When people think of fantastic duos, any number of combinations come to mind: Abbott and Costello (Google them, kids), chocolate and peanut butter, and so on. But back in March, 2021, SueAnn Propst and her daughter Julianna Coon (A great duo in their own right) introduced Gaston County to another sensational combo: cats and coffee!
Cool Beans Cat Cafè, located on 108 E. Main Ave. in Downtown Gastonia, is the first of it’s kind that we’re aware of in Gaston County. Judging by the reactions the news of their opening had in our Facebook group, it was quite obvious that plenty of folks were immediately onboard.
When you enter, you’ll find a very well decorated and welcoming sitting area with comfortable chairs. It’d be easy to not even realize that in a separate area there are a batch of friendly felines hanging out in their own lounge. It’s worth pointing this out, if someone doesn’t want to interact at all with them and is only interested in a great latte or frappe, Cool Beans remains a fine option.
And the cats! Always adorable and reaching Cool Beans by way of NC Paws Rescue. They are vetted to make sure they are well-behaved, and being able to interact with them in the lounge is a perfect audition for those considering adopting!
Contact them directly for full details, but basically the way it works is: you pay a small fee for either 30 or 60 minutes in the lounge with the cats. The number of folks that can be back there at any given time is capped and there are a few other guidelines that they can go over with you when you stop in.
Looking for a special holiday gift? Cool Beans has gift cards available in-store! And when you go, be sure to get a loyalty card which will get you a free drink for every 10th one.