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The Black Cat Cafe, Devon, PA

The Black Cat Cafe

4.6
4.6
94 Reviews
$30 and under
American



The Black Cat Café is owned and run by PALS, a nonprofit animal rescue organization. Although every dime we make goes directly to the 600 homeless animals we save every year, we also know that our café succeeds because it is an awesome place to eat. Styled around the cafes of the South of France, our menu is eclectic and ever changing with many vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options in addition to our regular menu. We have won Best of the Main Line 3 times. Chef Judy Clemens puts out a breakfast, lunch and brunch that cannot be beat and all profits go to saving lives. And don’t miss our gift shop, featuring home goods and more featuring pets.




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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (610) 688-1930
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Judy Link
  • Catering
    We have lots of catering options. Please call and speak directly to the chef to come up with the perfect menu for your occasion!
  • Private party facilities
    We rent our café out during non business hours 7 days a week. sit down dinner seats 42 guest. Stand and sitting will hold 60. BYB ! Birthday , baby showers, bridal showers, conference meetings, Etc.. Birthday Parties with the Kitties ! Call for details.
  • Neighborhood
    Wayne
  • Cross street
    Rout 30, Lancaster pike
  • Parking details
    Also street parking,
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

94 Reviews
  1. Crimechick

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is terrific, and it feels good knowing you are supporting the cats!

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  2. JayG

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun concept - the restaurant supports a Cat Shelter. Homey and cute dining area. We went for a light supper - soup and sandwich = tasty and satisfying! The breakfast menu looks good too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast service, great food as always. Accommodated a wheel chair allowing my mother to continue eating at her favorite place and mine.

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  4. Cooper

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this little treasure. Food is great and my grandchildren love seeing the kittens.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loveee this place, the food is amazing. It’s such cute restaurant. Also not sure but all/most of the proceeds go towards shelters.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Black Cat Cafe . Service was awesome food was excellent.

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  7. okay

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place in every way. The menu has something for everyone, including vegans. The fact that profits go to animal rescue and the employees are volunteers makes it an especially good place to go.

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  8. RajN

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time, very cozy atmosphere, highly recommended

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  9. KDiner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The butternut squash soup was exceptional--and the kitties were cute.

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  10. PattyC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always tasty food & friendly staff. Can be slightly nosy due to close quarters but overall great experience!

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  11. Desi

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time eating at black cat with a really good Friend. We both really enjoyed it. I love that there are choices for gluten and dairy free folks. Excellent food.

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  12. Lodoss

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My wife and have been to the Black Cat Cafe before but we will not be going back. My wife ordered an omelette with a side of home fries. When the food was brought to our table, the home fries were overcooked and a little burnt. She decided to send the food back and did not ask for a new platter. The owner came to our table and said that nothing was wrong with the home fries and that is how she makes them all the time. She then gave the omelette and home fries to another table. She then brought out a new platter and my wife declined because she didn't order a replacement meal. Judy the owner then became upset and said that they were understaffed and that everything is done for the cats. Apparently the cats are more important than the customers. At that point, my wife said that we would not be coming back and Judy walk away angrily. She handled what should have been a minor situation so poorly that it became a larger issue. She chose to make a scene and cause an argument rather than simply take the food back. It's a shame because it didn't need to escalate and could have been handled much better. However, because Judy chose to be combative and refused to accept that the food was not prepared to our liking, we will not be returning to Black Cat Cafe.
    The Black Cat CafeResponded on August 31, 2023
    We have been serving our crispy home fries for over 6 years; they're one of our most popular sides. Your wife did not ask for a replacement but it was the appropriate thing to do. We're surprised that this kindness upset her and she vowed never to return. Judy did not become combative. She stated that if the house recipes were not to your liking, you should dine elsewhere. We appreciate the large tip you left in your embarrassment for your wife’s behavior. The cats appreciate it!

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  13. OOPACK

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very bland and way to expensive for what we had. There was a little bit of a smell. I love cats but don't want to smell them while eating. Other than saying hello to the kitties, the visit was disappointing.

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  14. TonyaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, wonderful service. Such a great place to go if you want to support kittens and cats that need forever homes. I love the black cat cafe!!

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  15. Japconnolly

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I am happy to have supported a good cause. I believe all the staff is all volunteer

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  16. JoyR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food delicious! and seeing the kittens is always a plus!

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  17. Lucky5

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little neighborhood spot. Very small. Limited parking.

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  18. famouslitagent

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch for four. Food well prepared. Highlights were the paninis and the excellent potato salad sides. Service was awesome. Very small dining area, which made it an intimate experience. The restaurant is part of a cat rescue, and we were entertained by several groups of adorable kittens. Would certainly return.

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  19. ChanelB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a cute place! We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with great service and on top of that--Kitties! We will be back!

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  20. HonestAbe

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service and cute kittens in a cage for adoption. I’ll definitely come back

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  21. TrachandaG

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our food was cooked to perfection. The staff was a bit busy but expected for brunch at a cafe. Will definitely return.

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  22. SandyO

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was great and friendly. We were very happy!!

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  23. dianen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a ham and cheese panini and it looked like a grilled cheese with ham. It was tasty, but not what was expected

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  24. Robimac

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little Not for Profit cafe. Food was fresh and home made. Decor chintzy, it’s a nice spot for a quiet lunch

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  25. KarenH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best breakfast! This place is a gem….where can you find delicious home cooked food and watch little kitties play at the same time. Everyone there is a P.A.L.S. volunteer, so tip generously with your waif staff.

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  26. GabK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very friendly! The food was delicious and homemade.

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  27. SheriH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Try the carribean French toast. Outstanding! Lots of menu options, including vegan & gluten free. Something for everybody. Atmosphere tastefully decorated in cat theme. Gift shop has cat toys, t-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs with black cat cafe logo. Highlight of gift shop is 2 live rescue cats in large, comfy cages. Reminds us the mission of this organization. Profits go to help rescue cats. Feel good supporting this cafe. 5 stars! Highly recommend

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  28. Tess

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and the service is top notch!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. LynneH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    A true 'neighborhood' spot, the Black Cat is quaint, supports cat rescues, and has very good food. It's crowded, and sometimes, despite a reservation, quite a wait is experienced. The staff is accommodating, and its shabby chic decor adds to its homey charm.

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  30. PhillyMom

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simple food, gluten free options, cosy atmosphere. 80% of check goes to the animal rescue. Servers are volunteers and work for tips. Loved it !

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Bill

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food isn't going to knock your socks off. It's equivalent to what you'd get at similar places for similar prices. The Black Cat Cafe used to the home of A Taste of Britain and seems similar to that in some ways, but the emphasis is on cats now. To me the best thing about the BCC is how quiet it is. Even when it's full, you can converse with your companions at a normal level and be heard. The only downside is the lack of parking. If you get lucky, you might have a space right in front, but that's been the case for me only about a third of the time. The neighboring streets are permit parking only, but I'm told that if you're there for just a few hours you'll be all right.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. LoVy

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful atmosphere, cozy and quaint. Everything we ordered was first rate: coffee, crispy home fries, sausage, very light tasty pancakes, omelette, eggs, French toast. Our server was efficient and friendly. Good value for money spent, and 80% goes to cat rescue!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. SharonC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation at 1pm. At 1:35 we had not been seated despite empty tables and the waitress was overheard saying "do not seat anymore people". They stated they had two people call out sick. We ended up leaving. The place was very busy. Parking is terrible.

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  34. Patricia

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant with a great mission.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. None

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was horrible. Once we got our food we never saw the waitress again. The owner/manager obviously is stressed out regarding the people who foster for PALS but, it may be a good idea to NOT let the customers know and rant about it loudly. Oh, and i came to see and perhaps adopt a cat but there were none!

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  36. HappyDiner

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Black Cat is very comfortable. I feel like i am in a friend’s home when I visit. The food and service are consistently good. I have introduced many friends to BC. All have enjoyed it and returned on their own.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. mvineyard40

    Baltimore

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, lots of vegan and gluten free options. Friendly staff

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Tess

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love this hidden treasure and I am so happy to have discovered it! The food is always fresh and delicious, and the staff is extremely friendly and always welcoming! Kudos to the chef for the wonderfully wide variety of breakfast and lunch selections that makes it difficult to decide what to choose!!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. SandyR

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, but the server was a bit surly and impatient with us. I know they are volunteers, but we didn't need the eye rolls and attitude. I would return again however!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. ChristinaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first impression is a lasting one. It was an amazing experience and the food was excellent. I plan to go back again.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Black Cat Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 688-1930.

The Black Cat Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Black Cat Cafe

40 Berkley Rd, Devon, PA 19333-1334

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rout 30, Lancaster pike
  • Neighborhood
    Wayne
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Also street parking,
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Judy Link
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (610) 688-1930
  • Catering
    We have lots of catering options. Please call and speak directly to the chef to come up with the perfect menu for your occasion!
  • Private party facilities
    We rent our café out during non business hours 7 days a week. sit down dinner seats 42 guest. Stand and sitting will hold 60. BYB ! Birthday , baby showers, bridal showers, conference meetings, Etc.. Birthday Parties with the Kitties ! Call for details.
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