Children under the age of 7 are not allowed in the Cat Lounge area
Please note: We do not take owner surrenders and only work with rescues
The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe is like a regular cafe, except that it is full of free-roaming cats! These cafe cats are in an interactive space where they eat, sleep and play. Guests can come in and enjoy a piece of cake or coffee while enjoying the restorative environment. The Cheshire Grin is a cafe where you can play with adoptable cats! We sell coffee, drinks and delicious baked goods. All of the cats you see at our space are adoptable! If you are interested in adopting, all potential adopters must fill out an application with that cat's specific rescue and have a conversation with a staff member prior to adopting.
Think of The Cheshire Grin as a giant foster house for amazing adoptable cats waiting for their forever homes. The environment of the café gives the cats a chance to feel at home while they get used to interacting with many different people.
Potential adopters will be able to interact and learn more about the cats' personalities. As staff and volunteers learn about each cats' needs and personalities, we can match them with their puuurfect adopter.
For Rescues: We are willing to foster any adult friendly cat(s) that have been FIV/FELV tested, neutered, and fully vaccinated to be an indoor cat. We are here to help you make some space in your shelter! Please contact us for more info. and thank you for rescuing cats!
We realize that there are a lot of dog rescues in the St. Louis area, but not as many cat rescues. While rescues are rescuing and T.N.R.-ing cats from the streets, we realized that the shelter environment isn’t the best for them to express their true personalities. Many sheltered cats tend to show signs of being stressed and scared instead of friendly and approachable. This situation doesn’t allow them to show off their true personalities. We have both worked in the shelter setting for many years and we take that experience into account in our cafe design. Our kitties purr, talk, play and even snuggle. We want adopters to come in and see how friendly are cats are! Cats open up and show their true colors when they have strangers to impress. The cafe also allows us to see how they interact and play with other cats when they have space to run and play. We feel that all cats deserve a chance to be loved. We want to show you that all cats can be affectionate companions in the right scenario!
Tropicana is our new little black panther! She is so sweet and loves to get pets from her head to her tail. She is 8 months old and so adorable. She also gets along well with other kitties in the cafe. If you are interested in Tropicana, email email@example.com.
Blue Bear is a Russian Blue who is the sweetest and softest boy. He came to us because his owner got early on set Alzheimer's and was boarding in Petco. Blue Bear is a handsome 8 years old. He is a little shy but when he starts to get pets, he turns into a talker. If you are interested in Blue Bear, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We got an email about this sweet one year old living outside in a gopher hole under a porch. It had just snowed so we knew we had to act fast. Lulu is so thankful to be in a warm place and is ready to find her forever home. She loves to be talked to, loves pets and loves kisses. Lulu is an all around very sweet kitty. If you are interested in Lulu, email email@example.com.
Mermaid loves to show you around the cafe and loves to get pets. She is a very sweet one year old. She has just discovered the cat shelves in the second story of the cat cafe, and loves to sunbathe there. You also might find her batting a toy around on top of the plexi ceiling! If you are interested in Mermaid, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Banana is a very sweet and large lady! She is good with the other cafe cats and even tries to chirp up conversations with them. Banana is 10 years old who loves to be pet and talked to. a If you are interested in Mermaid, email email@example.com.
Gabby is an adorable senior declawed tabby at 11 years old. She loves to come up for pets on her head and along her back. Gabby knows her name so if you call it she will pop her head from her sleeping spot. She can get a little cranky sometimes and might need to be the only cat in the household. If you are interested in Gabby, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonny is an aloof 6 year old orange tabby. He is a little shy but is starting to hang out with people. He loves to eat and will come over to you for pets. Sonny is getting more confident. If you are interested in Sonny, email email@example.com.
Fluffy is a sweet and big long haired orange female who is 10 years old. If you are interested in Fluffy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sneaky is a big long haired orange and white female who is also 10 years old like her friend Fluffy. They both came from the same household, but are both so sweet. Sneaky is a little more shy than Fluffy but we know she is going to warm up quickly. If you are interested in Sneaky, email email@example.com.
Trinity is a sweet 8 year old black cat we pulled from Animal Control with her sister, Charity. This was their last chance to find a home so we pulled them for the cafe. At first they are a little intimidated but they are warming up. When you pet her she will give into affection and start to purr. Trinity has a previous leg injury that healed back without medical attention. She might have to have her leg removed because of it. If you are interested in Trinity, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity is also a sweet 8 year old black cat we pulled with her sister, Trinity. This was their last chance to find a home so we pulled them for the cafe. At first they are a little intimidated but they are warming up. When you pet her back she will arch her butt in the air. If you are interested in Charity, email email@example.com.
Licorice is a 2 year old male who is very motivated by food and treats. He is leash trained and loves to go on walks! All he wants is your attention but only on his terms. He has a temperamental personality because he is looking for his right adopter. He will definitely make you laugh when he gets his burst of energy and runs up and down the cafe stairs. Just wait to see how high he can jump when you play with him with the ribbon toy! Licorice would be best if he was the only king cat in the home and would probably be confident enough with a dog friend. If you are interested in Licorice, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana came to the cafe with her 5 kittens. She is a very sweet and beautiful calico who is ready to live her life without having to be a momma anymore. Montana is 2 years old who enjoys pets and napping. Kittens, Bam Bam and Boosie are still available for adoption (see below). If you are interested in Montana, email email@example.com.
Milo and Skip are a rescued pair. They are both very friendly, love attention and love to be pet. Milo is 7 years old. If you are looking for a sweet senior, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skip and Milo are a rescued pair. They are both very friendly, love attention and love to be pet. Skip is 9 years old. If you are looking for a sweet senior, email email@example.com.
Toby is a 14 year old female we rescued from Animal Control after we found out her person had to go into a nursing home and had to leave her behind. Despite having her world turned upside down, she is so sweet but confused about what has happened. You can tell that she was her person's pride and joy. If you are looking for a sweet senior, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniper is a 7 week old female kitten. It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. If you are interested in Juniper come meet her!
Arbor is a 7 week old female kitten. She was found with her sister, Juniper and her brother Red Bud. It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. If you are interested in Arbor come meet her!
Bam Bam is a 7 week old male kitten. He and his siblings came in with their mother Montana. It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. If you are interested in Bam Bam come meet him!
Boosie is a 7 week old female kitten. She and her siblings came in with their mother Montana. It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. If you are interested in Boosie come meet her!
Mr. Whisker Biscuit AKA Whiskey, is one of two residential cats who live in the cafe. He can be a little shy around new people, but with some soft encouragement, you might become his new friend!
Yuki is the second resident and she takes pride in knowing she is the ruler of the cafe. One of her favorite places to hang out is on the second floor banisters around the cat walk! You might spot her floating above you on the plexi as you walk in the front lobby!
Cats are our number 1 priority. Aside from building a cat-ified space that allows the cats to interact with guests on their own terms, we also look after their health and wellness. We have a set of rules we ask our guests to follow in order to ensure the best possible experience for our guests and cats. We keep an eye on our cats to make sure that they're thriving in our environment. Those cats who show any sign of unhappiness are put into foster care until a more suitable arrangement is found.
The Cheshire Grin works with local rescues in the St. Louis area. We do not take owner surrenders and work only through rescues.
No. The cats in The Cheshire Grin are already acclimated into the café setting. Think about when you bring your cat to the vet, and how stressful that can be. Bringing your cat to a cafe may be fun for you, but probably not for your cat. For this reason, we don’t want adopted cats in our café.
No one under the age of 7 is permitted in the cat lounge area. The only exception will be for cat adoptions. This is for the safety for your child but for the safety of our cats. The cafe is a safe zone for cats of all backgrounds and histories. Some cats just aren't comfortable with little children.
Children that are over the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Yes! If you are interested in hosting a private event, The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe can help accommodate. This will make your wedding shower, graduation party or any occasion stand out from the rest! Please email us at email@example.com with all of your details including the date and event type. We allow up to 15 guests at our private event.
Walk-in's are welcome but we encourage you to make a reservation so you have a guaranteed spot. We can only allow 15 people in the cafe per hour.
Unfortunately you have to book individually if you have a larger party coming in. We know, it's annoying.
NOTE: When you make an appointment, your Paypal statement will be from Green Paw Community Association, our non-profit animal rescue.
We are open Friday through Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Please note: We do not take owner surrenders and only work with rescues