December 1, 2023

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At Second Cup Cat Cafe, you can get your fill of felines

At Second Cup Cat Cafe, you can get your fill of felines

Bree Elman of Olathe plays with one of the kittens at the Second Cup Cat Cafe.

Bree Elman of Olathe plays with one particular of the kittens at the Next Cup Cat Cafe.

Exclusive to The Star

If cuddling cats is your factor, a trip to the 2nd Cup Cat Cafe in Olathe really should be on your checklist of need to-see spots It’s been open up given that mid-September, tucked absent in the vicinity of the Santa Fe exit for I-35.

The working experience is considerably extra about the cats than the cafe. For $15 a human being, you get to shell out time with about 15 to 20 cats. The price tag incorporates a comfortable drink, and the dollars goes immediately towards trying to keep the cafe’s doors open.

There’s a blend of experienced cats and kittens, though owner Melissa Kreisler claimed a lot more kittens are all around in the summertime. All the cats at the cafe appear from her shelter, Melissa’s Second Prospects, and are readily available for adoption.

“Cats commonly do not present nicely in shelter environments. They are afraid. The canines are barking, and it is difficult to see a cat’s individuality from inside of of a cage. They’re curled up in the back. … In this (cafe) natural environment, they are content they’re comfortable,” she reported.

As cats get adopted, she brings new cats over from the shelter to just take their locations.

In the cafe, there are a selection of chairs, a couch and a lot of various cat perches in a huge place.

“This is a cat’s aspiration right here, just a exciting natural environment with all the matters to climb on and the beds and toys. They get so substantially attention. They’re not sitting down in cages at the animal shelter,” Kreisler claimed. “I truly feel like this is the future of receiving cats adopted.”

Delaney Deming of Kansas Metropolis cuddles with Buttons, a kitten at the 2nd Cup Cat Cafe. Deming adopted Buttons all through her pay a visit to. Beth Lipoff Special to The Star

You really don’t have to adopt to delight in the cafe, nevertheless. Some people, like frequent customer Piper Griggs, aren’t in a situation to get a cat home.

“With my present living circumstance, my grandma’s extremely allergic to cats, and we can not have cats wherever we stay. There are like 3 there that I want, but I just go by and I give them notice,” Griggs stated. “My grandma states, ‘She goes there each and every week to get her cat resolve.’”

All ages are welcome at the cafe, and children 5 and beneath get in for free of charge.

“It’s excellent for youngsters to study how to interact with cats,” Kreisler explained.

Some of the cats are there for a couple weeks or months, but quite a few have been adopted inside of days of arriving at the cafe. Kreisler claimed that often, it is not the men and women picking the cats but the cats selecting the individuals.

“You’ll have people fill out an software, simply because they see a cat on the web page, and they’ll occur in, and they’ll stop up taking household a totally various cat due to the fact they had a link with them,” Kreisler mentioned.

A check out to the cafe is fairly leisurely, with a good deal of time to interact with any of the cats there.

“I find it be a pretty comforting atmosphere. I occur in in this article, and if I’m having a rough day, I sit on the couch, and the kitties arrive and snuggle with me. It just tends to make me come to feel fantastic,” Kreisler explained. “It’s difficult to be stressed or in a lousy temper when you’ve received small kitties loving on you.”

Kreisler stated she does not mind if the cafe at any time turns a gain — she just desires it to split even so she can retain it likely.

“We really like everything that will help tiny kitty cats, primarily individuals with no homes,” explained Olathe resident Lynn Elman, who recently visited the cafe with her partner and daughter.

The cafe, found at 417 North Rawhide Travel, Suite F, is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday via Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. You can make a reservation by likely to and clicking on the cat cafe button.