Toe Beans Cat Cafe

$136 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 1 month
Toe Beans Cat Cafe is a business venture between husband and wife team Spencer Roffey and Alise-Ann Glover. They are working on opening Toe Beans Cat Cafe in downtown Port Hope, Ontario!
Spencer and Alise are both cat lovers and have over 20 years of business, retail and food service experience combined.

What... is a cat cafe?
Combining the traditional coffee shop model with animal rescue, retail space, tourist attraction and comfortable community hub, Toe Beans Cat Cafe will bring the business model of the animal cafe popularised in South Korea and Japan to a Canadian market in Port Hope, Ontario.
The world’s first cat cafe opened in Taiwan in 1998, and quickly became a tourist destination. By 2004 the idea had flourished and spread to Japan. By 2015, 58 cat cafes were in operation in Japan and the idea had spread world wide. A relatively new concept to hit Canada, the first cat cafe opened in Montreal in 2014. Ontario currently have 4 cat cafes in operation.
Toe Beans Cat Cafe will be a place where you can grab a coffee and a snack or have lunch in the anxiety reducing company of cats.

What's the money for?
We plan on using our crowdfunded money for renovations and building improvments. The requirements of a cat cafe are unique and no matter the space, we will need to do extensive renovations. The construction of a cafe area and a separate cat space to maintain a safe environment for cats and people is our top priority. Our current estimate for our required renovations is well over $30,000 in addition to the cost of having new floor plans drafted and building permits.
Our proposed space also has to undergo zoning changes with the City of Port Hope so we can keep cats on site. The application alone is $3,700 . This does not include the fees of a Registered Planner to help us with this process.If we excede our goal of $30,000 we'll be using that money for kitchen equipment and cool furniture for cats and people!

Why should I bother?
You're helping us make our dreams come true and giving back to the community!
In addition to being a cool neighbourhood hub and a cute tourist destination, Toe Beans Cat Cafe plans on giving back to the community by partnering with a local animal rescue. Cats at Toe Beans would be adoptable through this organization.
We want Toe Beans Cat Cafe to be enjoyable for everyone and plan on having an exclusively gluten-free kitchen in addition to having vegan and vegetarian options. No worries meat lovers! We'll have options for you as well.  <3

Where can I watch your progress?
We'll be posting updates frequently on social media! You can find Toe Beans Cat Cafe on;
Instagram - @toebeanscafe
Twitter - @toebeanscafe
Facebook - www.facebook.com/toebeanscafe

Our tentative opening date is July 2018. We aim to have rewards beyond postcards mailed out around that time.

*Restictions to Name A Cat Reward are;
- Name cannot be racist, sexist, vulgar, obscene or offensive in anyway to any person or group
- Toe Beans Cat Cafe retains the right to reject, edit or change any name sugguested by the $5000 supporter
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$136 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 1 month
Name a Cat
2 of 2 left
In addition to the $2500 rewards, name* one of the cats that will live at Toe Beans permanently & belong to Alise & Spencer. *Some restrictions apply.
Party x2
5 of 5 left
Receive the $1000 rewards and an additional invite to our opening party, for a total of 2.
Far Away Friend
Can't make it to the opening but feeling generous? Receive a thank-you card, 2 t-shirts, 1 mug, 1 tote bag, 2 stickers and 1 watercolour pet portrait by Alise.
30 Days 40% Off
5 of 5 left
Receive the $500 rewards AND a voucher for 40% off your minimum food & drink entry purchase for 30 visits.
I Can't Party 2
Can't party but, but still want to support us? Receive the $1000 rewards and a Toe Beans Mug & Tote Bag instead of a party invite.
5 of 5 left
In addition to the $300 rewards receive a custom watercolour pet portrait by artist Alise-Ann Glover.
I Can't Party
Can't party but, but still want to support us? Receive the $500 rewards and a Toe Beans Mug & Tote Bag instead of a party invite.
Opening Party!
5 of 5 left
Receive the $100 rewards & an invite for 1 person to our opening night party.
7 Visit 40% off
In addition to the $50 rewards, receive a voucher for 40% off your minimum food & drink entry purchase for 7 visits.
Shirt & Sticker
Live far away? We'd love your support anyway; receive a Toe Beans sticker, shirt & thank-you card.
Shirt & Coffee
Receive a Toe Beans Cafe t-shirt, a voucher for a coffee & snack, & a hand written thank-you post card.
Sticker & Post
Don't live near us? We'll mail you a thank-you card and a vinyl Toe Beans Cat Cafe sticker.
Coffee & Post
In addition to a hand written thank-you post card via snail mail, receive a voucher for a free coffee & snack at Toe Beans Cat Cafe when we open!
Post Card
Receive a hand written thank-you post card in the mail! Be sure to include your mailing address. :)
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