Who doesn’t love a very good cat café? Particularly one which opens in a metropolis close to you. Cool Beans Café opened up lately a number of cities away from me in Gastonia, North Carolina.
The opening made all of our native media right here in Charlotte. I instantly reached out to the homeowners, Julianna Coon (pictured on left) and Sue Ann Robb (proper), to get the inside track.
“Julianna (who’s my daughter) and I had been sitting in entrance of a small espresso store one night,” explains Sue Ann. “She is 22 and had been by way of school however wasn’t positive what she’d love to do. She stated, ‘After I’m older, I’d wish to personal a small espresso place and promote used books.’”
When a former landlord requested Sue Ann if she had any curiosity in a small spot he had bought, “I believed that it will be good for what she needed to do, however we would have liked a distinct segment. My fiancé and I’ve 4 cats and are ‘cat folks,’ and the thought got here to me one night time. So, it form of took off from that!”
Juli has earlier barista expertise, which is one thing she enjoys. Sue Ann additionally loves espresso, however her huge love is for cats. She and her fiancé, Ben, reside with cats Burt, Newton, Cat Von D and Flakey. “They’re all older cats set of their methods, not less than till Flakey got here alongside. She’s a terror. Julianna has Booger and Mr. Butters, who’re teenage cats. She additionally has Mama, the previous wandering cat that doesn’t take care of folks.”
The Cool Beans Café provides coffees, frappes and baked items (cookies, bars, brownies) from native bakery Let’s Get Baked. And the cats? “Our rescue cats come from NC Paws Rescue,” says Sue Ann, “a small cat rescue from Hickory, North Carolina.”