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!
Sugar is a sweet but a little shy kitty. She is 2 years old and loves pets around her neck. If you are interested in Sugar, fill out an application call the APA!
Big Paw is a super sweet, lovable 12 year old kitty. He loves affection and will stand on his hind legs to make sure you notice him. He has a very soft coat - perfect for receiving pets. He loves to play and chase toys. If you are interested in Big Paw, fill out an application here!
Sigourney is a 3 year old male. He is a very curious and adventurous kitty. So much, that he will follow you around seeing what you are up too! He will allow pets on his own terms, and when he's feeling lovable might even jump up next to you and use your arm as a pillow. Fill out an adoption application here!
Donna is a very calm, sweet laid back cat that gets along well with other cats. She loves a nice spot to perch which is most likely in your lap! If you are interested in Donna, click here fill out an application.
Barton is a sweet 2 year old male. He loves to circle people and rub up against their legs. He enjoys being up high on shelves and cat trees. If you are interested in Barton, call the APA to fill out an application.
This talkative guy is Benton! He loves getting attention and lounging around. He has a sweet personality and loves to be a lap cat. Come meet Benton! If you are interested in filling out an application, call the APA!
Little Gray is very affectionate kitty who loves to be pet but is a little shy. He loves chin and head scratches the most. Little Gray has a beautiful 12 year old soul and is looking for his final forever home. If you are interested in Little Gray, fill out an application here!
This bright eyed beauty's name is Giggles! She is 2 years old loves to find laps to sit in. She is also a very playful cat. If you are interested in Giggles, call the APA to fill out an application!
Gucci is a sweet, big boy at 16 pounds! But it doesn't stop this 4 year old from following you around. He is a little temperamental and will let you know when he is done with pets. Gucci's adoption is sponsored and if you are interested in taking him home you can try a "sleep over". A program offered through the APA! To fill out an application call the APA!
Margie is the sweetest little mini cat. She is like the Volkswagen Beetle of cats meaning she is half the size of a normal cat. At 1.5 years old she has a very big outgoing and playful personality. If you are interested in Margie send a message here!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your details including the date and event type. We allow up to 20 guests at our private events.
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. Or you can shoot us and email and we can add them in for you! email@example.com
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