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!
Flake is also a sweet 8 month old female. She is a little shy at first but warms up pretty quickly. She loves to tell you she enjoys your pets with a loud purr. She will roll on her back for belly rubs and her fur is very soft. If you are interested in Flake, email email@example.com.
This sweetheart is Ellie Mae! She is 6 years old and lived her whole life in an animal control in rural Missouri. She is ready for a home very own! Ellie Mae loves to be brushed and has the cutest little meow. If you are interested in adopting Ellie Mae, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. He has a particular personality. Fill out an adoption application here!
Meet Flo! She is a very affectionate 2 year old female who loves to rub her body up against your legs. She will sit next to you if you are on the floor. Flo has a silent meow but has a lot to say! She loves to be brushed and of course cat nip. If you are interested in Flo, email email@example.com.
This sweet girls name is Cali! She is a senior kitty at the age of 12 years old. She has a very calming presence when you pet her. She has a very soft and sweet personality. If you are interested in Cali, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purrkitty is another sweet senior we have at the cafe. Like her name suggests, she is a purr machine! She loves to be pet and brushed. She is 12 years old and has a lot of love to give. If you are interested in Purrkitty, email email@example.com.
Mable is a 2 year old female who loves to hang out on (and in) cat trees. She has a cute little Cindy Crawford beauty mark that makes her so adorable! She has a delicate walk like a fashion model. She loves getting her back scratched. If you are interested in adopting Mable, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missy is a kitty that is looking for a quite home to call her own. She had been on the adoption floor at County Animal Control for months after her mom surrendered her and her 8 (yes 8!) other cats due to eviction. When mom found a new place to live, she came back and got all 8 cats and leaving Missy at AC for unknown reasons. She has a shy personality that doesn't give her much hope on the AC adoption floor. We wanted to give her the second chance she deserves. If you are interested in Missy, email us at email@example.com.
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 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. Or you can shoot us and email and we can add them in for you! email@example.com
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