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!
Boogaloo is a young handsome black cat who came in with his buddy Rocky. He loves to be right by your side and loves to talk! He is 9 months old. If you are interested in Boogaloo, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We got an email about this sweet one year old living outside in a gopher hole under a porch. It had just snowed so we knew we had to act fast. Lulu is so thankful to be in a warm place and is ready to find her forever home. She loves to be talked to, loves pets and loves kisses. Lulu is an all around very sweet kitty. If you are interested in Lulu, email email@example.com.
Chowder came in recently with her house mate Mermaid. They are both figuring out that they are safe now and don't have to worry. They are both around 1 years old. If you are interested in Chowder, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mermaid came in recently with her house mate Chowder. Mermaid loves to show you around the cafe and loves to get pets. They are both around 1 years old. If you are interested in Mermaid, email email@example.com.
Tinker Bell is a timid 8 month old cat who seems small for her age. She is a sweet heart and likes to be pet on the head and lover back. 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.
Gabby is an adorable senior 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. If you are interested in Gabby, email email@example.com.
Bella is a 10 year old ball of fluff with beautiful bright yellow eyes. She usually hangs out on the cat tree on the stairs. She is accepting of pets under the chin, on the head and behind the ears. Bella likes to rub her body up against your legs as she passes by. She doesn't like too many pets because she gets a little overstimulated. But she is a sweetie at heart. If you are interested in Bella, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sonny is an aloof 6 year old orange tabby. He is a little shy but is starting to hang out with people. He loves to eat and will come over to you for pets. Sonny is getting more confident. If you are interested in Sonny, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Licorice is a 2 year old male who is very motivated by food and treats. All he wants is your attention but only on his terms. He has a temperamental personality and is just looking for his right adopter. 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! Licorice would be best if he was the only king cat in the home and would probably be confident enough with a dog friend. If you are interested in Licorice, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chai is a sweet calico cat who was found walking dangerously close along the highway. Thankfully a Good Samaritan picked her up! After getting her checked out it was found out she has a neurological issue. She falls over sometimes but is pretty good on her feet and it doesn't stop her. Chai is around 1 years old who is friendly with other cats, dogs and people. If you are interested in Chai, email email@example.com.
Nutmeg was found a couple months later on the same highway Chai was roaming. She is a shy little tortie who is learning to love pets. She is still very new to the cafe, but we know she will make someone very happy. She would probably do best in a quieter home. If you are interested in Nutmeg, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky is a sweet young lad who came in with his buddy Boogaloo. Rocky is 9 months old and loves to be held and purr. If you are interested in Rocky, email email@example.com.
Buttersnap is a sweet fluffy 1 year old female kitty. She looks very similar to Sage, but she has more red in her fur. If you are interested in Buttersnap, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sage is Buttersnap's look-a-like, who is also 1 years old. She is as sweet as she looks. If you are interested in Sage email email@example.com.
Ninja is the most gentle 10 year old male cat. He loves to weave legs and get pets. He has the softest fur! He is a big snuggle bug and wants all the attention! If you are looking for a sweet senior, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toby is a 14 year old female we rescued from Animal Control after we found out her person had to go into a nursing home and had to leave her behind. Despite having her world turned upside down, she is so sweet but confused about what has happened. You can tell that she was her person's pride and joy. If you are looking for a sweet senior, email email@example.com.
Creme Brûlée was found outside with his brother Latte right before this winters snow fall. They were so lucky a Good Samaritan brought them in! They are both 5 months old. If you are interested in Creme Brûlée, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latte was found outside with his brother Creme Brûlée right before this winters snow fall. They were so lucky a Good Samaritan brought them in! They are both 5 months old and so sweet. If you are interested in Latte, please email email@example.com.
Phantom is a 4 month old male kitten who is a little shy right now but only because he is new here! He loves to be pet and loved on. If you are interested in Phantom, please 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