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Cat Cafe Manager (Switch): all the updates (latest: Harvest Stories Update / Next: Naptime Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Cat Cafe Manager on Nintendo Switch (originally released on April 14th 2022 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Cat Cafe Manager – Ver. ??? (Naptime Update)

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:
NEW FEATURE: 💤Sleepy Cats
  • Adding a new Cat Need:Sleep.
    • At the end of each workday cats with the Sleep Need (all cats after the first upgraded Stray Cat Lure) will want to sleep in a cat bed. The 2 Cat Litterbox Shrine upgrades have been changed to ‘Cat Comforts’ , and now include 6 cat beds to unlock. Place these in your cafe for your cats to sleep in; but higher Sleep Need cats want better beds! Cats that cannot sleep in a bed because your bed score isn’t high enough will complain instead. The following day these cats will be unavailable for 3 to 5 hours as they sleep during the day. Better get them their catnap!
NEW FEATURE: Bonner’s Ingredient Delivery Service
  • Have your ingredients delivered!
    • Complete the game (by finishing all the Shrine Upgrades) to unlock Bonner’s newly provided service! Once unlocked, you can purchase the new Delivery Service at the Food Market shop. After purchasing, click the button next to an Ingredient at the Food Market shop to turn on ‘auto delivery’. Once turned on, you will automatically purchase that ingredient whenever you run out! If you cannot afford it at this time, the game will give you a little notification, and turn off the auto delivery for now.
NEW CONTENT: Eastern Teahouse Furniture Set
  • This new high level furniture set includes tables, chairs, wallpapers, floors, kitchen utensils and decor that will allow you to turn your cat cafe into a beautiful teahouse, inspired by Chinese and Japanese designs. We hope you’ll use these to build a beautiful cafe!
  • CONTENT: New outdoor plant decorations:
    • Tulips (purchasable from the start)
    • Bush (purchasable from the start)
    • Sunflowers (unlocked in the Harvest Halloween Shrine Upgrade)
    • Cat shaped bush (unlocked in the Tea House 1 Shrine Upgrade)
  • CONTENT: Added 7 new hairstyles!
  • FEEDBACK: More clear feedback on what stats get affected by having duplicates of a piece of furniture, when buying in the shop.
  • FEEDBACK : Cats that are not available to entertain customers for any reason (because they are asleep or complaining about stress / playing) are now colored darker to indicate this a bit more.
  • FEEDBACK: Cats complaining about wanting to play (because there are not enough Toys) now use their ‘play’ animations, to differentiate from complaining about wanting pets.
  • FEEDBACK: New end of game text explains your newly unlocked options a bit more clearly, including your ability to re-adopt any cats you’ve given a Forever Home.
  • FIX: Robocat9000 will not complain about food anymore.
  • FIX: Cats who complain about wanting to Play or be Pet no longer slide around the cafe.
  • FIX: Cats can no longer have multiple ‘Play’ or ‘Calm’ tasks anymore.
  • FIX: Improved the language system when changing languages between saves.

Cat Cafe Manager – Ver. ??? (Harvest Stories Update)

  • Release date: November 1st 2022 (North America, Europe) / November 2nd 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
NEW FEATURE: Friendship Furniture
  • More story! Adding over 17.000 words of more story to Cat Cafe Manager! As you reach the 3rd Shrine renovation event, you will meet a new character, Hoover, who opens theCuriosities Shop, where you can buy Friendship Furniture, a new type of furniture.
    • Place Friendship Furniture in your cat cafe, and your friends the Regulars will sometimes come over to hang! Telling ghost stories over the Campfire, playing Kittens & Kaverns at the Game Table, or learning more about the valley’s history at Gran’s Photo Book are just some examples of the many new stories you can experience!
NEW FEATURE: Build Outside
  • Build outside! Take your cat cafe outside with the new Outside Floor Tiles.
    • These new floor tiles allow you to place furniture outside. Have your guests enjoy a cat’s companionship out there in calm mother nature. These new furniture sets are perfect for building outside. Speaking of which…
NEW CONTENT: Furniture Sets
  • New Furniture Set: Spooky Harvest ! Bring spooky season to your cat cafe with this new furniture set! Use spooky decorations to celebrate halloween, or have your guests chill outside amongst the cornfields and freshly harvested crops.
  • New Furniture Set: Summer Beach! This new furniture set is perfect for giving your cafe those summery vibes, or building a relaxing outdoor picnic hang for your guests and cats.
  • FEATURE: Added a re-adopt button to the cat roster, allowing you to take cats back in after the main story has finished.
  • BALANCE: Eased up recipe and ingredient cost in the late game.
  • FIX: Fixed visual bug with the diner floor
  • FIX: Added potential fix for red walls/furniture sometimes popping up after playing a long time
  • FIX: Fixed crash with some ghost furniture messing up save games
  • FIX: Added missing Diner tag for Deep Frier and Stove
  • FIX: Fixed crash when switching shop tabs right after entering a shop

Cat Cafe Manager – Ver. ??? (The Comfy Update)

  • Release date: ??? (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • You can now sellyour unwanted furniture in Decorate Mode! In the Decorate UI, select the piece of furniture you want to sell, and click the blue ‘Sell’ box. You’ll get back 25% of the price you paid for the furniture!
  • You can now select which tasks a Staff member will perform. You can set them in the ‘detail screen’ for a Staff Member by checking or unchecking the little box next to a skill. This allows you to focus Staff Members on only serving customers, or only cooking food.
  • Added new Traits for Staff members which unlock the Cat Care and Maintenance skills.
  • You can now edit your character and cafe name while playing. Simply press ESC to go to the menu, which now has 2 new options: Edit Character & Edit Cafe Name.
  • Added a new Gameplay option to single press a key/button instead of holding it to perform actions. Go to Settings > Game, and tick the ‘Tap to Perform Task’ box there.
  • The Autosave file now includes the player name so you can have Autosaves of multiple games, and the game warns you if you start a game with the same name, to prevent accidentally overwriting it.
  • When a Customer Group levels up (after getting a Friendship Level with a Regular) a new screen will tell you what their new rewards and Needs are.
  • Added arrow keys as valid control option for moving your character and camera for left-handed players.
  • Food Menu UI now displays your recipe inventory and the recipes you’re currently missing that your customers sometimes want to order.
  • The Cat Roster UI now shows your total score per Customer Group, so you can more easily determine which Customers will be happy with your cat roster.
  • You can now open the Cat Roster UI when petting stray cats.
  • The Advertising UI now shows all the Needs and desired recipes of customers.
  • Clearer indication when a Stray Lure cannot attract more Strays, and that Lure is removed from the shop. You’ll also automatically get a refund on any Lures you own that can no longer attract Strays.
  • Added icons for furniture style to the Shop and Decorate Mode, so you can see how much of a style you own.
  • Added sorting options to the Shop UI. Sort based on name (A>Z), price (low>high), furniture style or amount owned (least>most).
  • Added a number of how many of an ingredient you own in the Ingredient Shop, so you can more easily add the ones you need. (Tip: sort by ‘amount owned’ to see what you own the least of!)
  • You now get a notification whenever a piece of equipment breaks.
  • Added a button to show walls in Decorate mode, so you can easily move / remove windows and doors.
  • The shops now show how many of an item you already have in your inventory.
  • Added a line in the shop clarifying that a Stat won’t get added when you already have one of that piece of furniture in your cafe
    (duplicates don’t add stats, except for Cat Needs like Toy & Food, and Toilets for customers).
  • Explanation in the reward screen when you get a Stray Lure as a present, that it is, in fact, a Lure.
  • You can now skip the customer count at the end of the day by clicking.
  • Fixed some readability issues in the Forever Home rewards.
  • Improved how traits are displayed, especially when you have a lot of traits.
  • Added some more indicators for controls to the Decorate Mode.
  • Serving food Tasks are now yellow instead of orange, so you can more easily see which Customers are waiting for orders to be delivered.
  • Kitchen tasks now spawn at the closest possible kitchen appliance, instead of randomly, better allowing for multiple kitchens.
  • Customers with a “Comfort” need now automatically pick the most comfortable free chair available.
  • Staff now prioritizes rarer tasks like maintenance, cat care and cleaning, if they’re able to perform those.
  • Made almost all traits a little more effective.
  • End of the game story now triggers when the shrine is actually fully completed.
  • Fixed some traits not applying their bonus correctly.
  • Fixed some stats overlapping in the UI.
  • Fixed a few bugs related to relationship levels not displaying correctly.
  • Fixed the Cat HUD in the lower right sometimes shifting left and hiding cats when you had a lot of cats.
  • Fixed dialogue skipping when you were holding down a button when the dialogue popped up.

How to download updates for Cat Cafe Manager for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Cat Cafe Manager, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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