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! We are our own rescue and non profit! Being a rescue allows us to pull from the euthanasia list in Animal Control giving those guys a second chancel. All donations go directly back to the cats! For litter, food, and all the medical bills. 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 our 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!
Pumpkin Latte is a very sweet lovable boy. he is around 1 years old! He loves to follow you around and will sit on your lap.
Cannoli is also a former TNR (trap, neuter and release) but she was so shy and sweet to release back outside. She is a little unsure of the kindness of pets, but easily gives in and purrs. She is around 6 months old.
Bluebell is a beautiful dilute tortie. She is around 1 years old. She loves people but likes to steal attention from other kitties. She loves all the attention for herself. So this diva would do best in a single cat household.
Leo is a older gentleman at 14 years old. He loves he’s ears and head to be rubbed. He loves when he gets butt scratches too. Once you meet him, you will fall madly in love with this senior.
Gumball is a small, 2 year old tortie, who loves her head and ears being pet. She loves people.
Very sweet and loving, this girl has a lot of love to give. Ginger Lee is around 4 months old.
Eclipse is deaf and her people were giving her away on Craigs List for free. We were tagged in the post from Kentucky! So with open arms we took her in. We would like to thank all the people part of the kitty transport team to make this happen. Since she is deaf, we think she is still figuring out her surroundings Within the café. So be very careful, she is spicy.
Tanner James has been in animal control since he was 8 months old. He is almost 2 years old now. He is ready to get his own home! He is going to need a special type of home who is willing to work with his corky outbursts. Sometimes he can get a little rough and doesn’t know his boundary’s. If someone is wanting to work with a harder case, Tanner is your man! We know there is an amazing cat in there!
Josie is a big orange sweetheart. She is a little shy but when you give her pets she really appreciates all the love. Josie is 5 years old And needs a quite home she can call her own!
15 week old male kitten of Cool Whip’s litter.
Podo came in with her sister Kimchi. They are both around 2 months old.
15 week old male kitten of Cool Whip’s litter
kimchi came in with her sister Podo. They are both around 2 months old.
Bowtie came in with his sister Macaroni.
Macaroni came in with her brother, Bow tie!
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 is its' own rescue under The Green Paw Rescue we work with local rescues in the St. Louis and rural areas. We do not take owner surrenders and work only through rescues and Animal Control.
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-4pm.
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