Opening Summer 2018!!


Papa's Cat Café gives you the chance to pet cats, play with cats, and experience the thrill of victory that comes with convincing a cat to lie on your lap and relax. 

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Papa's Cat Café offers a menu of delicious coffees and other beverages, as well as some tasty treats. All of them can be taken into the cat playroom to enjoy while you cozy up to our feline crew.

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Most of our cat crew is up available to adopt. Did you feel like you made a connection with one of our kitties during your last visit to Papa's Cat Café? There's a good chance you could add a cat to your home!

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Our Mission

Papa's Cat Café will be central Missouri's first cat café. While we are still some ways from opening day, we are making progress daily in bringing cats and people together in an environment fit for both.

Our cat playroom is inspired by the home decor and life of Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, one of America's most interesting and influential authors. He also happened to love cats!

We are partnering with Boone County Animal Care to fill our future cat playroom with adorable adoptable cats in order to improve the lives of homeless cats in our community and the lives of people who need more cat time (which is all of us, right?).

Are you looking for something fun and different for yourself, your family, or a date? Are you looking for a cup of locally roasted Fretboard coffee? Are you looking to get to know a cat before adopting one? If you answered yes to any of those, then come to Papa's Cat Café!

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An incredible show of support helped to raise over $15,000 that will be put towards bringing Columbia its first cat café!
Thank you to everyone who pledged and spread the word about our campaign!
You can still follow our story on our Kickstarter!


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