Plans for Lincoln’s first cat cafe have been approved for Silver Street.
Proposals, submitted by Kevin Brown, will see Coffee Cats Lincoln open at 38-39 Silver Street in the former Winkworth estate agents building.
Coffee Cats is a new company which is set to open the first cat cafe in the city.
The space will be converted into a space designed for ‘cats and humans to relax, mix and enjoy each other’s company’.
Alongside offer a cafe atmosphere, the business also plans to host events targeted at leisure, wellbeing and animal welfare including:
- Cat Yoga
- Poetry Nights
- Animal welfare events
Customers will be restricted to a maximum of 15 people at any one time, aged 11 years plus.
The cats’ home will be designed to enable them to climb, play and rest, and there will be a separate area for cats who need a break from people.
Cat food, beds and litter trays will be located in a private area.
‘Cat Cams’ will also be installed to ensure cats are monitored at all times.
It is hoped the cafe will have around 8-10 rescue cats, all of a quiet nature.
The business plans to be open six days a week, including some evenings to host events.
A spokesperson for Coffee Cats told CityX: “We’re now in the process for signing the lease.
“It’ll take a couple of months before we are able to open, as we have to alter the premises and find and settle in our cat family first.
“Although we have first-hand experience of the cat cafe environment, we will be working closely with the local council and animal welfare sector to address any issues may arise.
“We feel the cafe will fit in well with the variety of businesses already in Lincoln and complement the coffee shops already in the area.
“We hope it will also become an attraction and place to visit for tourists in the area.”
At the time of writing an official opening date for Coffee Cats has not yet been set.