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Cats from Namur {Belgium}

chez miss miaouw 

The city of Namur, though small, is one of the cutest places you can visit in Belgium. 

Whether you opt for a long walk along the rivers Meuse and Sambre, a visit of the famous citadel and belfry, or a casual stroll through the cozy shopping streets of the old town, a day in Namur is always memorable.

If that wasn't enough to get you over there, what about the idea of spending a few hours in a cozy café in the company of several free-roaming cats?

Welcome to Chez Miss Miaouw.

chat adorable

Chez Miss Miaouw is modeled upon the many other cat cafés sprouting up all over the world. 

The concept originated in Japan, and caters to people whose lifestyle doesn't allow them to have a pet. 

It allows cat lovers a place to have a cup of tea or coffee while getting to know the resident moggies. 

So many years later, cat cafés have become a popular destination to cat lovers all over the world, including those who own a couple of felines themselves.

Namur bar à chats
chat blanc Belgique

The two-storey Chez Miss Miaouw is not even the first cat café in Belgium. 

Other examples of Belgian cat cafés are Le Chatouille in BrusselsDreamKatchers in Ghent, and the now defunct Kuro Neko in Kortrijk and MangaKat in Brussels.

bar à chats Belgique

bar à chats Namur

bar à chats Namur Belgique

Chez Miss Miaouw was originally created by three ladies. 

When one of them got pregnant and the other one wanted to travel, they left it to Miss Miaouw's current owner, Pauline Valk. 

She had never heard of the concept of a cat café before, but she loved both pastry and cats, and since she was ready for a career change, she decided to give the business a try. 

She changed the interior of the place to include more light-colored wood and make for a maximum amount of luminosity. 

Oracle des maîtres chats
livres sur les chats

The cats at Chez Miss Miaouw are all fostered from a local shelter called Poils & Moustaches (which translates to Fur & Whiskers), so they are all socialized, dewormed, sterilized, and chipped.

chats namur

The idea is that the cats at Chez Miss Miaouw can all be adopted. 

A huge number of cats sit in shelters every year waiting for new homes to go to. 

By giving some of them a place in the café, they are more likely to find their forever home.

bar à chats Namur

Chez Miss Miaouw Namur

All adoptions are made under contract of the association. 

Not everyone can go home with a cat, though. 

Potential adoptive parents are carefully screened, and only locals are accepted for adoption since Poils & Moustaches regularly schedules home visits to check whether the little ones are well cared for.

This seems to be working because there has been at least one adoption per week since the cat café opened. 

poils et moustaches

Chez Miss Miaouw not only gives a temporary home to plenty of moggies that wait for a family to adopt them. it also serves up an extensive menu of pastries, coffees, milkshakes, smoothies, and teas.


And while you can’t bring your four-legged furry friend along, there are plenty of cats to play with at the café. All the cats at Chez Miss Miaouw are registered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated (and very cute, too).

chats noirs Belgique
chat qui dort

The "bar à chats" Chez Miss Miaouw is located in the center of Namur, almost right next to the famous citadel and belfry and at a very short walking distance from the shopping streets and train station.

Address: Chez Miss Miaouw, Rue des Brasseurs 8, 5000 Namur, Belgium

bar.à chats Belgique

bar à chats
Halloween bar à chats

Opening hours:

Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Thursday & Friday from 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Saturday from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Sunday from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Unlike many other cat cafés, reservations aren't necessary.

Halloween Belgique

The cat café is open year round,  but the interiors are extra cozy around such special occasions as Halloween or Christmas.

Halloween Namur

Halloween chats

Text and photos: Vanessa Morgan

bar à chats


  1. My old man and old woman visited a cat cafe in Rennes in France when they were on holiday. They said they were missing me and needed their regular fix of "cat" but, of course, even though all the cats were lovely, none were as beautiful as MOI!

  2. So cute images! Thank you for sharing in our game!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

  3. I would visit here in a hot minute. We don't have one here. We need one.

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  4. Those are some lovely kitties! I hope they all find fine homes.
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  5. I love seeing and hearing about the cat cafes. They are all so cute and I would take that black one in a minute. I keep thinking about the cat Cafe in Liev, Ukraine.

  6. That looks a wonderful place to visit.

  7. How wonderful they are all up for adoption.

  8. There's a cat cafe in the city where I live: Savannah, GA. I've never been inside to order coffee, but it's fun to simply gaze through the window from the sidewalk and see the adorable feline friends inside.

  9. What a great idea to get them seen by cat lovers coming to the cafe who might want to adopt them.

  10. Such a chilled out place - obviously! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  11. That's fabulous. I hope they find forever homes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful information with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.