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!
Prince is a sweet 1.5 year old male. He has an outgoing personality and loves to roll around to get your attention. He has lived in a home with Fuz Wuz and Tinker Bell. If you are interested in Prince, email email@example.com.
Tomahawk is a sweet 7 year old dark orange male with the gentlest personality. He loves pets and attention. Tomahawk likes to knead blankets as he purrs to get relaxed. If you are interested in Tomahawk, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabby is an adorable senior tabby at 12 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. If you are interested in Gabby, email email@example.com.
Kenobi is a sweet soul. He is 8 years old and is such a sweet heart. If you are slow with him he will learn that you are a friend. When Kenobi really opens up, he will stand up on two legs and rub his head on your hand. He loves chin and head rubs. If you are interested in Kenobi, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diva is a sweet 7 year old tortie. The mother of Sonny and Patches. She loves to be pet. If you are interested in Diva, email email@example.com.
Patches is a sweet 6 year old tortie who came to us with her mom Diva, and her brother Sonny. If you are interested in Patches, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonny is a sweet and shy dark orange 6 year old male. He came to us with his mom Diva and his sister Patches. If you are interested in Sonny, email email@example.com.
Skittles is the last cat from the rural Missouri animal control hoarding rescue. She is a sweet 7 year old female who wants to be in a home for the very first time. She is very timid if she lets you pet her she loves her lower back being scratched. If you are interested in Skittles, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity is a sweet 8 year old black cat we pulled from Animal Control with her sister, Charity. This was their last chance to find a home so we pulled them for the cafe. At first they are a little intimidated but they are warming up. When you pet her she will give into affection and start to purr. Trinity has a previous leg injury that healed back without medical attention. She might have to have her leg removed because of it. If you are interested in Trinity, email email@example.com.
Charity is also a sweet 8 year old black cat we pulled with her sister, Trinity. This was their last chance to find a home so we pulled them for the cafe. At first they are a little intimidated but they are warming up. When you pet her back she will arch her butt in the air. If you are interested in Charity, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licorice is a sweet 2 year old male who loves to get scratched behind the ears and on his back. All he wants is your attention and will let you know when he is done. He will definitely make you laugh when he gets his burst of energy and runs up and down the cafe stairs. Just wait to see how high he can jump when you play with him with the ribbon toy! If you are interested in Licorice, email email@example.com.
Tinker Bell is a timid 8 month old cat who seems small for her age. She is a little shy but likes to be pet on the head and lover back and when she warms up she will roll on her back for belly rubs. If you are interested in Tinker Bell, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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. Or you can shoot us and email and we can add them in for you! firstname.lastname@example.org
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