Tucson Elites Find Their Zen at El Jefe Cat Lounge

The Tucson Yelp Elite Squad found their zen with the help of the cute and cuddly residents of El Jefe Cat Lounge. Yelpers had a purr-ific time bonding with the 21 kitties and embarking on our first ever mindful eating meditation class led by Open Lotus Meditation. 

I had a great time and it is a stupendous way to hang out with some cats calm down and maybe even take one home.” Yelp Elite- Mark A

A huge thank you to El Jefe Cat Lounge for opening your doors just for us! Check out the event reviews and photos on our facebook page. For more information about the Yelp Tucson Elite Squad, visit

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El Jefe Cat Lounge is Tucson’s first Cat Lounge. It’s a place to play with adoptable cats in an attractive, clean space. Cuddle cats without the commitment or find the perfect pal to adopt. Resident felines come from the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, here in Tucson. All of our furry friends are in tip top health and ready for adoption, but we’re happy to have you as a visitor, just to play too.

Hermitage Cat Shelter and Sanctuary: For over 50 years, The Hermitage has been dedicated to the shelter, protection, and care of homeless cats, especially those that are often not considered adoptable by other organizations. The Hermitage is a cage-free facility where the cats are able to roam throughout their designated areas (including catios) and interact freely with staff, visitors and volunteers. 

Open Lotus Meditation: Meditation is a gentle back and forth between your thoughts and the object of your attention. Allow me to teach you easy and practical meditation and mindfulness tools that can help you de-stress, focus on your goals and find purpose, love and balance.