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By Laura DeWald
$7,232 pledged of $35,000 goal
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About

Where better than the Wine Country to open a cat lounge that serves coffee, wine, and beer?

What is a cat cafe?

Cat cafes are extremely popular around the world, and for good reason! Science has shown that cat purrs are good for you, reducing anxiety as well as blood pressure. They combine traditional cafes with a place to hang out with (and adopt!) cats.

Many existing cat cafes have cats that live permanently at the cafe, but we will have adoptable cats for you to fall in love with (just like San Francisco's KitTea). We will be working with a local shelter to foster their cats at the cafe. Each cat will be carefully selected to ensure they will thrive in the cat colony lifestyle. This allows potential adopters to spend more time with the cat in a more relaxed environment than at a typical shelter. 

About Us

We're Laura and KC and we LOVE cats (we have three of our own). It has always been Laura's dream to eventually open a cat shelter. A cat cafe is a good option because it allows people who are currently unable to have a cat at home to get cat time in -- and everybody should be able to have some cat time. KC was a barista for 8 years, so we make an awesome team. We've visited several cat cafes in three different countries to figure out which parts we liked the best to create the best experience possible.

Cafe Features

We want to create the ultimate cat cafe experience for you. That includes bringing you yoga classes, art classes, and movie nights. Laura's current job as a web developer has inspired her to include a coworking space (with free wifi) for people to come study, work, or read while relaxing with the cats that will roam in and out.

How the Kickstarter funds will be spent

About 10% of the funds go to Kickstarter and payment processing fees. Reward fulfillment will use a small portion of the funds. The rest goes to building the best cat cafe in the world! Those costs will include initial rent, inventory, permits, and construction.

 

Rewards

All rewards over $15 include a mug, except the travel mug. All rewards $25 and over will receive one free lounge visit.

If you would like to add on any extra items,  add the amount for the correct item to your pledge. Mug $15, Travel Mug $25, T-shirt $35, Tote Bag $20.

Stretch Goals

In addition to the yoga classes, art classes, coworking space, and lounge we have a few other awesome projects for the cafe if we reach our main goal. We would love to have a kitten room (cat colonies are most successful with cats around the same age). There would be no better place to have California's first cat bar than the Wine Country, and you can help make it a reality!

 Timeline

There will be extra work involved with making sure we are compliant with all health codes. The timeline is a little bit rough because of that, but the moment we know details we will share.

 

 

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at catfeinatedcafe.com!

Risks and challenges

Finding the perfect space that will allow for complete separation between the cafe and the lounge could prove difficult. It's also possible that there may be delays due to health code licensing.

Despite any potential challenges, we are determined to make this project a reality.

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    Catfeinated Button

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    Cats on Mats

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Funding period

- (30 days)