This is the UK’s first Cat Café to celebrate the true origins of pet cats in Britain. A Roman Temple dedicated to cats, coffee and cake! Your money back if we don't reach our goal.
Here’s what we’re doing
We’re going to bring a Cat Café to the beautiful heritage City of Bath. Minerva's Moggies Cat Café will be the first UK Cat Cafe to celebrate the true origins of pet cats in Britain. Over 2000 years ago the Ancient Romans introduced them so what better place than Bath to set up a kitty haven temple to pay tribute to what the Roman’s did for us.
We're Catherine and Claire Coulthard and we're a Mother and Daughter Business Partnership. Between us we have 20 years experience in Business Management, Catering and Graphic Design. We own several cats including Jasper who has encouraged us to get our project out in the open. We are passionate about cats, coffee and cake and are bursting at the seams to get our Bath Cat Café project off the ground for the following reasons:
- We’re going to re-home 15 – 20 Cat Café Moggies to bring kitty affection, purrs and snuggles to anyone who wishes to de-stress in their company.
- We aim to serve the best coffee (and tea) you have ever tasted - sip on your favourite beverage with a curled up cat next to you, happy that your contribution will be helping to make the little fella's life purr-fect.
- Apart from being set up in stunning surroundings Minerva's Moggies Cat Cafe will appeal to those who live in rented property (and can't always keep cats), busy professionals with little time to spare for the care of a pet and cat lovers in general (In the UK there are over 12million Feline loving households).
- We're tapping into the local community and fairtrade for locally produced artisan food and drink for a menu that will have Patrons coming back for more.
- This is a project that is deeply rooted in history yet looks to the future to pioneer new ways of helping local and global animal charities
- Through our High Profile and imminent growth we will be creating collaborative relationships with local talent to show case amazing creativity and support us with our eclectic 'Fe-Line' cat products.
- Minerva’s Moggies will host unique Cat Activities and Event Days to include Paper Bag & Box Days, Cat Photography Days, Cat Care Courses and Speed Dating for Cat Lovers!
Where your money goes:
Please give generously, every penny helps! To get off the ground Minerva's Moggies needs £100k to do the following:
- Lease a central Bath property where, on the interior, we can sympathetically design a Cat Cafe in the style of a Roman Temple - with A3 cafe and outside cattery maintained to stringent health and safety standards.
- Provide our 15 - 20 Minerva's Moggies rescue with a new lease of life by getting them fully health checked, neutered, vaccinated and insured (we will be working with local vets).
- Hire our amazing Cafe Cafe staff to include Hosts and Baristas.
- Provision of furniture and equipment for both cats and patrons – that includes an Espresso Maker & Grinder. We’ll also be sourcing some of our items from salvage yards.
- Build an outdoor cattery to keep our cats safe and happy.
- Allow for a 'settling in' period (c. 3 - 6 months) for our lovely Moggies to get used to their new home.
- Start up stock and services including free wifi, kitty toys, and a lot of ethically produced and healthy cat food!
- A dynamic website to allow for bookings, availability and latest Minerva’s Moggies news.
What you get (and you get every penny back if we don’t reach our goal):
- A Cat Café that celebrates the true origins of our feline friends -right in the Centre of Bath where you can study, de-stress, catch up with friends or use as a meeting venue.
- If you’re one of the first to pledge we have plenty of perks including Buy one get one free on Kitty Hugs, Hot drinks and unique opportunities to name our Moggies! Take a look at our perks for more details.
- We will have a limited quantity of annual VIP Felis Maximus membership allowing you to waive the £5 hourly fee by booking in advance. You’ll also get first dibs on upcoming events and exciting cat activity days.
- Become a Minerva Supreme Super VIP and get access to Minerva’s Moggies for a lifetime to come and go as you please. You also get first dibs on getting the cats settled in and upcoming events.
Thank you for all your help!
It’s all about our adorable Cats, if we don’t achieve our goal we’re unable to give them a happy and safe home to live in nor can we create the most relaxing café for you to enjoy in Bath. We want to make Minerva’s Moggies another reason to visit this amazing City. We’re going for fixed funding so you get your money back if we don’t achieve our target.
Can you help in other ways?
Please help us to make Minerva’s Moggies a reality by sharing our link and our Facebook and Twitter links to drum up interest. We would also love to hear from you if you have any other ideas, input or comments. We’re a friendly, creative and caring team with the will to make it happen but we can’t do it without your much needed support.