Paws... The Cat Cafe
Paws is looking for your support to develop the next phase of our one of a kind, custom-designed Cat Lounge!
Paws started as a discussion between business partners Nicole and Mike, on their way home from a vacation in Seattle, Washington in late August 2016. This vacation had brought them to their first real cat cafe.
Nicole adores cats, and at one point, jokingly asked Mike if he would have any issues with her being a "stay-at-home cat mom" to their cats, Phineas and Isabella. That didn't go over so well. Mike enjoys a good cup of coffee, and being in Seattle, he'd had a lot of good coffees. They asked themselves, "What could be stopping us from opening a cat cafe with great coffee?"
When they returned home, Nicole started making phone calls to see what requirements would be necessary in starting such an endeavour. Over the next year, Nicole researched, meeting by meeting, phone call by phone call, and now, Paws is projecting to open to the public early November 2017.
With your support on ATB Boostr, Paws would like to add to the current plan in the custom cat lounge. This expansion would include a flowing water system for the cats, like a water fountain or waterfall, an expansion on the current climbing structures to include another treehouse, and a spiral staircase play structure. This expansion creates an addition to the current level of playfulness in the lounge, by giving more levels and areas to interact with their guests in the lounge, and hide when a time-out may be needed. Paws values the safety, care and well-being of the cats.
The entire Paws experience has been designed to wow, from the moment you walk through our doors, check in for your reservation, enjoy your handcrafted cappuccino with an adorable hand painted cat macaron, or a stroopwafel with a "Bengal Blend" tea to energize you before heading back to work or class.
From the paintings in the cat lounge, from a local Edmonton tattoo artist, to the walls that can be written on and erased, and a room to enjoy all of this, that room being home to many cats for you to cuddle with, play with and adopt when you and your cat find each other. There will be a myriad of toys, chasers and even catnip bubbles, which the cats go nuts for! We will also be featuring special events, such as kitTea Parties and Cats on Mats, our weekly yoga practice in the cat lounge. Paws is excited to unite the cat and coffee lovers in a unique and welcoming venue, exclusive to downtown Edmonton.
We thank you for your time and consideration, and most importantly, your support!