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!
Nova is a sweet 1 year old female that has the cutest smile. Her fur is so soft and she loves to talk. Come meet Nova this weekend! If you are interested in Nova, call the APA to fill out an application.
Mable is a sweet, lovable 1 year old female. She was in Animal Control for months and she is enjoying the quieter space at the cafe. Mable is warming up and loves getting pets. If you haven't noticed she has a Cindy Crawford beauty mark! If you are interested in Mable, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindy is a sweet big 16 pound 4 year old kitty. She loves to get pets on the head and loves to chase the wand toy! She has a little weight to loose but hopefully with her running around the cafe it will get her to a healthier weight. If you are interested in Mindy, call the APA to fill out an application!
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. Fill out an adoption application here!
Sugar is a sweet but a little shy kitty. She is 2 years old and loves pets around her neck. If you are interested in Sugar, fill out an application call the APA!
Kit Kat is a 2 year old shy kitty. When she came to us she has already had a sad beginning. Her human mom has passed away and had no where to go. She is still unsure of the cafe life but we hope that after a while she will start to relax. Kit Kat needs a special kind of adopter who can work with her slowly so she can learn to trust again. If you are interested in sweet Kit Kat, send an email email@example.com.
This bright eyed beauty's name is Giggles! She is 2 years old loves to find laps to sit in. She is also a very playful cat who loves to chase toys across the room. If you are interested in Giggles, call the APA to fill out an application!
Beauty is the sweetest little kitty. She is around 1 years old she has a very big outgoing and playful personality. She loves to chase toys. If you are interested in Beauty call the APA to fill out an application.
Meet Flo! She is a very affectionate 2 year old female who loves to rub her body up against your legs. She 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 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.
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