the art of relaxation, they are able to absorb negative energy and then release positive effects in the body and mind.