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Cats, Coffee And Snuggles: Cat Cafes Are Coming To Des Moines


If you’re craving some kitty snuggles along with your espresso, you’re in luck: Cat cafes may soon be coming to the Des Moines metro.

This frisky business model, which first originated in Taiwan, is growing in popularity here in the U.S.

Coffee Cats could be the first such venture to open in the Des Moines metro. Owner Mary Jankowski hopes to open the coffee shop in Valley Junction in 2020. The Animal Rescue League will provide the cats that will be in the cafe.

“I want it to be very comfortable, very homey,” Jankowski said. ”My reference is my grandmother’s farmhouse kitchen. I want it to be as comfortable as that.”

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