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Atlanta Cat Cafe Timeline
April – June
Our Kickstarter was funded with over $21,000 in donations online and even more in person. We are very appreciative of the support revolved around the first Atlanta Cat Cafe and excited to began shipping out rewards!
June – August
The majority of Kickstarter rewards were dispersed and the search for our location began. In mid September we nailed down our location at the Historic Grant Park of Atlanta, Georgia! We also established a coffee partnership with one of the top Atlanta Coffee Shops, Ebrik.
January – February
After signing our lease we moved forward with quotes for buildouts and taking our final step towards opening. We are finalizing plans, receiving approvals and shooting for Jan-Feb!
March 27, 2017
We look forward to meeting all of our fellow cat lovers in person. We truly appreciate your support over the past year.
"To bring the citizens of Atlanta joy through the love of an adoptable cat, coffee and food provided by homeless locals in the process of getting back on their feet."
Cats. Coffee. Crumbs.
Cat Cafe in Atlanta?
Atlanta… it’s time!
Where else can 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 is a reality as we established the first Atlanta Cat Cafe and brought one of the best coffee shops in Atlanta along with us!
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!)
Java Cats Café, is the first Cat Cafe in Atlanta and the third cat café in the South! We couldn’t be more excited to take on this business adventure and dedicate our efforts into helping more cats avoid euthanasia and find a loving, forever home.
Java Cats started as the result of a research paper assignment at Georgia State University. Founder, Hadyn Hilton, started learning about cat cafés when studying the phenomenon of YouTube cat videos and began to research the possibility of opening one here in Atlanta. It’s been a long year full of ups, downs, and in-betweens, but we are so excited to finally have opened on March 27th!
There are many great coffee shops in Atlanta, which can be a bit intimidating when entering the Atlanta coffee scene as a new Atlanta coffee shop. However, we have partnered with an incredible coffee shop, located in Decatur, outside of Georgia State University, Ebrik Coffee. Ebrik Coffee has been ranked as one of the best coffee shops in Atlanta by Foursquare, as well as Tripadvisor. So you can rest assured that you will not only enjoy some of the best coffee in Atlanta in one of the best coffee shops in Atlanta, but get your cat lovin’ fix at the same time at the first cat café Atlanta.
When you visit the Atlanta Cat Café, Java Cats, we are confident that when you leave you will already be looking forward to your next visit with us. So when you are searching for your new Atlanta coffee spot, be sure to swing by Java Cats and give us a shot! If you want to visit our cat lounge, be sure to make a reservation. Reservations are STRONGLY recommended due to the high volume!
Our cats will come from PAWS Atlanta, Georgia’s oldest no-kill shelter for cats and dogs. We have partnered with this amazing shelter and will screen our cats to ensure that they have the personality to thrive in such an environment. Java Cats offers 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 do not want our cats to be stressed or scared in a high traffic environment- which is also why we will have some house rules when interacting with the cats! If you find a cat you fall in love with, be sure to inquire about adoption! To comply with city 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. Even if you just come to visit and love on our kitties, we know you’ll enjoy your experience sipping on what we believe to be the best coffee in Atlanta. Cats and coffee, it’s a dream come true!
The Gathering Industries also play a large role in providing all of our delicious box lunches and prepackaged snacks! The Gathering supports homeless individuals, through The Atlanta Mission, and equips them with culinary skill so that they may find jobs in the restaurant industry.
Cats, coffee, and giving back to our community, what other coffee shops in Atlanta offer that? We like to believe that Java Cats is the most feel-good coffee shop Atlanta has to offer. So come and enjoy our concept, love on some kitties, support local nonprofits, and try some of the best coffee Atlanta.
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