What do you do at Naughty Cat Cafe?
At Naughty Cat Cafe, come relax with the adoptable cats in over 2,000 sq. ft. of cat lounge. You can play games, read books, and take advantage of our free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee or cold, local craft beer with a cat on your lap.
Our party animals will host special events like Yoga with Cats, Date & Game Nights, and Caturday Morning Cartoons. You can also celebrate all sorts of parties here such as birthdays, bachelorettes, baby showers, and more!
Who benefits from a cat cafe?
People from our local community looking to adopt
Renters who aren’t able to have pets
Tourists missing pets at home
Organizations in need of a unique event location
Party animals who are looking for a fun venue to celebrate their event (birthday, bachelorette, baby shower)
Students who need a relaxing place to study
Freelancers in need of a convenient work space
Health care professionals dealing with compassion fatigue
Senior citizens looking for companionship
How does the cafe part work?
We have a self-serve coffee and tea bar separate from our cat room or you can order beer and other tasty drinks. We have yummy treats as well. You can take any food or drink you’ve purchased in the cafe into the cat room. All of our food offerings come from local bakeries. Therefore, no food is prepped on-site, so the Hamilton County Health Department has deemed us in compliance with all appropriate regulations.
Do you seriously charge to pet cats?
Yes, yes we do. We don’t do it for the money, but we can’t do it without it. That money goes to keep the lights on and provide a cozy roof over our kitties’ heads in a location convenient to the community. It also covers extra supplies that the shelters and rescues cannot provide. For $14.20, visitors are allowed 60 minutes with our house residents to play, cuddle, sip, and potentially adopt. This visitation fee also includes a non-alcoholic drink. All of our guests in the cat room sign a waiver, and those under 18 need their parent to sign their waiver. Anyone between the ages of 8 and 12 must have a parent or guardian present.
Is there an age policy?
Our goal is for Naughty Cat Cafe to be a place that the whole family can enjoy, while keeping our cats comfortable and relaxed. Therefore, we ask that families refrain from bringing infant children and that parents facilitate the interaction between their children and cats in a proactive way. During normal business hours the minimum age for visiting the cat lounge is 8 years old, with the exception of some special events, so be sure to watch for those. A parent or guardian will need to sign a minor waiver for anyone visiting the cafe under the age of 18. Those under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Do I need a reservation to visit?
Not necessarily, but it is highly recommended. We only allow 15-20 people into the cat lounge at a time, so we cannot accept walk-ins if we are at capacity.
Where are all of the cats from?
All of the cats are provided by local shelters and rescues such as McKamey Animal Center, Humane Educational Society and Pet Placement Center. We act as a big foster home for them, and will take care of anywhere between 15 to 20 cats at any given time. All cats provided to us are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, vaccinated for rabies, and ready to go to their forever home!
I fell in love with a cat at the cafe. Can I adopt them?
YES! All of the cats at the cafe are adoptable through our partner shelters and rescues. We handle all of the paperwork right here in the cafe following the protocols of the partner shelter/rescue. 100% of the adoption fee goes to the shelter or rescue that the cat is from.
Are all of your cats naughty?
Are you a non-profit?
We are a small business owned by a husband and wife team. However, 100% of the adoption fees go to the shelter or rescue that we are fostering the cat from. The shelters and rescues cover some supplies, but we are always in need of scoopable litter, toys and treats. Our mission statement is, To provide a healthy and safe environment for the community to socialize with and adopt cats from our local shelters and rescues. We work to enhance the bond between humans and animals and raise awareness on the importance of spay and neuter.
Why Naughty Cat?
Because cats are naughty! All you have to do is search cats on the internet and you are guaranteed to be humored by cats being mischievous. We love their naughty nature, so we use it in our name.
Before Naughty Cat Cafe… there was Naughty Cat Farm! We lived off-grid on the Big Island of Hawaii where we grew organic white pineapple, this weird fruit called soursop, and enough food to feed ourselves. We also fostered A LOT of kittens. So, we named our little piece of paradise Naughty Cat Farm. The mascot for that logo was one of our 10 cats, Velcro (jury is still out on if she’s the naughtiest of the bunch). Velcro wore a bandana, just like the bandits of the Old West and the cowboys of Hawaii. Yes, there are cowboys (called paniolos) on Hawaii! Within this bandana we incorporated images of Hawaii and our farm life. Since our new Naughty Cat Cafe logo was going to be printed on all things big and small, we had to simplify the bandana and illustrate Velcro.
We’re really proud to be able to provide this space for the entire community to enjoy and benefit from. Moreover, we are so grateful for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm we have received. We’ve travelled and lived all around the world and we can’t think of a better neighborhood other than St. Elmo with its rich culture, unique vibe and love for animals.
We look forward to welcoming you at Naughty Cat Cafe and joining us on our mission to provide a healthy and safe environment for the community to socialize with and adopt cats from our local shelters and rescues.
*All cats are naughty to varying degrees.