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!
Billy is a very handsome and sweet 10 year old male. Uprooted from his life's normal routine, he is still trying to get used to the cafe. He is a big boy who loves to get attention. And when we say sweet big boy, we mean it! If you are interested in Billy, email email@example.com.
Abra came in with Cadabra. They are two boys who's owner passed away. He has a beautiful floofy coat. He is around 5 years old. If you are interested in Abra, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abra and Cadabra came in together after their owner had passed away. They are two handsome boys who are a little confused of where they are. Cadabra is shyer than his brother Abra. He is around 7 years old. If you are interested in Cadabra, email email@example.com.
Wiki is a sweet one year old tortie who loves attention. She is easy to warm up with pets on the HEAD ONLY and she loves to play! If you are interested in Wiki, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moonlight is a sweet tuxedo who is around 1 years old. She likes pets and can sometimes get jealous if another kitty is near you getting attention. If you are interested in Moonlight, email email@example.com.
Mandolin is another young mother we took in after her kittens were adopted. She is only 8 months old and is a small beautiful dilute calico. She can be a little sassy, but she will come up to you for attention and only likes her head pet. She's a little particular! Mandolin is ready for a new start (that doesn't include kittens) and ready to have a home of her very own! If you are interested in Mandolin, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We took in Ocean and her 5 kittens. Her kitten Lobster is still available are listed below in "The Youngsters" section. She is a sweet cat who loves to be pet on her head. Ocean is ready to have a home of her own! If you are interested in Ocean, 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.
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.
Bear Bear is a very affectionate boy. He loves attention and all he wants is love. He was a TNR cat however he was too sweet to be released back. Seeing how adorable he is with his beautiful eyes and how he is with other kitties, we couldn't say no to this big headed boy! If you are interested in Bear Bear, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This beautiful calico mix is Tapper! Tapper loves attention from people she will follow you around and will come if you call her. She was found very pregnant by Stray Rescue of St. Louis. After her kittens were weaned, she came to the cafe ready to find a home of her very own. She is a little sassy around the other cats, but she is learning that she is never going to have to fight on the streets anymore. If you are interested in Tapper, or two of her kittens fill out an adoption application here!
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. If you are interested in Montana, email email@example.com.
Blanche is a short haired tortie who is around 4 years old. She loves to sit in laps. When you sit near her in a chair she will most likely plant herself in your lap, for the whole visit if you let her! If you are interested in Blanche, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greyson is a handsome 2 year old boy who started off his life as a stray. He was thankfully trapped because he had horrible leg injury that prevented him from walking comfortably. He recovered from his injury and healed up amazingly! For him being a former street cat, he is a attention hog! He will zip through the cafe at high speed and he loves to play. All he wants is your love and attention and he will be right in your face to get it! This is all a loving cat deserves. If you are interested in Greyson, email email@example.com.
Peanut Brittle is a muffin making machine! He is so sweet and is very affectionate. He is around 2 years old. We were told that Peanut Brittle and Bear Bear were possibly hanging out in the same cat colony and they were equally as sweet to be TNRed. (Trap, neuter, released.) If you are interested in Peanut Brittle, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This beautiful lady is Zulu. She is a former TNR cat but was too sweet to be released back outside. She is so gentle and has a perfect personality. All she wants is to be loved in her very own home. Her angular face makes her look like a mini panther. If you are interested in Zulu, email email@example.com.
Get ready for THE KISS KITTENS!
Genie Simmons came in with her band (and litter mates). They are all around 5 months old.
It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. If you are interested in Genie come meet her!
Doritos is a sweet and playful 4 month old male who will follow you everywhere! He sure does love his attention.
It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. All kittens are ready to go to their forever homes at the age of 12 weeks. If you are interested in Doritos come meet him!
Mercury is an outgoing dilute tortie who is 6 month old. She came in with her brother Thor.
It is our policy that kittens get adopted out in pairs unless there is another cat in the household. All kittens are ready to go to their forever homes at the age of 12 weeks. If you are interested in Mercury 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 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.
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