1926 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, United States

6185303127

Home of the floating cats - Cat Cafe St. Louis Friday - Sunday 10am-4pm

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Enjoy a cup of coffee while petting a cat! CLICK HERE To Make An Appointment

(walk-in's are welcome as space is available)

Please note: We do not take owner surrenders and only work with rescues

About Us

Big Paw and Little Gray in The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, St. Louis.

Welcome to The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe!

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. 

Gucci in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

Benefits of a Cat Cafe

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!

Cat on glass, looking up from front lobby at The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Hello! About Kateri and Paul

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!

Meet the Cat's who live at the Cheshire Grin

SIGOURNEY

SIGOURNEY

SIGOURNEY

Sigourney from CARE STL in The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, St. Louis.

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!

PEARL

SIGOURNEY

SIGOURNEY

Pearl from Pound Pets Inc. at the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

Pearl is a small, sweet 8 month old female. She loves to get pets behind the ears and on her chest. She also loves to chase toys across the cafe as well as being played with a streamer toy. If you are interested in Pearl, email poundpetsinc@gmail.com.

FLAKE

SIGOURNEY

FLAKE

Flake from Pound Pets Inc in The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis, Missouri.

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 poundpetsinc@gmail.com.

MISSY

BUTTERSCOTCH

FLAKE

Missy rescue cat in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

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 thecheshiregrincatcafe@gmail.com.  

BUTTERSCOTCH

BUTTERSCOTCH

BUTTERSCOTCH

Butterscotch from the Green Paw Rescue, in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, St. Louis.

This handsome boy is Butterscotch. He is a 8 year old sweetheart! He lived his whole life in a rural animal control in Missouri and he is ready for his very own home. He loves attention! If you are interested in adopting Butterscotch, email thecheshiregrincatcafe@gmail.com.

NEEKO

BUTTERSCOTCH

BUTTERSCOTCH

Neeko at the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, St. Louis.

Neeko absolutely loves affection. His favorite spot to get scratched is on his back at the base of his tail. He has spent a lot of his time outside in the wild, so he really appreciates companionship and loyalty. Neeko is a 5 year old gentleman and kind of looks like a small bobcat. If you are interested in adopting Neeko, email thecheshiregrincatcafe@gmail.com.

NADINA

NADINA

NADINA

Nadina from the CARE STL in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

Nadina is a sweet 2.5 year old orange female with a friendly personality. At first she is a little timid, but will warm up and rolls around when you pet her. If you are interested in Nadina, fill out an application here.

FLO

NADINA

NADINA

Flo from Pound Pets Inc. in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

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 poundpetsinc@gmail.com.

MABLE

NADINA

MABLE

Mable at the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, St. Louis.

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 poundpetsinc@gmail.com.

MR. WHISKER BISCUIT

MR. WHISKER BISCUIT

MR. WHISKER BISCUIT

House resident cat Whiskey in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

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

MR. WHISKER BISCUIT

MR. WHISKER BISCUIT

House resident cat Yuki in the Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe St. Louis.

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!

FAQ's

Yuki looking through shelving at The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe in St. Louis.

What do we do to ensure the cats' well being?

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.

Where do you get your cats from?

The Cheshire Grin works with local rescues in the St. Louis area. We do not take owner surrenders and work only through rescues.

Can I bring my own cat to the cafe?

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.

Can I book a private event?

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 thecheshiregrincatcafe@gmail.com with all of your details including the date and event type. We allow up to 15 guests at our private event.

Do I have to make an appointment? Can I book multiple appointments at one time?

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! thecheshiregrincatcafe@gmail.com


NOTE: When you make an appointment, your Paypal statement will be from Green Paw Community Association, our non-profit animal rescue. 

What are your hours?

We are open Friday through Sunday, 10am-6pm.

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Please note: We do not take owner surrenders and only work with rescues

COVID-19 Hours:

Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Sunday 10am-4pm