Not on CM though if you have a meebo account you have other options. It doesn't take long to friend up if you are both online anyway. There are also chat rooms in every group. Any member is capable of opening up a group chat. Click Chat in the green links and then Start a chat at the top of the page. Members should check with the group admins about guidelines they have set for starting chats in the groups. If you click on the Groups Tab and then Active Chats in the blue Groups box, you will see a list of all the current active public chats. You will have to join the groups to join the chat. Newcomers Club has a chat going 24/7.
The other option you have if you don't want to belong to a group is the Main CafeMom Lobby chat. You can get there from any open chat room or go to this link
It doesn't get much traffic but it is available to every CM member.
at 7:03 AM on Sep. 23, 2010