Great news for feline lovers (and folks who enjoy coffee): A cat cafe will soon open up shop in Covington.
Purrfect Day Cafe is slated to open early this June next to Libby's Southern Comfort. According to Northern Kentucky native and cafe "purrprietor" Chuck Patton, the cafe will collaborate with local animal shelter Kenton County Animal Services to provide cat adoptions, and will offer a variety of caffeinated beverages and bites — and eventually some fun events.
Cat cafes aren't a new thing, but when Patton first experienced one at Pounce in Charleston, South Carolina, he was inspired by its concept and impact on the community and knew he needed to open one in the city where he lived. Patton opened Purrfect Day Cafe in Louisville in 2018.
"I knew that I had to bring it to Louisville and now I have the opportunity to bring it Northern Kentucky where I was born and raised," Patton said in an email.
Patton connected with Beckey Reiter, director of Kenton County Animal Services, who loved his operation in Louisville and wanted to work together to make a difference in Northern Kentucky.
"We choose Covington specifically based on the unique energy and amount of renovation going into the city. We really thought we could be a big part of the city’s movement to become the place to be in the Tri-State area," said Patton.
The cafe will offer more than just a cup-o-joe when it comes to beverages: Visitors (of legal age) can expect to sip on some local brews, bourbon, wine and "meow-mosas." The food menu will range from scones and cake pops to gourmet popcorn, all with adorably punny names like the Apple OatMeow Scone or the "Purr-ific" Sugar Cookie.
According to Patton, there are some exciting events planned for the future, once the shop gets its footing. There will be storytime with cats; Purr, Paint and Sip parties; yoga with cats; and more. They will also offer "private pawties" for birthdays, bachelorette parties and corporate events.
For more info, follow along on Purrfect Day Cafe's Facebook page.
Purrfect Day Cafe, 17 W. 8th St., Covington.