Minerva's Moggies Cat Cafe, Bath, Set up

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!
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Catherine Coulthard
Animals
Bath, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

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.

https://twitter.com/MinervasMoggies

https://www.facebook.com/MinervasMoggies

www.minervasmoggies.co.uk


Special thanks

Lun Yau 
Tony Morel
Mark Rogers
& of course everyone who has supported us so far!

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Select a Perk
  • £5GBP
    Minerva's Gift

    1 hour in Minerva's Moggies Cat Café + 1 hour free - just book in advance! You can also choose to get subscribed to our newsletter and will be kept up to date regarding upcoming events!

    5 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £8GBP
    Minerva's Gift PLUS

    Minerva's gift + a delicious regular tea or coffee (tea/coffee applies to a single visit)

    4 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £12GBP
    Minerva's Keyring

    Minerva's gift + a fab handmade kitty keyring to remind you of the cafe cats

    4 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • £12GBP
    Catnip Junkies

    Minerva's gift + a gorgeous hand made crocheted kitty toy filled with natural cat nip for your own feline friend to enjoy.

    1 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • £15GBP
    Tea & Coffee Lover

    Minerva's Gift + A fantastic regualr tea or coffee + An exclusively designed Minerva's Moggies Mug to show off your brew.

    8 out of 1500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • £15GBP
    Minerva's Hand Sanitizer

    Minerva's gift + custom made hand sanitizer because our moggies will love you even more with clean hands to cuddle

    0 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • £17GBP
    Minerva's Moggies Poster

    Minerva's gift + an exclusively designed Minerva's Moggies poster.

    1 out of 2000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • £20GBP
    Minerva's Moggies T-Shirt

    Minerva's gift + an exclusively designed Minerva's Moggies T-shirt.

    1 out of 3000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • £25GBP
    Limited Edition Poster

    Minerva's gift + screen printed, specially designed by a guest graphic designer and limited edition.

    0 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • £35GBP
    I Helped Jasper T-Shirt

    Minerva's gift + specially designed by Claire, Jasper is purroud to showcase himself on these limited edition t-shirts.

    0 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • £45GBP
    Best Furriends For Tea

    The opportunity to bring a friend for kitty hugs, a free drink each and a selection of cake! Then you get the chance to do it all again by getting your Minerva's gift for an hour each for a later date. Voucher gets presented in a fabulous gift presentation box. Pre booking essential.

    1 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £50GBP
    Lights Out

    Once all Minervas Moggies patrons have left the Café this is your opportunity to help put our cats to bed, starting with a good groom, feeding and getting them snuggled into bed. Ideal present for a cat lover. Includes a free drink.

    0 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £60GBP
    Ultimate Designer Bundle

    Minerva's gift + exclusively designed mug + Limited edition poster + limited edition T-shirt.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • £70GBP
    Food Of The Gods

    Minerva's gift + the fun opportunity to have a drink or food named after you or your own moggie.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £100GBP
    Minerva's Honour

    Minerva's gift + Etched plaque with your name that will be proudly displayed on chairs, in a gratifying gesture that shows your contribution and support to the cats and their cafe. A life time display of your generosity.

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £115GBP
    Felis Maximus VIP

    1 Year membership for you to enjoy time with the Cat Café Moggies, you get 15% discounted food and drink, just call in advance when you want to pop in, we'll book you in as a priority member and you won't be charged the standard Kitty Hug £5.00 per hour. Your first ever tea/ coffee is on the house! You also get first dibs on upcoming events and other exciting days planned.

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £199GBP
    Early Cat Therapy

    Your funds will allow you access to Minerva's Moggies before it opens - we'll be relying on you to help us out! A unique opportunity to get involved with the Cat Café kitties settling into their new home. Come along to get your early cat therapy fix. Plenty of grooming, petting, playing and feeding will be required - Flexible around your time. You also get a free Minerva's Moggies Tea-shirt!

    0 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £300GBP
    Minerva's Blessing

    Minerva's gift + the historic opportunity to name one of our moggies. You get an exclusive photo and paw certificate signed by the kitty you name.

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • £20,000GBP
    Minerva's Supreme VIP

    Memberships don't come any more exclusive than this. Become a Supreme VIP Minerva's Moggies Member and receive 20% off food and drink for a lifetime's supply of kitty loves, yes you heard right - that's a lifetime of coming and going to visit the MM cats as you please! You will be guest of honour at our opening and get first dibs to help with their settling in plus upcoming events.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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