After much anticipation, co-founders Karin Gudal-Johnson and Sabrina Cox have announced Gem City Catfé willl host their grand opening on Tues, Jan 2nd in St. Anne’s Hill. You can meet the kitties, grab a coffee, and explore the upstairs art gallery!
The cafe space serving high-end espresso, tea, and delicious bakery items with a separate cat lounge. The cat lounge is home to 12 adoptable, feline friends from our 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue partner, Gem City Kitties. They also have a separate event space for activities like Yoga with Cats, Photography Classes, and workshops with local artists. All with cats, of course!
The Catfe will offer premium, unique espresso drinks, tea, assorted bottled beverages, and one of a kind, top notch, bakery items. They have partnered with:
- Boston Stoker: High quality, ethically sourced coffee beans locally roasted here in Dayton.
- Rachel Bakes: Custom baked, cat themed, treats. Rachel is licensed as a cottage bakery here in Dayton and will help us provide delicious vegan and gluten-free options.
- Redemarrage Patisserie: Beautiful and scrumptious macarons made here in Dayton!
Guests can view the cats while enjoying their coffee in the shop through the glass walls. The cats will be separated from the coffee bar and cafe seating through a double door “airlock”.
If you’d like to enter the cat lounge- reservations are strongly suggested, as they only allow 12 guests to visit at a time to keep a comfortable environment for the kitties. Entry is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Membership is only $25 for one year. Members may apply their discounted rate to anyone visiting with them. Read more about how to become a member or make reservations as a member by clicking here.
All of the cats in the lounge are adoptable from their rescue parter, Gem City Kitties. They follow standard rescue adoption counseling practices, we encourage you to read more about them here. Adoptions are able to be approved on the same day and you can take your new friend home with you! We recommend filling out the adoption application online in advance. Click here for the online adoption application.
Visit the Gem City Catfe:
1513 E 5TH ST, Dayton, OH 45403
Mon-Thurs: 7am – 7pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 7pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm