The cafe, which held its grand opening March 25, is located at 10320 Garland Road, inside the same building as Griffin Rock Cat Retreat, a new luxury cat boarding facility. Married couple Rob and Caroline Stovall, who live in Lake Highlands, own both businesses.
Whiskers and Soda will allow guests to socialize with cats from A Voice for All Paws, a local nonprofit organization that rescues cats and kittens for adoption, while enjoying coffee, tea and baked goods.
“It’s a venue for bringing together cats that are up for adoption [and] foster cats that need forever homes with people that might be interested in adopting a cat, or maybe they just want to go hang out with cats,” Rob Stovall previously told Community Impact.
To visit the cafe part of the building, guests will have to book a reserved time slot and pay an hourly fee. Membership options will be available, and nonmembers will be subject to walk-in availability, Rob Stovall said. He anticipates plenty of walk-in availability at the beginning of the cafe’s operations but said he expects availability to become more limited over time.
Rob Stovall said the cafe’s full capacity will allow 40 guests, and an expected average of 15 cats will roam the cafe. However, the number of cats in the cafe will be dependent on how many sociable, friendly cats A Voice for All Paws has available and how quickly they get adopted.