One cat cafe is already in the works in Chicago, and another is trying to raise funds to secure a space in the West Loop. Serendipicat, which would serve coffee, French pastries, hot chocolate and juice in addition to "felines playing freely and moving in the French designed cozy environment," has a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of securing enough funding to open in March "seconds away from the new West Loop Google home."
But it's far from a done deal, as their blog states that "the real estate has committed to waiting until the end of our Kickstarter campaign to sign the lease." That campaign has currently raised $20 out of its $120K goal with 11 days to go.
Meanwhile, although updates have been scarce, Chicago's first cat cafe—which was tentatively titled Cat'fe—is still in the works for the new Tree House Humane Society in West Rogers Park. Construction on the new building is underway and should be completed in May, according to Tree House executive director Dave de Funiak. Stay tuned for more details.
Will this French-themed West Loop spot raise the necessary funding to become Chicago's second oh-so-trendy cat cafe? Keep your eyes on the Kickstarter.