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! We are our own rescue and non profit! Being a rescue allows us to pull from the euthanasia list in Animal Control giving those guys a second chancel. All donations go directly back to the cats! For litter, food, and all the medical bills. 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 our 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!
Tuna is the sweetest little girl. She is around 3 years old who had an upper respiratory infection in Animal Control, making it hard for her to recover. Hoping she will recover quicker in a calm and quieter environment and we took her! She loves to talk to you and stretch out in front of you.
Wiki is a 2 year old girl who is particular about her pets but she loves being around people. She only likes her head and chin to be scratched. She loves hanging out in the upstairs window and watching the world.
Don't let her size fool you she can be a spicy little one! The best way to gain her love, is to admire her from a far. She will come over when she is wanting attention (only on the head though!) The more you visit, she will want to sit in your lap and rub her face on yours. She is actually a very sweet one once she gets to know you.
Pecan is a young guy who is finding friends at the cafe. He’s around 1 years old. He is looking to have a home he can run around and be a cat in. Pecan loves to chase toys and play on the second level of the cafe!
Cantaloupe is an outgoing 1 year old female buff! She was originally going to be a TNR (trap neuter and release) but loved getting attention from people. They decided to keep her an indoor cat and that’s how she came to us!
Cannoli is also a former TNR (trap, neuter and release) but she was so shy and sweet to release back outside. She is a little unsure of the kindness of pets, but easily gives in and purrs. She is around 6 months old.
Ceylon came in with her friend Matcha! She is still a little nervous but is very open to pets. She has a beautiful long panther face and bright eyes. She is 5 years old. We know she will be confident in no time!
This little one is so so sweet. She is only around 6 months old and hasn’t really understood the kindness humans. So she is a little hand shy but will accept pets All we want to do is spoil her!
Lalo is one of the sweetest orange kitties you will ever meet. He is around 2 years old, who leans in for head rubs.
Bluebell is a beautiful dilute tortie. She is around 1 years old. She loves people but likes to steal attention from other kitties. She loves all the attention for herself.
Dee Dee was found in a dumpster when she was rescued. she is around 1 years old and is the sweetest kitty. She will jump in your lap and want you to pet her to sleep.
Bandit is around 2 years old. he loves to chase toys across the café. He loves to curl up and roll around for your attention. He loves to talk and be pet. He will stretch out on your leg for attention.
Scampi was found outside frozen as a 5 week old kitten by his dad. He had severe frostbite on his tail having to get it amputated. Also due to the extreme cold, he lost his hearing and is completely deaf. Fast forward to today, his father past away from old age and needed a place to go. We opened our arms to this handsome 12 year old boy. He is so sweet!
Bruce is a chill 4 year old male who was part of a cat colony. He is so relaxed and easy going. Bruce enjoys the indoor life now, and deserves a home of his very own. He loves to get attention and being talked too. That’s what really gets him to purr!
Shamrock came in with his buddy, Clover. Shamrock loves pets and his long hair makes him so handsome. He is around 5 years old.
Eclipse is deaf and her people were giving her away on Craigs List for free. We were tagged in the post from Kentucky! So with open arms we took her in. We would like to thank all the people part of the kitty transport team to make this happen. Since she is deaf, we think she is still figuring out her surroundings Within the café. So be very careful, she is spicy.
Tanner James has been in animal control since he was 8 months old. He is almost 2 years old now. He is ready to get his own home!
This sweet girl had one day left on the euthanasia list when an amazing previous adopter let us know about her. She is so sweet who loves pets and to be talked too. Tippy would be the perfect companion.
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 is its' own rescue under The Green Paw Rescue we work with local rescues in the St. Louis and rural areas. We do not take owner surrenders and work only through rescues and Animal Control.
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.
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-4pm.
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