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Coffee, finding shelter cats homes, and supporting the Atlanta homeless through a nonprofit. Help make Java Cats Café come to life!
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Atlanta...it's time! 

Where else would you find specialty cups of coffee, adoptable cats and kittens in a spacious lounge all while contributing to our local community? 

Java Cats Café is where all of the above will become a reality!    

What is a Cat Café?

The first cat cafe opened in 1998 in Taipei, Taiwan. They have since been popping up all over the world! ! A cat café is, essentially, a café where you can not only enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, but have a purfectly good time in a room full of cats. (and this is a magical experience!)  

What's So Special About Java Cats Café? 

  • We have partnered with PAWS Atlanta, a no-kill animal shelter in Georgia. We will serve as a foster for up to 20 cats at a time in our cat room. ALL of our kitties will be adoptable through PAWS! This gives the cats an amazing opportunity to live in a customized cat paradise while being loved on every day, allowing their personalities to shine, until they find their furever home! 
  • We will also serve pre-packaged food products from The Gathering Industries. This is a non-profit who works with current residences from the Atlanta Mission and equips them with culinary skills while being paid. The Gathering will then find them a job within the restaurant industry. 
  • Java Cats Café not only helps cats find homes, supports a non-profit that helps the homeless through Atlanta Mission, but will also be involved in making the community a better place by supporting local businesses!
How Will The Café Work?
Our patrons will pay a fee to enter the cat room. This fee will include a cup of specialty coffee and an hour with the cats. Coffee and café items are always available, even without the purchase of the cat lounge access. 

To comply with Health Department Regulations, the cat room will be a space that is separate from the café and serving areas. The cat lounge will be a clean, safe, and comfortable environment for the cats and our guests! The two spaces will be separated by a small room with double doors. Cats will never enter the café through this system. 

We will have air filtration systems, as well as two HVAC systems (one for the café and one for the cat lounge). 

There will also be a private cat room available for the cats to take a break from socializing. 

What Your Donation Will Go Towards:

-Start up business costs

-Securing a location & Lease

-Renovations for creating the cat haven & café

-Creating retail space promoting and supporting local artists and businesses

-Licenses & Permit Fees

Our timeline:

Rewards For Our Donors! 

Exclusive Kickstarter T-Shirts!

 

Bottomless Mug!

Bumper Stickers (clear)!

Thank you for your generous donation! We will continue with updates on our Kickstarter page until we open! 

Atlanta Eater: http://atlanta.eater.com/2016/5/4/11591162/catlanta-cat-cafe-kickstarter-atlanta

What Now Atlanta: https://whatnowatlanta.com/another-cat-cafe-is-on-the-way/

The Best Cat Page:http://thebestcatpage.com/2016/05/07/second-cat-cafe-planning-stages-atlanta/

Risks and challenges

1.) Health inspection should not take long, however, should we run into any complications it could extend the opening date. As you can imagine, there are many health code regulations that we must comply to once we secure our location, BUT we are confident we can and will pass!

2.) Finding the right location at the right price. Atlanta is growing at an incredible rate, so finding the perfect building in our ideal area might take time.

3.) Construction and build-outs could take more time, money, and/or permits than planned, which could add on time.

4.) Kickstarter may fail :(

If the Kickstarter fails, we will still pursue our dream; it just might take a little bit longer than expected with financial set backs.

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    THE SCRATCHING POST

    You will find your name on our SCRATCHING POST Wall of Fame! In 18pt font you will furever be remembered as making Catlanta Café a reality!

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    CATLANTA CAFE BUMPER STICKER

    Get a Catlanta Café Bumper Sticker!

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    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT

    Get an exclusive Kickstarter donor only T-shirt!

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    PRIORITY ACCESS

    Get priority access before we are open to reservations!

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    VIP EXCLUSIVE INVITE TO OPENING

    By mail, you will receive a personal invitation to the opening of Catlanta Café! Hang with the cats and enjoy 1 complimentary beverage and 1 pastry.

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    VIP EXCLUSIVE INVITE TO OPENING + PUNCH CARD WITH REWARDS

    Receive a personal invitation to our opening AND receive a punch card with rewards for your first 5 visits!

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    BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR

    Come take a look before our doors are open, have your picture taken (and displayed in the café) with the cats for all to see as the first customers at Catlanta Café ever!

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    You are the cats pajamas! Receive a bottomless mug and receive complimentary coffee with every visit!

    + Catlanta Café Bumper Sticker
    + Your name on a piece of artwork in the café
    + Exclusive CUSTOMIZED T-shirt with your name
    + Behind the scenes tour
    + Invite to opening
    + Exclusive access to events
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Funding period

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