Monday, July 27, 2015

Look What the Cat Brought In's Cat Café

Cat Café: A Meowing Good Time

On the menu at this bistro in the heart of Colorado Springs is a fuzzy blend of camaraderie, fine art, refreshments—and cats. Lots and lots of cats.

Most every Saturday afternoon, the Cat Café of the rescue group Look What the Cat Brought In brings cat-loving humans and eager felines together for play, cuddles, head bumps, ear scratches and just plain fun. A small donation fee for the event keeps the Café returning each week.

“It’s a great opportunity for humans who love cats but for some reason may be unable to have them in their own homes,” said Jennifer Nosler, Director and founder. Those reasons could include allergies, landlord restrictions and just out-of-towners who miss their own kitties at home.

The Café is also a perfect venue for potential cat owners to get a first-hand feel for the affection, companionship and curiosities these mini versions of their jungle relatives can bring. Maybe they even find a new family member on the spot! 

Local human kitty artists enjoy space to display their work and offer it for sale. The Café is well-stocked with print information any cat owner would appreciate and is a great place for discussions with other cat lovers, including cat-savvy volunteers from the organization.

Look What the Cat Brought In of Colorado Springs specializes in hard-luck cats, taking in severe hoarding rescues, disabled (missing a leg or eye), or FIV positive. The cats have their medical and emotional needs tended with plenty of TLC and as much time as they require. This shelter rescues cats and kittens all over the state, and neighboring states as well.

If you are in Colorado Springs on a Saturday, join us at 2129 E. Boulder St. from 1 – 4:30 p.m. and have a meowing good time.

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*** This blog post was written by Ann, a feature writer and volunteer at Look What the Cat Brought In.


  1. What a fantastic concept. I wish I had a cat café in my area!

  2. We love that this cat cafe features less-adoptable cats from a rescue that specializes in hard-luck cats. What a great way for people to see and interact with those cats and realize what wonderful companions they are!

  3. I wish I lived closer, such a great thing to do. purrs

  4. More and more of these cat cafes are popping up all over. We purr that one in our area will open soon.

  5. Colorado Springs is a bit of a distance from me, but I'm going to have to find a way to get over there and check this out sometime!

  6. we love hearing about more and more of these popping up

  7. I wish I could visit this one, bit I never travel that far.

  8. We would like to live where there are cat cafes to visit.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. I'd like to visit a cat café, just not sure my cats would like it.

  10. What a great place! We wish we lived closer!

  11. What a terrific write up on what looks like a terrific place! We never thought of visiting a cat café when in another city. Thank you for sharing Look What the Cat Brought In with us!

  12. What gawjus babies. And dat's a pawsum place.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. We love that more and more Cat Cafe;s are opening.
    We especially like that this group features special needs cats :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  14. Whoa! Didn’t take long for this idea to catch on all over. I’m thankful for that.

  15. What a fabulous idea! Wish that I could visit!